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 other purpose for the trip: to bring me within striking distance of million-miler on United much sooner this year than later. Oh, and it’s all in first class!

In total, I’ll rack up about 23,000 lifetime miles, 30,000 Premier Qualifying Miles, and roughly 83,000 redeemable miles due to generous class-of-service bonuses. It’s not the craziest run I’ve ever done and I’m breaking it up with hotel stays in various cities to keep me sane. I’ll provide all the details, reviews and more when I return.

In the meantime, posting will be light for the rest of the week here on Frequently Flying. I should be back to regularly scheduled programming next Monday.

Safe travels everyone!

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  1. Enjoy Darren! I’m home in Seattle for less than 36 hours from Jan 10 – Feb 1. I think I’ll do 40k on UA and 10 on AA. My G class upgrades cleared though 🙂

  2. what kind of run are you doing? have you published the details… i’m thinking about doing something like this…

  3. Hi Darren :
    As a United Million Miler, I was somewhat perplexed at your eagerness to obtain Million Miler status at UA?
    Am I missing something?
    I flew 30 years and spent thousands only to find at age 57 that I have zero chance at an upgrade. And lifetime GOLD status that means little.
    It’s all about what you are doing for UA now. If you can stomach 1k status on such a crap carrier then I guess you can ride upfront.
    I enjoy your blog immensely.
    Please tell me your thoughts.

    Mike Croswell

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