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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 Jan 1, 17, 3:51 pm
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DL/Sky Team: 2017-2018 Consolidated Mileage/Status/Challenge Runs help needed

On behalf to the Mileage Run Moderator team, I would like to express our thanks to the many FlyerTalkers who rose to the challenge and helped so many members with their helpful suggestions.

These consolidates threads made managing the year end traffic much smoother.

Hopefully, all were successful with their runs.

Pat89339 on behalf of the Mileage Run Moderator team
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Old Jan 4, 17, 3:10 am
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Join Date: Nov 2016
Programs: Delta, China airlines
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Departure Airport:TPE
Miles Needed:no limit just within budget
Required Spend or Budget:1100-1200
Available Travel Dates:anytime april
Required Metal or Codeshares okayl or sky team
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Old Jan 8, 17, 2:43 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: ATL
Programs: DL DM, HH Diamond, Marriott Platinum
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Departure Airport: ATL
Miles Needed: As many as possible
Required Spend or Budget:<$750
Available Travel Dates: 2/3 - 2/4
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: Delta

Starting early this year. Short trip/Day trip needed.....

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Old Jan 10, 17, 8:14 am
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Since people are hitting the ground running..

Departure Airport: DTW/CLE
Miles Needed: As many as possible
Required Spend or Budget:<$800
Available Travel Dates: Feb-April
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: Skyteam
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Old Jan 10, 17, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Sid3ways View Post
Since people are hitting the ground running..

Departure Airport: DTW/CLE
Miles Needed: As many as possible
Required Spend or Budget:<$800
Available Travel Dates: Feb-April
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: Skyteam
CLE-DTW-ICN-BKK-ICN-DTW-CLE out 3/10 return 3/12 is $733, 19980 miles (more if you earn 500 mile minimum).
https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...LE1DL5115;a=DL
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Old Jan 10, 17, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Tommyli88 View Post
Departure Airport:TPE
Miles Needed:no limit just within budget
Required Spend or Budget:1100-1200
Available Travel Dates:anytime april
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: Dl or sky team
TPA-DTW-NRT-SIN-NRT-DTW-TPA out 4/23 return 4/25 is $950, 21390 miles.
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Old Jan 10, 17, 8:20 pm
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Jump start on the year

Departure Airport:MCI
Miles Needed:no limit just within budget
Required Spend or Budget:400-580
Available Travel Dates: March 18th to March 24th
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: Dl or sky team


Destination either: PVA or Cancun
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Old Jan 12, 17, 2:21 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2016
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Jump start on the year

Departure Airport:MCI
Miles Needed:no limit just within budget
Required Spend or Budget:400-580
Available Travel Dates: March 18th to March 24th
Required Metal or Codeshares okay:


Destination either: PVA or Cancun
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Old Jan 12, 17, 8:01 pm
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Departure Airport: WAS
Miles Needed:no limit just within budget
Required Spend or Budget: 400-500
Available Travel Dates: April 2017 or later
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: DL
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Old Jan 16, 17, 5:26 pm
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Originally Posted by renebt View Post
Departure Airport: WAS
Miles Needed:no limit just within budget
Required Spend or Budget: 400-500
Available Travel Dates: April 2017 or later
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: DL
IAD-ATL-SEA-ANC-SEA-SLC-IAD out 8/7 return 8/8 is $491, 8102 miles.
https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...AD0DL1967;a=DL
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Old Jan 17, 17, 10:41 am
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Join Date: May 2016
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Departure Airport: RIC highly preferred, WAS if needed
Miles Needed: any
Required Spend or Budget: <$500
Available Travel Dates: 2/1-3/9, 3/20-5/8, 6/1-6/20, or 7/1-any
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: any? I think.

SDC not necessary; wouldn't mind exploring a city for a few days/weekend. If possible, would like to redeem using Chase UR on travel portal.
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Old Jan 18, 17, 8:54 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: MKE
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Departure Airport: MKE or ORD
Miles Needed: Max CPM
Required Spend or Budget: interested in both <500 and <1000 ranges
Available Travel Dates: Depart Fri at earliest Return by Sun, Feb-May(excluding 3/24-4/9). Interested in same day MR or mini vacation.
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: full mqm

I'm having trouble finding anything truly MR worthy. Just started including ORD in my searches recently. Interested to see if y'all can find anything sub 5 cpm. I'm thinking my weekend restrictions may be hurting me.
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Old Jan 23, 17, 12:11 am
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I have some travel coming up that would not need a reposition. Looking at a few options and seeing what I can find.

Departure Airport: LAX or SNA
Miles Needed: Max CPM
Required Spend or Budget: 500-800 ballpark.
Available Travel Dates: Depart 4/10 and return 12th or 13th. COULD stay a day or two extra if required
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: Full MQM. Seems MU from LAX could work but having trouble keeping out Z or Q fares. Delta metal preferred and have flown MU and it was fine as long as not no earnings fare codes.
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Old Jan 24, 17, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by dinanm3atl View Post
I have some travel coming up that would not need a reposition. Looking at a few options and seeing what I can find.

Departure Airport: LAX or SNA
Miles Needed: Max CPM
Required Spend or Budget: 500-800 ballpark.
Available Travel Dates: Depart 4/10 and return 12th or 13th. COULD stay a day or two extra if required
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: Full MQM. Seems MU from LAX could work but having trouble keeping out Z or Q fares. Delta metal preferred and have flown MU and it was fine as long as not no earnings fare codes.
LAX-PVG-CTU-PVG-LAX out 4/10 return 4/13 is $580, 15034 miles. Some other Chinese cities at similar price. Requires China visa.
https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...LAX0DL186;a=DL
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Old Jan 25, 17, 12:14 pm
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Hi,
I hope this is good place to post for KLM/AIRFRANCE or any other skyteam member. I would like to maximize the segments of this flight.
Can someone advice?
Departure Airport: AMS
Arrival: MAD
Dates: 17 March - 19 March
Budget: < 200 eur
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