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 the summer months. Think fall and winter.

With the now combined Continental and United, I’m a bit wary of booking this far in advance. I used to be able to easily suggest even wackier routings when being rebooked due to a schedule change, but I fear Shares and getting an ex-Continental agent. That said, I’m still booking one.

Routing: San Diego to San Francisco to Cleveland to Kansas City roundtrip

Travel period: Now through end-of-schedule

Dates I found available: 9/7; 9/10; 9/11; 9/17; 9/24 (didn’t go any further than September)

Number of nights stay: 0

Day of week restrictions: None

Fare basis: GA14CN, 14-day advance purchase

Fare: $208.80 all-in

Premier Qualifying Miles earned: 6,712 (assumes 500-mile minimums)

Cost-per-mile (CPM): 3.11

Example itinerary:

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  1. I love being based out of DEN, so many MR opportunities. I wish there was a Friday-Monday period with two at $209 so I could justify paying 10cpm to get to SAN.

  2. Hi! I saw your post, and was looking for a mileage run almost similar to yours, but this time its Cleveland to San Diego roundtrip for March 2013. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance

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