We found a mileage run that may help you jump an entire level up on most Delta Medallion status tiers.
Los Angeles to Dubai Mileage Run
This Los Angeles (LAX) to Dubai (DXB) premium economy trip on Air France currently costs $1447.67. It’s a Air France “A” fare class. When you credit the itinerary to your Delta SkyMiles account, you should earn:
- $5,343 MQD (3.6X return on airfare!)
- 26,718 MQM (5.4 CPMQM)
- 26,718 Redeemable SkyMiles (before any applicable Medallion bonuses)
Delta Silver, Gold, and Platinum Medallion status tiers are each separated by 25,000 MQM and $3,000. So, you could go from no status to Silver with this trip. Or Silver to Gold. Or Gold to Platinum.
Do not purchase the trip through Delta Air Lines.
Again, this is a premium economy trip — not business class. But if you have Global Upgrade Certificates (GUC), you may try calling Air France and applying those to your reservation. That might get you upgraded to business class.
Here’s the itinerary:
This LAX to Dubai run seems to be the quickest, easiest itinerary. There are other trips with stops in Amsterdam (AMS) and/or New York (JFK) and/or Atlanta (ATL). But they’re longer and a little more expensive. That may be worth it for you, though, if you have the time, budget, and desire.
November has the most available dates. There are also options to spend a few days in Dubai and sightsee.
These deals have a tendency to disappear not long after we blog them. Why?
- The airline hikes the price ASAP, or
- Readers snatch up the available inventory, or
- Both of the above
“Can Someone Help Me Book This Mileage Run? Or Find Something Different?”
This run may not be your cup of tea. Maybe you need some handholding when booking a Delta partner mileage run (that’s okay!).
If either (or both) are the case, please get in touch with the mileage run department at point.me (formerly Juicy Miles). They can tailor a mileage run according to your schedule, airport preferences, etc. Let them do the heavy lifting do you.
They can also help book hotels and arrange some other trip details for you.
We trust point.me to take care of our readers.
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