Dallas to San Francisco $511 Delta First Class Elite Mileage Run at 5.6CPM

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Friday, June 3, 2016   by John @laptoptravel

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Well for followers of the Elite Mileage Run blog and our Twitter followers we have a great First Class Mileage Run found on Delta Air Lines again.

I am actually heading out shortly on a huge trip but got a weird alert on my computer search this morning telling me there was a ‘fare discrepancy’ (make of that what you will…) So I felt compelled to check it out and dig some more.

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A Sample of a Coach Search Result                   Click on Image to Enlarge

 

Sure enough, I found a little trick that will help you great a First Class itinerary earning 9,200 Medallion Qualification Miles in a single overnight itinerary; one which I have done twice myself.

So, once you search for the lowest coach fare (I found these for between $310 and $318) which is still not a bad coach run…you can then wait for Delta to offer you the opportunity to upgrade to First Class for $50.25/per person/per segment. So for an additional $201 you are getting your confirmed First Class seats, food service as well as 50% bonus MQM’s.

 

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Look Closely: Click Image to Enlarge

 

For some reasons that I really did not have time to investigate many of these First Class fares are not showing up on the typical searches the public might use.  That is why this little upgrade trick is  so sweet!

Neat, huh?

Well, here you go.  Don’t forget to first log into your Delta account and then proceed with our booking instructions.

KAYAK DIRECT BOOKING LINK  Click on the “View Deal” that will take you through to Delta’s booking site.

Dallas – Detroit – San Francisco – Detroit – Dallas  June 14th-15th (Overnight)

FARE:        $518

MQM’S:    9,200 Medallion Qualification Miles

COST:        5.6 CPM (Cents Per Medallion Qualification Mile)

In searching for dates (a very complicated process, without much help from many of the online travel agency (OTA) sites) I found the following Departure dates:

June 7th     June 13th      June 14th     June 16th

and June 28th (Note this fare is a bit cheaper at $510.60 for First Class)

 

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Check out this fare!      Click on Image to Enlarge

 

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