Mileage Runs

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Mileage Run Opportunity: $179.60 Nets 6,974 United Premier Qualifying Miles

[Edited 2:00pm PDT: And zap… it’s gone. This fare was pulled in the last hour or so from all cities. Hope you got in on the deal while it lasted!] Here’s a pretty amazing 2.58 CPM mileage run on United. Availability is rather limited for the routing in my example below, but other connection city…

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Happy Fourth of July! Top 10 Posts January-June 2013

It’s our Independence Day holiday here in the U.S., and it’s given me time to pause to realize the fact that (more than) half of the year has already passed. It’s crazy how time has flown for me this year. I looked back at the top 10 viewed posts written so far in 2013 here…

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List and Description of All United Airlines Fare Classes

One of the most popular posts here on Frequently Flying is my Airfare Pricing Buckets & Airline Fare Basis Codes Revealed! entry from a couple of years ago. It’s still very much valid in decoding domestic United Airlines fare basis codes, as revenue management post-merger with Continental kept the same logic. What has changed –…

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Mileage Run Opportunity: $249.40 Nets 6,576 United Premier Qualifying Miles

Here’s a United mileage run with oodles of availability I found this morning that I haven’t seen posted elsewhere. This $99 one-way base airfare between San Francisco and Charlotte was filed back on April 26, and given it hasn’t been pulled yet, this post might stay useful longer than my last mileage run tip. It…

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Mileage Run Opportunity: $166.40 Nets 5,818 United PQMs PHX-BUF r/t

Here’s a stellar mileage run opportunity on United coming in at only 2.86 cents-per-mile. [Edited 5:00 p.m. PDT: And like that, this fare is gone! It lasted only hours today.] The $118 base roundtrip fare between Phoenix and Buffalo was filed today by United and likely won’t last long. It works in both directions, of…

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Flight Review: United Airlines Global First, San Francisco to Tokyo Narita

I flew an eight-segment mileage run last month that included a roundtrip from Boston to Tokyo via San Francisco. And due to an unadvertised promotional first class fare (about $3,000) out of select U.S. origins to Tokyo (or Beijing), I was able to fly in comfort and nabbed my favorite seat onboard any United aircraft…

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United Airlines Global First Lounge Shower Room Amenities

I visited United’s Global First Class lounges in Tokyo and San Francisco on my mileage run last week and I took advantage of the shower rooms offered in each in hopes of adding to my amenity kit collection. Truth be told, I had freshly showered at my hotel in Tokyo before arriving at the airport,…

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Save Time Using Hipmunk for Multi-Segment Mileage Run Bookings

I’m a creature of habit and when I find a tried and true method to book multi-segment mileage runs, I stick with it. Too much so that when it doesn’t work, I fluster around with it far longer than I need to. Having recently moved from Los Angeles and accepted my fate that I’ll no…

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I’m Off on a Weeklong Mileage Run… In Style!

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I’m off on a mileage run of sorts that began Saturday. I’ll be crisscrossing the country numerous times and traversing the Pacific Ocean on a pair of flights. And I say “mileage run of sorts” since it doesn’t fall into the ultra lowball cents-per-mile category, as well as my…

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How to Find Mileage Runs – 2013 Edition

It’s been exactly one year since the go-to method to find mileage runs died – the FareCompare Flyertalk tool. The folks at FareCompare claimed it would return and even had a “coming soon” notation earlier this year. That has since totally disappeared and repeated requests for information from them fell on silent ears. I have…

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