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SkyTeam Vacation Run: Chicago O’Hare to Barcelona — 4.9 CPM in Main Cabin!

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Hola! Here’s a nice opportunity for Midwest readers to enjoy a great price on flights from the Windy City to Barcelona!

Reader Eric G. sent us this itinerary — half of which is on Delta Air Lines, and the other on KLM.

It costs $491.85 in Main Cabin (just $351.85 in Basic Economy, if that’s how you roll) and picks up 10,081 MQM.

Depart Sunday, April 19 from O’Hare, connect in Atlanta, and arrive Monday in Barcelona.

This isn’t a quick turn. Rather, you get an entire week to enjoy Barcelona or anywhere else you care to visit. (Or maybe use this as a nesting trip to start another run?)

Your return trip is on KLM metal. It departs BCN on Tuesday, April 28 at 6:20 AM, connects in Amsterdam, then gets you back to O’Hare just past 2 PM.

Here’s how it breaks down.

  • Route: ORD-ATL-BCN. Eight-night stay. BCN-AMS-ORD
  • Cost: $491.85 in Main Cabin
  • MQM: 10,081 (4.9 CPM)
  • MQD: $387

If this run doesn’t work for you, ask our friend Adam for help constructing a personalized mileage run that suits your needs and convenience!

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

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)

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

The American Express Green Card3X with the American Express Green Card (<– LINK), which awards all travel purchases, including airfare, hotels, rideshare, and more!

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

Featured image: ©iStock.com/Artur Bogacki

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