Mileage Run Deals

WHOA! Los Angeles to London — 2.2 CPM SkyTeam Mileage Run in Basic, 3 CPM in Main Cabin!

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Folks who want to rack up some super cheap MQM, get thee to LAX for a May 8 weekend mileage run to London. This is Mother’s Day weekend — so surprise Mom with a quick trip across The Pond!

This LAX to LHR itinerary on Virgin Atlantic and KLM metals yields 11,535 MQM for just under $251 in Basic Economy. Roundtrip. Yes.

Or if you’d rather not play seat roulette (especially if you’re a Medallion and can book exit rows or C+), the Main Cabin price is about $90 higher.

This Google Flights link will get you started. It’s about $100 more (each class) on KLM’s site.

That’s still a good deal if you want a bit more MQD — though certainly not as lucrative as a business class run.

I didn’t see this run available on Virgin’s website.

Delta Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Medallions: remember you have access to the awesome Virgin Clubhouse prior to departure. Heck, that alone is worth the trip! And because you’re in London for such a short stay (about 20 hours), I recommend the Holiday Inn Express T4, where I spent the night during a recent mileage run.

Here are the totals:

  • Dates: Depart Friday, May 8. Arrive Saturday, May 9. Return Sunday, May 10.
  • Route: LAX-LHR on Virgin Atlantic. LHR-AMS-LAX on KLM.
  • Cost: $250.55 in Basic Economy. $340.55 in Main Cabin.
  • MQM: 11,535 (2.2 CPM – 3 CPM)
  • MQD: $138-228

Delta Mileage Run: LAX to London Heathrow during Mother's Day weekend 2020.

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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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1 Comment

  1. Hi Chris,
    I just booked Seattle to Bangkok one way Business Class award ticket using my 70,000 AA award miles. it is a Cathey Pacific flight on A350 to HKG and then one more connection on A330 ..
    The same one-way Business class route from Seattle to BKK using Delta Skymiles is requiring 460,000 miles ..

    WHY DO WE EVEN WANT TO ACCUMULATE SKYMILES ?

    Thanks

    Alex

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