Well, here’s a nice Delta MQD score — while enjoying business class lie-flat seats.
This Vancouver to Seoul business class mileage run on AeroMexico is estimated to travel 20,114 miles. (Estimate via Unofficial SkyMiles Calculator.) Because Delta credits partner flights based on a combination of distance flown and fare class, this trip is estimated to bring you a huge $8045.60 MQD and 30,172 MQM. Plus 40,228 redeemable SkyMiles.
That doesn’t stink. Heck, flying it twice gives you enough MQD to make Diamond.
The cost is $3350.66 CAN — approximately $2527.07 USD. So you’re earning 3.18 times that amount in MQD!
While it’s a little spendy, consider that one of these runs gets you far more MQD, MQM, and redeemable SkyMiles than flying several Delta domestic Main Cabin mileage runs instead for about the same total price.
If you have Membership Rewards points, consider booking with Juicy Miles. Their new American Express partnership might save you a lot of money.
Like most AeroMexico business class mileage runs we post, these are Y-UP fares. There have been, in the past, some issues with getting correct credit with Y-UPs from AeroMexico. Data points suggest this problem has been fixed — but be sure to save all your boarding passes and follow these steps to make sure you get correct credit!
Dates and Stay Length
I only searched for trip durations of 0-2 days. Some dates were quick turns, while others allowed (or even required) one or two-night stays.
There are a TON of available dates through the end of the year. The only exceptions are June and July. And even then, the price is something like $90 USD more expensive.
- Cost: $3350.66 CAN / ~ $2527.07 USD
- Dates: Varies. (See calendar above.)
- Route: YVR-MEX-ICN-MEX-YVR
- MQM: Estimated 30,172 MQM (8.4 CPM)
- MQD: Estimated $8045.60 (3.18 X)
- Base SkyMiles: Estimated 40,228 (plus applicable Medallion bonus)
This (and most Aeromexico) run goes through Mexico City, which has a Centurion Lounge (read Rene’s review). So if you don’t yet have a Platinum Card® from American Express or Business Platinum Card® from American Express to get you into the Centurion Lounge, now would be a great time to consider applying.
Booking the Flight
You can book the trip through AeroMexico or an OTA.
If you’re understandably a little apprehensive about booking MQD runs and making sure you get the right fare class, it’s worth your time and money to consult Juicy Miles. They have a Delta expert who will personally handle your request.
They have a staff of fellow mileage run nerds like us who want to make sure you get every single MQD and mile possible.
The company’s founder, Adam Morvitz, was interviewed for the Washington Post article about mileage runs — that also featured René!
Paying for the Trip
Save money! Pay with Membership Rewards points through Juicy Miles’ new American Express partnership
If you pay cash, remember to use a credit card earning bonus points on your airfare purchases!
- Don’t miss a single run. Subscribe HERE mileage run email alerts!
- Need to learn how to find a run? See THIS Rookie post for how-to guide!
- Boost your Delta MQMs with the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card (<– LINK) or Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card (<– LINK)
- Want a custom built run from your home airport? You can find one here.
- Relax in an airport lounge during your mileage run with one of these cards!
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