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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")

NOTE: some partner flights earn MQMs at reduced rates. See this chart for more info.

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Old Sep 10, 16, 12:29 am
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DL/Sky Team: 2016-2017 Consolidated Mileage/Status/Challenge Runs help needed

In order to organize the end-of-year crush of Mileage/Status/Challenge Run threads, the Moderators have decided to create a consolidated thread for the airlines with the most frequent requests. This is the thread for Delta Airlines.

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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Old Sep 10, 16, 7:31 pm
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Departure Airport:SEA
Miles Needed:8000
Required Spend or Budget:Budget $500
Available Travel Dates:Thanksgiving
Required Metal or Codeshares okay:MU,AS

Thank you!!!
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Old Sep 10, 16, 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted by zhangyuliang View Post
Departure Airport:SEA
Miles Needed:8000
Required Spend or Budget:Budget $500
Available Travel Dates:Thanksgiving
Required Metal or Codeshares okay:MU,AS

Thank you!!!
Your dates are a little restrictive. You can try SEA-PVG nonstop for $508. Earns ~11,400 MQMs. 3 day min stay, so you may have to skip work the following Monday..or take half-day off in the morning as flight arrives at 8am.

https://goo.gl/flights/DwKH

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Old Sep 12, 16, 1:34 pm
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Hi, i know it seems like a lot but i'd appreciate any help. thank you!!

Departure Airport:LAX or southern california airports
Miles Needed:40,000
Required Spend or Budget:$3-4k (already met my MQD spend)
Available Travel Dates: anytime after october
Required Metal or Codeshares okay:Whatever is the best and fastest way to get MQMs.

Ideally, i'd like to do this on as little travel as possible and preferably on premium cabin.

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Old Sep 12, 16, 2:29 pm
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LAX-ATL-LIM-ATL-LAX out 11/1 return 11/2 in business is $1213, 15390 MQM. Same is available several other days in November and December.
LAX-ATL-SJO-ATL-LAX out 11/1 return 11/2 in business is $793, 10710 MQM. May be able to find on other days.
https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...sc=b;a=DL;eo=e
https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...sc=b;a=DL;eo=e
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Old Sep 12, 16, 9:46 pm
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Delta mileage run needed - 13.5k mqm

Need to get another 13.5 mqm to hit next level. Thoughts on best routes to an from ATL?
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Need to get another 13.5 mqm to hit next level. Thoughts on best routes to an from ATL?
See the stickied post at the top for the information people will need to help you.
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Old Sep 13, 16, 2:30 pm
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See the stickied post at the top for the information people will need to help you.
Mods moved his post from main forum to here. He's new so he didn't know.
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Old Sep 13, 16, 8:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Pat89339 View Post
In order to organize the end-of-year crush of Mileage/Status/Challenge Run threads, the Moderators have decided to create a consolidated thread for the airlines with the most frequent requests. This is the thread for Delta Airlines.

For each request, please include the following information:

Departure Airport: CMH
Miles Needed: 10K MQM minimum
Required Spend or Budget: $1000
Available Travel Dates: anytime between 10/1-12/31
Required Metal or Codeshares okay:


For each response. Please quote the original request.
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Old Sep 13, 16, 9:42 pm
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Originally Posted by jennidipaolo View Post
Departure Airport: CMH
Miles Needed: 10K MQM minimum
CMH-ATL-SFO-ATL-CMH day trip 11/5 is $278, 5156 miles. Available many other days.
https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...EAM;c=ATL;eo=e
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Old Sep 13, 16, 10:57 pm
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Looking for some cheap runs for my final push up to diamond.

Departure Airport: LAS/LAX
Miles Needed: 10-15k
Required Spend or Budget: $600 per flight
Available Travel Dates: All of Oct/Nov weekends. Friday night departure/Sun return
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: Anything that earns 100% MQMs

Have been doing a couple runs LAS-ATL/JFK-SJU which nets about 7.1k miles. Pricing has been between $450-$600.
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Old Sep 13, 16, 11:40 pm
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Originally Posted by kxc262 View Post
Looking for some cheap runs for my final push up to diamond.

Departure Airport: LAS/LAX
Miles Needed: 10-15k
Required Spend or Budget: $600 per flight
Available Travel Dates: All of Oct/Nov weekends. Friday night departure/Sun return
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: Anything that earns 100% MQMs

Have been doing a couple runs LAS-ATL/JFK-SJU which nets about 7.1k miles. Pricing has been between $450-$600.
If you can leave Friday afternoon there are some LAX-MSP-ANC-MSP-LAX for $240, 8108 MQMs.

Last edited by Zorak; Sep 14, 16 at 11:39 am Reason: fix typo/thinko in routing
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Old Sep 14, 16, 9:44 am
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Originally Posted by Zorak View Post
If you can leave Friday afternoon there are some LAX-MSP-ANC-MSP-ANC for $240, 8108 MQMs.
Thanks Zorak! Saw that one a while ago and got one booked for next weekend
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Old Sep 14, 16, 3:56 pm
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9100 for DIA in 2016

TIA for any help with this:

Departure Airport: DTW
Miles Needed: 9,100
Required Spend or Budget: >$750
Available Travel Dates: NOV 18-23 or DEC 12 - 19 (prefer one day turn around)
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: Any that qualify
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Old Sep 15, 16, 6:43 am
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Departure Airport: ATL
Miles Needed: 8,000
Required Spend or Budget: $500 - $1,000, can get creative with Pay with Miles
Available Travel Dates: Any, but ideally a day-trip (red-eye back OK)
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: Ideally no codeshare; 747 never hurts.

Thanks in advance, ideas are sincerely appreciated-
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