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:

a screenshot of a flight schedule

(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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