Summer fare alert for Delta Airlines and SkyTeam $583 to $640 round trip economy class for Los Angeles LAX to Zurich and several cities in Germany including Berlin, Bremen, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Nuremburg and Stuttgart for travel departures May 16 to August 22. Availability is wide-open, even weekends.
American Airlines and Oneworld have fares to some of these cities priced in low $600s round trip.
LAX – Berlin Sat July 8 – Sun July 16
$641 Air France LAX – Berlin Air France Economy V code
In this post I show how ticketing Air France $641 earns 43-44% more MQD and Redeemable Miles for $49 more compared to $592 Delta Airlines ticket.
Fares below are for July 8 – July 16 weekend travel. Some destinations have slightly lower fares for weekday travel.
This article also looks at the difference in Delta SkyMiles earned for Delta ticketed flights compared to a SkyTeam partner airline flights.
Delta Airlines Los Angeles LAX – New York JFK – Berlin TXL – New York JFK – Los Angeles LAX
Flight Miles: LAX – JFK – TXL – JFK – LAX = 12,885 miles.
MQM: Economy V earns 100% EQM = 12,885 MQM.
MQD: $445 (base fare)
Redeemable Miles: $445 x 5 miles/$1 = 2,225 RDM + elite bonus miles.
Air France Los Angeles LAX – Paris CDG – Berlin TXL – Paris CDG – Los Angeles LAX
$640.07 round trip Air France Economy V Sat Jul 8 – Sun Jul 16
Flight Miles: LAX – CDG – TXL – CDG – LAX = 12,399 miles.
MQM: Air France Economy V earns 100% MQM = 12,885 MQM.
MQD: Air France Economy V earns 5% flight miles as MQD = 644 MQD.
Redeemable Miles: 12,885 miles x .25 miles = 3,221 RDM + *elite bonus miles.
*For Alliance partner operated and marketed flights ticketed through partner airline, Medallion Mileage Bonus is based on Base Miles earned: Diamond – 120%; Platinum – 80%; Gold – 60%; Silver – 40%.
Ticketing Air France $640 instead of Delta Airlines $592 earns 644 MQD compared to 445 MQD (44% more MQD) and 3,221 base miles for Air France flights compared to 2,225 base miles for Delta flights (44% more redeemable miles).