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Monday, February 8, 2016  by John @laptoptravel 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…

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 by John @laptoptravel 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…

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