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New York to Tahiti — Premium Economy Mileage Run! Estimated $4024 Delta MQD and 20,123 MQM

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Check out this New York JFK to Papeete, Tahiti premium economy mileage run we found! There are several available dates for quick turns — and a couple allow you to stay a few nights!

According to the Unofficial SkyMiles Calculator, the trip flies 13,414 miles — and because it’s booked as an Air France Premium Economy “A” fare class, it’s estimated to yield $4024 MQD and 20,123 MQM!

It currently prices at $1531.73.

Provided you book the itinerary as an Air France trip and credit the mileage your Delta SkyMiles account (that’s important!), you’ll earn the correct, elevated MQD and MQM — even though the US domestic flights are aboard Delta Comfort+.

I found departure dates available on March 5, 10, and 12; and April 28.

However, the March 10 departure currently prices the same and allows you to stay a couple of days and enjoy Tahiti. An April 30 departure also works for the same price — but requires a two-night stay. (Darn the luck! 😉 )

Seats were limited when I searched Air France.

Our example trip leaves JFK just before 2:00 PM on Thursday, March 12. You first fly to Atlanta and then LAX; both flights are in Delta Comfort+. Then take a 12:30 AM flight to Papeete, Faaa, aboard Air France’s Premium Economy product. You arrive at 6:10 AM.

About two hours later, you’re back on a flight to Los Angeles — again in Air France’s Premium Economy — and arrive at 7:30 PM. Then you hop a 10:35 PM Delta flight to JFK (in Comfort+), arriving just before 7:00 AM on Saturday.

It’s a lot of flying in a short amount of time. But if you can get away for a couple of days, you should score a ton of MQM and MQD.

New York JFK to Pape'ete, Tahiti on Air France Premium Economy.

If you’re a little nervous about getting the right flights and fare classes, get in touch with Juicy Miles. Heck, they might come up with something better for your schedule, location, and budget.

  • Cost: $1531.73
  • Dates: March 5, 10, and 12; and April 28, 30
  • Route: JFK-ATL-LAX-PPT-LAX-JFK
  • Miles Flown (estimated via Unofficial SkyMiles Calculator): 13,414
  • MQM (est): 20,123 MQM (7.6 CPM)
  • MQD (est): $4024

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

Save money! Pay with Membership Rewards points through Juicy Miles’ new American Express partnership

If you pay cash, remember to use a credit card earning 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!
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2 Comments

  1. Off topic, but do the elevate your status dollars count as a delta purchase for 3x points on the silver card?

  2. @Jason: Maybe? If the vendor of record is Delta Air Lines, then it should work. If it’s Delta SkyMiles then…possibly?

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