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Saturday, January 23, 2016 by John @laptoptravel This Dallas to West Coast USA Mileage Run deal just continues along.  We have found (and flown) many in the past few months.  Now here is a chance to work it San Diego, the southernmost airport in California for Delta and therefore the one that gets you the most Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM’s) for your flying dollars. As you can see from the calendars and flight schedules I have posted you have a lot of options!  The easiest way to book this is to use the Delta Multi-City Booking Tool. I included an image of that above and you might want to click on it to see just how I forced Delta to give me the flights connecting through Detroit (DTW).  Otherwise, Delta will either take you through Salt Lake City (SLC) or through Los Angeles (LAX) and as you…

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…

Monday, November 30, 2015 by John @laptoptravel So, I am posting this I wanted to refine this amazing deal to make it even better for Mileage Runs.  GO it alone, or take a companion.  It seems that Delta is not blocking any holiday dates, as you can see by the calendar I placed above. My search was for 1-4 nights, but it looks like you can stay even longer at the same prices. So, to maximize your MQM’s you should put LAX (or in some cases SEA) in either the outbound or the return route.  However, Delta’s online booking system is not liking those ‘enhancements.” I did get the one shown to price out at Delta.  So let us assume you can do no better (although you should keep trying; maybe you will get lucky.) I picked a departure of Thursday, February 11th as my target, staying over the holiday…

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