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Delta Elite Mileage Run — San Diego to Honolulu: 7,454 MQM at 4.9 CPM in Main Cabin

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San Diego-area Delta SkyMiles members looking for a quick elite mileage run may want to say “aloha” to this overnight trip yielding nearing 7,500 MQM for about $368.

The trip departs San Diego at 11:16 AM and arrives Seattle at 2:22 PM. You have three hours in the Emerald City (plenty of time to enjoy the fantastic Delta Sky Club at SEA). Your flight to Honolulu departs at 5:29 PM and arrives HNL at 9:51 PM.

Your Hawaiian layover is fairly short: less than 90 minutes before you turn around and trace the route in reverse.

Your flight back to Seattle departs at 11:06 PM and arrives just before 7:00 AM the next morning. Then you hop a 7:38 AM ride to SAN which arrives at 10:24 AM.

I see three dates available: departures from SAN on March 4, 8, and 11.

All flights are in the Main Cabin. Delta Medallion members are eligible for preferred seats and complimentary upgrades to Comfort+ and first class.

San Diego to Honolulu, Hawaii (via Seattle) Delta mileage run on March 4, 2020.

  • Cost: $367.79
  • Dates: March 4, 8, 11
  • Route: SAN-SEA-HNL-SEA-SAN
  • MQM: 7,454 MQM (4.9 CPM)
  • MQD: $308
  • Base SkyMiles: 1,540 (plus applicable Medallion bonus)

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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!

Aloha and mahalo!

–Chris

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  1. I have never done a mileage run before so I am trying out San Diego to Honolulu. Cost is $399 all in though. This will help me maintain my Tin status.

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