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Friday, June 3, 2016   by John @laptoptravel Well for followers of the Elite Mileage Run blog and our Twitter followers we have a great First Class Mileage Run found on Delta Air Lines again. I am actually heading out shortly on a huge trip but got a weird alert on my computer search this morning telling me there was a ‘fare discrepancy’ (make of that what you will…) So I felt compelled to check it out and dig some more. Sure enough, I found a little trick that will help you great a First Class itinerary earning 9,200 Medallion Qualification Miles in a single overnight itinerary; one which I have done twice myself. So, once you search for the lowest coach fare (I found these for between $310 and $318) which is still not a bad coach run…you can then wait for Delta to offer you the opportunity to upgrade…

A Guest Post by John @laptoptravel Recently I spent quite a number of days in the Dallas area doing some (photographic) work, attending the NASCAR Duck Commander Race and Re-Qualifying my Hyatt Hotels Gold Passport Diamond status.  During that time, Delta completed its remodel of its Sky Club, located next to Gate E11. It re-opened 48 hours before my departure flight from Dallas. Given the opportunity, I checked out of my Hyatt DFW hotel suite to spend a few hours at the Sky Club and review it for René and his readers. New Directions and Entrance Upon exiting the TSA security lines, right in front of TGI Friday’s, most passengers would notice the sign directing them to the new Sky Club; a left turn towards Gate E11. The previous Sky Club had been located in the same Terminal (E) at mezzanine Level, by gates E22-30. It is quite a walk from…

Saturday, January 23, 2016 by John @laptoptravel This Dallas to West Coast USA Mileage Run deal just continues along.  We have found (and flown) many in the past few months.  Now here is a chance to work it San Diego, the southernmost airport in California for Delta and therefore the one that gets you the most Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM’s) for your flying dollars. As you can see from the calendars and flight schedules I have posted you have a lot of options!  The easiest way to book this is to use the Delta Multi-City Booking Tool. I included an image of that above and you might want to click on it to see just how I forced Delta to give me the flights connecting through Detroit (DTW).  Otherwise, Delta will either take you through Salt Lake City (SLC) or through Los Angeles (LAX) and as you…

Sunday, January 3, 2016 by John @laptoptravel It looks like we are off and running in 2016 with some amazing Mileage Runs for the readers and followers of RenesPoints and Elite Mileage Runs. Midwest magic starts in Omaha today with this American Airlines AAdvantage Miles Mileage Run. Omaha to Jakarta, Indonesia is just a ton of miles and you can get it for as cheap as $772.  I love this run since you get to enjoy the magnificent Cathay Pacific product from Hong Kong to Jakarta and then Japan Airlines from Jakarta to Tokyo (NRT). I did find dates all over the place, but this one route on March 28th is the rock bottom cheapest deal!  At $772 you are paying 3.6 Cents Per Mile (CPM.) Also if you have Elite Status already with American, look out because you are going to get a ton of EXTRA AAADvantage Miles. Let’s…

Saturday, November 28, 2015  by John @laptoptravel Well, amazingly after just posting our previous two First Class Elite Mileage Runs early today, I have found another great First/Business Class run. This time, instead of heading “out west” let’s aim for the sunny shores of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As you can see by the posted calendar, there are a handful of dates that work in December, the one I am showing as an example here is the sweetest! It is a same-day run that leaves Wednesday morning, routes through Detroit (in both directions) and gives you just over an hour layover at the Fort Lauderdale airport before beginning your return flight to Dallas. As boarding typically begins 50 minutes prior to departure, this is a walk off the plane and get in line to board the return! In fact all the connections are nice and tight, so no wasted hours…

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