On the heels of posting our JFK to San Francisco mileage run, I’m pleased to tell West Coast travelers that we found the same deal — but going the opposite direction 🙂
Like the JFK-SFO roundtrip, this one earns 5,172 MQM and $149 MQD for a current price of $189.20. That equals about 3.7 CPMQM. It’s also a Main Cabin trip — but aboard Delta’s 767s. So Medallions have a chance at Delta One upgrades.
Also worth mentioning, the return flight (scheduled for almost seven hours) is slated for service on board a 767-400. Those are outfitted with Premium Select seats — which are considered Comfort+ domestically. So Diamonds and Platinums can upgrade to those seats ASAP after booking.
This mileage run has more available dates through mid-March than its JFK-SFO counterpart.
Here’s what I found for a single-day turn on Saturday, February 5:
Unless you take the Long Island Railroad to Penn Station (that’s the best option, New Yorkers, correct?), riding the train to Manhattan for a slice at Joe’s or do some sightseeing probably isn’t in the cards for this layover.
There’s a great new Centurion Lounge at JFK (which we’ll review soon) and a good Delta Sky Club. You can get into both with:
- The Platinum Card® from American Express
- The Business Platinum Card® from American Express
- Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card
- Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card
Remember that Centurion Lounges allow cardholders to enter only three hours prior to departure. But I’ve heard that if you have a long connection, they’re a little more lenient. Can anyone share data points on this — especially during mileage run turns? Thanks!
If you have just the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card or Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card, you can enjoy the Delta Sky Clubs for $39 per visit.
“Why Don’t You Ever Post Mileage Runs from My Airport?!”
There is an entire department filled with people whose full-time jobs are tailoring customized mileage runs.
They’re creative and very customer service-oriented. You’ll find them at Point.Me (formerly Juicy Miles). 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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