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 course, but I zeroed in on the 1-nighters available originating in Phoenix. And if you can tolerate sleeping in an airport for the short “stay” in Buffalo, it would certainly keep overall trip costs down.

Here’s the nitty-gritty and an example itinerary.

Routing: Phoenix to Houston to Newark to Buffalo


Travel period: Now through end of schedule

Dates I found available: 4/30, 7/3, 7/4, 8/19, 8/26 and 11 dates in September

Number of nights stay: 1

Day of week restrictions: None

Fare basis: NA21FN, 21-day advance purchase

Fare: $166.40 all-in

Elite Qualifying Miles earned: 5,818 (assumes 500-mile minimums)

Cents-per-mile (CPM): 2.86

Example itinerary:

(Hat tip: gokeeper on FlyerTalk)

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  1. I would assume the 772 is repositioning to EWR for international travel so if you can score the upgrade to biz (hopefully “new” config) would be extra nice.

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