Mileage Run Opportunity: $85.10 nets 3,024 United EQMs SEA-SFO-ORD-DSM

United Airlines has a fare out there this afternoon in the Seattle to Des Moines market that nets 3,024 elite qualifying miles. I could not immediately find a zero-night trip or even a one-night stay, so this one is one-way. I found this at 4:00pm PDT, so as always… ACT FAST! Here are the details:

[Edited 12:00pm PDT 10/24: The fare is has now risen $9, but will leave the original info as below. I do not expect to update this page again.]

Routing: Seattle to Des Moines via San Francisco and Chicago

Travel period: 10/24/11 – 11/29/11 (I see availability on 10/31, 11/1-11/3, 11/7, 11/9 and 11/15)

Day of week restrictions: None

Fare basis: GA10CS (10-day advance purchase)

Fare: $85.10 all-in one-way

Elite Qualifying Miles earned: 3,024

Cents-per-mile (CPM): 2.81

Example itinerary: Click for full-size view

a screenshot of a computerVisit my Mileage Running 101 Part 1 and Part 2 posts to get step-by-step instructions on how I found this fare and created the routing.

Here is a one-nighter I found for $166.50 netting 5,244 EQMs at 3.18cpm:

a screenshot of a computer



  1. I appreciate this info, but I’m not into mileage running. Is there a site or a forum of FT, or some other site, where bargain fares or mistake fares are listed? Thanks. Appreciate the assistance.

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