We received some requests for Delta partner MQD runs. Truth be told, we haven’t seen anything too exciting recently. But we spotted this interesting Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) to Amsterdam (AMS) mileage run in AeroMexico business class.
It should earn $5324 MQD and 20,220 MQM (and 26,960 SkyMiles before any Medallion bonuses) when you credit the trip to your Delta SkyMiles number.
The trip currently prices out to $1811.95. The projected MQD earning ($5324) is about 2.94X your investment. That’s just under the 3X threshold for which we generally aim. If you can live with that, you’re fine. (We’re basing our numbers on 13,312 miles flown — as estimated by ITA Matrix).
Like most AeroMexico mileage runs, this connects in Mexico City. Your itinerary is DFW-MEX-AMS-MEX-DFW.
I searched for trip durations of 0-1 night stays. And there are several weekends (or weekend-adjacent 🙂 available during November and December. If your time is limited, then look for a “0” night stay. These are turns and don’t require you to spend a night in Amsterdam. You can knock out the run in less than 48 hours.
- 11/11: 1 night stay required
- 11/19: 1 night or turn/no overnight requirement
- 11/25: 1 night
- 11/26: Turn/no overnight stay
- 12/2: 1 night
- 12/3: 1 night or turn/no overnight requirement
I really like this sample itinerary.
Possibilities for Some Delta Hub-Captives?
You probably board around 12:30 on Friday afternoon. That’s enough time to catch an early flight to DFW if you live somewhere such as Atlanta, Detroit, or Minneapolis. Plus, you return to Dallas at noon on Sunday. You have all afternoon to position back to your home city. (Or head to AT&T Stadium and watch the Dallas Cowboys vs. Kansas City Chiefs game at 3:25 PM. 🙂 )
I believe AeroMexico flights depart from DFW’s “D” Terminal. That’s home to the American Express Centurion Lounge DFW. Plus, there’s a Centurion Lounge in Mexico City. So those holding The Platinum Card® from American Express or The Business Platinum Card® from American Express.
Nervous About Booking the Trip? Need Some Help?
Worried about making sure your trip credits correctly to your Delta SkyMiles account? Not sure about COVID testing locations or requirements? Need help finding good deals on positioning flights and/or hotels? Want to make sure you’re booking the right itinerary and using the correct credit?
You are not the only one. Don’t worry!
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