DL - Help need 6100 miles from LAX

Old Dec 10, 15, 5:07 am
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DL - Help need 6100 miles from LAX

Hello All! It has been a while since I last posted on here. Looking for some help - would like to retain Platinum on Delta for 2016. Need just over 6K miles before year end. Not looking to spend too much but I am flexible in cost and schedule. (Also - can you BUY EQM on Delta?) Any routes from LAX would be extremely helpful. Thanks so much fellow flyers and happy holidays!
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Old Dec 10, 15, 7:17 am
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Welcome to Flyertalk edchoi527! (though it sounds like you may have been here before with a different handle, but welcome anyway! )

This time of year is unfortunately not the most affordable, but here are some respectable options. They may or may not be the cheapest and I encourage you to play around with Google Flights to see if you can find something that works even better for you.

Option 1: Require two trips:
LAX-ATL-BWI-JFK-LAX on 12/11, 12/14, or 12/15 is $388 for ~5444 miles.
Combine that with a day turn LAX-LAS-LAX on 12/11, 12/12, 12/15, or 12/16 for the minimum round trip of 1000 miles.

Option 2: Requires one trip:
LAX-SLC-HNL-LAX on 12/14 (return is a red-eye arriving early 12/15) is $603. Great Circle Mapper pegs this at 6139 miles. (Note that LAX-HNL-LAX non-stop both ways is not enough miles)
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Old Dec 10, 15, 1:58 pm
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Thank you ty97 for the tips! Those were really helpful - I'm thinking about doing the single turnaround to HNL through SLC. Should be enough (just barely!)

If anyone else has any other leads that would be great - trying to keep it to one trip - I'll also start plugging away at Google Flights! Thanks all.
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Old Dec 11, 15, 9:12 am
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LAX-ANC Many days between now and Dec 24th for $350-$550. Route thru MSP will get you over 6400 MQM,s.
Can do MSP both ways for around $410 for more MQM,s.
Quick turns on all.
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