San Diego to San Juan $555 & 9144 MQMs at 6.1CPM Delta Elite Mileage Run Year End 2015

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Saturday, November 28, 2015  by John @laptoptravel

A Delta San Diego to San Juan Puerto Rico Route Map

San Diego to San Juan Puerto Rico Route Map

C Delta Booking San Diego to San Juan Puerto Rico

Delta Booking San Diego to San Juan Puerto Rico

We are currently seeing a theme in Mileage Runs…and I actually have two posts today for the beautiful, sunny shores of San Juan, Puerto Rico. As a Hawaii-raised flyer, I am naturally drawn to these beach destinations for Mileage Runs. In fact, in a few days I will actually be doing my own 15,000 MQM Mileage Run to Costa Rica for a crazy $230.40 and 15,000 SkyMiles for a ridiculous 1.20 CPM! (the wife gave her blessings and said I had to do this at this price!) The other post, Las Vegas to San Juan can be found here at this LINK

Now, let us look at our first Mileage Run to San Juan.

B San Diego to San Juan Purto Rico Kayak Booking

A wide range of fares to be found on Kayak but not all work with Delta

I worked the numbers and actually had this fare down to $405 but Delta kept tossing me out when trying to book at that price. You can find cheaper flights to SJU, however not for the same MQM’s, thereby driving your costs up, so be aware.

This is run for flyers in Southern California. Fly out of San Diego and head through Los Angeles. I agree there is a long layover at LAX on this route, but again, we are close to the end of the year and those of you who need these MQM’s have to make some sacrifices. You get the LAX to JFK Transcontinental flight segment (in both directions.) If you still have some Global Upgrade or Regional Upgrade Certificates you might choose to use them here on this run. You should read René’s latest post on using Regional Upgrades first if you are considering this…

You do get a large portion of your day to enjoy San Juan and an overnight. You have a broad range of hotels to choose from near the airport, from really inexpensive (what I call layover) hotels to 5-Star resorts. After you night in SJU you depart the next morning and arrive back in San Diego late the same evening.

There are several dates open in December for this run, although the cheapest date is depart Monday, December 7th, arrive SJU on Tuesday the 8th and depart on Wednesday, the 9th.

The Details:

MQM’s: 9144 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM’s)

Ticket Price:     $555

6.1 Cents Per Mile (CPM)

Bookable on

A total of six segments, here is your routing: SAN-LAX-JFK-SJU-JFK-LAX-SAN


Please LOGIN first you your account before clicking any links. The, once you are signed into your 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, the cost and Purchase the ticket!

In looking at the best connections, you need to put that LAX-JFK in your outbound and JFK-LAX in your return to maximize your MQM’s – John @laptoptravel