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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:
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: 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 Jul 31, 19, 11:11 am
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Originally Posted by dcadwell View Post
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/mileage-run-deals-372/ and the various sub-forums are where you want to look.
And specifically this thread: DL/Sky Team: 2019 Consolidated Mileage/Status/Challenge Runs help needed
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Old Jul 31, 19, 2:04 pm
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Departure Airport: ORD/MDW
Segments Needed - ~6-8 segments
Required Spend or Budget: ~$1000 total would be ideal clearly cheaper the better
Available Travel Dates: Intermittent availability through end of year.
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: DL only I believe for segments
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Old Jul 31, 19, 2:15 pm
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Originally Posted by homanga View Post
Departure Airport: ORD/MDW
Segments Needed - ~6-8 segments
Required Spend or Budget: ~$1000 total would be ideal clearly cheaper the better
Available Travel Dates: Intermittent availability through end of year.
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: DL only I believe for segments
How about ORD-DAY (via DTW)? $168 (basic economy) various dates from August - December, 4 segments

MDW/ORD-GSO (via ATL), $128 (basic economy) various dates from August - November, 4 segments

MDW-AVP (via ATL,DTW) $352 (basic economy) various dates from August - November, 6 segments (4 outbound, 2 inbound) - besides ATL, outbound options include CVG-DTW, MSP-DTW
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Old Aug 1, 19, 10:42 pm
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I did my first mileage run last year with help from flyertalk and trying to do another one this year with hopes to hit diamond. Last year was ATL-LGA-ATL-JNB-AMS-JFK-ATL for about $1,000 or so. Thanks in advance!

Departure Airport: ATL or I can position to anywhere
Miles Needed: 20K MQM or more
Required Spend or Budget: low as possible
Available Travel Dates: flexible until 12/31; weekend immediate turnaround preferred
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: as long as I can get Delta MQM!
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Old Aug 1, 19, 11:12 pm
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Originally Posted by David_Y View Post
I did my first mileage run last year with help from flyertalk and trying to do another one this year with hopes to hit diamond. Last year was ATL-LGA-ATL-JNB-AMS-JFK-ATL for about $1,000 or so. Thanks in advance!

Departure Airport: ATL or I can position to anywhere
Miles Needed: 20K MQM or more
Required Spend or Budget: low as possible
Available Travel Dates: flexible until 12/31; weekend immediate turnaround preferred
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: as long as I can get Delta MQM!
ATL-SIN is 20K+ MQMs depending on routing. There are some tickets available for $1089 (basic) in November though it will require 1 or 2 nights in Singapore. (Delta flexible calendar search, trip duration 4 days)

If you can reposition to JFK, then JFK-SIN on China Eastern will also get you the desired mileage. There are tickets in the $530+ range in October. Bookable on Expedia.
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Old Aug 2, 19, 1:50 pm
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Hello all first time poster here. I just received my Skymiles email that I'm halfway there to Silver Status (That's a HUGE accomplishment for me). I need some help on a Mileage run to make it to Silver.

Departure Airport: ATL or I can position to anywhere
Miles Needed: 13,437 MQM or more
Required Spend or Budget: low as possible
Available Travel Dates: flexible until 12/31; weekend immediate turnaround preferred (I can even do a hop off the plane, explore for a few hours then hop back on)
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: as long as I can get Delta MQM and MQDs!
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Old Aug 2, 19, 2:42 pm
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Hello all. I am doing the Delta Status Match and needing some help for a mileage run.

Departure Airport: AVL, GSP, ATL
Miles Needed: 12,500 MQM
Required Spend or Budget: Lowest Cost (need credit for $1,500 MQD)
Available Travel Dates: September Weekdays
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: Codeshares preferably to maximize MQD.
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Old Aug 2, 19, 2:57 pm
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Originally Posted by comptech View Post
Hello all. I am doing the Delta Status Match and needing some help for a mileage run.

Departure Airport: AVL, GSP, ATL
Miles Needed: 12,500 MQM
Required Spend or Budget: Lowest Cost (need credit for $1,500 MQD)
Available Travel Dates: September Weekdays
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: Codeshares preferably to maximize MQD.
AVL-ATL-SEA-ANC (return), $1644 Delta First, $1527 MQD, about 12,400 MQD, September 23 - 24 (immediate turn in Anchorage, 1 hour, arrive before midnight, depart 1am)
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Old Aug 2, 19, 4:24 pm
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Originally Posted by tyro16jeff View Post
Hello all first time poster here. I just received my Skymiles email that I'm halfway there to Silver Status (That's a HUGE accomplishment for me). I need some help on a Mileage run to make it to Silver.

Departure Airport: ATL or I can position to anywhere
Miles Needed: 13,437 MQM or more
Required Spend or Budget: low as possible
Available Travel Dates: flexible until 12/31; weekend immediate turnaround preferred (I can even do a hop off the plane, explore for a few hours then hop back on)
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: as long as I can get Delta MQM and MQDs!
When you say "weekend immediate turnaround preferred", do you mean travel only on Saturday and Sunday? Are you willing to include a Friday or a Monday as part of the travel.
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Old Aug 2, 19, 7:33 pm
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Originally Posted by canuck_traveler View Post
When you say "weekend immediate turnaround preferred", do you mean travel only on Saturday and Sunday? Are you willing to include a Friday or a Monday as part of the travel.
I am open to including a Friday or Monday. Pretty much any day, but weekends would be ideal. I am looking for the most feasible way to get there with a Minimal budget.
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Old Aug 2, 19, 8:00 pm
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Originally Posted by tyro16jeff View Post


I am open to including a Friday or Monday. Pretty much any day, but weekends would be ideal. I am looking for the most feasible way to get there with a Minimal budget.
You can do a JFK-ICN run on Delta. requires a positioning flight Friday evening and maybe a return flight Monday morning (or late Sunday evening.) e.g. Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, $898

Alternatively, JFK-SIN on China Eastern. Weekend prices are in the $934 range (e.g. Oct. 26 - 27) but $740 on Oct. 25-26 departure early Friday morning (i.e. just after midnight). If you can do weekday travel, then the JFK-SIN trip can be as low as $530 (e.g. Oct 22 - 24)

You could also do ATL-LIH, $717 (e.g. Sat, Nov 2) and get roughly 9000 MQMs and then a trip to Seattle via LAX to pick up the remaining 5000 MQMs (e.g. Sat, Oct. 26, ATL-LAX-SEA-ATL, $460). On Delta.

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Old Aug 4, 19, 3:57 pm
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how can you know if a partner airlines qualifies for Delta MQMs if you search on Orbitz or another search site other than the Delta site?
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Old Aug 4, 19, 4:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Steveh0927 View Post
how can you know if a partner airlines qualifies for Delta MQMs if you search on Orbitz or another search site other than the Delta site?
You need to look on the Delta website and the miles earned with partner airlines. MQMs depend on class of ticket for that airline.
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Old Aug 4, 19, 8:47 pm
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Originally Posted by canuck_traveler View Post
You can do a JFK-ICN run on Delta. requires a positioning flight Friday evening and maybe a return flight Monday morning (or late Sunday evening.) e.g. Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, $898

Alternatively, JFK-SIN on China Eastern. Weekend prices are in the $934 range (e.g. Oct. 26 - 27) but $740 on Oct. 25-26 departure early Friday morning (i.e. just after midnight). If you can do weekday travel, then the JFK-SIN trip can be as low as $530 (e.g. Oct 22 - 24)

You could also do ATL-LIH, $717 (e.g. Sat, Nov 2) and get roughly 9000 MQMs and then a trip to Seattle via LAX to pick up the remaining 5000 MQMs (e.g. Sat, Oct. 26, ATL-LAX-SEA-ATL, $460). On Delta.

thank you you so much for the info and help. You are amazing
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Old Aug 5, 19, 9:34 am
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Originally Posted by tyro16jeff View Post



thank you you so much for the info and help. You are amazing
Hopefully that will give you some ideas on possible options and will help you research and find the best fit for you.
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