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Los Angeles to Cape Town: Estimated $6986 Delta MQD & 34,932 MQM – Premium Economy Mileage Run w/ Overnight Stay

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Need almost $7000 Delta MQM — for less than a third of that amount?

Here’s a premium economy mileage run/long weekend from Los Angeles to Cape Town, South Africa, that may interest you.

The four long hauls are aboard Air France. The first flight (an LAX to Vancouver hop) is on WestJet.

According to the Unofficial SkyMiles Calculator, the trip flies 23,287 miles (that’s almost a tenth of the distance from Earth to the moon). Credit the trip to your Delta SkyMiles account (that part is very important — here’s why) and it’s estimated to yield $6986 Delta MQD, plus 34,932 MQM.

As of post time, the fare is $2,206.60.

The trip leaves Friday, November 20 at 8:30 AM and ultimately gets to CPT just past midnight on Saturday night. You have Sunday to see the sights (or sleep) before your return leaves at 12:30 AM on Monday morning/Sunday night. You’ll be back to LAX around dinner time.

Air France mileage run from Los Angeles (LAX) to Cape Town, South Africa (CPT) in November 2020.

–> Here’s a direct link to the trip on Air France’s website <–.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Cost: $2,206.60
  • Dates: November 20 – 23
  • Route: LAX-YVR-CDG-CPT. Overnight in Cape Town. CPT-CDG-LAX.
  • MQM: Est. 34,932 (6.3 CPM)
  • MQD: Est. $6986 (3.16X)
  • Base SkyMiles: 34,932 (plus applicable Medallion bonus)

Booking the Trip

You have a couple of options for booking this trip:

 

Book mileage runs through Juicy Miles!

Paying for the Trip

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

 

Featured image: ©iStock.com/Ben1183

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. Will pass. Will stick with the tickets purchased from Virgin Atlantic for West Coast (SFO/LAX) to JBG, which end up with something closer to 3.67 MQD per $ spent. Besides the fact its VS PE vs AF PE

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