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DL/Sky Team: 2019 Consolidated Mileage/Status/Challenge Runs help needed

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For each request, please include the following information:

Departure Airport:
Miles Needed:
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Required Metal or Codeshares okay*:


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NOTE: 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 Jul 26, 19, 5:09 pm
  #181  
 
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Originally Posted by canuck_traveler View Post
ATL-CGK (Jakarta), August 16 - 18, $1330, Premium Select
I already mentioned I can't go between 11th and 29th. This is because I will be traveling then with family and I can't abandon them to do a MR.
I'm starting to think of something like ATL-KOA or ATL-FAI on Aug 30, I see I can get First class to FAI or Comfort+ to KOA for this amount.

Sorry I wasn't clear about Aug 30 - it is included in the dates I can start my trip. From now to Aug 10 (incl) and from 5-6pm Aug 29 to 11:59 pm on Aug 30.

What do you think about ATL-BKK for $1613? Start 12:31am Aug 30, arrive 1:15pm Aug 31, return 11:30pm Aug 31 - 2:14pm Sept 1

Last edited by b_smith; Jul 26, 19 at 7:57 pm Reason: Clarification about Aug 30, added ATL-BKK option
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Old Jul 29, 19, 8:07 am
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Originally Posted by canuck_traveler View Post
How about ATL-SIN in Premium Select? August 29-Sept. 1, $1450 (other dates available but requires more weekday travel - e.g. Nov 25 -28, $1390 Premium Select)
I'm seriously considering this one...
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Old Jul 29, 19, 8:36 am
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Originally Posted by b_smith View Post
I already mentioned I can't go between 11th and 29th. This is because I will be traveling then with family and I can't abandon them to do a MR.
I'm starting to think of something like ATL-KOA or ATL-FAI on Aug 30, I see I can get First class to FAI or Comfort+ to KOA for this amount.

Sorry I wasn't clear about Aug 30 - it is included in the dates I can start my trip. From now to Aug 10 (incl) and from 5-6pm Aug 29 to 11:59 pm on Aug 30.

What do you think about ATL-BKK for $1613? Start 12:31am Aug 30, arrive 1:15pm Aug 31, return 11:30pm Aug 31 - 2:14pm Sept 1
The posting I removed was the LAS-HND flight on August 30th morning but it would require a positioning flight to LAS the evening of the 29th. $1064 in Premium Economy.

The Bangkok option sounds great.
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Old Jul 30, 19, 5:05 pm
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Departure Airport: PDX or West Coast
Miles Needed: $4,000 MQD
Required Spend or Budget: $1,000
Available Travel Dates: September - December
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: Codeshares preferably to maximize MQD.
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Old Jul 30, 19, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by aolj View Post
Departure Airport: PDX or West Coast
Miles Needed: $4,000 MQD
Required Spend or Budget: $1,000
Available Travel Dates: September - December
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: Codeshares preferably to maximize MQD.
You are probably looking at a Virgin Atlantic mileage run to JNB from LAX or SFO in Economy Delight. Some weekend departures in November at $1028 from LAX. 26,000+ MQMs and $5000+ MQD. Slightly cheaper at $1008 from SFO with earning just a little bit less than from LAX. Purchase on Virgin Atlantic website; flexible date search; trip duration of 3 days for immediate turn (a little over 12 hours in JNB)
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Old Jul 30, 19, 6:58 pm
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Departure Airport: CHS (CAE or SAV if cheaper enough)
Miles Needed: All of them (seriously, as many as possible)
Required Spend or Budget: $600
Available Travel Dates: Anytime after the first week of August
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: Preferrably Delta metal where I can use RUCs

I have a couple of days of vacation that I HAVE to use in August, and would love a fairly lucrative mileage run out of CHS. I love some of the international ones I have seen on here, and will consider one of those later in the year, but if I can get 6k or more with a 2 or 3 day mileage run, that would be ideal!
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Old Jul 30, 19, 8:03 pm
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Originally Posted by CAETravlr View Post
Departure Airport: CHS (CAE or SAV if cheaper enough)
Miles Needed: All of them (seriously, as many as possible)
Required Spend or Budget: $600
Available Travel Dates: Anytime after the first week of August
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: Preferrably Delta metal where I can use RUCs

I have a couple of days of vacation that I HAVE to use in August, and would love a fairly lucrative mileage run out of CHS. I love some of the international ones I have seen on here, and will consider one of those later in the year, but if I can get 6k or more with a 2 or 3 day mileage run, that would be ideal!
CHS-HNL, $687 (basic economy), immediate turn, August 22, about 10,000 MQMs
CHS-ANC, various dates in August in the $440 - $550 range (basic economy), about 8,200 MQMs
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Old Jul 31, 19, 5:11 am
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Originally Posted by dcadwell View Post
I'm seriously considering this one...
Ended up doing it. Timing worked perfectly to also check out the festivities of the Singapore GP!
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Old Jul 31, 19, 6:37 am
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Originally Posted by dcadwell View Post
Ended up doing it. Timing worked perfectly to also check out the festivities of the Singapore GP!
Have fun! Safe travels.
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Old Jul 31, 19, 8:58 am
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longhauls from DTW

I am looking for deals on longhauls out-and-backs for mileage pick up to meet diamond status from DTW. Have good flexibility in Q4. Last year did a couple of Kona flights for $550 that were great. open to anything under $1000. Need 20k miles
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Old Jul 31, 19, 9:05 am
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https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/mileage-run-deals-372/ and the various sub-forums are where you want to look.
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Old Jul 31, 19, 9:18 am
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Stay at home and sign up for the DL AMEX Reserve card and the DL AMEX Platinum card and pay some federal taxes and get 20,000+ MQMs between signup bonuses and thresholds.
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Old Jul 31, 19, 9:22 am
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Good sale going on right now.

https://www.delta.com/content/www/en..._global_073019
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Old Jul 31, 19, 9:22 am
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Look at ANC after the end of summer and also the PS routes since a PS ticket gets 150% MQMs, although you won't find RT fares as low as a thousand dollars.

Do you already have the MQD requirement or have you spent $250,000 on DL AmEx cards?
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Old Jul 31, 19, 9:23 am
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Originally Posted by Auston View Post
Note that these are BE fares.
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