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Old Nov 14, 12, 6:03 pm   #1
 
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UA: PHL/ZFV-SAN starting @ $167ai

UA: PHL/ZFV-SAN starting @ $167ai (G)

Samples:
Dec 4 ZVF-EWR-SAN-EWR-ZVF $167ai (4984mi ~3.4cpm)
Dec 4-5 PHL-EWR-SFO-SAN-SFO-EWR-PHL $203ai (6170mi ~3.3cpm)

-PERMITTED TUE/WED. (More $ for other days)
-TRAVEL ON THIS FARE COMPONENT MUST COMMENCE BY 1157PM ON 13FEB 13.
-FOR ONE WAY FARES.

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UA: PHL/ZFV-SAN ~3.8cpm ~$266
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Old Nov 14, 12, 7:19 pm   #2
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Nice fare. Too bad I only see it for a couple of days in December.
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Old Nov 14, 12, 8:06 pm   #3
 
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I see it for quite a few days in Jan and Feb too, Saturdays for $197.
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Old Nov 14, 12, 8:57 pm   #4
 
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Most excellent. I was able to route this ZFV-EWR-SFO-MMH-SAN-SFO-EWR-ZFV on a Saturday (red eye return) for $214.50 - $200.00 travel certificate = $14.50. Never too early to start on 2014 requalification.
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Old Nov 14, 12, 10:05 pm   #5
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I see it for quite a few days in Jan and Feb too, Saturdays for $197.
Thanks. I ran it again on ita and also got these results. Seats are sparse, but the fare does exist through Feb.
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Old Nov 14, 12, 10:16 pm   #6
 
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similar fare ZFV-PDX for $183.

Sample date: Jan 15-16 (doesn't appear you can do a same day turn).

Looks to be good one way as well.
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Old Nov 15, 12, 6:02 pm   #7
 
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So what is the trick for searching for such a multiple flight trip? If I search PHL-SAN on UA the most I see is one stop options (for just $98, so a nice price at 4.8 cpm).
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Old Nov 15, 12, 6:31 pm   #8
 
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So what is the trick for searching for such a multiple flight trip? If I search PHL-SAN on UA the most I see is one stop options (for just $98, so a nice price at 4.8 cpm).
Be sure to start at ZFV. The best options are via SFO and LAX, cpm-wise, so search for two segments:

ZFV-SFO/LAX
SFO/LAX-SAN

Depending on the timing of the flights, you'll have to adjust the dates as necessary.
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Old Nov 15, 12, 7:02 pm   #9
 
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Be sure to start at ZFV. The best options are via SFO and LAX, cpm-wise, so search for two segments:

ZFV-SFO/LAX
SFO/LAX-SAN

Depending on the timing of the flights, you'll have to adjust the dates as necessary.
Better yet - use ITA to find identify the routing you want. Only then go book on UA.com using the multi-city search option.
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Old Nov 15, 12, 9:15 pm   #10
 
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Better yet - use ITA to find identify the routing you want. Only then go book on UA.com using the multi-city search option.
My response was under the assumption that they had been using the site. I've been piecing together a back-to-back one of these, and thinking about using only UA's site just now made me shudder.
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Old Nov 15, 12, 11:33 pm   #11
 
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I simply cannot get the connection through Mammoth Lakes (MMH) to work no matter the dates on .bomb. Anyone have any luck with that?

Straight connection SFO/LAX no problem.
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Old Nov 16, 12, 2:47 pm   #12
 
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skip the last return segment?

slight tangent - is it possible to take this flight:

ZFV->EWR->SAN
SAN->EWR->ZFV

and then skip the last EWR-ZFV, but still get miles for each of the other segments?
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Old Nov 16, 12, 2:51 pm   #13
 
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slight tangent - is it possible to take this flight:

ZFV->EWR->SAN
SAN->EWR->ZFV

and then skip the last EWR-ZFV, but still get miles for each of the other segments?
Yep.
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Old Nov 16, 12, 3:15 pm   #14
 
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As low as $213 through the end of May. Awesome. Thanks!
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Looks good , thanks OP
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