In August my partner and I are celebrating 15 years together with a trip to NYC and Iceland! Now, there is a direct flight from AVL to NY or one with a connecting in ATL. If my newfound knowledge serves me correctly I could possibly get more MQMs (new lingo use) by taking the route with the connecting flight. The plan is to use DL. The question is how do I determine the mileage of the direct route v. the connecting? Some of you seem to be able to pull these distances out of a hat. I know that AVL to ATL would be 500 MPs but I don't know the ATL to NYC or the AVL to NYC. The second part of the trip is NYC to KEF then back to NYC. It will be two separate bookings.....unless that would somehow be a mistake. Any input would be appreciated! Oh, and hotel chains would be good too. I am currently only a member of the Accor hotel one.