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Old Nov 8, 18, 10:53 pm
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Fly 2 RTs SAN-MCO @ $250 ea w/ 4286 miles per RT

If you want to do it all at once, and pay more, something like SAN-SEA-JFK-SEA-SAN with the SAN-SEA-SAN in P for ~700 total

I missed the orange county bit. @ 2 of the LAX-EWR RTs certainly get you there, as others have pointed out.

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Old Nov 9, 18, 11:05 am
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Alaska Partner Mileage runs!

Where are all the partner mileage runs? Alaska has some of the most generous mileage earnings on partners, especially for 75k status members. But, I don't see many people posting or talking about these. You can earn crazy amounts of miles on a single flight.....anyone have any thoughts/suggestions?
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Old Nov 9, 18, 4:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Flying for Fun View Post
Well if you are only 8.5K away from 75K on AS only flights, we know you are already "Golden." Congrats on achieving that. Are you looking at a strict mileage run or possibly a mini holiday? Do you have a companion certificate? They are great for an almost 2 for 1, if you are mileage running with someone else.

The furthest non-stop you can do from LAX is SJO, San Josť Costa Rica at 2721 miles. ANC is 2324 from LAX, SEA is 1444 Miles from ANC and LAX is 954 Miles from SEA. A good Solid 10,164 EQM on 5 flights as a circle trip (multi city) itinerary. LAX-SJO, SJO-ANC & ANC-LAX. Of course there are many different permutations.

Ultimately, what I like to do is a mini vacation, use one of my companion certificates and hopefully some U availability to secure F with GGUs.

Within some of cheap markets where the distance is up to 500 miles you still require 17 flights.

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Old Nov 11, 18, 3:25 pm
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Just did a mileage run to complete my 75k (and get some vitamin D) - SEA-LIH, $344 r/t, 2700 miles each way. There's still seats for less than $400 between now and thanksgiving. Icing on the cake - upgraded both ways.
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Old Nov 11, 18, 3:58 pm
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Very nice. I think Hawaii is not very elite - heavy. On my OGG - SFO flight tomorrow there are still 3 F seats on the seat map, P fares for sale, and a rarely-seen solid blue F.

Not the cheapest way to get miles but I'll take fall or winter in Hawaii over New York or Boston...

This is my upgrade trip. Upgraded both ways on AS with R and T fares as MVP (less than $400 round trip), and the hotel also upgraded me from the smallest room they have (I paid $230/night with a discount code) to the biggest: a $3500/night 3 bedroom 4 bathroom 2500 square foot suite with a private garden and pond. I have absolutely no idea how I got that.
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Old Nov 11, 18, 6:34 pm
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Originally Posted by VegasGambler View Post
Very nice. I think Hawaii is not very elite - heavy. On my OGG - SFO flight tomorrow there are still 3 F seats on the seat map, P fares for sale, and a rarely-seen solid blue F.

Not the cheapest way to get miles but I'll take fall or winter in Hawaii over New York or Boston...

This is my upgrade trip. Upgraded both ways on AS with R and T fares as MVP (less than $400 round trip), and the hotel also upgraded me from the smallest room they have (I paid $230/night with a discount code) to the biggest: a $3500/night 3 bedroom 4 bathroom 2500 square foot suite with a private garden and pond. I have absolutely no idea how I got that.
Bay Area / Hawaii isn't very elite heavy. As far as how you got that suite, it is all in your name, which leads me to believe that you're staying at the island's grandest casino
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Old Nov 11, 18, 7:57 pm
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You got my hopes up. But, no, a quick search confirmed: no gambling in this state.
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