Delta – $199: Los Angeles – Omaha (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes

Very good fare for travel between Los Angeles and Omaha. For mileage runners, same day turns for over 5K miles and 3.6CPM? Yes! Maximum mileage is a routing via ATL, so LAX – ATL – OMA.  Availability for this routing is mostly on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays. Can also be routed via DTW for 3.8 CPM.

The $199 price is for same day turn. If you are actually spending more days, its $205.

Omaha Burlington Station Photo: Loco Steve, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Omaha Burlington Station Photo: Loco Steve, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • September 9th (same day turn for mileage runners)

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from September – December. Must purchase at least 21 days in advance of departure

How to Search for Availability:

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: LAX
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: dl dl

    • Destination:  OMA
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: dl dl

    • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • (Replace dl dl with ATL on the Advanced Routing Code fields if you want the Atlanta routing for miles)
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Length of stay “0-7” (the max date range is 7 days. So 0-7, 5-12, 7-14 etc). Set the length of stay to 0 if you want a same day turn.
    • You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions below
  • Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
  • How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage

Fare Class:

  • V

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $152.56


  • LAX – ATL (Atlanta) – OMA (Omaha) – ATL – LAX


Delta will be revenue based mileage earning starting January 1st, 2015. Miles will be earn base on elite qualifying dollars multiple by 5 as base level earning and up to 13 for Diamond level members who purchase with a Delta co-branded American Express credit card. We will be showing the 2015 base mileage earning for all Delta fares going forward to show how negative the changes are for a majority of Delta flyers.

  • 2014: 5,528 miles or 3.6 cents per mile
  • 2015:  762 miles or a difference of 4,766 miles.

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure to select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select Delta



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