Mileage Run Deals

Another Mileage Run for Atlanta-Based Travelers! ATL to Shanghai Mini-Vacation: 22,975 MQM at 7.1 CPM in Premium Select!

Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr
Rene’s Points For Better Travel, a division of Chatterbox Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Rene’s Points For Better Travel and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


Two Delta mileage runs from Atlanta in one day? I’m starting to think we should all buy lottery tickets tonight.

Here’s another Chinese weekend adventure! This time, it’s Shanghai (PVG). It nets nearly 23,000 MQM costs under $1640.

This requires a Chinese visa — just like the Beijing run.

Several dates available, so check this Google Flights link.

The itinerary below departs Atlanta on Friday, April 16 at 11:19 AM. Connect through Detroit and arrive to Beijing on Friday evening at 6:45 PM.

(Catherine Lu Tours — whom I recommend from my great Beijing tour — also has English speaking tour guides for hire in Shanghai.)

Your return home leaves Sunday night at 6:15 PM, connects through Los Angeles (LAX), and gets back to ATL just past midnight.

The flight to PVG is in A350 Premium Select. The trip to LAX is a 777-200’s Premium Select.

Atlanta to Shanghai Delta Premium Select mileage run / mini-vacation.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Cost: $1,637.45
  • Dates: Varies.
  • Route: ATL-DTW-PVG. Stay in Shanghai. PVG-LAX-ATL.
  • MQM: 22,975 MQM (7.1 CPM)
  • MQD: $1,547
  • Base SkyMiles: 7,725 (plus applicable Medallion bonus)

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 kick you up higher on the upgrade list.

Find More Delta (or Other Airline) Mileage Runs!

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

They are especially creative and helpful for people needing MQD runs.

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!

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 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

Contact Juicy Miles for your perfect miles redemption or mileage run!
Contact Juicy Miles for your perfect mileage run or point redemption!

Featured image: ©iStock.com/Elizabeth M. Ruggiero

Rene’s Points For Better Travel, a division of Chatterbox Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Rene’s Points For Better Travel and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


Responses are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

4 Comments

    • @Dotti: If China is your final destination (i.e. you’re not in transit to a third country) = zero. (Unless the rules have changed since my last trip.)

Write A Comment

BoardingArea