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NICE! Estimated $8045 Delta MQD — Vancouver to Seoul BUSINESS CLASS Mileage Run! (Plus ~30,172 MQM!)

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Well, here’s a nice Delta MQD score — while enjoying business class lie-flat seats.

This Vancouver to Seoul business class mileage run on AeroMexico is estimated to travel 20,114 miles. (Estimate via Unofficial SkyMiles Calculator.) Because Delta credits partner flights based on a combination of distance flown and fare class, this trip is estimated to bring you a huge $8045.60 MQD and 30,172 MQM. Plus 40,228 redeemable SkyMiles.

That doesn’t stink. Heck, flying it twice gives you enough MQD to make Diamond.

The cost is $3350.66 CAN — approximately $2527.07 USD. So you’re earning 3.18 times that amount in MQD!

While it’s a little spendy, consider that one of these runs gets you far more MQD, MQM, and redeemable SkyMiles than flying several Delta domestic Main Cabin mileage runs instead for about the same total price.

If you have Membership Rewards points, consider booking with Juicy Miles. Their new American Express partnership might save you a lot of money.

Like most AeroMexico business class mileage runs we post, these are Y-UP fares. There have been, in the past, some issues with getting correct credit with Y-UPs from AeroMexico. Data points suggest this problem has been fixed — but be sure to save all your boarding passes and follow these steps to make sure you get correct credit!

Dates and Stay Length

I only searched for trip durations of 0-2 days. Some dates were quick turns, while others allowed (or even required) one or two-night stays.

Example itinerary of a Vancouver to Seoul business class mileage run on AeroMexico for Delta MQD.

There are a TON of available dates through the end of the year. The only exceptions are June and July. And even then, the price is something like $90 USD more expensive.

2020 dates for a Vancouver to Seoul business class mileage run on AeroMexico for Delta MQD.

  • Cost: $3350.66 CAN / ~ $2527.07 USD
  • Dates: Varies. (See calendar above.)
  • Route: YVR-MEX-ICN-MEX-YVR
  • MQM: Estimated 30,172 MQM (8.4 CPM)
  • MQD: Estimated $8045.60 (3.18 X)
  • Base SkyMiles: Estimated 40,228 (plus applicable Medallion bonus)

This (and most Aeromexico) run goes through Mexico City, which has a Centurion Lounge (read Rene’s review). So if you don’t yet have a Platinum Card from American Express or Business Platinum Card from American Express to get you into the Centurion Lounge, now would be a great time to consider applying.

Booking the Flight

You can book the trip through AeroMexico or an OTA.

If you’re understandably a little apprehensive about booking MQD runs and making sure you get the right fare class, it’s worth your time and money to consult Juicy Miles. They have a Delta expert who will personally handle your request.

They have a staff of fellow mileage run nerds like us who want to make sure you get every single MQD and mile possible.

Book mileage runs through Juicy Miles!

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

Featured image: ©iStock.com/Mantas Volungevicius

 

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1 Comment

  1. Chris,

    Thanks for this, for us in the Mid West, Toronto is almost as good, a few bucks more ($3471 CDN, $2617 USD) and a few less MQD (7622) but much more accessable.

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