Help With Year End Segment Run

Old Dec 2, 08, 11:35 pm
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Help With Year End Segment Run

Looking for a little help to coordinate a year end segment run to help maintain SE for next year....here's my scenario.

1. Remaining flights for the year are YYZ-YOW-YYZ on 12/27-12/29 (not booked yet)
2. I've got executive approval from home to spend no more than 1 day to accomplish, and as little $$$ as possible
3. Including the YYZ-YOW return segments, I'll need 7 more segments to hit 95, I'm no where close on miles, only about 75K.

After a few days piecing things together, here's what I've got:

1. On 12/29, book YOW-YYZ-MCO, for about an additional $40 in T+, arrive in MCO around 11PM = 1 addional segment
2. On 12/30 book US MCO-CLT-CLE, from 5:22AM - arrive 9:20AM, approx $160 for 2 segments.
3. On 12/30 book UA CLE-ORD-STL 10:45 arrive 1:15, for about $160 for 2 more segments.
4. 12/30 book STL-ORD-YYZ, for about $200 for 2 more segments.

Need some feedback to help optimize this...thoughts? 12/30 works for this scenario, but it doesn't have to be this day....total incremental is about $560 for this.

I've seen other MR ideas out of BUF to California or Seattle, but I can't find a way to piece 7 segments together easily and make it work in a day.

Appreciate any help.
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Old Dec 3, 08, 6:17 am
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I found you a 7 segment itinerary to Vegas (my favorite MR destination!) which can be done in 2 days. 3 segments are on AC metal, so upgradeable, and also give you bonus points. Bookable on ac.com using multi-city (YYZ-YVR-LAS-YVR-YYZ). Here you go:

Flight ........From ......................To ........ Date ...........Depart ........Arrive
  • AC117 Toronto, Pearson Int'l (YYZ) Calgary (YYC) Fri Dec-12 08:00 10:29
  • AC185 Calgary (YYC) Vancouver, Vancouver Int'l (YVR) Fri Dec-12 11:15 11:50
  • AC5008 Vancouver, Vancouver Int'l (YVR) San Francisco, San Francisco Int'l (SFO) Fri Dec-12 13:14 15:35
  • AC4878 San Francisco, San Francisco Int'l (SFO) Las Vegas, Mccarran Int'l (LAS) Fri Dec-12 16:12 17:50
  • AC4861 Las Vegas, Mccarran Int'l (LAS) San Francisco, San Francisco Int'l (SFO) Sat Dec-13 06:22 07:55
  • AC5115 San Francisco, San Francisco Int'l (SFO) Vancouver, Vancouver Int'l (YVR) Sat Dec-13 10:47 13:10
  • AC152 Vancouver, Vancouver Int'l (YVR) Toronto, Pearson Int'l (YYZ) Sat Dec-13 16:15 23:45


Fare Summary
Passenger Type Adult
Flight 1 - Airfare (Tango Plus) 199.00
Flight 2 - Airfare (Tango Plus) 0.00
Flight 3 - Airfare (Tango Plus) 188.00
Flight 4 - Airfare (Tango Plus) 0.00
Surcharges NAV 15.00
Taxes, Fees and Charges
Canada Airport Improvement Fee SQ 20.00
U.S.A Transportation Tax US 38.10
U.S Agriculture Fee XA 6.19
Air Travellers Security Charge (ATSC) CA 7.94
U.S Passenger Facility Charge XF 5.57
Canada Goods and Services Tax (GST/HST #10009-2287) XG 21.50
September 11 Security Fee AY 9.28
U.S.A Immigration User Fee XY 8.66
Total airfare and taxes before options (per passenger) 519.24

Number Of Passengers 1
Grand Total - Canadian dollars $519.24
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Old Dec 3, 08, 9:18 am
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Man, margarita girl, you have some incredible powers! I wish I was closer to SE so I could attempt it, but at ~81k and 65 segments, I'm just a little too far out I think.

Best of luck mjschill!
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Old Dec 3, 08, 7:40 pm
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Thanks MG!

I have SSWU U/G available as well, which would make this even easier.

Appreciate your help.
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Old Dec 4, 08, 8:50 am
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I got a low fare alert from Fare Compare (YYZ-SAN for $221). As usual, I can never find these fares, but I did find a decent (for this time of year) segment run on UA out of YYZ and not BUF. It will generate 6666 status miles for just under $500. Bookable on www.united.ca using multi-city (YYZ-DEN-LAX-SAN-LAX-IAD-YYZ).

The LAS MR I suggested above will bring in 7318 status miles (plus bonuses) so I still think it's a better deal. Plus I rarely get upgraded on UA metal.

Total price: CAD 491.85 Price breakdown

Sun, Dec 14, 2008 - Toronto, ON (YYZ) to Denver, CO (DEN)
United 0781
Depart: YYZ 7:32 AM
Arrive: DEN 9:25 AM Non-stop
3h 53m
Airbus A319
Fare basis code:WA7NR1
Booking class: W
Economy
1,315 Award miles

Sun, Dec 14, 2008 - Denver, CO (DEN) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
United 0781
Depart: DEN 10:31 AM
Arrive: LAX 12:01 PM Non-stop
2h 30m
Boeing 757-200
Fare basis code:WA7NR1
Booking class: W
Economy
862 Award miles

Sun, Dec 14, 2008 - Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to San Diego, CA (SAN)
United 5891
Operated by: United Express/skywest Airlines Depart: LAX 12:41 PM
Arrive: SAN 1:31 PM Non-stop
50m
Bombardier CRJ-200
Fare basis code:WA7NR1
Booking class: W
Economy
109 Award miles

Sun, Dec 14, 2008 - San Diego, CA (SAN) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
United 5419
Operated by: United Express/skywest Airlines Depart: SAN 6:15 PM
Arrive: LAX 7:10 PM Non-stop
55m
Embraer 120
Fare basis code:WA7NR1
Booking class: W
Economy
109 Award miles

Sun, Dec 14, 2008 - Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Washington, DC (IAD)
United 1174
Depart: LAX 8:08 PM
Arrive: SFO 9:32 PM Non-stop
1h 24m
Boeing 757-200
Fare basis code:WA7NR1
Booking class: W
Economy
337 Award miles

<<< connecting to >>>

United 1026
Depart: SFO 10:30 PM
Arrive: IAD 6:32 AM
Arrives next day
Dec 15 Non-stop
5h 2m
Boeing 767-300
Fare basis code:WA7NR1
Booking class: W
Economy
2,419 Award miles

Mon, Dec 15, 2008 - Washington, DC (IAD) to Toronto, ON (YYZ)
United 7795
Operated by: United Express/chautauqua Airlines Depart: IAD 8:02 AM
Arrive: YYZ 9:37 AM Non-stop
1h 35m
Embraer 145
Fare basis code:WA7NR1
Booking class: W
Economy
570 Award miles
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