JFK to Miami $72 and 2383 EQMs at 3CPM (Potential of 4766) Miles American Airlines Elite Mileage Run

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Saturday, March 5, 2016    by John @laptoptravel

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So following up after our incredible “Houston to Hong Kong $589 and 17246 EQMs at 3.4CPM (Potential of 34492) Miles American Airlines Elite Mileage Run” post from a couple of weeks ago, I am featuring another another American Airlines Mileage Run for you AAdvantage members (or wannabees.)

Here is a chance to escape the winter blues in New York and hop on a plane to Miami and spend a night and the next day to enjoy the sunshine, warmth and beach before you have to return. A worthy Mileage Run, I hope you would agree.  This one is priced at a CRAZY $72 for New York’s JFK airport to Miami.  You can do a same-day, if you really want to, but why I ask.

Although you are flying in ‘Q’ fare class you still earn your Elite Qualifying Miles as shown:

 

LAX-SJU Feb Mar 2016 American Earnings Chart

In addition, Executive Platinum and Platinum members will earn a 100% bonus and Gold members will earn a 25% bonus, based on the flight miles or minimum miles guaranteed, when traveling with American Airlines.

Elite Mileage Bonus Benefits

Executive Platinum    100%

Platinum    100%

Gold     25%

So that makes your redeemable miles even more rewarding on this itinerary.

This could be a great time to contact American Airlines and request a status challenge, if you have not already achieved status with the airline.  Currently the only way I know of to begin, or enter this challenge is to call American Airlines.  You can call them at (888) 697-5636. The cost for the Platinum Challenge is $200 and the Gold Challenge is less at $100.

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 link I have provided you below:

*NOTE: Make sure you sign into your AAdvantage Account before you click on this booking link.

DIRECT BOOKING LINK

Anyway here are the numbers:

The Details:

EQM’s:     2383 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQM’s) 

RDM’s:     4766 for Executive Platinum and Platinum Elites, 2979 for Gold Elites

Ticket Price:  $72

Cost:   3.0 Cents Per Mile (CPM) 

We hope you enjoy this great find!

I think American is really kicking it when it comes to some great mileage runs and competitive fares!  I have seen more fare wars and attacks in the past 72 hours than I have seen in a long, long time! With the mileage bonuses for elites, it is almost too good to turn down; especially if you go for a status challenge.  The mileage runs we post are excellent vehicles for you to meet your status requirements.  Be advised, however, that American’s award chart changes for travel booked on or after March 22nd of this year and they will be going to a revenue-based earnings program (almost identical to Delta’s) in the “latter half of 2016.”

I am really excited about the possibilities for big Mileage Runs as American is sure to take Delta on more aggressively this year and as posturing for the Asia markets increases.

Thank you for visiting and following us, hopefully throughout 2016 here at Renes Points and Elite Mileage Runs  Best Wishes and Happy Travels.   Enjoy your travels!  – John @laptoptravel

 

 

New York City to New Orleans $223 & 6834 MQMs at 3.3CPM Delta Elite Mileage Run

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Monday, February 8, 2016  by John @laptoptravel

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Here is another great domestic mileage run that René did just last week.  Another almost same-day run, although it really is an overnight flight between New York City and New Orleans.  Leave either at 7:00am or 11:00am and connect through Salt Lake City and then you are off to New Orleans.  You can a short night in New Orleans or a long layover and get back to New York early the next evening, around 6:00pm.

6,834 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM’s) will be your reward for this quick trip on Delta Air Lines.  Now, I have only found one date that works; April 6th with a return on the 7th.

Let me caution anyone thinking they might get upgraded to First Class on these flights.  It is probably not going to happen flying into and out of Salt Lake City.

One of my greatest discomforts is when I fly a mileage run through a Delta hub which is heavy-Medallion territory and your chances of getting a complimentary upgrade is minimal.  That is why this run as a simple overnight is tolerable and a good value for a little more than $200.

Anyway here are the numbers:

The Details:

MQM’s:     6,834 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM’s)

Fare:         $223

Cost:   3.3 Cents Per Mile (CPM)

Please login to your Delta account before you click on the booking link below:

This link books through Kayak and then onto Delta.com  – DIRECT BOOKING LINK

I like this trip since it is still before Delta’s change on Comfort+ booking policies.  That happens for travel on or after May 16th, 2016.  There are many Comfort+ seats still available for your selection on these four segments.

Thank you for visiting and following us, hopefully throughout 2016 here at Renes Points and Elite Mileage Runs  Best Wishes and Happy Travels. Enjoy your travels!  – John @laptoptravel

 

 

Phoenix to New York (JFK) 5950 MQM’s $247 at 4.1CPM Weekday & Weekend Delta Elite Mileage Run

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016 by John @laptoptravel

Phoenix to New York (JFK) Delta Booking Weekend

Phoenix to New York (JFK) Delta Booking Weekend

 

Phoenix to New York (JFK) Delta Booking Weekday

Phoenix to New York (JFK) Delta Booking Weekday

 

Phoenix to New York (JFK) 2016 January February Calendar

Phoenix to New York (JFK) 2016 January February Calendar

 

Phoenix to New York (JFK) Flight Alternatives January 22, 2016 (Click for Details)

Phoenix to New York (JFK) Flight Alternatives January 22, 2016 (Click for Details)

 

Phoenix to New York (JFK) 2016 Schedules (Click for Details)

Phoenix to New York (JFK) 2016 Schedules (Click for Details)

 

Here is a quick Mileage Run on Delta Air Lines.  You can do a weekday or weekend run.  The weekend run allows you to depart after work Friday night, and arrive in New York Saturday morning.  From there you can turn around in about two hours or stay a couple more hours (perhaps visit the JFK SkyClub…take a shower grab some breakfast.)

If you choose a mid-week schedule you can actually stay most of the day in New York and catch an early evening return flight to Phoenix.

For the maximum Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) you have to select routes that include Los Angeles (LAX) as a connection in both directions.  Doing this raises your MQMs to 5,950.  This is a “Pay With Miles” eligible flight so you can “buy down” the fare with your available SkyMiles.  If you do you will reduce the number of redeemable miles, but you will still get full MQM credit.

You can see by the calendar posted above that there are many dates available for this fare. The calendar only displays the flights that have a zero-night component to them; although there may be an overnight flight you do not have an overnight “layover” requiring a hotel or anything.

 

 

The Details:

MQM’s:             5,950 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM’s)

Ticket Price:  $247

Cost:                  4.1 Cents Per Mile (CPM)

Bookable on Delta.com

 

Sign in first to your Delta Account and then click this DIRECT BOOKING LINK  Phoenix to New York City (JFK), via Los Angeles  for January 23rd-24th

or click this DIRECT BOOKING LINK  Phoenix to New York City (JFK), via Los Angeles  for January 23rd-24th

or click this DIRECT BOOKING LINK  to see a schedule for the months of January/February available.

 

 

So, we hope you will follow us along in 2016 here at Renes Points and Elite Mileage Runs

Enjoy your travels!   – John @laptoptravel