The Great MilePoint Delta Domestic Award Survey

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  1. Indiana Delta Diamond
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    I, for one, am interested in how availability varies by status. I read a lot how low mileage tickets are never available but yet I find them all of the time.

    I picked some dates at random in the future, departing May 8th and returning May 13th. Please check availability from your personal status. Post that status as well as the "home" airport you are checking from. Please report the lowest mileage award available in coach and first class.

    Don't worry, we can do one for international trips at a later point.

    The survey locations are ones that I think a lot of people want domestically, the Beach (FLL), the Mouse (MCO), the city (JFK), the Gambler (LAS), The Desert (PHX), The Hollywood (LAX), and THE Frequent Flier (HNL).

    I will start with my two "home" airports of IND and CVG.
     
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  2. Indiana Delta Diamond
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    Diamond - IND

    Y/F
    FLL 25,000/45,000
    MCO 25,000/62,500
    JFK 25,000/80,000
    PHX 25,000/62,500
    LAS 32,500/80,000
    LAX 32,500/80,000
    HNL 65,000/135,000
     
  3. Indiana Delta Diamond
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    Diamond - CVG
    Y/F
    FLL 25,000/45,000
    MCO 25,000/45,000
    JFK 25,000/80,000
    PHX 25,000/45,000
    LAS 32,50062,500
    LAX 32,500/62,500
    HNL 52,500/135,000
     
  4. mtkeller
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    Silver - FAR (not actually my home, but we'll pretend it is for now)

    Y/F
    FLL 25,000/45,000
    MCO 32,500/62,500
    JFK 25,000/45,000
    PHX 32,500/45,000
    LAS 40,000/62,500
    LAX 32,500/57,500
    HNL 65,000/135,000

    I expected Y ability to fare a bit better than F out of FAR, given that they still have three or four 50-seat CRJs per day, but it seems that's not really driving things very much. Also of note, most of those have multiple options involving only having to connect at MSP and with a layover of under two hours.
     
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    Gold - ATL

    Y/F
    FLL 25,000/62,500
    MCO 25,000/45,000
    JFK 32,500/62,500
    PHX 25,000/62,500
    LAS 25,000/62,500
    LAX 32,500/80,000
    HNL 65,000/135,000
     
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    IIRC the expanded award inventory for elites is for domestic coach tickets. I don't know whether this includes HNL or not.
     
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    It is for all coach tickets, regardless of domestic/international.

    MSP as a Diamond:
    FLL 25,000/45,000
    MCO 25,000/45,000
    JFK 25,000/62,500 (LGA avail for 45,000 in F)
    PHX 25,000/45,000
    LAS 32,500/62,500
    LAX 25,000/62,500 (SNA avail for 45,000 in F)
    HNL 52,500/105,000
     
  8. Indiana Delta Diamond
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    You know it's things like this that I think some people miss by never looking.
     
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    SFO as a Platinum:

    FLL 32,500/62,500
    MCO 32,500/80,000
    JFK 25,000/62,500
    PHX 25,000/45,000
    LAS 32,500/62,500
    LAX 25,000/45,500 (Is Y/F worth this many miles for 1 hr flight???)
    HNL 40,000/95,000
     
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    Answer: No way.
    Regarding HNL, is that DL or AS metal?
     
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    DL Direct:
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  12. Gold - SAN
    Y/F
    FLL 32,500/80,000
    MCO 32,500/80,000
    JFK 25,000/80,000
    PHX 25,000/(We're sorry, there are no flights matching your request.)
    LAS 32,500/62,500
    LAX 25,000/45,000
    HNL 65,000/135,000
     
  13. Gold - LAX
    Y/F
    FLL 32,500/62,500
    MCO 32,500/80,000
    JFK 25,000/62,500
    PHX 32,500/62,500
    LAS 32,500/62,500
    LAX [​IMG]
    HNL 52,500/105,000
     
  14. SAN-LAX is 35 minutes flight [​IMG] (109 miles), the standard price for rt is ~$240ai (T class), but in summer it could be as much as $700.
     
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    I have taken that flight... SAN-LAX-SFO 1 way has priced at $110 in T for me
     
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  16. No status ATL; all the same except:
    LAS 40,000/80,000
    LAX Y 40,000
     
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    I'm not surprised. The HNL-SFO flight is known as the best way for non-revs to get to/from Honolulu...it's the overlooked DL metal route to the Islands (that and SEA).
     
  18. Yes, very often (I can say almost all the time) SAN-LAX-LAS/SFO are 2-3 times cheaper than SAN-LAX, sorry for OT [​IMG].
     
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    BOS, no status (nor ever likely to have any!), thank goodness for credit card bonuses!

    FLL 25,000/42,500
    MCO 40,000/62,500
    JFK - I'd drive
    PHX 32,500/62,500 (lower if I come home on the 16th)
    LAS 40,000/80,000
    LAX 32,500/62,500
    HNL 65,000/135,000

    And we can get to Bonaire for 50,000 points on May 6-14 or first class 62,500 May 13-21 (my hubby is an avid windsurfer so we always check Bonaire). If you haven't been, it's our snorkeling/diving and windsurfing destination of choice!
     
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    General Member- MSP
    Y/F/ DL metal, AS search
    FLL 25/45
    MCO 25/45
    JFK 25/62.5
    PHX 25/45
    LAS 40/62.5/ 25/50
    LAX 25/62.5/ 50F
    HNL 52.5/135 40(all DL)/80(AS/DL mixed metal)
     
  21. Andy
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    Plat - SLC
    Y/F
    FLL 32500 / 62500
    MCO 25000 / 45000
    JFK 25000 / 80000
    PHX 25000 / 45000
    LAS 25000 / 45000
    LAX 25000 / 45000
    HNL 52500 / 95000
     
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    Gold (Mrs overhead) - PDX

    FLL 25k/62.5k
    MCO 25k/80k
    JFK 25k/62.5k
    PHX 25k/45k
    LAS 25k/45k
    LAX 25k/45k
    HNL 52.5k/95k
     
  23. DTW-PLAT



    Y /F
    FLL 32500/62500
    MCO 25000/62500
    JFK 25000/80000
    PHX 25000/45000
    LAS 50000/80000
    LAX 40000/62500
    HNL 65000/135000
     

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