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!), so there are some opportunities out there for sub-4.0cpm mileage runs.

Here’s an example (below) on United from San Francisco. Be sure to check out your options on American and Delta, too. I’m on the road today, so can’t commit the time to check further.

Routing: San Francisco to Los Angeles to Cleveland to Kansas City roundtrip

Travel period: Now through May 23, 2012 (no restrictions out of SEA!)

Dates I found available: 5/1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 15, 22

Number of nights stay: 1

Day of week restrictions: None

Fare basis: GA7CN, 7-day advance purchase

Fare: $228.80 all-in

Premier Qualifying Miles earned: 6,470 (assumes 500-mile minimums)

Cost-per-mile (CPM): 3.54

Example itinerary:

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  1. Thanks, Darren. Have been following your blog for a while, and wanted to say hi. I did not see this posted on FT, so tried posting it with your blog link. Were you at one of the IAD UA lounges on Sat, Jan 7 and 14 (early morning)? My wife and I were there after our red-eye from SFO, waiting for our regional jet connections. Thought it might have been you, but did not want to risk making a fool of myself, so did not say hi.

    • @Jimmy: My pleasure and hello! I wasn’t at IAD on the 7th, but definitely was early morning the 14th of January off a SFO-IAD redeye awaiting my IAD-DTW leg. Redeyes knock me out anyhow, so I probably wouldn’t have been awake enough to be of any good conversation. That said, however, please do come say hello next time you think it’s me. Happy travels!

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