Spain is scheduled to welcome tourists next month — which is great news because we found a very nice MQD run from Chicago O’Hare to Madrid for August!
It’s an AeroMexico business class mileage run traveling Chicago-Mexico City-Madrid-Mexico City-Chicago. The run prices out at $1,417.85 — but yields more than four times that amount worth of Delta MQD!
Plus, the hops between MEX and MAD are aboard a 787 — meaning you’ll have lie-flats so you can relax in comfort and style!
I found only two departure dates: August 20 and August 27. But several readers played around with dates and found several more available into the fall.
Here’s the itinerary:
(It’s a great deal, so it may sell quickly. Also, consider asking our friends at Juicy Miles to help you find and book the run, if it’s available.)
Please make sure you research all applicable documentation and health requirements for entering Spain. (i.e. “vaccination passports,” negative test results, etc.)
As usual, these are Y-UP fares. There have been, in the past, some issues with getting correct credit with Y-UPs from AeroMexico. All 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!
You’ll notice the trip involves nearly 28 hours worth of layover time in Mexico City. Your business class ticket should give you access to any open AeroMexico lounges. And if you have The Platinum Card® from American Express or The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, you can visit the Centurion Lounge. (Read Rene’s review of the MEX Centurion Lounge.)
On the way back, you’ll likely require a hotel room where you can spend the night (unless you have other ways to kill an evening in Mexico City). FWIW, there’s a Hilton at the airport.
The Unofficial SkyMiles Calculator pegs the trip at 14,716 miles flown. ITA Matrix says it’s 14,636. (We’ll go with that, the slightly more conservative figure.) Because AeroMexico business class tickets earn 40% MQD of distance flown when you credit the trip to your Delta SkyMiles account, you should earn approximately $5854 MQD toward Delta Medallion status. Plus, you’ll score about 22,000 MQM (6.4 CPM) and 29,400 redeemable SkyMiles (plus medallion bonus: Diamond + 120%; Platinum + 80%; Gold + 60%; Silver + 40%).
Need Help Booking This Run — or Finding Another One?
If you want help booking this mileage run — or something tailored just for you — get in touch with our friends at Juicy Miles. In fact, they have a Delta and SkyTeam expert who will personally craft the most ideal mileage run around your parameters.
And, heck, save money! Pay with Membership Rewards points through Juicy Miles’ new American Express partnership.
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To see the rates and fees for the American Express cards featured above, please visit the following links:
- The Platinum Card® from American Express (See Rates and Fees)
- The Business Platinum Card® from American Express (See Rates and Fees)
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