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 in the airport. And since you are flying First Class, your meals are provided along your way (at 35,000 feet up.)
If you would rather head to Las Vegas for a day and half and get 8,200+ MQM’s then check out our earlier post here
You might have to be persistent in booking this through Delta. Their booking system kicked me out three times before I finally got through and priced it to match.
MQM’s: 6346 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM’s)
Ticket Price: $479
Cost: 7.5 Cents Per Mile (CPM)
Bookable on Delta.com
A total of four segments, here is your routing: DFW-DTW-FLL-DTW-DFW
(Wednesday’s Dec 9th) DIRECT KAYAK BOOKING LINK
(Tuesday’s Dec 15th) DIRECT KAYAK BOOKING LINK
(Tuesday’s Dec 15th with Return on the 16th) DIRECT KAYAK BOOKING LINK
Please LOGIN first you your Delta.com account before clicking any links. The, once you are signed into your Delta.com account then click on the desired link from above and then choose your flights by pressing SELECT on the flights displayed that match the Mileage Run I have posted. You will then be taken directly into a Delta window where you can see the flights, the miles, and the cost. From there you can also choose “Pay With Miles” (if you have a Delta co-branded American Express card) and Purchase the ticket!