I get excited when we find Delta mileage runs for our “hub captive” friends in cities such as Detroit, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City.
And Motor City travelers have an opportunity to enjoy a Friday night and Saturday morning in Anchorage, Alaska — after flying there in Delta domestic first class.
The trip costs $786.11 and yields 18,362 MQM and $1,230 MQD (thanks to Delta’s Status Accelerator). That’s about 4.8 cents per MQM — which certainly isn’t bad for first class. You’ll fly DTW-SLC-ANC-SEA-DTW. You have a couple of hours in SLC and SEA. Hopefully, you have a Sky Club membership or an American Express card offering you complimentary admission).
This itinerary requires an overnight stay in Anchorage. But perhaps you have a hotel credit card‘s anniversary night certificate expiring soon. This is a great opportunity to cash it in and enjoy a night in Alaska.
I like that the trip departs Friday afternoon at 4:30 PM. This may allow some people to squeeze in a half-day of work before heading to DTW. Plus, you have a few hours on Saturday to do something fun in Achorage. You return back to Detroit at 6:06 AM on Sunday — plenty of time to get some rest and still have some semblance of a Sunday.
Don’t stress if these dates don’t work for you! I saw a bunch of availability during October and November.
“Can You Find Me a Mileage Run from MY Home Airport?!”
I’d love to — but I work a couple of other jobs in addition to the blog. I wish I could time to find a fantastic mileage run for everyone!
But I know people whose job is to create mileage runs. (What a great gig, right?) My colleague Miles Jackson and his crew at Juicy Miles are wizards at piecing together personalized mileage runs every day for people.
Get in touch with them now to create a mileage run from your favorite airport and on your preferred airline alliance.
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