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Mar 11, 20, 9:39 pm
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Posted By canuck_traveler

India has revoked all tourist visas for the next...

India has revoked all tourist visas for the next 30 days (until April 15th) to control COVID-19
Feb 21, 20, 8:48 am
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Posted By canuck_traveler

Take a look at a Virgin Atlantic MR to JNB from...

Take a look at a Virgin Atlantic MR to JNB from JFK.

e.g. May 1 - 3, JFK-LHR-JNB-LHR-JFK, $1073 (Economy Delight), about 22,000 MQMs, about $4500 MQDs
Feb 20, 20, 10:44 pm
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Posted By canuck_traveler

You could take a repositioning flight to LAX and...

You could take a repositioning flight to LAX and then do a MR on Virgin Atlantic to JNB

e.g. Mar 6 - 8, LAX-JNB, $1156 (Economy Delight), 27,500 MQMs, $5500 MQDs
Feb 20, 20, 5:36 pm
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Posted By canuck_traveler

You can take a look at a run to Hawaii e.g....

You can take a look at a run to Hawaii

e.g. Feb 29 - March 1, BUD-CDG-LAX-KOA-SEA-AMS-BUD, 337,300 HUF ($1075), MC, about 17,200 MQMs

In the $750 range is a run to ANC but getting you only...
Feb 10, 20, 2:52 am
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Posted By canuck_traveler

SEA-SCL is about 12,700 miles so a business class...

SEA-SCL is about 12,700 miles so a business class ticket will earn you the needed MQMs (1.5x) and 40% MQDs. EZE would be an option also in business class.

They also fly to Tokyo via Mexico City...
Feb 9, 20, 6:24 am
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Posted By canuck_traveler

It is very unlikely you will find something for...

It is very unlikely you will find something for next weekend with good mileage earnings and MQDs at a low price at this late stage.

I would suggest just going to the Virgin Atlantic website and...
Jan 29, 20, 6:50 pm
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Posted By canuck_traveler

It might be a bit early to look for September...

It might be a bit early to look for September flights but you could look at a positioning flight from AUS - LAX and then do a mileage run to SIN on China Eastern

For example:

September 14 - 17,...
Jan 29, 20, 10:17 am
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Posted By canuck_traveler

Correct, for flying on partner airlines, MQDs is...

Correct, for flying on partner airlines, MQDs is calculated based on distance flown and the class of fare. So for that Virgin Atlantic ticket to JNB, the routing is SEA-LHR-JNB-LHR-SEA - a distance...
Jan 25, 20, 11:13 am
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Posted By canuck_traveler

Virgin Atlantic, Feb 1 - 3, March 6 - 8, SEA -...

Virgin Atlantic, Feb 1 - 3, March 6 - 8, SEA - JNB, $1173 (Economy Delight - V class), about 26,000 MQMs, about $5000 MQDs, bookable on Virgin Atlantic website, various other weekend departures in...
Jan 23, 20, 1:53 pm
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Posted By canuck_traveler

For question #2...

For question #2 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) , yes you can do a mileage run that will cover off both MQD and MQM requirements. What is home city?...
Jan 20, 20, 1:47 pm
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Posted By canuck_traveler

Not the best but ITA Matrix lists some LHR-MLE...

Not the best but ITA Matrix lists some LHR-MLE (via FCO and LIN) runs on Alitalia in the $800 range. Some of the flights have long layovers in LIN on the outbound and FCO on the inbound. Will get...
Jan 18, 20, 4:20 pm
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Posted By canuck_traveler

Sorry, no ideas. Usually, one flies China...

Sorry, no ideas. Usually, one flies China Eastern to earn MQMs while flying someone like Virgin Atlantic for the MQDs.
Jan 14, 20, 1:07 am
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Posted By canuck_traveler

Take a look at China Eastern from JFK - SIN. You...

Take a look at China Eastern from JFK - SIN. You can get about 21,000 MQMs and $2000 MQDs. For an immediate turn in SIN, prices can be as low as $560. (e.g. Feb 25 - 27). Prices go up for less of...
Jan 12, 20, 8:28 pm
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Posted By canuck_traveler

I was suggesting to see if it possible to have a...

I was suggesting to see if it possible to have a 2 week layover in London in the middle of the LAX or SFO - JNB MR. I don't know how much or if Virgin Atlantic would charge for such a layover.
Jan 12, 20, 6:06 am
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Posted By canuck_traveler

From Europe, I would take a look at some of...

From Europe, I would take a look at some of options available on China Eastern. Use the deals found on the Premium Fare deals as guides.

From SEA, you do a MR to SIN on China Eastern which will...
Jan 12, 20, 4:19 am
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Posted By canuck_traveler

I would suggest repositioning to LAX or SFO and...

I would suggest repositioning to LAX or SFO and then take Virgin Atlantic to JNB. (LAX/SFO-LHR-JNB-LHR-LAX/SFO)

For Feb 15 - 17, flights to JNB are about $1121 (LAX) / $1100 (SFO) in Economy...
Jan 6, 20, 11:55 am
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Posted By canuck_traveler

If your flight from CUN is a Delta ticket then...

If your flight from CUN is a Delta ticket then MQDs earned is based on the ticket price and not distance flown (guessing it will be less than $100 MQDs). MQMs for CUN-ATL-JAX is probably closer to...
Jan 3, 20, 9:09 pm
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Posted By canuck_traveler

Jan. 13, JFK-OGG, $576 (BE), about 10,100 MQMs...

Jan. 13, JFK-OGG, $576 (BE), about 10,100 MQMs (routing: JFK-SLC-SEA-OGG-LAX-JFK), 5.5 hours in OGG, get back to JFK afternoon of Jan. 14
Jan. 15, JFK-DEN, $238 (BE), about 3,200 MQMs, 1 hour in DEN
Dec 30, 19, 9:54 pm
Dec 29, 19, 2:35 am
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Posted By canuck_traveler

Two MRs to pick up needed miles: Dec 29 -...

Two MRs to pick up needed miles:

Dec 29 - 30, ATL-AMS-JNB-AMS-ATL, $2364, almost 20,000 MQMs, gets back to ATL afternoon of Dec. 31
Dec 31, ATL-SFO-ATL, $1291, about 4000 MQMs, depart 2 hours...
Dec 29, 19, 2:19 am
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Posted By canuck_traveler

ATL-PEK, Premium Select (earns 1.5x), requires...

ATL-PEK, Premium Select (earns 1.5x), requires Chinese Visa

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Dec 29, 19, 2:06 am
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Posted By canuck_traveler

Dec. 30, JFK-DEN, $635 / $688 (MC), about 4100...

Dec. 30, JFK-DEN, $635 / $688 (MC), about 4100 MQMs, higher price ticket gets back to JFK evening of Dec. 30 while lower price ticket is morning of Dec. 31

Dec 30, JFK-OGG, $701 (BE), about 9800...
Dec 28, 19, 10:39 am
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Posted By canuck_traveler

This might be of interest to you: ...

This might be of interest to you:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/air-france-klm-other-partners-flying-blue/1653539-mileage-runs-flying-blue-best-routes-45.html
Dec 26, 19, 4:38 pm
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Posted By canuck_traveler

You would also need to get the needed MQDs (i.e....

You would also need to get the needed MQDs (i.e. spending amounts $2250 for Platinum or $1500 for Gold). Where you are based will determine how easy it will be to get the needed amounts on partner...
Dec 26, 19, 4:06 pm
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Posted By canuck_traveler

Why not get a few extra miles to carry over for...

Why not get a few extra miles to carry over for next year?

Dec. 30, JFK-SEA-OGG-SEA-JFK, $701, about 10,000 MQMs, almost 6 hours in OGG, get back to JFK mid-afternoon on Dec. 31

If not, then
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