United Airlines has a fare out there tonight in the Los Angeles to Seattle market that nets six elite qualifying segments for $237.20 all-in, or $39.53 per segment.
I’m surprised at how many of you qualify for elite status via segments and have no idea what your threshold is for “good” or “bad” cost-per-segment. If I were you, this one seems doable especially since you can pound it out in one day.
Routing: Los Angeles to San Francisco to Portland to Seattle roundtrip
Travel period: 11/08/11 – 02/15/12
Dates I found available: 11/30, 12/6, 12/7, 12/13, 12/14 (didn’t look into 2012)
Day of week restrictions: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays only
Fare basis: KAK7GS & WAP7KS (outbound/return) 7-day advance purchase
Fare: $237.20 all-in
Elite Qualifying Segments earned: 6
Cost-per-segment (CPS): $39.53
Here’s a kicker… for $3.70 more and flying on either Saturday 12/3 or 12/10, you can get seven segments for $34.14/segment on a same day trip adding a connection in Klamath Falls on the return: Example: