If you love spending time in airplanes and airports, here’s a mileage run especially for you.
New York JFK to Singapore in China Eastern business class for between $2040 and $2095 — and yielding 31,628 MQM and $7789 MQD!
If you want to make Platinum this year, this single run gets you about 86% of the way there, MQD-wise. It’s also over half the MQD for Diamond!
Most trips I found involved hanging out in Singapore for all of about seven hours. It’s pretty much a “true” mileage run.
In most cases, it’ll take only about two and a half full days of your time.
Make sure to credit to your Delta SkyMiles account. (Read why.)
- Cost: $2040, upwards to $2095, depending on dates
- Dates: See below
- Route: JFK-PVG-SIN-PVG-JFK
- Class: China Eastern I (between JFK and PVG) and J (between PVG and SIN)
- Miles Flown (estimated via ITA Matrix) 19,474
- MQD (est): $7789.60 (because China Eastern’s I and J classes earn 40% of mileage flown)
- MQM: (est): 31,628 MQM (6.5 CPM) China Eastern I class earns 150% MQM and; J class earns 200%
- SkyMiles (est): 39,000 (plus medallion bonus: Diamond + 120%; Platinum + 80%; Gold + 60%; Silver + 40%)
Departure dates I found available:
- March 3, 4, 8
- April 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 27
You might be able to find more availability if you play around with the dates or have a fairly flexible schedule.
Where to Book
More power to you if you’re successful booking a flight on China Eastern’s inane website.
My good friend Carol — a veteran of many China Eastern (or “MU”) mileage runs — generally has success through Travelocity, Momondo, and JustFly. (You can earn up to $16 cashback on JustFly if you start your purchase through TopCashback or BeFrugal.)
I found the below deal on Expedia:
Can’t Do This Run?
Maybe you don’t live in New York or can’t get there for this run. There’s still hope. Get in touch with the mileage run staff at Juicy Miles now and plan a mileage run around your budget and schedule.
Juicy Miles also helps with award redemptions, honeymoons, and much more.
Paying for the Trip
Remember to use a credit card that gives you bonus points on your airfare purchases!
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- Need to learn how to find a run? See THIS Rookie post for how-to guide!
- Boost your Delta MQMs with the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express (<– LINK) or Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card (<– LINK)
- Want a custom built run from your home airport? You can find one here.
- Relax in an airport lounge during your mileage run with one of these cards!
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