Mileage Run Discussion - Routing for TPA-PHX
May 20, 12, 6:46 pm
So far all I have found for TPA to PHX on AA is with a layover in ORD. That puts me at 2,452 (4,904 for RT). Is there anywhere else that I could go for more miles? And how can I get it for as cheap as possible? It appears like they have one TPA-ORD-PHX routing per day each direction. All other flights get funneled through DFW which is less miles.
May 20, 12, 7:48 pm
for what you are asking, the ft answer is to see a ta.....
however, if you would post the ticket dates, flight #s, & $, and ask for help in maxing the mi/cpm, you might get some good ideas & be within the ft guidelines....
edit....there is a route thru mia on the outbound in the afternoon, but didn't see any on the return...
May 20, 12, 8:16 pm
there is 1 route on the outbound via mia w/about the same mi & ord if you get the 500 min....
May 20, 12, 10:26 pm
I don't have dates, really. I'd like to visit a friend in AZ sometime in the next year. But I want to maximize the miles when I do go. So I'm more concerned with the routing at this point. I just don't know if I should look for flights that have layovers built in or if I should book a couple cheap one-ways in a string. What would give me the most bang for my buck in terms of "creating" layovers?
As for the MIA bit, I don't know what you mean by 500 min? I'm new to all of this and don't know all of the lingo.
May 21, 12, 2:33 am
why do you want/need to fly aa at some unknown date?....what will it do for you?
May 21, 12, 12:33 pm
I'm trying to earn enough miles to fly my mom and I to Costa Rica in two years.
May 21, 12, 1:10 pm
as [alaska] mi can be credited to aa....so you might find something using multi city via sea or other northern/west coast cities....
how many more mi do you need for the tickets?.....
edit to add....this sept. midweek, mia-sjo-mia costs $363 pp....
you & she have aa credit cards already?
edit again....the award seems to be either 30 or 35k pp....plus $2.50-149 for taxes...i have no idea on the $149 [when is this a factor]...
also, the 500 min is given to those w/aa status for shorter routes, like tpa-mia. so it might give you a tad more if via dfw, but ord would be the way....
May 22, 12, 11:20 am