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WOW! New York JFK to Jakarta Mini-Vacation / Business Class Run: Estimated $8083 Delta MQD — 33,044 MQM — 40,000 SkyMiles!

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The hits just keep on coming for China Eastern (MU) business class trips from New York’s JFK!

This JFK to Jakarta run is estimated to nab $8083 Delta MQD, 33,044 MQM, and more than 40,000 SkyMiles! (Thank you, FNT Delta Diamond, for tipping us off!)

And the price is great.

I found it on Expedia for just $1825.25. (Matrix shows prices for about $50 more — but still a fantastic deal).

That’s a 440% MQD return and 5.5 CPM on the MQM when you credit the trip to your Delta Air Lines SkyMiles account.

Plus, you get to enjoy a night and full day in Jakarta.

JFK to Jakarta mini-vacation run in March 2020 (click to enlarge).

Dates for a JFK to Jakarta mileage run on China Eastern. Click for a larger size.

 

Readers CarolK and Peter — who’ve completed China Eastern mileage runs — both pointed out in another post that 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 usually won’t give you a great shopping experience.

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/Roman Skorzus

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Is the JFK -> CDG trip listed still available? I am having issues finding the pricing for these dates, only finding close to $3,000.

    Thank you everyone for your time and courtesy!

    • @Trevor: JFK to CKG? If you’re having trouble finding dates, there’s a possibility it’s sold out at that fare class.

  2. Hey there…anyone seeing any of the MQD runs to Asia still active? Looking for mid/late February or early March.

    Thanks!
    PCB3

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