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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 Dec 31, 18, 10:38 pm
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DL/Sky Team: 2019 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 have risen 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.

Follow the instructions in the wiki and post your answers to this thread.

Pat89339 on behalf of the Mileage Run Moderator team
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Old Jan 1, 19, 11:44 am
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I'll probably be going to Brasil (Porto Alegre POA) 2-3 times this year. What is the best way to maximize my status for delta? TIA
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Old Jan 1, 19, 11:49 am
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I'll probably be going to Brasil (Porto Alegre POA) 2-3 times this year. What is the best way to maximize my status for delta? TIA
whats your departure airport?

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Old Jan 1, 19, 12:01 pm
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Thanks for getting this going, Happy New Year!
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Old Jan 1, 19, 7:13 pm
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whats your departure airport?

ATL, or if possible CSG. CSG is wonky to book with partners normally.
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Old Jan 2, 19, 8:08 am
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For those in the Chicago area interested in a quick Presidents Day MR... ORD-CUN with no time off work..
$667 9936 RDMs 7452 MQMs 1987 MQDs Ratio 2.97

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Old Jan 5, 19, 8:35 am
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Departure Airport:ATL
Miles Needed: 10,000 or more
Required Spend or Budget:cheapest preferred but maximum $2,000 (flexible)
Available Travel Dates: Jan 31-Feb 3 preferred leave on Thursday and come back Sunday anytime
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: anything yielding high MQM for DL SM

Apologies if my terms are not too specific. I was thinking of doing a MR I have 4 unused GUC’s that Expire 2/3
I’m not set on a specific number of MQM that I need, but would like to use my GUC’s if possible. Thought of any route that has D1 A350 suites
I hate having my certs goto waste. Would a hub-run be best suited for me?

I’m a long time reader but not experienced at posting much, so hopefully I didn’t screw up

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Old Jan 6, 19, 8:01 pm
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Originally Posted by PDD777 View Post
Departure Airport:ATL
Miles Needed: 10,000 or more
Required Spend or Budget:cheapest preferred but maximum $2,000 (flexible)
Available Travel Dates: Jan 31-Feb 3 preferred leave on Thursday and come back Sunday anytime
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: anything yielding high MQM for DL SM

Apologies if my terms are not too specific. I was thinking of doing a MR I have 4 unused GUCís that Expire 2/3
Iím not set on a specific number of MQM that I need, but would like to use my GUCís if possible. Thought of any route that has D1 A350 suites
I hate having my certs goto waste. Would a hub-run be best suited for me?

Iím a long time reader but not experienced at posting much, so hopefully I didnít screw up

Thank you
ATL-ICN has the A350 and suites, but it's about $1850. While ATL-NRT is currently a 777 without suites, you can do ATL-SIN from about $1334 and earn considerably more MQM's. If you really want A350 suites, you can route via DTW. If you reposition to WAS, NYC, or CHI, you do SIN roundtrip from about $850 - $900.
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Old Jan 8, 19, 9:42 am
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ATL-ICN has the A350 and suites, but it's about $1850. While ATL-NRT is currently a 777 without suites, you can do ATL-SIN from about $1334 and earn considerably more MQM's. If you really want A350 suites, you can route via DTW. If you reposition to WAS, NYC, or CHI, you do SIN roundtrip from about $850 - $900.

thank you
i will check it out
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Old Jan 8, 19, 9:42 am
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ATL-ICN has the A350 and suites, but it's about $1850. While ATL-NRT is currently a 777 without suites, you can do ATL-SIN from about $1334 and earn considerably more MQM's. If you really want A350 suites, you can route via DTW. If you reposition to WAS, NYC, or CHI, you do SIN roundtrip from about $850 - $900.
thank you I will check it out !!!
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Old Jan 14, 19, 2:03 am
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Hello, happy new year. Can you please help me do a mileage run to Asia?

Departure Airport: AMS, BRU (can reposition in Europe)
Destination: BKK, MNL and/or HK
Miles Needed: 120 XP
Required Spend or Budget: Cheapest preferred but maximum EUR 1,000 (flexible)
Available Travel Dates: Between May and October 2019 (June, August-Oct very open)
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: anything yielding high XP for KLM

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Old Jan 21, 19, 12:59 pm
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Departure Airport: LHR (potentially can reposition to Paris/AMS)
Destination: Anywhere
Miles Needed: N/A
Required Spend or Budget: <$1,000
Available Travel Dates: Feb 8 - Feb 9/10
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: Doesn't matter

I have a weekend in Europe in the middle of work travel. Being alone, figured might try and accrue some miles if it makes sense. I figured there may be some options for me, either from Virgin, KLM or AF? Don't have to have any time in the destination as this is solely for the miles at this point.

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Old Jan 22, 19, 9:39 pm
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Skymile partner MQD flights

Departure Airport: SFO/SJC
MQDs needed: 2-3K per trip
Required Spend : < $700 per trip
Destination: Aeromexico Latin America/Mexico or China Eastern to Shanghai
Available Travel Dates: long 2-3 day weekends now thru June or longer for Shanghai
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Old Jan 31, 19, 11:33 pm
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Departure Airport: ORD
Miles Needed: 5,500 (silver) or 11,500 (gold)
Required Spend or Budget: $500 (silver) or $1250 (gold)
Available Travel Dates: within next 3 months (prefer same day on weekends)
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: Any

I just got approved for a status match and challenge for Delta Gold. I have one small domestic Econ flight already planned, but need to fill in the gaps. I had another flight anticipated but the trip fell through, so now looking for a mileage run.
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Old Feb 1, 19, 6:27 pm
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Departure Airport: ORD
Miles Needed: 5,500 (silver) or 11,500 (gold)
Required Spend or Budget: $500 (silver) or $1250 (gold)
Available Travel Dates: within next 3 months (prefer same day on weekends)
Required Metal or Codeshares okay*: Any

I just got approved for a status match and challenge for Delta Gold. I have one small domestic Econ flight already planned, but need to fill in the gaps. I had another flight anticipated but the trip fell through, so now looking for a mileage run.
Mar 2 - ORD-ANC, $571 MC, $501 MQD, 6000 MQM
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