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DL/Sky Team: 2017-2018 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. DO NOT START A SEPARATE THREAD.

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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 Aug 6, 18, 10:01 pm
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Originally Posted by canuck_traveler View Post
Two trips to Kona (KOA) from JFK should get you the needed MQM and MQD. Prices from JFK - KOA are starting in the $600's on immediate turns in September (out Saturday, get back Sunday). Select one trip in main cabin and one in economy comfort should do it.
Thank you for your help! I actually have a multi-city int'l flight coming up with long haul legs in SU Comfort Class (Premium Econ) that I can take advantage of. This brings me closer to the 12.5K MQM threshold and surpass $1.5K MQD. It was only marginally more expensive than booking in economy throughout! (~$1179 total) :

JFK-SVO (A fare) @ 4,661 MQM & $932.2 MQD
SVO-SXF (M fare) @ 497.5 MQM & $49.8 MQD
MUC-SVO (M fare) @ 600.5 MQM & $60.1 MQD
SVO-JFK (A fare) @ 4,661 MQM & $932.2 MQD

Total: 10,420 MQM and $1974.3 MQD

I'll probably sneak an NYC-DEN flight in to visit family for the remaining MQM

Last edited by travel_mav; Aug 14, 18 at 12:08 pm Reason: correction from canuck_traveler
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Old Aug 7, 18, 5:48 am
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Thanks so much LBJ!!!
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Old Aug 7, 18, 5:49 am
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Originally Posted by LBJ View Post
BOS-SIN, from $854 roundtrip.
Thanks so much LBJ!
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Old Aug 7, 18, 8:49 am
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Join Date: Jul 2018
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Departure Airport: SFO (OAK/SJC)
Required Arrival Airport:
Miles Needed: 28K
Required Spend or Budget: <1000
Unavailable Travel Dates: Oct 20,27-28; Nov 17-18; Dec 7-9, 15-16
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: Any (max MQMs)

Thanks,
Christopher
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Old Aug 8, 18, 2:10 pm
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Originally Posted by cjjones051 View Post
Departure Airport: SFO (OAK/SJC)
Required Arrival Airport:
Miles Needed: 28K
Required Spend or Budget: <1000
Unavailable Travel Dates: Oct 20,27-28; Nov 17-18; Dec 7-9, 15-16
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: Any (max MQMs)

Thanks,
Christopher
Tough to do for under $1000. KE has SFO-HKG fares for around $600 that earn slight less than 14K MQM's. VS SFO-JNB is available from around $1100 in Economy Delight which would earn about 27.5K MQM's.
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Old Aug 9, 18, 7:29 am
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Originally Posted by LBJ View Post
Tough to do for under $1000. KE has SFO-HKG fares for around $600 that earn slight less than 14K MQM's. VS SFO-JNB is available from around $1100 in Economy Delight which would earn about 27.5K MQM's.
Thanks LBJ, I appreciate it.
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Old Aug 10, 18, 5:05 am
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Originally Posted by LBJ View Post
Tough to do for under $1000. KE has SFO-HKG fares for around $600 that earn slight less than 14K MQM's. VS SFO-JNB is available from around $1100 in Economy Delight which would earn about 27.5K MQM's.
Having a bit of trouble finding that VS fare?
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Old Aug 10, 18, 5:11 am
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Departure Airport: MSP
Miles Needed: 17K
Required Spend or Budget: cheaper is better
Available Travel Dates: very open will do quick turnarounds
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: fine

Id prefer to do a quick trip with sameday turnaround but will stay longer if cheaper
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Old Aug 10, 18, 2:10 pm
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Originally Posted by dcadwell View Post
Having a bit of trouble finding that VS fare?
Available on many weekends from the last weekend of October through first weekend of December. Just use Google Flights to search for coach fares and look for the dates with $819 Economy fares. The Economy Delight fares are about $310 more. Premium Economy fares are around $1800 -- quite a bit pricier for not much of an additional boost in MQM/MQD earning.
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Old Aug 12, 18, 1:59 pm
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Departure Airport: NYC
MQM: 6,250
MQS: 8
MQD: $750
Available Travel Dates: 8/14 - 8/17, 8/27 - 8/31,
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: Codeshares OK

Thanks for your help!
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Old Aug 13, 18, 11:17 am
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Departure Airport: OMA (preferred), MCI, MSP, DEN, MDW, could possibly do an overnight trip from JFK/LGA/EWR
MQM: Wideopen
Available Travel Dates: Now to YE

Hi, I'm basically looking to burn up a $500 bump voucher that expires at the end of the week, I could possibly go $200 over for the right flight. Max overnight would be 1 night.

thanks,
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Old Aug 13, 18, 11:52 am
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Departure Airport: ATL
Required Arrival Airport:
Miles Needed: N/A
Required Spend or Budget: $4K MQD
Unavailable Travel Dates: None - weekend preferred for a quick run but I can do a week vacation in NOV/DEC
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: Any (max MQDs)

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Old Aug 13, 18, 4:03 pm
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MQD Run

Departure Airport: JFK or BOS (home airport is BDL but I doubt that'll work)
Miles Needed: All set on MQMs, but need apx $3500-$4000 MQDs
Required Spend or Budget: looking for partner itinerary that will keep actual spend to a relative minimum
Available Travel Dates: Most of the year works, but looking for no required layover, next day turnaround ideal
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: no requirement


Thank you very much!
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Old Aug 13, 18, 7:30 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: SLC
Programs: DL DM, AMEX Delta Reserve
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Departure Airport: SLC
Miles Needed: 22K MQMs
Required Spend or Budget: $1300 or less.
Available Travel Dates: Any Thurs/Fri Departure with 0 overnight preferred
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: prefer DL but codeshare OK
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Old Aug 14, 18, 5:24 am
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Originally Posted by DLfromBDL View Post
Departure Airport: JFK or BOS (home airport is BDL but I doubt that'll work)
Miles Needed: All set on MQMs, but need apx $3500-$4000 MQDs
Required Spend or Budget: looking for partner itinerary that will keep actual spend to a relative minimum
Available Travel Dates: Most of the year works, but looking for no required layover, next day turnaround ideal
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: no requirement


Thank you very much!
How about a trip on Virgin Atlantic from JFK to JNB in premium economy? PE earns MQD at 30% of distance travelled so you would earn 5000+ MQD. Some dates in November are in the $1700 range. Economy Delight earns at 25% of distance travelled - some tickets are in the $1050 range and would earn about 4500 MQD

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