Help a newbie with a flight to Seattle

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  1. spivey

    spivey Silver Member

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    I need help.. specifically for finding a flight to SEA from DTW on DL departing 4/25 returning 4/29 maximizing the # of miles.

    1. Is there a better way to do this than searching on delta.com using their multi-city booking?

    2. The best I found (I'm new at this) was DTW-BOS-DTW-SEA-MSP-BOS-DTW for $663.80, 6346 MQM

    Help, please...

    Thanks!

    Matt
     
  2. DTWBOB

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    You might try flying out of FNT and doing something like FNT-DTW-MSP-SEA or even FNT-DTW-ORD-MSP-SEA.

    It's also important that each fight have a different number, otherwise it won't count as a separate segment. Delta often uses the same number for flights to and from a hub (e.g. you're flight to and from BOS could have the same number). Likewise, flights from say DTW to ORD to MSP might have the same number all the way through.

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  3. USAF_Pride
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    Lansing also works the same as Flint
     
  4. DTWBOB

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    Kinda depends on where you're coming from -- FNT is on the south side of town so works well for people on the North and West Sides of Detroit -- (despite the song with the famous wording, there is no "South Detroit".)

    LAN is west of town, so is a bit more inconvenient. I've used FNT a lot, LAN only once -- but not because the bar is Sparty's Den!

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  5. USAF_Pride
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    I realize that LAN isn't as convenient as FNT, but we are talking about MQM, not convenience here!!
     
  6. spivey

    spivey Silver Member

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    Thanks folks!

    Here is what I booked.

    DTW-ATL-BOS-DTW-SEA

    Return SEA-MSP-ATL-BOS-DTW

    7255 MQM

    $660

    Did I do a decent job?
     
  7. traveller99

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    Heii yes
     
  8. MalcoveMagnesia
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    How in the world did you manage to book a revenue ticket that starts in Detroit and allows a transit IN Detroit after two segments. What site did you use to book that? (cause that sure couldn't have been delta.dumb)
     
  9. mattsteg
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    My guess is that the ticket nests a bos-sea round trip fare inside of a dtw-bos round trip fare, or something else along those lines. The connection through DTW occurs on a different fare than thevorigination.
     
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    This looks right to me. Can the OP see whether the fare class is the same for all segments? (you can see the fare class in a single capital letter for each flight segment on your itinerary or note it from the first letter of the fare code usually, unless there's a something-UP fare, on the ticket receipt.)
     

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