Since I just need 2 segments to remain Gold with Delta I figure I’m dumb to not do a segment run. I know that Delta will often bump up people who are close miles-wise, but I don’t think that’s the same for segments so I’m not taking any chances.
I’ve also fulfilled all my familial obligations for Christmas so I figure what better day than a day when most other people don’t want to fly. I’m sure I could have found a cheaper flight, but since I know BWI is typically very cheap from CLT and it was pricing out cheaper than some other destinations I was trying I managed to get a r/t to BWI for $265. I’ll get 4 segments out of it so I’m good to go.
I still need over 8,000 miles with Star Alliance to stay at my current tier of Premier Executive which is becoming Gold whatever on the new United but I just can’t justify spending much more money on mileage runs with a looming home purchase. Maybe if I can find a 9,000 mile run for less than $300, but I doubt it so I’ll just acquiesce to dropping a tier.