It’s been months since I’ve searched for mileage runs and I came across this gem today. Coming in at 3.66 cpm, it’s pretty darn good in this age of struggling to find anything closer to 3.0.
Here are the details:
Routing: Seattle to San Francisco to Cleveland to Kansas City roundtrip
Travel period: Now through end-of-schedule
Dates I found available: 9/24, 10/2, 10/23, 10/29, 10/31, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27, 12/3, 12/4, 12/5, 12/10, 12/11
Number of nights stay: 0
Day of week restrictions: Travel only on M/T/W/Th/Sa
Fare basis: GAG7CN, 7-day advance purchase
Premier Qualifying Miles earned: 7,068
Cents-per-mile (CPM): 3.66
Example itinerary: Click for full view
One issue I see with this itinerary is the 31-minute connection on the last leg back to Seattle. With United’s current usage of T1 and T3 at SFO, making a successful connection would be virtually impossible if a change of terminal is required. While United originally announced only intra-California (and a few other) flights would use T1, that’s not the case according to Flyertalk reports.
I was successfully able to piece this booking together for the $258.80 fare using the “Multiple Destinations” feature on United.com