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AM: TIJ to/from Multiple cities from $244 (great MQD Runs)

AM: TIJ to/from Multiple cities from $244 (great MQD Runs)

Old Aug 2, 22, 10:24 am
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I just went to book a MQD run for TIJ-CUN the weekend of Sep. 8. However, when selecting seats, the connecting flight of MEX-CUN and CUN-MEX, was premier light. I selected premier at initial booking. I just want to make sure that I get the actual credit for the flight and the fare code is correct. Do I need to select another flight then to get premier on both routes or is this common?
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Old Aug 3, 22, 12:01 am
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Originally Posted by lhicks21 View Post
I just went to book a MQD run for TIJ-CUN the weekend of Sep. 8. However, when selecting seats, the connecting flight of MEX-CUN and CUN-MEX, was premier light. I selected premier at initial booking. I just want to make sure that I get the actual credit for the flight and the fare code is correct. Do I need to select another flight then to get premier on both routes or is this common?
You are fine. You earn miles on the fare purchased. The segment MEX-CUN is often flown in an all-coach cabin with the middle seats in the first few rows blocked.
AM calls this "premier light". You still earn the same as regular premier as on the TIJ-MEX segment.
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Old Sep 8, 22, 10:33 am
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Update September 2022:
Some prices such as Cabo and PVR increased in price, CUN slight decrease. All sample flights are using a Friday night departure and Saturday return in 2023, a pure MR , adjust dates to make it a Vacation Run. 🛫🏖️⛱️🌵🌴

Tijuana to San Jos del Cabo $317


TIJ-SJD would earn 6483 MQMs 1729 MQDs 5.45MQD Ratio while Delta Diamond members would obtain 13830 RDMs, Platinum 12102 RDMs, Gold 11237 RDMs, Silver 10373 RDMs, Base 8644 RDMs

Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta $342


TIJ-PVR would earn 5520 MQMs 1472 MQDs 4.30 MQD Ratio while Delta Diamond members would obtain 11776 RDMs, Platinum 10304 RDMs, Gold 9568 RDMs, Silver 8832 RDMs, Base 7360 RDMs

Tijuana to Cancun $308


TIJ-CUN would earn 6684 MQMs 1782 MQDs 5.78 MQD Ratio while Delta Diamond members would obtain 14259 RDMs, Platinum 12477 RDMs, Gold 11586 RDMs, Silver 10694 RDMs, Base 8912 RDMs
Tijuana to Hermosillo $305


TIJ-HMO would earn 7302 MQMs 1947 MQDs 6.38 MQD Ratio while Delta Diamond members would obtain 15578 RDMs, Platinum 13630 RDMs, Gold 12657 RDMs, Silver 11683 RDMs, Base 9736 RDMs
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Old Sep 8, 22, 11:35 pm
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Really interested in doing run, but just saw horrifying CBX reviews

I am really considering doing a mileage run through TIJ with a friend, but my friend is highly concerned about flying out to TIJ. So I went to the CBX site and everything sounds great. However, the reviews are horrifying. People are talking about 4 hour waits just to get through CBX.

https://www.google.com/search?client...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

Driving from LAX and hoping that 4 hours is enough to get through CBX seems a bit much. The process of dealing with a missed flight is even worse when you try to re-ticket:


I have 122K miles but need 3K MQDs to retain my Platinum status on Delta. Just not sure about starting flights from TIJ for a mileage run is worth the problems about getting over the border.


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Old Sep 9, 22, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Traciely View Post
I am really considering doing a mileage run through TIJ ..
I couldn't make myself watch all 15 min of that boring drama queen. But if you decide to give it a try, take a shuttle to CBX instead of driving. All the other mishaps happened at most airports this summer, and not unique to CBX.
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Old Sep 24, 22, 12:06 pm
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Here is another one... Chihuahua for $285 and 1761 MQDs

TIJ-CUU would earn 6603 MQMs 1761 MQDs 6.17 MQD Ratio while Delta Diamond members would obtain 14086 RDMs, Platinum 12326 RDMs, Gold 11445 RDMs, Silver 10565 RDMs, Base 8804 RDMs

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Old Sep 26, 22, 11:03 pm
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Originally Posted by MaxVO View Post
I couldn't make myself watch all 15 min of that boring drama queen. But if you decide to give it a try, take a shuttle to CBX instead of driving. All the other mishaps happened at most airports this summer, and not unique to CBX.
I watched a bit of his rant. He makes all kinds of mistakes, assumptions and poor judgements, but blames everyone else. Ive never used CBX, but this guys story wouldnt dissuade me in the least. (Not so)Pro tip: unless you are prepared to deal with the possibility of missing your flight, dont arrive at the airport parking lot entrance 2 hrs before your flight at an airport you've never been to, you dont speak the local language, and you need to cross a border.
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Old Sep 26, 22, 11:14 pm
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It almost looks like you could just do this run 2 or 3 times back to back to run up MQDs.
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Old Sep 27, 22, 6:58 am
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These AM runs will be a great way for me to top off MQD's this year; thanks OP! I've got a question for those that have done these Mexico runs before - what airports in Mexico are reasonably safe overnight? I would be traveling by myself and as a woman want to make sure, if I end up overnighting somewhere, that it's a reasonably safe place. That will help me narrow what airports I focus a date-and-fare search on. It would also be good to know if I should absolutely avoid any airports. I appreciate any input on this!
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Old Sep 27, 22, 9:18 am
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Originally Posted by JojaFlyer View Post
These AM runs will be a great way for me to top off MQD's this year; thanks OP! I've got a question for those that have done these Mexico runs before - what airports in Mexico are reasonably safe overnight? I would be traveling by myself and as a woman want to make sure, if I end up overnighting somewhere, that it's a reasonably safe place. That will help me narrow what airports I focus a date-and-fare search on. It would also be good to know if I should absolutely avoid any airports. I appreciate any input on this!
There is a NH hotel literally in T2 MEX. As for the others, it depends on your risk tolerance. The US State Dept has a decent risk-gradation on their Mexico page, here: https://travel.state.gov/content/tra...-advisory.html
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Old Oct 18, 22, 10:40 am
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Has anyone recently done this MR? How long did it take the MQM's/MQD's to post to your SkyMiles account? I'm in the middle of doing this MR as I'm sitting in CUN right now. I will follow up with how long it takes me to get the miles posted to my account.
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Old Oct 18, 22, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by MasterPh0 View Post
Has anyone recently done this MR? How long did it take the MQM's/MQD's to post to your SkyMiles account? I'm in the middle of doing this MR as I'm sitting in CUN right now. I will follow up with how long it takes me to get the miles posted to my account.
I did LAX-MEX-LAP-MEX-LAX late last week and most of the legs have posted as of yesterday.

Thanks to everyone in this thread for the help!
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Old Oct 18, 22, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by MasterPh0 View Post
Has anyone recently done this MR? How long did it take the MQM's/MQD's to post to your SkyMiles account? I'm in the middle of doing this MR as I'm sitting in CUN right now. I will follow up with how long it takes me to get the miles posted to my account.
Keep your boarding passes that show your Delta number, just to be on the safe side...
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Old Oct 18, 22, 11:01 pm
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TIJ-CJS

Trying it out this weekend, a 1am to 6PM sprint, didn't quite feel like getting out of the airport in Ciudad Juarez.

With that being said, given that this is a domestic trip within one country, do I have complimentary lounge access at TIJ, MEX, and CJS?. I am STE +, and Delta diamond if that helps given their partnership with AM.

As well, any showers at the Aeromexico lounges in MEX? Any info would be appreciated, thank you kindly.
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Old Oct 19, 22, 12:57 pm
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Yes, the AM Premier lounge in MEX has showers.
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