Los Angeles to Dallas $498 First Class 7,000+ MQMs at 6.9CPM Delta Mileage Run

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Saturday, May 28, 2016   by John @laptoptravel

LAX-DFW Delta MR Aug 10 2016 Banner

Los Angeles LAX - Dallas DFW Delta Air Lines First Class Mileage Run Aug 10 2016 Booking

LAX-DFW Delta MR Aug 10 2016 Map

Let’s follow-up our earlier post, a First Class Mileage Run from Austin to San Francisco with a Los Angeles to Austin run.  Yes, this one is also a First Class run that comes in under 7 Cents Per Mile (CPM)!

I am finding a few First Class Mileage Runs, and most are coming from or going to West Coast hubs. I love it when we can share a good First Class (domestic Business) Mileage Run, and you really should take advantage, since these seemed to have recently dried up.  Anytime one pops up I try to take advantage if it works out with my schedule.  After all, First Class means 1.5 times air miles flown for MQM’s and you usually get a meal, plus some of the best service in the skies from a domestic airline!

Routing through Minneapolis in both directions maximizes your MQM’s; one that delivers 7,164 Medallion Qualification Miles! It also all fits neatly into a single 24-hour day on my example.

There are a few dates scattered through August and September that I found that are valid for this fare and routing:

The layovers at the airports will allow you try out the Minneapolis Escape Lounge (MSP), which recently joined as a Priority Pass partner, or the Centurion Lounge or the newly re-opened DFW SkyClub both in the Dallas aiport.

Don’t forget you are going to be fed on these flights with Delta’s first class service.  You are enjoying these flights in the front of the aircraft and will enjoy meals, a comfortable seat and the service you have come to expect from Delta domestically.

 

Los Angeles LAX - Dallas DFW Delta Air Lines First Class Mileage Run Aug 10 2016 Kayak

Flight Details – Make Sure You Select this Itinerary

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The booking link below will take you to Kayak and from there you can simply click on “View Deal” (as shown in my screenshot above.)  That takes you through to Delta’s website where your flights are pre-filled, where you can review the itinerary, and then purchase this route.

Anyway here are the numbers:

The Details:

MQM’s:     7,164 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM’s)

Fare:         $498

Cost:           6.9 Cents Per Mile (CPM)

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

DIRECT BOOKING LINK (Kayak)

Los Angeles – Minneapolis – Dallas (DFW) – Minneapolis – Los Angeles

August 10th, 2016 Same-Day

When looking, make sure you select the itinerary shown above:  it is the only one that has the cheapest fare and the most MQM’s. There are a lot of other, much less Mileage Run worthy, alternatives.

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

Los Angeles to San Juan American Airlines $289 Summer Sale Elite Mileage Runs Act NOW!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016   by John @laptoptravel

A LAX-SJU Summer Sale

LAX-SJU Summer Sale (1)

LAX-SJU Summer Sale (2)

Sample Overnight Itinerary

LAX-SJU Summer Sale (3)Summer Fare Calendar

Available Dates in July and August

Following up on our recent Mileage Run post, San Francisco to Dublin, we offer a Caribbean Summer Sale and Mileage Run for our American Airlines AAdvantage readers and followers. If you do not follow us yet on Twitter, then please click here to start!  That will keep you ‘in the loop‘ with the latest Mileage Run tweets.
Today, I found that American Airlines is aggressively pricing cheap fares to Puerto Rico.  I have been tweeting many of these, but wanted to offer this fantastic SUMMER DEAL here, since it covers two full months and has so many available dates for travel; plus it these can be simple Mileage Run itineraries or full vacation fares.
I did a similar run not too far back and I paid about $70 more for the flights.  This Mileage Run comes in at $289 and you can simply touchdown and turn around, or stay a few nights (for about $5 more.)
There are a lot of dates open and we will share two examples in this post. But using our booking links you can search for alternative dates.

Anyway here are the numbers:

The Details:

EQM’s:     7,199 Elite Qualification Miles (EQM’s)

Fare:         $289

Cost:           4 Cents Per Mile (CPM)

Please login to your American Airlines / AAdvantage account before you click on the booking link below:

This link books through AA.com  –

DIRECT BOOKING LINK

Los Angeles (LAX) – Charlotte (CLT) – San Juan (SJU)  – Charlotte (CLT) – Los Angeles (LAX)  August 6th-7th, 2016 – Now here are the flight details for those dates:

 

LAX-SJU Summer Sale (4)

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LAX-SJU Summer Sale (2)

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And here is an alternative, a week-long stay for a true vacation in sunny Puerto Rico:

LAX-SJU Summer Sale Week

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And here is the DIRECT BOOKING LINK for that itinerary (July 11th – 18th)

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

Miami to Los Angeles $189 & 4883 MQMs at 3.9CPM Delta Air Lines Elite Mileage Run – Works Both Ways

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Monday, March 7, 2016   by John @laptoptravel

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Works Both Ways!

Miami MIA to Los Angeles LAX Delta Mileage Run April 2016 laptoptravel Booking

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Miami MIA to Los Angeles LAX Delta Mileage Run April 2016 laptoptravel Calendar

Miami to Los Angeles Dates (Click for Dates)

The only dates that work for Los Angeles to Miami are the following:

  • March 12
  • March 19
  • March 26
  • May 3rd
  • May 10th

Well, we are seeing a lot of selective fare attacks which began last week and I am hopeful will continue through this week.  This one is a great opportunity to fly across the country and still be eligible for a complimentary upgrade (they still do that, right?) at least it is not a JFK to/from San Francisco or Los Angeles DeltaONE where those upgrades cost you some type of instrument (GUC’s, RUC’s or miles-with certain fare classes).

Nope this is a great little run that works in both directions!  Miami to Los Angeles via Atlanta in one direction or Los Angeles to Miami, also via a single Atlanta connection.

Typically, this fare will run you between $250 and $450, but for a little less than $190 it is a good fare and a Mileage Run opportunity. You might even get lucky and get a bumpertunity with an Atlanta connection!

Either way, the best you can do is 4,883 MQM’s at about 3.9 CPM.  The layover on my sample flight is a little over three hours. Of course, you can also make that date into an overnight stay.

There are also routings that will only give you 4,684 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM’s) (those are non-stop flights) so check the connections.  If you could fine two of these back-to-back at $189 each you could use FlexPerks and book the pair for only 20,000 points!  Now that would be a sweet deal!

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 Atlanta.

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 less than $190.

Anyway here are the numbers:

The Details:

MQM’s:     4,883 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM’s)

Fare:         $189

Cost:   3.9 Cents Per Mile (CPM)

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

This link books through Delta.com  – DIRECT BOOKING LINK  

Both fares are eligible for Pay With Miles, if you want to “buy down” the fare. You will still get the MQM’s, but you are reducing your redeemable miles as they are tied to the base fare PAID.

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

 

 

Boston to Los Angeles Same-Day Delta Elite Mileage Run $159 & 5271 MQM’s at 3.CPM

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016  by John @laptoptravel

BOS-LAX Calendar

Boston to Los Angeles Calendar

BOS-LAX BookingNow….Los Angeles to Boston

LAX-BOS Calendar

Los Angeles to Boston Dates

LAX-BOS SeatMap

Flat-Bed Seats on LAX-MSP segment

LAX-BOS Booking

Los Angeles to Boston Booking

I just love a same-day transcontinental flight, especially when it is a sub- 4 Cents Per Mile (CPM) Mileage Run.  And a bonus to boot; I found a route with flat-bed seats on one segment that are eligible for complimentary upgrades! So, American Airlines this morning sent out an “attack fare” on Boston to Los Angeles round-trip.  Delta just responded by offering this $159 round-trip from Boston to Los Angeles.  It also works from Los Angeles to Boston for $168.

We only found it for same-day on one date for the BOS-LAX route and two dates for the LAX-BOS routes, as shown in the calendar above…

These are available on Delta.com, so you can simply use their own “Book a Flight” to find these…

You can do an overnight, or even up to 3 nights for the same price…

Once again, another great Mileage Run story to tell all your family and dinner guests! If you take my example flights shown you will be back in Atlanta with plenty of time before New Year’s Eve!

Anyway here are the numbers:

The Details:

MQM’s:  5271 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM’s)

Ticket Price:  $159 (BOS-LAX)    $168 (LAX-BOS)

Cost:   3 Cents Per Mile (CPM) (BOS-LAX)    & 3.1 Cents Per Mile (CPM)(LAX-BOS)

We hope you enjoy this great find!

So, we are off to a great star in 2016 here at Renes Points and Elite Mileage Runs

Best Wishes and Happy Travels!  Let us know if you go and get a flat-bed Upgrade!

-Here’s to a wonderful year of enjoyable travel!   – John @laptoptravel