Delta LAX/MSP/DEN, $92, 2210 MQM, 4.16 cents per MQM.

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  1. HighPlainsDrifter

    HighPlainsDrifter Silver Member

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    and almost no RDMs on Delta itself
     
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    WilliamQ Gold Member

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    More details?
     
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    mattsteg Gold Member

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    If you take his numbers, a nonelite would earn 5 miles per dollar, or 460 miles. A diamond would get 11, or 1012 miles (and would have gotten almost 5k miles flying the same route a couple of weeks ago).

    I don't see where those numbers would make sense though, as no combinations of those cities add up to that number of miles for me.
     
  4. HighPlainsDrifter

    HighPlainsDrifter Silver Member

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    The 2210 miles is from ITA but Delta breaks it out as 1523 miles to MSP and 677 to DEN or 2200 total. The base fare is $64. A nonelite would earn $64 x 5 or 320 SkyMiles versus 2200 last year. A Platinum would earn $64 x 9 or 576 SkyMiles versus 4400 last year. I actually booked this but not for the RDM obviously. I knew vaguely that SkyMiles 2015 would be much less rewarding on the cheaper flights, but it was a shock to see the actual numbers the first time. (Corrected base fare to $64).
     
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    daninstl Gold Member

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    It seems like a good deal but as a Delta non-elite I can't make the math work for me on this one. I guess that's what they wanted.
     
  6. HighPlainsDrifter

    HighPlainsDrifter Silver Member

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    You could possibly book it to a partner and get more miles/points. For a Delta elite the MQMs are cheap and the aircraft are mainline with good upgrade chances.
     
  7. jakem4800

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    Go us air or AA to avoid all this bs, I think their program will continue to win.. Miles flown= miles earned
     

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