We found a fun mileage run from LAX to Dallas –but taking a rather circuitous route. 🙂
It yields 5,065 MQM and prices out to only $107.60 in Basic Economy. That’s about 2.1 CPM! Delta is keeping middle seats open through at least January 6. So you’ll theoretically have at least one open seat next to you. (Main Cabin — for those wanting specific seats or shots at upgrades — runs $179.60, which comes out to 3.5 CPM. Still very reasonable.)
I’ve received messages from people upset we’re posting mileage runs because the trips are, essentially, non-essential travel. I understand — and am not traveling for the foreseeable future. But here’s why we’re posting runs.
Several dates are available — both weekdays and weekends. Our sample run below is completed during a (long) Saturday. Here’s a Google Flights links to start your search.
Your layover is just shy of two and a half hours. So I don’t know if it’s enough time to fit in a meal at Hard Eight BBQ.
- Cost: $107.60 in Basic Economy
- Dates: Several throughout fall
- Route: LAX-MSP-DFW-ATL-LAX
- MQM: 5,065 (2.12 MQM)
- MQD: $84
- Base SkyMiles: 420
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