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Atlanta (ATL) to Beijing (PKX) Delta Mileage Run / Mini-Vacation: 21,206 MQM at 7.7 CPM in Premium Select!

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I always get excited when finding a halfways-decent mileage run for our Atlanta readers! While this isn’t a lucrative as an MQD run, it brings in a nice amount of MQM. Plus, it’s a trip in Delta Premium Select to the new Beijing Daxing International Airport!

–> You will need a Chinese visa for this trip. Please plan accordingly. <–

Several dates are available. Here’s a Google Flights link to start your search. (You can always ask the Juicy Miles folks to do the heavy lifting for you, too.)

This itinerary departs Thursday, April 2 at 9:40 AM, connects through Detroit, and gets you to Beijing on Friday at 2:00 PM. The DTW to PKX leg is in A350 Premium Select!

You’ll stay two nights in Beijing (I have a recommendation for sightseeing) and depart for home Sunday night at 5:15 PM (again in Premium). Connect again in DTW and then arrive back in the ATL just before 11:00 PM.

Atlanta to Beijing Delta mileage run in April 2020.

  • Cost: $1,632.45
  • Dates: Varies.
  • Route: ATL-DTW-PKX. Stay in Beijing. PKX-DTW-ATL.
  • MQM: 21,206 MQM (7.7 CPM)
  • MQD: $1,540
  • Base SkyMiles: 7,700 (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 will get you a boost on the upgrade list.

The Forbidden City as seen during a tour while on a trip to Beijing, China.

What To Do in Beijing

Beijing was the first destination to which my wife and I took our first Delta mileage run.

We hired an awesome tour service — with English speaking guides! — called Catherine Lu Tours. We did their private Tian’anmen Square – Forbidden City – Great Wall tour. (I know. Their website has such an odd picture for that tour.) It was exhausting but 100% worth every single cent.

I’m not sure if they still offer this service, but we also hired one of their drivers to pick us up at PEK and bring us back to the airport for our return home. I remember the prices being very reasonable.

I hope that helps!

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.

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

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