I’m bound and determined to finally tip over the edge to be a 1K with United. Since this time of the year is typically cheaper than many other parts I figured now is the time to try to get some extra miles under my belt.
I’ve finally RSS’d the Mileage Run Deals forum of Flyertalk and I saw a United mileage run that included CLT. It was originating in ATL and ending in BUR so I played around a little and found out the fare was valid originating in CLT also. I tried last night and couldn’t get the trip to ticket. I decided to look again today and finally got a routing to work so I managed to get almost 7,000 miles for just over $250.00. I didn’t check for the fare on the following weekend because I’m not mean enough to mileage run on Valentine’s day, but I did check the next weekend and the fare for the same trip was $450.00 so I’ll wait a bit.
It’s odd though, yesterday I was having problems with the ticket actually pricing out when I tried to purchase it. Today cheapfares.com kept telling me my credit card wasn’t valid. I try to purchase all my airfare on my Citi Premier Pass because I get Thank You Points for the miles I fly also. With 2 tickets to MEL on that card coming up in March and then adding this ticket I was going to have tons of Thank You Points, but I booked with my Hilton American Express instead.
So now I will hopefully be around 40,000 miles by April. I keep hoping for a Double Elite Qualifying Miles promotion so I can actually take advantage of it.