Well here’s a surprise. I’m used to seeing fare wars in major markets with a lot of competition, so did not anticipate finding this fare today on United offering a $63 one-way ticket from the Washington, D.C. group of airports to Spokane, WA.
I haven’t spent too much time finding ideal connection opportunities for this deal, instead wanting to get this posted ASAP for my East coast friends. There are oodles of same-day trips available if you fly IAD-DEN-GEG roundtrip, but for the best CPM, consider a 1-nighter as shown below.
Routing: Washington Dulles to Denver to Spokane to San Francisco to Washington Dulles
Travel period: Now through 6/6/2012
Dates I found available: 4/17 (there are many dates available for same-day turns IAD-DEN-GEG r/t)
Number of nights stay: 1
Day of week restrictions: None
Fare basis: GA10CS, 10-day advance purchase
Elite Qualifying Miles earned: 5,439 (assumes 500-mile minimums)
Cost-per-mile (CPM): 3.11