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Delta Elite Weekend Mileage Run: Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) to Los Angeles (LAX): 6070 MQM at 3.3 CPM in Basic Economy (4.4 in Main Cabin!)

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Miami-area Delta travelers who want to pick up some MQM for a decent price should check out this weekend mileage to LAX. (It’s also available during some weekdays, too.)

It yields 6,070 MQM and prices out to $199.60 in Basic Economy. Remember, Delta is keeping middle seats open through at least January 6. So you (should) have an open seat next to you.

If you want a shot at upgrades or need a specific seat (i.e. bulkhead, exit row), Main Cabin is $70 more. That actually might be worth it for a possible Delta One upgrade between JFK and LAX. Plus, an overnight flight is involved, so if you want a chance at first class for that hop, the extra money might be worth it.

Our sample run departs FLL on Saturday, December 5 at 11:20 AM, connects through JFK and gets you to Los Angeles just past 6:00 PM. You have four hours at LAX — plenty of time to enjoy the T2 Sky Club or maybe even head over to In-N-Out for a Double-Double and some fries.

Your return departs LAX at 10:00 PM, connects through Atlanta, and gets you back to FLL just before 9:00 AM on Sunday morning.

Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) to Los Angeles (LAX) Delta elite mileage run during December 2020.

Here’s a Google Flights link to start your search. The big key is connecting through JFK on the outbound.

  • Cost: $199.60 in Basic Economy
  • Dates: Several throughout fall
  • Route: FLL-JFK-LAX-ATL-FLL
  • MQM: 6070 (3.3 CPM)
  • MQD: $176
  • Base SkyMiles: 880 

Need Mileage Run Help?

Need to book a mileage run on Delta or another airline? Craving an MQD run? 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!

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!

Chase Freedom Flex Mastercard

5X with the no annual fee Chase Freedom Flex (<– LINK) when purchasing travel through the Chase Ultimate Rewards site.

Chase Freedom Unlimited Visa credit card5X with the no annual fee Chase Freedom Unlimited (<– LINK) when purchasing travel through the Chase Ultimate Rewards site.

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 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 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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3 Comments

  1. Do you really need to encourage non-essential travel?

    #StayHomeStaySafe

  2. Chris,
    Thanks for posting mileage runs as for me it is nice to think about a better future or at least remember the past when we could do mileage runs without a care in the world.

    Also for the people who criticize you for promoting “non-essential” travel, can we please get back to allowing adults to make their decisions based on their own circumstances and needs. As long as Delta is flying and taking precautions, I think it is OK for people to travel based on their OWN needs and risk tolerance.

    Anyway, I know I look forward to the mileage runs even though they may not do any of them for a while.

    Cheers

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