Saturday, May 28, 2016 by John @laptoptravel
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.
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:
MQM’s: 7,164 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM’s)
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.