Denver to Ireland $538 & 9,636 MQM’s at 5.6CPM Delta Elite Vacation Run / Fare

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Friday, May 13, 2016   by John @laptoptravel

 

DEN-DUB Oct Nov DL Dublin

The River Liffey flows through the center of Dublin

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Available Dates in October / November

 Following up on our recent Mileage Run post, San Francisco to Dublin, we put forth another opportunity to get to Dublin, Ireland; this time from Denver.

It appears that there are some weaknesses on several international routes, as evidenced by recent earnings statements by the Big 3 U.S. domestic airlines.  As a result, passengers can take advantage of sale prices that we are seeing sporadically.  American has been very aggressive with Asia routings and now we have found a great fare to Europe for those of you considering a Fall trip; this time to Dublin, Ireland.

Although this is a great vacation fare to Europe it may not technically qualify as a Mileage Run (priced at 5.6  cents per mile) but still is a low airfare (for Delta) to Dublin that is NOT an error fare; it is just priced that way by Delta Air Lines.  Delta has been targeting United Airlines’ hub airports, so Denver is a great value for as low as $538 round-trip in September and October.

I personally did Dublin last year when a similar Delta fare deal was offered and had a wonderful time and enjoyed great weather!

For a fare this low, you must stay a week, or longer.  There are a lot of dates open and we have just shown you one here in our example.  But taking our booking links you can search for alternative dates.

A great tip for this fare would be to use FlexPerks and book the trip for only 30,000 points!  Now that would be a sweet deal!

Also, this is a ‘Pay With Miles’ eligible fare for those of you who hold a Delta/American Express co-branded card, so you can ‘buy down’ the fare with your SkyMiles and still earn full MQM’s! Another myth busted for those who still think you will lose all MQM’s if you use “Pay With Miles.” You will still get the MQM’s, but you are reducing your redeemable miles as they are tied to the base fare PAID.

Anyway here are the numbers:

The Details:

MQM’s:     9,636 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM’s)

Fare:         $538

Cost:           5.6 Cents Per Mile (CPM)

Please login to your Delta account before you click on the booking link below:

This link books through Delta.com  –

DIRECT BOOKING LINK  Denver – JFK – Dublin – JFK – Denver

Another tip:  For our Alaska Airlines readers, you could credit this to your Mileage Plan account and earn 4,818 redeemable miles and 9,636 Elite Qualifying Miles to that program. Thank you for visiting and following us, hopefully throughout 2016 here at Renes Points and Elite Mileage Runs

I also suggest that you take the time to read this article I wrote on Mobile Passport and load it onto your mobile device before taking this trip and see how great it works in the JFK Airport, which was just added in April! Best Wishes and Happy Travels. Enjoy your travels!  – John @laptoptravel

 

Las Vegas to San Juan $577 & 9144 MQMs 6CPM Weekday Delta Elite Mileage Run

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  Saturday, November 28, 2015 by John @laptoptravel

A Las Vegas to San Juan Puerto Rico Route Map

Las Vegas to San Juan Puerto Rico Route Map

B Las Vegas to San Juan Puerto Rico Kayak fares

Las Vegas to San Juan Puerto Rico Kayak fares

C Las Vegas to San Juan Purto Rico Delta Airlines

Las Vegas to San Juan Purto Rico Delta Airlines


Let me follow-up my last Mileage Run post (which was San Diego to San Juan) with another trip headed to the warm, sunny shores of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This may not have the same appeal for Californians as for those stuck in the harsher northern climates, but it is still MQM’s on the cheap. Perhaps many of you could reposition to Las Vegas to take advantage of this, or to San Diego to hop on that other Mileage Run starting from there and get your MQM’s in before the year’s end.

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

Again, Delta is being very difficult when it comes to pushing some fare prices through. I worked the numbers and had this fare down to $415 but Delta (again, like with my previous post) keeps 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 cautious.

This is a variant of the Los Angeles to San Juan Mileage Run (my earlier post) and piggybacks off many of those flights. Fly out of Las Vegas and head through Los Angeles. You get to leave in the late afternoon connect easily through LAX on this route. 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 arrive in the early afternoon in San Juan so you can relax on the beach day and 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 Las Vegas 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:     $577

6.3 Cents Per Mile (CPM)

Bookable on Delta.com

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

(Monday’s Dec 7th) DIRECT KAYAK BOOKING LINK

Please LOGIN first you your Delta.com account before clicking any links. The, once you are signed into your Delta.com 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

 

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 Delta.com

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

(Monday’s Dec 7th)   DIRECT KAYAK BOOKING LINK

Please LOGIN first you your Delta.com account before clicking any links. The, once you are signed into your Delta.com 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