Mileage Run Deals

Los Angeles (LAX) to Jakarta — Mini Vacation / Business Class Mileage Run: Estimated $7383 Delta MQD — 30,348 MQM — Almost 37,000 Base SkyMiles!

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It’s the West Coast’s turn for a China Eastern business class mileage run!

Here’s an LAX to Jakarta mileage trip pricing at $1995.25 on Expedia. Here’s a direct link to the deal I found. (If the price is higher, try searching for other dates.)

The trip should yield nearly $7400 MQD when you credit the trip to your Delta Air Lines SkyMiles account — that’s the important part.

Expedia price for a Los Angeles to Jakarta mileage run in February 2020.

Like the JFK run we blogged earlier, you’ll stay overnight and have a full day in Jakarta. (It looks like there are options to stay longer if you like.)

LAX to Jakarta mileage run in February 2020 (Click for a larger view)

Readers CarolK and Peter — China Eastern mileage runs veterans — noted in another post you do not need a China Visa to connect through Shanghai as long as you’re going to a third country.

Where to Book

China Eastern’s website = yuck.

Try the deal’s direct link at Expedia.

My pal Carol generally has success through Travelocity, Momondo, and JustFly. (You can earn up to $16 cashback on JustFly if you start your purchase through TopCashback.) I’ve also had luck finding runs on Expedia.

(Travelocity and Expedia also participate in TopCashback, Rakuten/Ebates, and BeFrugal.)

Our friend Adam (who was featured along with René in the Washington Post a few weeks ago) has a team of people dedicated to finding and booking mileage runs. Get in touch with them for help booking this mileage run — or have them create something especially for you. They’re the best.

Paying for the Trip

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

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)

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

Cover photo: ©iStock.com/hanafichi

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Gosh – this sounds like fun. 10 hours in Shanghai. I’m sure there’s a few lounges to hop around to and since they have a high-speed mag-lev train you could make a mad dash into the city for a meal.

  2. Great run. You can go LAX SIN for $21 more $2016 between Feb 23 and Mar 6 for more less the same MQD MQM and SM. I personally like to explore SIN but CGK is interesting if you have never been there. I have friends in both places. Prices are lower in CGK and during layover at PVG take the train to town and go shopping by the Science Museum. doesn’t open till 9 or 10 am. Great prices but you have to bargain and that is part of the fun. Trip from airport takes about an hour and costs about $1. Only caution is they have some bad viral flu in China now. Hope it isn’t similar to SARS which they had in past. I really like J on MU good product and very attentive FA. Enjoy your trip with 2 runs you could have 13,000 + MQD. Enjoy and thanks for post!

  3. How to get a refund without paying $160 when all the flights are cancelled and customer service is impossible to reach?

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