I can’t tell you how I excited I get when a rare opportunity comes along to type the words “Atlanta to (Destination) Delta Mileage Run.” (And I think there are going to be a bunch of them thanks to Delta boosting its MQM, MQS, and MQD earnings for the rest of 2021.)
And here we have a fairly simple run from Atlanta to Las Vegas. No connections or stops, unfortunately. But it can be achieved during a single Saturday night and under $200 in Main Cabin!
It gets better (well, for some people).
Both flights for this particular itinerary are aboard 767-400s. And Delta.com currently shows availability to upgrade to Delta One Suites using an Upgrade Certificate! So if you have a couple of certs available, you can get some sleep on the way there and during the ride home!
It should yield 5241 MQM and $236 MQD — for a price of $191.20.
Our example run leaves Saturday night, May 15 and returns back to ATL just before 7:00 AM on Sunday morning. (This is not Mother’s Day Weekend.)
I know the MQM and MQD figures don’t reflect the 50% bonuses. Keep in mind Delta wrote, “April 1-May 15, 2021 travel, bonus MQMs, MQSs and MQDs will be retroactively credited to your account by May 31, 2021. If you don’t see them immediately after your flight during this time period, know they’ll be credited soon.”
There’s another flight that departs ATL a little later in the evening. This way, you wouldn’t have the three-hour layover in LAS. But it’s on a 737-900ER. So no lie-flats. Departures earlier in the day are also available for a few bucks more in case you want to visit the Strip or somewhere else in Vegas.
Other dates are also available throughout May — some with the option to stay a night.
- Cost: $191.20
- Dates: Please see above.
- Route: ATL-LAS-ATL
- MQM: 5,231 (3.6 CPM)
- MQD: $236
- Base SkyMiles: 1413
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Paying for the Trip
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