I saw the promotion yesterday, but did not pay attention until I think twice today. It’s a super easy promotion to get Plat+lots of miles with Delta(let’s forget the value of pesos for now)
registration is open to anyone and must book before Nov 30th 2010 and travel before Dec 30th, 2010, you will earn the following amount unlimited times,
There are two ways to play with this promotion for members who is not in that area.
If you have a lot of time, get a position flight to one of these four cities first, then start Mileage Run back and forth to a non hub City, you will earn 10K for each R/T+ double MQM.
If you don’t have a lot of time, get a position flight to one of these four cities, then fly to Asia(as far as possible such as PEK. PVG. HKG, BKK, SIN, MNL, GUM), All you need is 2 R/Ts from basic member to Platinum. you can easily find sub $800 fares to those Cities after Sep. 25K bonus each + double MQM.
Since Delta removed miles redeposit fee for Platinum, the value of PLAT is worth a lot more than before.
I agree DL miles have the worst redemption rate, but if you can figure out how to use them, they can be very powerful and creative. During the past few weeks, I have scored 6 business class low award tickets to Asia, Europe and beyond including 4 of them are summer high season and 2 in X’mas.So for now, I will still take them.