please help. 5k short of gold status Delta can travel any day before eoy

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  1. I have a $400 voucher with Delta that will offset cost. Cannot use voucher towards purchase of MQM's. Fly out of BHM. Any pro's help would be great. First time to try mileage run. Thank you in advance. Can travel any day between now and end of year.
     
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  2. gpaya
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    This might do it for you, net cost of 230 ish

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    Birmingham (BHM) to San Jose (SJC) - Fri, Dec 30

    [​IMG] Birmingham (BHM) to Atlanta (ATL) - Fri, Dec 30
    Delta 2114 Dep: 4:00PM Arr: 6:06PM 1h 6m DC-9 Coach (Q)
    Layover in ATL 1h 9m

    [​IMG] Atlanta (ATL) to San Jose (SJC) - Fri, Dec 30
    Delta 1684 Dep: 7:15PM Arr: 9:45PM 5h 30m Boeing 737 Coach (Q)

    San Jose (SJC) to Birmingham (BHM) - Fri, Dec 30

    [​IMG] San Jose (SJC) to Atlanta (ATL) - Fri, Dec 30
    Delta 1684 Dep: 10:40PM Arr: 6:06AM 4h 26m Boeing 737 Coach (U)
    Layover in ATL Sat, Dec 31 2h 24m

    [​IMG] Atlanta (ATL) to Birmingham (BHM) - Sat, Dec 31
    Delta 4877 Dep: 8:30AM Arr: 8:25AM 0h 55m Canadair RJ 700 Coach (U)
    OPERATED BY ASA DBA DELTA CONNECTION

    Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees)
    $632.80
    Total cost for 1 passenger
    $632.80
     
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    A little more expensive if you want to spend the afternoon in LAX:

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    Birmingham (BHM) to Los Angeles (LAX) - Fri, Dec 30

    [​IMG] Birmingham (BHM) to Detroit (DTW) - Fri, Dec 30
    Delta 3062 Dep: 6:15AM Arr: 9:42AM 2h 27m Canadair Reg. Jet Coach (H)
    OPERATED BY COMAIR DBA DELTA CONNECTION Layover in DTW 2h 28m

    [​IMG] Detroit (DTW) to Los Angeles (LAX) - Fri, Dec 30
    Delta 1719 Dep: 12:10PM Arr: 2:20PM 5h 10m Boeing 737 Coach (H)



    Los Angeles (LAX) to Birmingham (BHM) - Fri, Dec 30

    [​IMG] Los Angeles (LAX) to Detroit (DTW) - Fri, Dec 30
    Delta 1406 Dep: 11:00PM Arr: 6:26AM 4h 26m Boeing 757 Coach (K)
    Layover in DTW Sat, Dec 31 2h 9m

    [​IMG] Detroit (DTW) to Birmingham (BHM) - Sat, Dec 31
    Delta 3859 Dep: 8:35AM Arr: 9:48AM 2h 13m Canadair Reg. Jet Coach (K)
    OPERATED BY PINNACLE DBA DELTA CONNECTION





    Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees)
    $668.80

    Total cost for 1 passenger
    $668.80

     
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  4. Thank you for the help. I am grateful.

     
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    These travel dates are a bit risky. If IROPs occur and some of your segments are delayed to January 1, you could have a problem.
     
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    Correct - in that case it may be in your best interest to route through ATL and not DTW.
     
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    Unclear. When ATL gets a dusting of snow, the city and the airport become a mess. DTW gets lots more snow, but has the ability, equipment and experience, to generally cope well.
     
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    True. Unless it's one of those 100 year snowfalls, DTW is well equipped to keep things moving.
     

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