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DL/Sky Team: 2016-2017 Consolidated Mileage/Status/Challenge Runs help needed

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For each request, please include the following information:

Departure Airport:
Miles Needed:
Required Spend or Budget:
Available Travel Dates:
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*:


For each response. Please quote the original request.

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NOTE: there is not much time left in 2017, given that travel tends to be expensive around holidays. You will have greater chances of success if you have greater flexibility on travel dates and cost. If you need a lot of MQMs on weekends only for < 5 cpm it probably won't happen.

Other creative possibilities depending how many MQMs you need:
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*"Required Metal or Codeshares" is, approximately, asking whether you need a flight operated specifically by Delta or if partner flights are ok. If you are just looking for MQMs to hit a Medallion tier the normal way, then the answer is yes. If you are doing a status challenge, the answer is also probably yes, but read the T&C of your challenge carefully to be sure (for the regular status challenge the answer is also "yes")

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Old Dec 7, 17, 5:33 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2017
Programs: Delta
Posts: 16
Originally Posted by Chris Hendriksen View Post
Looking for a mileage run that starts at SLC and ends at CVG (or DAY if necessary)

Airport: SLC to CVG
Miles Needed:
6180
Required Spend or Budget: Targeting $500-600
Available Travel Dates: Leave from SLC on 12/19 evening or redeye, ok to spend night of 19th in air or in hotel, with targeted return to CVG on 12/20
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: need MQMs - codeshare OK
You might want to try expertflyer.com to find a flight that zig zags you on your way to CVG. A milage run from SLC to CVG is just too specific a route.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 6:55 pm
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Originally Posted by GlobeTrotterYOLO View Post
Looking for the least amount of trips. Happy to do 1 really long haul over several days.

Departure Airport: NYC (LGA, JFK or EWR)
Miles Needed: 20,000 MQM's
Required Spend or Budget: $1500 (MQD's for Platinum already reached)
Available Travel Dates: Dec 14-15 + Dec 18-24 + Dec 27-29
Required Metal or Codeshares okay

THANK YOU!!
MR to SIN on China Eastern Dec 18 - 20, $1688, about 21,000 miles, Bookable on Expedia
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Old Dec 7, 17, 6:56 pm
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Join Date: May 2010
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Originally Posted by token385 View Post
Canuck_traveler,

Thanks you for the heads-up. Yeah trying to burn my PTO for this for looking at quick weekend turns Leave Fri or Sat and Return Sun...... I was looking at the China Eastern flights.
There are China Eastern options that leave Friday and return on Sunday for the MR to Asia
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Old Dec 7, 17, 11:31 pm
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Join Date: May 2010
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Originally Posted by Miricho View Post
Hello need help.

Departure Airport: DSM
Miles Needed:8000
Required Spend or Budget: 600 or less
Available Travel Dates: weekend Dec 8th OR Last week of year
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: DL or any Skyteam

thank you in advance!
I was unable to find anything in the price range that you specified. The closest I could find was:

Dec 8 - 9 DSM-MSP-SEA-ANC-SEA-LAX-DTW-DSM, $913, 8300 miles

Worked out with ITA Matrix, Bookable with BookWithMatrix on FlightNetwork or Priceline
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Old Dec 8, 17, 7:13 am
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Departure Airport: MSP
Miles Needed: 6287
Required Spend or Budget:$500
Available Travel Dates: any in December
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: yes
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Old Dec 8, 17, 7:25 am
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MR to FAI

e.g. Dec 11 - 12, MSP-SLC-SEA-FAI-SEA-SLC-MSP, $478 (E), $512(T), about 6400 miles

Bookable on Delta (Dec 11 or 12 departures available)

Originally Posted by Nick Eilertson View Post
Departure Airport: MSP
Miles Needed: 6287
Required Spend or Budget:$500
Available Travel Dates: any in December
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: yes

Last edited by canuck_traveler; Dec 8, 17 at 7:27 am Reason: correct typo
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Old Dec 8, 17, 8:11 am
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Join Date: Dec 2017
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Thank you canuck_traveler!! appreciate your help.
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Old Dec 8, 17, 11:01 am
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Join Date: Dec 2017
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Departure Airport: CHS or anywhere else nearby
Miles Needed: only 1 segment or 6,191 MQMs to next tier (doing a MR to attain next tier status before year-end and rack up rollover credit for next year while I have the time)
Required Spend or Budget: <500
Available Travel Dates: 12/10 - 12/31
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: Y


Thanks in advance for any info provided!
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Old Dec 8, 17, 11:33 am
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Originally Posted by ftjm3 View Post
Departure Airport: CHS or anywhere else nearby
Miles Needed: only 1 segment or 6,191 MQMs to next tier (doing a MR to attain next tier status before year-end and rack up rollover credit for next year while I have the time)
Required Spend or Budget: <500
Available Travel Dates: 12/10 - 12/31
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: Y


Thanks in advance for any info provided!
MR to WAS

e.g. Dec 17 or 18, CHS-ATL-IAD-ATL-CHS, $220 (E), $270(T), 4 segments
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Old Dec 8, 17, 11:19 pm
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Originally Posted by GlobeTrotterYOLO View Post
Looking for the least amount of trips. Happy to do 1 really long haul over several days or 2 trips.

Departure Airport: NYC (LGA, JFK or EWR)
Miles Needed: 20,000 MQM's
Required Spend or Budget: $1500 (MQD's for Platinum already reached)
Available Travel Dates: Dec 14-15 + Dec 18-24 + Dec 27-29
Required Metal or Codeshares okay

THANK YOU!!
Originally Posted by canuck_traveler View Post
MR to SIN on China Eastern Dec 18 - 20, $1688, about 21,000 miles, Bookable on Expedia
Can you be so kind to give me 2/3 alternate options with Delta please? Thank you so much!
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Old Dec 9, 17, 12:15 am
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Join Date: May 2010
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Originally Posted by GlobeTrotterYOLO View Post




Can you be so kind to give me 2/3 alternate options with Delta please? Thank you so much!


All Bookable on Delta website

Dec 27 - 29, JFK-BOS-AMS-JNB-AMS-DTW-LGA, $1677, about 19,500 miles

Dec 27 - 29, JFK-SEA-HKG-SEA-JFK, $1473, about 17,800 miles
Dec 18, LGA-DFW-LGA, $254 (E), about 2700 miles

Dec 27 - 28, LGA-DTW-ICN-ATL-LGA, $1532, about 15,100 miles
Dec 15, JFK-LAX-JFK, $461 (E), about 4,800 miles

Last edited by canuck_traveler; Dec 9, 17 at 12:37 am
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Old Dec 9, 17, 9:17 am
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Join Date: Dec 2017
Programs: dl
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DL mileage run from NYC

Soooooo close to diamond, and it's too late to get the Reserve card and have the signup bonus MQMs hit for this year. Thanks in advance for any help, really appreciate it, I'm new to figuring this all out so trying on my own but figured I'd throw out a lifeline to the community as I learn Powertools etc.

Departure Airport: any NYC or BOS
Miles Needed: 8,000 (or as many as possible, I'm ok spending through the nose for some of my needed MQMs through year end buyup, assuming that happens this year)
Required Spend or Budget: hit spend already, looking to stay under $600 budget
Available Travel Dates: 12/16-17, 12/20-12/31
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: yes
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Old Dec 9, 17, 9:53 am
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Originally Posted by Danielle Travers View Post
Soooooo close to diamond, and it's too late to get the Reserve card and have the signup bonus MQMs hit for this year. Thanks in advance for any help, really appreciate it, I'm new to figuring this all out so trying on my own but figured I'd throw out a lifeline to the community as I learn Powertools etc.

Departure Airport: any NYC or BOS
Miles Needed: 8,000 (or as many as possible, I'm ok spending through the nose for some of my needed MQMs through year end buyup, assuming that happens this year)
Required Spend or Budget: hit spend already, looking to stay under $600 budget
Available Travel Dates: 12/16-17, 12/20-12/31
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: yes
Dec 16 BOS-MSP-DFW-ATL-BOS, $316(E), $366(X), about 3600 miles
Dec 17-18 BOS-MSP-SAN-LAX-BOS, $330(E), $380(X), about 5700 miles - arrives in Boston at 6:25am on the 18th

Dec 16 BOS-MSP-LAS-JFK-BOS, $400 (E), $430 (T), about 5100 miles
Dec 17 BOS-ATL-DAL-ATL-BOS, $302 (E), $352 (X), about 3300 miles

Dec 16-17 BOS-SEA-ANC-SEA-JFK-BOS $700, about 8300 miles

NYC options

Dec 16-17 JFK-LAS-DTW-EWR, $278 (E), $328(T), about 4400 miles (redeye arrives at 12pm on 17th)
Dec 20 JFK-LAS-JFK, $355 (T), 4400 miles

Dec 16 JFK-ATL-SFO-JFK $348 (E), $390 (T), about 5400 miles
Dec 17 JFK-SFO-JFK $331 (E), $381 (T), about 5000 miles

Last edited by canuck_traveler; Dec 9, 17 at 10:34 am Reason: add Dec 17-18 option to San Diego; add NYC options
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Old Dec 9, 17, 10:18 am
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Join Date: Dec 2017
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DL mileage runs from SLC

Currently Platinum and trying to earn Diamond. I'm new to figuring this all out, so thank you in advance for any help ... I really appreciate it!

Departure Airport: SLC
Miles Needed: 20,000 (or as many as possible)
Required Spend or Budget: I already hit spend requirement; would like to stay within $3-4k, but can go with best options
Available Travel Dates: 12/14-20 (preferred), 12/26-12/31 (if needed)
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: yes (need MQMs)
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Old Dec 9, 17, 11:15 am
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Currently silver medallion and trying to find a cheep $200-$300 day trip flight. Iím new to this so any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thx

Departure Airport: DTW
Miles Needed: 2908
Required Spend or Budget: MQD,s already reached
Available Travel Dates: 12/18 or 12/19
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: yes
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