Delta Air Lines SkyMiles members needing some MQM for their Medallion status might be interested in this Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) to Kahului, Maui (OGG) mileage run.
Dallas to Maui Delta Mileage Run
First things first: this is a Main Cabin run. It travels DFW-Atlanta-OGG-ATL-DFW.
Per Delta, you’ll earn 10,324 MQM, $401 MQD (based on current price), and 2,005 base SkyMiles before any applicable Medallion bonuses. The trip currently costs $471.41. That comes out to about 4.6 CPMQM.
As of posting time, the departure dates I see available are:
- November 23, 29, 30
- December 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13
Play around with the return dates if you want to stay a little longer and enjoy Maui. Some of the return dates yield about the same price to stay a couple of days.
Here’s the itinerary:
You have a little bit of time in Atlanta each leg, so you can enjoy a Delta Sky Club (assuming they’re not at whatever capacity is being enforced) if you have a Sky Club membership or one of these Delta co-branded American Expres cards.
A Word About Seating and Upgrades
The ATL to OGG legs are aboard A330s, so Diamonds and Platinums can snag Comfort+ seats shortly after booking if they want. (And, of course, all Medallions can select available exit row seats.)
But here’s the thing: this route now features Delta’s four-class seating. That means there’s Delta One, Premium Select, Comfort+, and Main Cabin. Delta says Premium Select isn’t eligible for complimentary Medallion upgrades. But both Regional and Global Upgrade Certificates can get you into Premium Select and waitlisted for Delta One.
I booked this trip and requested an upgrade to Comfort+. (Interestingly, Premium Select was available for purchase under the “First Class” column — but denoted as “Comfort+ Premium Select.) The Fly Delta app shows how many seats are (apparently) available for upgrade now.
So, I don’t know if the system just defaults to everything north of Main Cabin — regardless of whether or not they’re available for upgrade. For example, Delta One isn’t eligible for Medallion upgrades on international flights — but the available seats are still displayed on the app’s “Upgrade & Standby” function. That led to some confusion before when non-revs were assigned to Delta One.
I’ll try to get some clarification from Delta.
“This Run Doesn’t Help Me! I Don’t Need MQM! I Need an MQD Run!”
I receive messages like that nearly every time I post a Delta MQM mileage run. After all, people love Delta partner mileage runs (here’s why.) But some people already hit their Delta Amex MQD waiver or crossed their prescribed MQD threshold.
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