This one is interesting and I would consider, if you have them, using a Global Upgrade cert as this is a long quick trip with an overnight in Tokyo Japan.
With a HT to TFD there are other city’s you can look at as well like PHL.
Another idea is 40,000 FlexPerks points as that will be good up to a $800 ticket.
Either way this is only taking one day off plus either July 4th or Labor Day weekend to score a BUNCH of MQMs at a good CPM. Here is what I found:
16,344 MQMs at 4.3CPM
Bookable on Delta.com
Not for everyone but not all bad for 1st class under 10CPM before year end out of MSP (note you do have to overnight). You can look at the coach one as I would hope upgrades on the 25th will be simple and you can also maybe work this for a “bumpertunity” and get credit and change flights to maybe even another day 😉 Here is the info on the 1st class one: Cost $810 … Continue reading
This is just so amazing on so many levels. Before you say have you lost your mind how is 10.9CPM amazing? Just look at why I say this. If you are a the level you are willing to “buy” MQMs when Delta puts them on sales soon for $2000 for 10k this is 2x that many MQMs for about the same price. Just say’in please never buy MQMs you can have much more fun on … Continue reading
Not a bunch of dates to choose from on this one and at this sub 9CPM 1st class rate but if you can take a weekday day off (and redeye back) or want to spend the holiday up in the air (with an overnight) then this one could be fore you. Here are the details from the DEC date: Cost $709 in 1st class 8,244 MQMs at 8.6 CPM Bookable on Delta.com DM yields a … Continue reading
Here is one for my readers over the pond or for those who want a REALLY long positioning flight to PRG 🙂 ! It will take most of a week and you have an overnight on the way home. But, it is a great price and a TON of points with a HT to FT on finding this one. Here are the numbers: Cost $722 19,825 MQMs at 3.6 CPM (with $160 entry fee 4.4CPM) … Continue reading
I have a limit and it is 10CPM for a business class run. This one tops out at 10.3 so I am cheating a little bit and going just a bit over but to spend a holiday week (even in the dark) in Delta business class and a few days in Helsinki is just too neat for this kind of price. Need 20k MQMs and some MQD spend? This could do it for you with … Continue reading
This week I posted about how the LAX folks could fly to SIN and back and pick up a ridiculous amount of points “fast-ish”. Well NYC it is your turn should you want to plan in this kind of insanity (and coming from me, that is saying a lot)! 😉 After the last post, a reader commented he took a day or so off between outbound and return. SOLID and WISE advice. This is a … Continue reading
Here is another one from the pages of NO NO NO and NO WAY EVER (unless I am using GU certs that is). However we are talking a BOATLOAD of all kinds of points and if you only have time to fly over the holiday long weekend this could net you MAX 25k with some work and routes. HT to reader Dakota for email me this one (he found 3.9CPM but I can not for … Continue reading
Oh I may get yelled at for even posting this one but for those who don’t have a lot of time off from work this one could work. PLEASE keep in mind ATL-HNL and back is not upgrade eligible so if you want the best CPM that is part of the route. However, for just over 6CPM you can work this many ways and be all upgrade eligible. You can even route via NYC for … Continue reading