Honolulu Business Class Elite Status – Vacation Run! Estimated $4425 Delta MQD Plus 16,616 MQM for Under $1230
If you’re looking to take a business class trip to Honolulu and earn Delta MQD without breaking the bank, we have something that might interest you. But it’s a little unusual when it comes to our usual mileage. Oh, and it earns about 3.6 times the Delta MQD of the ticket price!
This Aeromexico business class journey travels from Tijuana, Mexico (TIJ) to Mexico City (MEX) to Los Angeles (LAX) to Honolulu (HNL) and back a few days later. You’ll spend about four full days in Hawaii. (Or start another mile run from there! Ask point.me for help and ideas!)
Tijuana?! you could say. How do I get there?! And there’s no way I’m going to this city!
First, it is approximately 23 miles from San Diego International Airport to the Cross Border Express pedestrian bridge, which takes you to Tijuana Airport. (You don’t actually have to set foot on the streets of Tijuana. Just the airport.) SAN to CBX Lyft prices ranged from $40 to $60 when I checked while writing this post. You do immigration at CBX and don’t have to worry about it in Mexico City. (But you go through on the US side when you arrive in Los Angeles from the MEX.)
The ride costs $1,221.31. The flight and stopover times are sometimes a bit lengthy. But it’s a great price – especially for the MQD return. (And you have plenty of time in Los Angeles to head to In-N-Out Burger for a good but overrated hamburger.)
ITA Matrix estimates the journey will cover 11,064 miles. Because of the way Delta credits MQDs when it comes to travel on its partner airlines IF YOU CREDIT IT TO YOUR DELTA SKYMILES NUMBER (that’s literally the point! 🙂 ), you should earn about $4425MQD. (That’s an MQD return of 3.62x your investment!) The unofficial SkyMiles calculator says you should catch up, too 16,616 SQM (7.4 cpm). After all, you should earn 22,152 redeemable SkyMiles – before applicable Medallion Bonuses.
I see available date April 12th – and a bunch in early May with different options for how long you can stay.
The long-haul aircraft will be on board Delta’s new A321neo.
You fly as a passenger with an Aeromexico ticket. Delta simply runs the hop. You should have access to Sky Club provided you are traveling on a confirmed International Business Class route.
Offers tend to disappear soon after we blog mileage. Why?
- The airline will increase the price as soon as possible, or
- Many people book the trip
- Both of the above
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