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DL: NYC-SMF $272 available multiple days in Dec

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Old Nov 29, 13, 3:58 am
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DL: NYC-SMF $272 available multiple days in Dec

I've been looking for the past couple of days for a MR out of NYC on DL and looks like Sacramento is the best option for December. Flights are available at this price currently December 6 - 14, except the 8th. Typical legs are LGA>DTW>SLC>SMF then SMF>ATL>LGA (or JFK). Full day of travel 6am to midnight but no redeye which I like. Approximately 5,400 miles total, which comes out to approximately 5 cents per mile. Not amazing, but running out of options in December as the holidays approach.
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Old Nov 29, 13, 6:04 am
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Good find; and if you have a bunch of Skymiles you can reduce the cost further using pay with miles and still earn MQM's (if you have a Delta AMEX)!
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Old Nov 29, 13, 8:33 am
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Zornoff - is that true? I heard that's only true for first/business.
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Old Nov 29, 13, 9:29 am
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MQMs pay with miles is only for...

First/Biz - I don't think it is such a great deal domestically, but if you're in a pinch ;-)
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Old Nov 29, 13, 9:50 am
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Zornoff - is that true? I heard that's only true for first/business.
That's what I've read from Delta only counts for MQM's/MQD's in 1st or business. I'm not sure about the Delta Amex I've got the Plat? Anyone got info on that?
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Old Nov 29, 13, 10:20 am
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Great question... I would mind using 10k in miles to drop the cost $100 since I'll earn over 11k for the flight, but obviously need the MQMs. I have the platinum card as well.
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Old Nov 29, 13, 10:44 am
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You could also do JFK-LAX-SLC-OAK-SLC-LAX-JFK on DL. $306 r/t with 7,286 miles, comes out to 4.2cpm. I did this run a couple of weeks ago but I started in OAK. They do have a redeye,which I did, but I think if you book on delta.com you could book separate one-way flights at the same price and avoid the redeye, but might have to spend the night. I just checked and it still works if you start in JFK.
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Old Nov 29, 13, 11:33 am
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I recently used pay with miles for an itinerary in 1st and was NOT credited for all segments. There are restrictions based on fare class, so be mindful and double check fare if MQS/MQM are important.
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Old Nov 29, 13, 4:43 pm
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You could also do JFK-LAX-SLC-OAK-SLC-LAX-JFK on DL. $306 r/t with 7,286 miles, comes out to 4.2cpm. I did this run a couple of weeks ago but I started in OAK. They do have a redeye,which I did, but I think if you book on delta.com you could book separate one-way flights at the same price and avoid the redeye, but might have to spend the night. I just checked and it still works if you start in JFK.
Good find... That route and price shows up on Matrix ITA but looks like you need to book them as one-way tickets no matter what to get the $306 fare on Delta.com
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Old Nov 30, 13, 5:06 pm
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Everyone is correct; pay with miles only works in FC or BC. Renee talked about it here http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ess-class.html. But I've got a bunch of skymiles I'll never use and I'd rather have Platinum status next year than skymiles. I fly Delta for business but am using Southwest now for pleasure because I was able to get the companion pass (without setting foot on a SW plane, btw) through 2014.
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Originally Posted by britten440 View Post
I've been looking for the past couple of days for a MR out of NYC on DL and looks like Sacramento is the best option for December. Flights are available at this price currently December 6 - 14, except the 8th. Typical legs are LGA>DTW>SLC>SMF then SMF>ATL>LGA (or JFK). Full day of travel 6am to midnight but no redeye which I like. Approximately 5,400 miles total, which comes out to approximately 5 cents per mile. Not amazing, but running out of options in December as the holidays approach.
No this IS a good catch this late in the year! Can get down to 4.8CPM range. Also the first class is not all bad if you are willing to spend more!



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Old Nov 30, 13, 10:00 pm
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Talking UNited has same fares at $259.

Sacramento (SMF) to New York (LGA) - Sat, Jan 25
United Airlines, Inc. Sacramento (SMF) to Chicago (ORD) - Sat, Jan 25
United Airlines, Inc. 1678 Dep: 6:15AM Arr: 12:19PM 4h 4m Boeing 737 Economy (G)

Stop in ORD 3h 46m

United Airlines, Inc. Chicago (ORD) to New York (LGA) - Sat, Jan 25
United Airlines, Inc. 1678 Dep: 4:05PM Arr: 7:14PM 2h 9m Boeing 737 Economy (G)



New York (LGA) to Sacramento (SMF) - Mon, Jan 27
United Airlines, Inc. New York (LGA) to Houston (IAH) - Mon, Jan 27
United Airlines, Inc. 404 Dep: 5:45AM Arr: 8:36AM 3h 51m Boeing 757 Economy (G)

Layover in IAH 0h 42m

United Airlines, Inc. Houston (IAH) to Sacramento (SMF) - Mon, Jan 27
United Airlines, Inc. 1714 Dep: 9:18AM Arr: 11:30AM 4h 12m Boeing 737 Economy (G)


Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $259.10
Total cost for 1 passenger $259.10
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Old Nov 30, 13, 10:41 pm
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*yawn* this fare again?

Need something new and fun from SMF.
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