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Delta Mileage Run: Miami (MIA) to Las Vegas (LAS) via New York JFK!

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Miami-based Delta flyers who don’t want to pay ludicrous prices to buy MQM may enjoy this fun run to Vegas, baby!

It departs next Monday morning, December 16 and connects through New York’s JFK. From there, you head to Las Vegas and arrive just before 2:30 PM.

Here’s the rub: the return flight doesn’t leave until 11:00 PM. While Las Vegas McCarran Airport features a Centurion Lounge and two THE Club locations, none will let you in until three hours prior to your departure that night. 

So that gives you about five hours of airport appreciation — or some fun time in Vegas! The Strip is a fairly cheap Uber or Lyft ride — especially if you get dropped off at Tropicana or MGM Grand. I recommend checking out Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. They do quite a number for the holidays.

Bellagio Las Vegas Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Christmas (2016)

Bellagio Las Vegas Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Christmas (2016)

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Dates: December 16-17
  • Route: MIA-JFK-LAS-JFK-MIA
  • Cost: $418 in Main Cabin
  • MQM: 6,676 (6.3 CPM)
  • MQD: $347

Not for You?

Join many Rene’s Points readers enjoying great deals tailored to their personal specifications! Contact the Juicy Miles mileage run team.

Paying for the Trip

Remember to use a credit card that gives you bonus points on your airfare purchases!

The Platinum Card from American Express. 5X on The Platinum Card from American Express (<– LINK) when using your card to purchase airfare directly from airlines. Plus, airport lounge access!

The Chase Ink Business Preferred card3X on the Chase Ink Business Preferred Card (<– LINK) (3X on the first $150,000 combined spend in categories — such as travel — each anniversary year)

The Chase Sapphire Preferred travel rewards credit card.2X with the Chase Sapphire Preferred (<– LINK), which also comes with great trip delay and cancellation coverage!

American Express Gold Card3X with the American Express Gold Card (<– LINK) when using your card to purchase airfare directly from airlines

The Chase Sapphire Reserve card.3X with the Chase Sapphire Reserve (<– LINK), which also comes with an annual $300 travel credit. Plus, airport lounge access!

Enjoy!

–Chris

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2 Comments

  1. HuntingtonGuy

    So there is a MIA-LAS AND a LAS-MIA milage run out there? Thinking these can be easily stacked for a double bubble cross country run, no passports, no fuss, no muss.

    Trying to figure out how to further optimize this since NYC is my base.

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