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New York JFK to Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon: Business Class Mileage Run / Mini-Vacation! Estimated $7241 Delta MQD & 28,836 MQM!

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Another day, another China Eastern business class mileage run/mini-vacation! This time, it’s to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Quick Caveat

Before we jump into the trip’s details, just a heads-up that China Eastern/MU deals are harder to find for dates past April.

FWIW, the Singapore and Jakarta deals still have availability. I think the Sydney run is still do-able on JustFly.

So take advantage of these or ask the Juicy Miles mileage run department for help creating a run.

Saigon Mini-Vacation Run!

Currently priced at about $2079 (though I saw it for ~$2025 on Expedia), it’s estimated to yield $7241 MQD, 28,836 MQM, and 36,658 SkyMiles. Credit the trip to your Delta Air Lines SkyMiles number — that’s the important part.

Some options allowing you to stay for one night, others for a few days.

Here’s an example for a Tuesday, March 3 departure from JFK. It arrives just after 1:00 AM on Thursday morning, March 5. Your return leaves SGN at 2:10 AM on Friday, March 6, getting you back to New York about 10:00 PM that night. (Yes, those lie-flat seats will come in very handy. 🙂 )

JFK to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) business class mileage run.

This direct link to Expedia the March 3 deal — but you can play around with the dates for something suiting your schedule.

JFK to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) business class mileage run.

Plenty of dates are available, especially during April.

JFK to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) business class mileage run calendar.

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 =ugh.

Try the deal’s direct link at Expedia. My good friend 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.)

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

Find Delta (or Other Airline) Mileage Runs!

Juicy Miles has a Delta and SkyTeam expert who will personally handle your request — and craft the most ideal mileage run solution around your parameters.

Or if you need a mileage run for another airline, Juicy Miles can help with those requests, too!

The company’s founder, Adam Morvitz, was interviewed for the Washington Post article about mileage runs — that also featured René!

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

 

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