UA MR Help: 8600 short for 1K this year, need run from MFR
Had a cancellation and I'm short 8600 for 1K on UA this year. I need to make a run originating in MFR or PDX before year-end and I'm having trouble finding anything reasonable for that distance or close to it. Anyone have a suggestion, or a reasonable way to search? Not an expert at hunting down deals.
What's the going PQM rate if you buy them on the site? I heard .19 which is excessive.
These are great, thanks. I'll check them out on .bomb and see what works best. Hoping for a no hotel MR if I can, want to minimize the travel time. And at >2x cheaper than buying the miles it's worth it.
While google.com/flights is a great tool to use, it doesn't list the mileage (that I've found) until you go through the process of locating an itinerary and try to book it. Alternatively, you could look up the mileage of the itinerary offered independently using something like the Great Circle Mapper. You're very tight in this, as you can see some itineraries don't return the full 8,600 miles requested, so please be careful.
Once I have an idea for a workable itinerary, I find ITA far easier to use and manipulate with results from its calendar function. You may even customize ITA to list the total mileage and cost per mile to appear when hovering over the prices once you've chosen a date from the calendar.
It's time I learned some of the tools. I've shifted too many trips off UA and one cancellation loses me my 1K. Need to be ready for these year-end runs. I checked and the PQM purchase option is at .25 today. Want to keep the 1K status to get upgrades on a bunch or international trips next year.