Hub-captives in Salt Lake City (SLC): we found you a Delta mileage run to Greece!
It’s a long weekend trip involving plenty of flying — but there is an overnight in Athens. Plus, you’ll ride in Premium Select (or Premium Economy) on the long hauls between the United States and Europe.
Delta says the trip will earn 25,309 MQM and $1,660 MQD. It currently costs $1,312.37. A bit steep for a premium economy run, perhaps. But at least it’s something decent from SLC.
Keep in mind Delta said that travel on partner airline does not count toward Status Accelerator — and three of the below flights are on KLM or Air France. So if you decide to purchase this run, I highly recommend printing out the purchase page before you complete the sale. This way, you have backup in case Delta gets cute.
We found a couple of available weekends that price out to about the same cost.
- December 3-5
- December 10-12
WORTH CONSIDERING: For around the same cost, you can stay a day or more longer in Athens and have more time to enjoy the city.
You fly SLC-JFK in Comfort+. Then Air France’s Premium Economy product from JFK to CDG. Then Air France standard economy to Athens. (Hey, you have to suffer for your art of collecting MQM!)
You’ll fly KLM economy from ATH to Amsterdam. Then it’s Delta Premium Select from AMS to JFK. Finally, you end the trip in C+ from JFK to SLC.
The flights between SLC and JFK are Delta widebodies — so you might get upgraded to lie-flat beds if you’re a Medallion member.
That 5:45 AM departure on Sunday morning is pretty brutal — especially for an economy hop to Amsterdam. But it might be worth your while.
Remember to keep each country’s COVID guidelines in mind.
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