Cincinnati area SkyMiles members needing a decent mileage run should check out this quick trip: CVG to Tokyo Haneda (HND) in Delta Premium Select!
It currently prices at $1414.65 — but yields 19,546 MQM. If you can’t take advantage of an MQD run, this is sort of your next best option.
The trip I found departs Wednesday, April 22 at 6:00 AM. There are two connections: first through Atlanta and then Seattle. (Heads-up: the Atlanta connection is only 35 minutes.) You arrive in Tokyo at 2:10 PM on Thursday.
Your flight from SEA to HND is on an A350-900’s Premium Select product!
You’ll stay overnight and have a chance to check out the sites. (You owe it to yourself to see the overpriced but insanely interesting Robot Restaurant dinner show.)
Your return leaves Friday, April 24 at 4:20 PM, arriving in Minneapolis at 1:26 PM the same day (again on the A350). The layover is seven (yes) hours. So consider hopping a train to the Mall of America. Or club hop:
- Delta Sky Club F/G
- Delta Sky Club C
- Escape Lounge (complimentary for Platinum Card from American Express or Business Platinum Card from American Express cardholders.)
SkyMiles Elite Plus members (Gold, Platinum, and Diamond) enjoy complimentary access to Delta Sky Clubs while traveling on international itineraries and may bring a guest.
The US domestic legs are in Comfort+. But the “premium” fare class will get you a boost on the upgrade list.
- Cost: $1,414.65
- Dates: April 22-24.
- Route: CVG-ATL-SEA-HND. Overnight in Tokyo. HND-MSP-CVG.
- MQM: 19,456 MQM (7.2 CPM)
- MQD: $1,298
- Base SkyMiles: 6,490 (plus applicable Medallion bonus)
Need Something Different?
If this mileage run doesn’t work for whatever reason, create a trip that does!
Juicy Miles has a Delta 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 or award booking 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!
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- Boost your Delta MQMs with the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express (<– LINK) or Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card (<– LINK)
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