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Old Aug 11, 12, 9:48 pm
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40K to DL Diamond - MR Suggestions?

Somehow, with very little business travel, I managed to be in a position where I could earn DM by year-end with a little effort.

After my trip to SYD in a few weeks, I'll be about 40,000 miles short. I have the following RT travel planned through Dec 2012:

JFK-DEN (Sept 20-23)
JFK-PDX (Sept 17-21)
JFK-EZE (Nov 16-Dec 3)
JFK-CDG (Dec 20-26)

If I flew all of these direct, I'd net 26k MQMs. While these wouldn't be true MRs, am open to routing and spending a little extra money to maximize miles earned. Have flexibility on these dates by about a day either way. Any routing suggestions?

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Old Aug 12, 12, 3:51 am
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Consider adding BOS-SIN-BOS .... one MR should do the trick.



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Old Aug 12, 12, 10:45 am
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Originally Posted by jfk2lax View Post
Somehow, with very little business travel, I managed to be in a position where I could earn DM by year-end with a little effort.

After my trip to SYD in a few weeks, I'll be about 40,000 miles short. I have the following RT travel planned through Dec 2012:

JFK-DEN (Sept 20-23)
JFK-PDX (Sept 17-21)
JFK-EZE (Nov 16-Dec 3)
JFK-CDG (Dec 20-26)

If I flew all of these direct, I'd net 26k MQMs. While these wouldn't be true MRs, am open to routing and spending a little extra money to maximize miles earned. Have flexibility on these dates by about a day either way. Any routing suggestions?
9/20-23 & 9/17-21 date typo?

for 1st 2, try via las, lax, phx?

for eze, also lax etc.....

my 1st thoughts.....will look when the xword is finished....

ps....you left out the $ & routing, the most important facts....ie what to beat on cpmqm....

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Old Aug 12, 12, 11:30 am
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how about this.....9/20 jfk-sea-den, 9/23 den-jfk....$490 per orbitz...

didn't look at sea on return....

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Old Aug 12, 12, 4:52 pm
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there are a couple of sea starts in mr deals.....while you are going west, perhaps you could fit one in....
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