Boston and Miami to London for $1499 Total in Delta BusinessElite

Feb 16, 2011

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While this isn’t as spectacular as the $150 Delta European fare sale yesterday, I still think this is a great deal: Delta is offering roundtrip business on their new non-stop Boston/Miami to London routes for as low as $1,498 total round trip, including all taxes. These fares seem to be good until the second week of May and the example below is for Easter weekend. FYI, I checked on these flights originating from London and they pull up nearly twice as expensive.

On the trip I selected, MIA-LHR over Easter weekend, the coach fare was $1,065.10 and the business class fare was $1,498.40. Would you pay an extra $433.30 to fly in a lie flat bed for a total of 8,850 miles? I know I would. Not only do you get more room and a lie-flat bed, you also get a ton more miles.

The business class fare (I), earns a 50% mileage bonus and a 50% Medallion Qualifying Mile bonus.

So for MIA-LHR-MIA you’d end up with about 13,725 Skymiles (without any elite status bonuses) and 13, 725 Medallion Qualifying Miles for the Business Class purchase. This nets out to paying 11 cents per MQM, which is pretty good for business class (though not as good as the 1.9 cents per MQM on my Stockholm flights). That same MIA-LHR coach purchase would only earn you 8,850 Skymiles and MQMs, thus you’d be paying over 12 cents per MQM – and flying in coach!

While I don’t think this is a mistake fare, I’m not sure how long it will last. If you need to go to London this spring, it may make sense to buy your ticket from Miami or Boston and get yourself to those cities on separate tickets. Just make sure you give yourself enough time – while business class reservations are generally flexible, these are discount business and they may make you pay a change fee and/or refare if you need to make any changes.

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