Go Back   FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Mileage Run Deals
Sign in using an external account

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Nov 11, 10, 4:03 pm   #1
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 10
Lightbulb UA: SFO-DXB$1,171 RT a/i 6c/mile 19,001 miles

Big mileage booster to get you to the next level. You can leave Saturday at 100pm and be back Monday at 1130am...best combos using flexible booking tool...some option also take you thru FRA for more international flavor
paulgcohen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 10, 4:08 pm   #2
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Los Angeles / Frankfurt, DE
Programs: UA1K MM, AA PLT, Hyatt Diamond
Posts: 19,148
I don't see it. What dates?

Welcome to FT!
__________________
Check out my travel blog at upgrd.com
MatthewLAX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 10, 4:14 pm   #3
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 10
Dates

December dates were previously available before Xmas weekend...I am going Dec 4 to 6th...now a couple bucks more expensive...

Last edited by paulgcohen; Nov 11, 10 at 4:19 pm..
paulgcohen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 10, 5:05 pm   #4
formerly known as felinaar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: SEA
Programs: UA 1K, AS MVPG, AA Plat, Hyatt Diamond, SPG Plat, HH Gold
Posts: 507
Cheaper if you leave from SEA, but you end up flying Austrian for the TATL. You also leave earlier and come back later, but nothing awful.

SEA-IAD-VIE-DXB and back, $1097 RT or 5.8 cpm. I see it on two dates in January (I don't need any more MRs this year).

Maybe I can get it lower if I do some more explorin'
Scottrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 10, 5:07 pm   #5
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Los Angeles / Frankfurt, DE
Programs: UA1K MM, AA PLT, Hyatt Diamond
Posts: 19,148
Quote:
Originally Posted by felinaar View Post

Maybe I can get it lower if I do some more explorin'
Indeed. By about $100...
__________________
Check out my travel blog at upgrd.com
MatthewLAX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 10, 5:21 pm   #6
sfo
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
Programs: UA 1K, Marriott Gold, IHG Plat.
Posts: 1,096
Booked this back in Sept in "W" class with the outbound already confirmed in Bus Class
SEA IAD DXB IAD SFO YVR (yvr is where I live) 31Jan to 10Feb ai$1181.10CAD which is cheaper than the SEA SEA airfare.
sfo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 10, 5:35 pm   #7
formerly known as felinaar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: SEA
Programs: UA 1K, AS MVPG, AA Plat, Hyatt Diamond, SPG Plat, HH Gold
Posts: 507
Quote:
Originally Posted by MatthewLAX View Post
Indeed. By about $100...
Yes, you're right! I got it down to $998 with all UA metal if I moved my search to February, although there's an airport change. Routes through SEA-DEN-BOS-IAD-DXB-IAD/DCA-ORD-SEA with about 6 hours in the morning to get from IAD to DCA. Maybe not what you were thinking of, but it gives me a chance to see a friend of mine working on the Hill. Still plugging away...
Scottrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 13, 10, 5:58 am   #8
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Programs: UA-1k, .75mm, Gulf Air-Silver, SPG-Platinum, Hertz-Presidents Circle
Posts: 5,457
What class is this booking into? Most US originating flights to Middle East on UA aren't W as the lowest fare. Whereas most often W is the lowest class available if you originate in the ME.

When the Bahrain route came into play I started seeing sub W class fares for the first time in 1 1/2 years if originating in the ME.
__________________
"Love ya don't tell ya enough" & God Bless
2013 UA EQM's-103,250 - 2014 none
schley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 13, 10, 6:52 am   #9
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend and Moderator: Air Canada Aeroplan, Mileage Run & Manufactured Spending
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: YEG
Posts: 40,251
Interesting fare and thank for posting it.

Canadian FTers should note they now require a visa to enter UAE thanks to a recent diplomatic spat over allowing more access to Canada by EK.
__________________
Please donate to the 2014 Edmonton Underwear Affair, a cancer charity walk and help fight cancers below the waist. More details here.
tcook052 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 13, 10, 7:12 am   #10
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend and Moderator: Air Canada Aeroplan, Mileage Run & Manufactured Spending
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: YEG
Posts: 40,251
Here's the UA fare rules I found under sample Feb. dates and I'll highlight a few key passages

http://travel.united.com/ube/selectI...telnoncxt=true

Season

PERMITTED 14AUG 10 THROUGH 08SEP 10 OR 25OCT 10 THROUGH 16DEC 10 OR 24DEC 10 THROUGH 31MAR 11 ON THE OUTBOUND TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR.

Minimum stay

TRAVEL FROM INBOUND TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN THE FIRST SUN AFTER DEPARTURE OF THE OUTBOUND TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR.
Maximum stay TRAVEL FROM LAST STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO LATER THAN 1 MONTH AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE ORIGIN.
Stopovers STOPOVERS NOT PERMITTED ON THE FARE COMPONENT.
Transfers 4 TRANSFERS PERMITTED IN EACH DIRECTION FREE 2 FREE IN AREA 2/AREA 3 IN EACH DIRECTION 2 FREE IN AREA 1 IN EACH DIRECTION FARE BREAK AND EMBEDDED SURFACE SECTORS NOT PERMITTED ON THE FARE COMPONENT.

Blackout dates

TRAVEL IS NOT PERMITTED 16DEC 10 THROUGH 23DEC 10 OR 01JAN 11 THROUGH 09JAN 11.
__________________
Please donate to the 2014 Edmonton Underwear Affair, a cancer charity walk and help fight cancers below the waist. More details here.
tcook052 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 13, 10, 8:05 am   #11
VWE
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: BKK NRT PDX MCO
Programs: SPG.plat Hyatt.Diamond. Delta.DM MillionMiler : UA 1P
Posts: 100
great fare.
I see it as low as $907.30
VWE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 13, 10, 11:12 am   #12
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Programs: SPG Plat, UA Plat Turned Kayaker
Posts: 1,088
$1048 out of SMF in Feb on UA. DL coming in at $1045.
Sam P. Goodman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 13, 10, 12:08 pm   #13
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: YUL
Programs: AC SE100K, AS MVP Gold, Marriott Platinum, Fairmont Platinum, BW Diamond
Posts: 1,770
Quote:
Originally Posted by tcook052 View Post
Interesting fare and thank for posting it.

Canadian FTers should note they now require a visa to enter UAE thanks to a recent diplomatic spat over allowing more access to Canada by EK.
As per the Foreign Affairs website, the visa requirement only starts in January:

As of January 2, 2011 a visa will be required for tourism and business purposes. Canadians planning to travel to the UAE after this date should contact an Embassy of the UAE for details on how to obtain a visa.
okazon69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 13, 10, 4:24 pm   #14
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend and Moderator: Air Canada Aeroplan, Mileage Run & Manufactured Spending
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: YEG
Posts: 40,251
Quote:
Originally Posted by okazon69 View Post
As per the Foreign Affairs website, the visa requirement only starts in January:

As of January 2, 2011 a visa will be required for tourism and business purposes. Canadians planning to travel to the UAE after this date should contact an Embassy of the UAE for details on how to obtain a visa.
True though the fare extends into March.
__________________
Please donate to the 2014 Edmonton Underwear Affair, a cancer charity walk and help fight cancers below the waist. More details here.
tcook052 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 14, 10, 12:07 pm   #15
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NYC (formerly BOS/DCA)
Programs: UA 1K, IC RA
Posts: 60,749
Quote:
Originally Posted by VWE View Post
great fare.
Maybe, but MR material? 6cpm? Really?
magiciansampras is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:21 pm.




SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.