Here’s a United mileage run with oodles of availability I found this morning that I haven’t seen posted elsewhere.
This $99 one-way base airfare between San Francisco and Charlotte was filed back on April 26, and given it hasn’t been pulled yet, this post might stay useful longer than my last mileage run tip. It works in both directions, but I focused on zero- and one-nighters available originating in San Francisco.
Here’s the nitty-gritty and an example itinerary.
Routing: San Francisco to Los Angeles to Washington Dulles to Charlotte r/t
Routing rules: SFO-LAX/DEN-WAS/HOU/DEN/CLE/CHI-CLT
Travel period: Now through January 5, 2014
Dates I found available: Dozens, particularly in Sept/Oct/Nov
Number of nights stay: Many 0-night or 1-nighters available
Day of week restrictions: None
Fare basis: NA14KN, 14-day advance purchase
Fare: $249.40 roundtrip all-in
Premier Qualifying Miles earned: 6,576 (assumes 500-mile minimums)
Cents-per-mile (CPM): 3.79
Example itinerary: (click the image for a larger view)
The above itinerary was found using ITA Matrix, but can be booked on United directly with ease using Hipmunk.