Go Back   FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Mileage Run Deals > Mileage Run Discussion
Sign in using an external account

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Aug 8, 12, 3:30 am   #1
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: CVG
Programs: DL DM +Reserve; Amex Plat; Hilton Diamond; Hyatt Diamond; National EE
Posts: 11
Help with first mileage run

I am looking to book my first mileage run. Earlier today I saw some great routines on ITA, but now I am only able to find direct routings. Can anyone help me enhance the following?

Goals:
1) get to Canada to complete my Nexus interview.
2) get miles to help requalify for DL Diamond.
3) No long flights that are unlikely to get upgraded. (DL DM + reserve)
4) Have some fun ( fun = craft beer, beach, or anywhere in the Caribbean/South America)
5) CVG based, but open to DAY, IND, etc...

Currently I am able to book the following:
10/18 cvg-atl-sea
10/19 sea-atl-sju
10/21 sju-atl-sea
10/22 - Nexus interview in Blaine, WA
10/22 sea-atl-cvg

As two separate round trips:
Cvg-atl-sea-atl-cvg = $319.70 / 5360mi = 5.9CPM
Sea-atl-sju-atl-sea = $360.90 / 7460mi = 4.8CPM

Not great value, but pretty good from CVG and given my goals. Earlier today I was able to price out some great routings (cvg-atl-lax-sea) and (sea-sts-lax-jfk-sju). Unfortunately, I can't make them happen now..

So, can the pros here help me make this MR better? The only hard requirements are:.
1) .CVG (or close) departure.
2) far enough out to schedule a nexus interview.
3) Delta

Thanks for your help!
silvergto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 12, 8:59 am   #2
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: BOS
Programs: AS MVPG, UA 1P, SPG Gold
Posts: 295
Is your NEXUS interview scheduled for a specific date/time? Or do you have some flexibility there?

n.b. I noticed those flights to SJU via STS-LAX in the past too (on ITA), but despite my best efforts couldn't get them to price out anywhere.
braffy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 12, 1:39 pm   #3
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: CVG
Programs: DL DM +Reserve; Amex Plat; Hilton Diamond; Hyatt Diamond; National EE
Posts: 11
There is some flexibility for the Nexus interview, but most of the locations are booked 12-15 weeks out.
silvergto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 12, 1:42 pm   #4
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: BOS
Programs: AS MVPG, UA 1P, SPG Gold
Posts: 295
Quote:
Originally Posted by silvergto View Post
There is some flexibility for the Nexus interview, but most of the locations are booked 12-15 weeks out.
What are your date/time options for this Blaine interview?
braffy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 12, 4:38 pm   #5
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: CVG
Programs: DL DM +Reserve; Amex Plat; Hilton Diamond; Hyatt Diamond; National EE
Posts: 11
Options are wide open after 10/22.
silvergto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 12, 10:24 pm   #6
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: BOS
Programs: AS MVPG, UA 1P, SPG Gold
Posts: 295
BLI is by far the closest airport to Blaine and would allow you to skip the Seattle traffic altogether.

To get to BLI you can go DAY-DTW-SEA-BLI-SEA-DTW-DAY for $307 (5854 miles 5.2cpm). Sample dates: Thu Oct 25, return Oct 26-27.
(DAY-MSP-SEA-BLI although a few less miles is more widely available.)

For a mileage run to SJU you can also go from DAY:
DAY-MSP-JFK-SJU-JFK-MSP-DAY for $247 (6400 miles 3.8cpm). Sample dates: Oct 30-31. If you want to stay longer there are many other dates available for $10 more.
braffy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 10, 12, 2:15 pm   #7
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: CVG
Programs: DL DM +Reserve; Amex Plat; Hilton Diamond; Hyatt Diamond; National EE
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by braffy View Post
BLI is by far the closest airport to Blaine and would allow you to skip the Seattle traffic altogether.

To get to BLI you can go DAY-DTW-SEA-BLI-SEA-DTW-DAY for $307 (5854 miles 5.2cpm). Sample dates: Thu Oct 25, return Oct 26-27.
(DAY-MSP-SEA-BLI although a few less miles is more widely available.)

For a mileage run to SJU you can also go from DAY:
DAY-MSP-JFK-SJU-JFK-MSP-DAY for $247 (6400 miles 3.8cpm). Sample dates: Oct 30-31. If you want to stay longer there are many other dates available for $10 more.
Perfect! I didn't even know lta had service to BLI. Just racked up $1200 in vouchers for three straight bumps BOS-CVG.... So booking the above all on Delta's dime
silvergto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 10, 12, 2:26 pm   #8
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: BOS
Programs: AS MVPG, UA 1P, SPG Gold
Posts: 295
Quote:
Originally Posted by silvergto View Post
Perfect! I didn't even know lta had service to BLI. Just racked up $1200 in vouchers for three straight bumps BOS-CVG.... So booking the above all on Delta's dime
SEA-BLI is codeshare with Alaska/Horizon, but you'll get full mileage credit for it on Delta. It's on a turboprop but the 93 mile flight is less than 30 minutes in the air, so it's pretty manageable.

Nice job with the vouchers... one day I hope that will happen to me on a day when I'm not in a hurry to get where I'm going.

Did you manage to actually book the flights yet? It's been a couple of days and inventory can change fast...
braffy is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:44 am.