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Delta Elite Mileage Run: Philadelphia to Tokyo — 15,647 MQM at 4.7 CPM (Main Cabin) in April 2021!

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We found a Delta elite mileage run next April from Philadelphia to Tokyo that scores you over 15,600 MQM!

It’s currently pricing at $735.95 and travels PHL-ATL-HND, with an overnight in Tokyo. The return takes you HND-LAX-ATL-PHL. (I also spotted some trips through MSP or DTW and then PDX).

Tuesday departures and Thursday returns seem to have the best options available right now.

It’s a lot of flying (almost 20 hours — each way) with about 25 hours total in Tokyo. That’s plenty of time to grab some sushi, shabu-shabu, maybe catch the Robot Dinner Show (that’ll wake you up) and get a good night’s sleep.

Philadelphia to Tokyo Delta mileage run in April 2020

  • Cost: $735.95 in Main Cabin
  • Dates: Spring 2021
  • Route: PHL-ATL-HND. Overnight in Tokyo. HND-LAX-ATL-PHL.
  • MQM: 15,647 (4.7 CPM)
  • MQD: $656
  • Base SkyMiles: 3,280 

Keep in mind Delta is waiving change fees on tickets purchased through August 31, 2020.

Need Mileage Run Help?

Need to book a mileage run on Delta or another airline? Want something from your hometown? If you want help creating the perfect mileage run or award booking, please get in touch with our friends at Juicy Miles.

In fact, Juicy Miles has a Delta expert who will personally craft the most ideal mileage run around your parameters.

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 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)

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 Chase Sapphire Preferred travel rewards credit card.2X with the Chase Sapphire Preferred (<– LINK), which also comes with great trip delay and cancellation coverage!

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 Delta Reserve Card from American Express3X (or 5X if targeted!) 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 (or 5X if targeted!) 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 (or 5X if targeted!)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 (or 5X if targeted!) with the Delta SkyMiles Platinum Business American Express Card (<– LINK) on purchases made directly with Delta Air Lines.

Enjoy!

–Chris

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6 Comments

  1. Oh Chris nice to see EMRs from your alert post !
    So it’s refundable if purchased by 8-31-20? Without any
    Penalty up until when pLz ?
    Hmmm

  2. I mean, thanks for saying this. But why would anyone even consider this? You fly in coach across the pacific for over $700 to qualify for a status that gets you better upgrades to A321 domestic recliner seats… Unless it’s end of the year and I am 15k miles short of making Diamond, there is no way any sane person would ever consider flying this.

  3. Billy Mumphrey Reply

    How about finding us some MQD runs Chris? I’d be interested in some good deals on long-haul partner flights in J for 2021. I’m never short on MQMs, and this year I should be rolling over around 300k MQMs.

    • Some international travel may be dicey (airline bankruptcies, quarantines, restrictions, etc) for a while, so I’m putting those on the backburner for a bit. But Adam and Miles over at Juicy Miles never cease to amaze me with what they find, so give them a shout.

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