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Old Dec 7, 17, 12:05 pm
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MR run for eUpgrades (and suggestions)

So it looks like, I will end up sitting at about 175,000 miles this year.

Being only 5,000 (ish) away from 180,000 those 20 eUpgrade credits, it is tempting to step back on a plane to get those 5,000ish miles.

What are everyone's thoughts and does anyone have a good suggestion for a quick millage run.

I can do YYZ-SFO for about $1,300 but I am sure there are better FT's than me on here that may have some good suggestions?
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Old Dec 7, 17, 12:14 pm
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How about YYZ-IAH-BOG on UA P fare ...just under C$1400.....you can spent a day there or come right back...Will net about 10K AQM and you will get lie flat from IAH to BOG and back.

Can you leave tomorrow.??


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Old Dec 7, 17, 12:22 pm
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Go to CUN for the weekend/day on a UA P fare? Can be had for about $800 and should get you more than enough.

https://www.google.ca/flights/#searc...3650;sc=b;a=UA
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Old Dec 7, 17, 12:43 pm
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I never thought about those. I don't know if CUN will give me enough, but MEX will, at $1100 in United P...that could work.

Thank you, JordanYVR / Plumber
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Old Dec 7, 17, 12:45 pm
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CUN via ORD or IAH at 150% should be safely over 5K.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 1:04 pm
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Originally Posted by lcohen999 View Post
I never thought about those. I don't know if CUN will give me enough, but MEX will, at $1100 in United P...that could work.
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CUN via ORD or IAH at 150% should be safely over 5K.
If only someone had built a calculator spreadsheet for just this purpose...
Plumber and flyquiet like this.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 1:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
If only someone had built a calculator spreadsheet for just this purpose...
Touche!

I did fine YYZ-MEX on ACr for about $1500. Given UA was $1200 and I had to connect, I don't mind paying a few more bucks. Bogota could be interesting but I don't want to travel on weekends.

Perhaps I can use that as an opportunity to check out the morning edition of the Signature Suite. Assuming a P fare on ACr is eligible
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Old Dec 7, 17, 2:18 pm
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Originally Posted by lcohen999 View Post
Touche!

I did fine YYZ-MEX on ACr for about $1500. Given UA was $1200 and I had to connect, I don't mind paying a few more bucks. Bogota could be interesting but I don't want to travel on weekends.

Perhaps I can use that as an opportunity to check out the morning edition of the Signature Suite. Assuming a P fare on ACr is eligible
ACr is not eligible-- needs to be in 'International Business Class', which ACr does not have...

As for BOG, I did not look at all the options, but you may be right that you need to travel over a weekend...

Good luck and have fun!!
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Old Dec 7, 17, 2:24 pm
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Originally Posted by lcohen999 View Post
So it looks like, I will end up sitting at about 175,000 miles this year.

Being only 5,000 (ish) away from 180,000 those 20 eUpgrade credits, it is tempting to step back on a plane to get those 5,000ish miles.

What are everyone's thoughts and does anyone have a good suggestion for a quick millage run.

I can do YYZ-SFO for about $1,300 but I am sure there are better FT's than me on here that may have some good suggestions?
If your trend throughout the year is to purchase Latitude or j fares , then it's not worth it. If you by Flex usually , it may be worth it.

From my point of view , you've flown much, so , a mileage run is not worth it. A 2 day holiday may be worth it.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 2:31 pm
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If your trend throughout the year is to purchase Latitude or j fares , then it's not worth it. If you by Flex usually , it may be worth it.

From my point of view , you've flown much, so , a mileage run is not worth it. A 2 day holiday may be worth it.
My big trips are usually SYD. I have a difficult time justifying a J purchase (as I rebill my travel) so those 20 eUpgrades could come in useful.

I ended up finding YYZ-LAX on United P for $1,000 cdn all in. That should do the trick for the 5,000ish miles I need

Thanks again, everyone

edit: re a holiday. If I spend anymore time away from the wife and kids the locks will probably be changed. This trip I can do in a day, pay for a day pass of United Wifi and there is little difference than working in the office.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 2:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
If only someone had built a calculator spreadsheet for just this purpose...
To be fair, I did calculate it first

https://www.airmilescalculator.com/d...yz-to-ord-cun/

1880 * 2 * 1.5 = 5640

And could easily extend that with connections.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 3:03 pm
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Here's a question for everyone.

What US Address to I put on the customs form or do I just choose in transit?
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Old Dec 7, 17, 4:38 pm
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Originally Posted by lcohen999 View Post
Here's a question for everyone.

What US Address to I put on the customs form or do I just choose in transit?
transit
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Old Dec 7, 17, 4:46 pm
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Originally Posted by lcohen999 View Post
Here's a question for everyone.

What US Address to I put on the customs form or do I just choose in transit?
during my 1st (of 9) recent EYW trips that I just turn around at ORD, I was told to put the address of ORD. So, that is what I did for the rest of them.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 5:11 pm
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Originally Posted by lcohen999 View Post
Here's a question for everyone.

What US Address to I put on the customs form or do I just choose in transit?
Get the postal address of your local *A lounge.
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