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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 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:
MQM’s: 6,834 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM’s)
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.
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 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.
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.
Enjoy your travels! – John @laptoptravel
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