Mileage Runs

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Mileage Run Opportunity: $242.80 Nets 7,486 United PQMs SEA-SFO-EWR-CMH r/t

It’s never too soon to begin mileage running in the New Year, especially when fares like this one pop up bringing the cents-per-mile down to 3.24. Shown below is an itinerary netting 7,486 United Airlines Premier Qualifying Miles with a “zero” night stay (includes red-eye flying). There are many more dates available if you consider…

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Frequent Traveler University – Day Two Recap

With the water restored at the Sheraton Gateway LAX, day two was off to a better start. The first session, entitled “Secrets and Lies,” was an off-the-record summary of several tips and tricks not published on forums or blogs. The reason for the secrecy? While nothing discussed is illegal, each tip or trick helps save…

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Frequent Traveler University – Day One Recap

It was a wet and rainy start to Frequent Traveler University yesterday and those of us staying at the Radisson were met with a gushing stream of water to negotiate to even make it to the Sheraton Gateway LAX. It turned out a water main broke and the host hotel was without water the entire…

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Mileage Run Opportunity: $167.30 Nets 7,070 United PQMs ONT-SFO-IAH-EWR r/t

There’s a dirt cheap airfare out there right now on United in the Ontario to Newark market. While it’s a roundtrip fare that requires a minimum night stay depending on the day of week you depart, someone might find it useful for an end-of-year mileage run/vacation combination. The fare rules allow for two transfers and…

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Mileage Run Opportunity: $258.80 for 7,068 United PQMs SEA-SFO-CLE-MCI r/t

It’s been months since I’ve searched for mileage runs and I came across this gem today. Coming in at 3.66 cpm, it’s pretty darn good in this age of struggling to find anything closer to 3.0. Here are the details: Routing: Seattle to San Francisco to Cleveland to Kansas City roundtrip Travel period: Now through…

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Mileage Run Opportunity: $208.80 nets 6,712 United PQMs SAN-SFO-CLE-MCI r/t

Well Kansas City here we come again! Both United and Delta have a $79 base fare out in the San Diego to Kansas City market tonight – no love for American. The fare is valid now through the end-of-schedule, but as you can imagine, there is basically no inventory available on this particular routing during…

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A word of caution about mileage accrual on United Airlines direct flights

A couple of weeks ago, I flew legacy Continental Airlines from Los Angeles to Houston and overheard the gate agent at LAX announce, “Ladies and gentlemen, we’ll shortly begin boarding for flight XXXX to Houston with continuing service to Denver…” I was a bit taken back by the fairly significant backtrack routing for the flight’s…

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Mileage Run Opportunity: $228.80 nets 6,470 United PQMs SFO-LAX-CLE-MCI r/t

Kansas City has been a very popular fare war market recently and there are some pretty nice mileage run fares out there today from SFO & SEA on American, Delta and United from either $89 or $99 one-way base roundtrip. The routing rules are again generous on United (and even Delta from Seattle allows SEA-ATL-MCI!),…

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Mileage Run Opportunity: $69 o/w base fare AA/DL/UA from LAX/SFO/SEA to MCI

Kansas City has been “on sale” for some time now out of LAX, but a $69 one-way base fare is also now available from SFO and SEA on both American and United. Delta has only filed a matching fare in the LAX-MCI market as of this posting. Travel must be completed by May 9, 2012.…

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Mileage Run Opportunity: $169.20 nets 5,439 United EQMs IAD-GEG r/t

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…

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