Are you looking for Delta MQD and MQM, want to visit Tokyo for a few days, and really enjoy flying? If the answer is “yes,” then are you in luck, my friend.
We found this trip from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Tokyo Haneda (HND).
But here’s the thing.
It connects in Paris (CDG) on the way there and returning. It’s in Air France Premium Economy. (Hey, it’s better than coach!) It currently prices out at USD $2,631.20.
We found a trip leaving Chicago on Tuesday, December 12, at 5:30 PM. You end up at Haneda just after noon on Thursday. You don’t leave until Saturday night (Sunday morning) at 1:00 AM. You’re back at O’Hare at 3:20 PM. Here is a Google Flights link in case you want to play around with the dates.
If you have SkyTeam Elite status (Delta Gold Medallion and higher), you can visit the Air France lounges in Paris. You should be able to visit the Delta Chicago Sky Club, too, because you’re not traveling on a Delta-operated or marketed flight. In fact, you might be able to board your flight to Paris from the lounge!
This is an “A” class fare. That’s important when crediting Delta partner trips to your SkyMiles account.
According to the Unofficial SkyMiles Calculator, the trip travels 20,396 miles. The “A” fare earns MQD at a rate of 30% of the distance traveled. So, you’re looking at about $6,118 MQD when you credit the trip to your Delta SkyMiles account. That’s an MQD return of about 2.3X.
“A” fares earn 150% MQD (again: credit the trip to your Delta account). The Unofficial SkyMiles Calculator projects this trip will earn 30,594 MQM. That’s about 8.6 cents per MQM. These figures are very close estimates based on Delta’s published rules, honors them, and assume travelers properly credit the trip to their SkyMiles account, and that Delta. Make sure to keep copies of your physical boarding passes.
Nothing sensational but this trip alone could bump you up a tier in the current SkyMiles program.
And you get to go to Japan!
Delta Diamonds: try applying a Global Upgrade Certificate to see if you can get up to business class.
BOOK THROUGH AIR FRANCE. You will not go through Delta to purchase this trip.
“I don’t want to screw up this booking and not earn the MQM or MQD!”
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