Need almost $7000 Delta MQM — for less than a third of that amount?
Here’s a premium economy mileage run/long weekend from Los Angeles to Cape Town, South Africa, that may interest you.
The four long hauls are aboard Air France. The first flight (an LAX to Vancouver hop) is on WestJet.
According to the Unofficial SkyMiles Calculator, the trip flies 23,287 miles (that’s almost a tenth of the distance from Earth to the moon). Credit the trip to your Delta SkyMiles account (that part is very important — here’s why) and it’s estimated to yield $6986 Delta MQD, plus 34,932 MQM.
As of post time, the fare is $2,206.60.
The trip leaves Friday, November 20 at 8:30 AM and ultimately gets to CPT just past midnight on Saturday night. You have Sunday to see the sights (or sleep) before your return leaves at 12:30 AM on Monday morning/Sunday night. You’ll be back to LAX around dinner time.
Here’s the breakdown:
- Cost: $2,206.60
- Dates: November 20 – 23
- Route: LAX-YVR-CDG-CPT. Overnight in Cape Town. CPT-CDG-LAX.
- MQM: Est. 34,932 (6.3 CPM)
- MQD: Est. $6986 (3.16X)
- Base SkyMiles: 34,932 (plus applicable Medallion bonus)
Booking the Trip
You have a couple of options for booking this trip:
- Book directly on Air France or an OTA.
- Get in touch Juicy Miles and ask their help — especially if you’re new to the MQD run thing. Plus, even if you don’t live in Los Angeles, there might be a way they can make this run work for you. Or they might be able to create something from scratch. Remember that Juicy Miles flights can be paid with American Express Membership Rewards points — and still earn full mileage and MQD!
Paying for the Trip
Remember to use a credit card earning bonus points on your airfare purchases!
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