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Delta First Class Mileage Run: Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) to Los Angeles (LAX) — 16,314 MQM at 4.2 CPM!

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We found a quick, weekend mileage run in Delta first class (so, you know, business class 😉 ) from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) to Los Angeles (LAX). This could be especially nice for folks in Atlanta who can position to/from FLL.

Our sample trip leaves Saturday, May 1, at 2:45 PM. (Again, perfect for positioning into FLL!). It connects in Detroit (DTW) before heading out to LAX. There’s a brief layover (about 80 minutes) before flying the route in reverse. It gets you back to FLL just before 11:00 AM. (Plenty of options to position back home if you don’t live in the Ft. Lauderdale area.)

Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) to Los Angeles (LAX) Delta elite mileage run in first class.

Because Delta is awarding 75% MQM and MQD bonuses on premium cabin trips, this trip is projected to earn approximately 16,314 MQM and $1040 MQM. The going rate is $678.80.

This Google Flights link can help you.

Assuming Delta credits everything correctly, here’s what the trips should ultimately look like:

  • Cost: $678.80
  • Route: FLL-DTW-LAX-DTW-FLL
  • MQM: 16,314 (4.2 CPM) 
  • MQD: $1040
  • Base SkyMiles: 2,970

“WHERE ARE THE MQD RUNS?!”

If you want help planning a mileage run from your hometown or something that will score you a bunch of MQD, I highly recommend you get in touch with our friends at Juicy Miles. In fact, they have 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 to earn 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

 

Featured image: ©iStock.com/choness

 

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