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2.3 CPM in Main Cabin: Delta Elite Mileage Run from LAX to Austin!

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Those in the Los Angeles area willing to spend $60 can pick up almost 2500 MQM in about eight hours during a quick trip to Austin. It comes out to just 2.3 CPM!

It’s certainly not an MQM haul. But the price is excellent. And it gives you some time to enjoy the very cool Delta Sky Club in Austin if you’re a Sky Club member or have one of these credit cards.

The bar and liquor bottles are seen at the Delta Sky Club Austin airport lounge at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin, Texas. Photo © Chris Carley / PointsLounge
Delta Sky Club in Austin

Here’s the itinerary and breakdown:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Austin (AUS) Delta mileage run in March 2020.

  • Cost: $59.20
  • Dates: See this Google Flights link
  • Route: LAX-AUS-LAX
  • MQM: 2,476 (2.3 CPM)
  • MQD: $34
  • Base SkyMiles: 170 (plus applicable Medallion bonus)

Here’s a Google Flights link to get you started.

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!

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!

The Delta Reserve Card from American Express3X with the Delta SkyMiles Reserve American Express Card (<– LINK) on purchases made directly with Delta Air Lines. Delta Sky Club and American Express Centurion Lounge access also included!

The Platinum Delta SkyMiles Card from American Express.3X with the Delta SkyMiles Platinum American Express Card (<– LINK) on purchases made directly with Delta Air Lines.

Delta Reserve Business Card from American Express.3X with the Delta SkyMiles Reserve Business American Express Card (<– LINK) on purchases made directly with Delta Air Lines. Delta Sky Club and American Express Centurion Lounge access also included!

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card3X with the Delta SkyMiles Platinum Business American Express Card (<– LINK) on purchases made directly with Delta Air Lines.

Enjoy!

–Chris

H/T: Larry K and The Flight Deal

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1 Comment

  1. Seriously? People will still do a mileage run with all these craziness scare of coronavirus. One has to be so desperate to be even consider a mileage run.

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