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Yidy Mar 5, 17 4:38 pm

UA: EWR-MNL RT $510 same day 2.3 cpm 21,546 mi
 
EWR-IAH-HNL-GUM-MNL;MNL-GUM-NRT-SFO-EWR same day turn around $510
or next day for $570
i just booked it for march 7 - march 8
all UA Metal
who's coming along ??:p

Jumpfirst Mar 5, 17 5:02 pm

Also booking on Delta for $534... class V.

Jumpfirst Mar 5, 17 5:05 pm

Good one!
 

Originally Posted by Yidy (Post 27995249)
EWR-IAH-HNL-GUM-MNL;MNL-GUM-NRT-SFO-EWR same day turn around $510
or next day for $570
i just booked it for march 7 - march 8
all UA Metal
who's coming along ??:p

Nice find - thanks! With only a little more advance... I'd join. Next time!:)

ft1984 Mar 5, 17 6:50 pm

Too damn soon!!! I wish.

ft1984 Mar 5, 17 7:06 pm

Can you provide a link to GF? I can't see the same routing that you found and definitely not at that price.

lsk5013 Mar 5, 17 10:13 pm


Originally Posted by Jumpfirst (Post 27995320)
Also booking on Delta for $534... class V.

you wouldn't by chance have the Google Flight link to it on DL? Just tried putting those dates in and nothing would pop up?

Yidy Mar 6, 17 12:15 am


Originally Posted by skyccord (Post 27995660)
Can you provide a link to GF? I can't see the same routing that you found and definitely not at that price.

i put it together on united site
what dates you looking for ? the only dates i found for this price is leaving the 6 or the 7 but there is some dates available for $580

Yidy Mar 6, 17 2:02 am


Originally Posted by lsk5013 (Post 27996213)
you wouldn't by chance have the Google Flight link to it on DL? Just tried putting those dates in and nothing would pop up?

delta for $519 https://goo.gl/flights/4E8Q
EWR-DTW-NRT-MNL;MNL-HND-MSP-LGA;

Antonio8069 Mar 6, 17 4:03 am

Island Hopper?
 

Originally Posted by Yidy (Post 27995249)
EWR-IAH-HNL-GUM-MNL;MNL-GUM-NRT-SFO-EWR same day turn around $510
or next day for $570
i just booked it for march 7 - march 8
all UA Metal
who's coming along ??:p

Is it available on the Island Hopper (UA 153/154?)

thejaredhuang Mar 6, 17 1:53 pm


Originally Posted by Antonio8069 (Post 27997032)
Is it available on the Island Hopper (UA 153/154?)

I was trying to price on May 11 departure but I can't get it for the same price. FYI westbound leaves at 0730 so you would need to be in HNL by Thursday night or take a semi redeye from the west coast.

Kmxu Mar 6, 17 5:28 pm

I did my run from RIC
 
The United fare is available from many cities. My run started from RIC. ORF and DCA fares are in the $600s. The trick is to use multiple destination search on Google flight using GUM as a stopover. I arrived at MNL in the morning and left the next evening. My hotel cost was $26 (hometown hotel). Taxi was cheap, but you needed to bargain. For example, I spent $4 for a trip from PNR EDSA station to Manila Chinese cemetery. Airport to my hotel on Uber was less than $2.5. But be careful with thieves. The admission fees to Port Santiago were than $1.5. So, you should make a short visit instead of a pure run. I got upgrades with a GPU and RPU for all flights other than GUM-HNL.1K status helped! RIC-EWR-NRT-GUM-MNL was on W fare. But the total fare was about $900.

dgdevil Mar 9, 17 8:51 pm

Alas it seems to be about $601 from LAX via HNL and GUM. Not the end of the world. I might give it a shot, but that HNL-GUM leg is a killer.

P.S. - It's $551 with dates of May 8 and May 10.

maxim730 Mar 15, 17 3:34 pm


Originally Posted by Kmxu (Post 28000823)
The United fare is available from many cities. My run started from RIC. ORF and DCA fares are in the $600s. The trick is to use multiple destination search on Google flight using GUM as a stopover. I arrived at MNL in the morning and left the next evening. My hotel cost was $26 (hometown hotel). Taxi was cheap, but you needed to bargain. For example, I spent $4 for a trip from PNR EDSA station to Manila Chinese cemetery. Airport to my hotel on Uber was less than $2.5. But be careful with thieves. The admission fees to Port Santiago were than $1.5. So, you should make a short visit instead of a pure run. I got upgrades with a GPU and RPU for all flights other than GUM-HNL.1K status helped! RIC-EWR-NRT-GUM-MNL was on W fare. But the total fare was about $900.

wow! Awesome!

maxim730 Mar 15, 17 3:35 pm

Anyway want to do it from EWR? :)

kyunbit Mar 16, 17 3:21 am


Originally Posted by maxim730 (Post 28041793)
Anyway want to do it from EWR? :)

What dates?

pnutmnms123 Mar 16, 17 11:30 am

This is my first time attempting to do a mileage run. Is it possible to still do this for 3/18-19? I can't find the deal anymore on google flights. Also, is there another thread for me to checkout what the abbreviations/acronyms mean when I'm reading threads? TIA

thejaredhuang Mar 16, 17 1:15 pm

Has anyone done the 1hr connection at MNL?

mpiotrow Mar 16, 17 2:14 pm


Originally Posted by pnutmnms123 (Post 28045125)
is there another thread for me to checkout what the abbreviations/acronyms mean when I'm reading threads? TIA

Welcome to the forum! Lots to learn here, for sure! I'm still struggling with all of it. Here's a link to the glossary to look up all the terms: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/glossary.php

cagcag Mar 16, 17 5:29 pm


Originally Posted by thejaredhuang (Post 28045658)
Has anyone done the 1hr connection at MNL?

Yes. Use UA transfer desk and not flight to Palau.

100% Green Mar 19, 17 7:40 pm


Originally Posted by Kmxu (Post 28000823)
The United fare is available from many cities. My run started from RIC. ORF and DCA fares are in the $600s. The trick is to use multiple destination search on Google flight using GUM as a stopover. I arrived at MNL in the morning and left the next evening. My hotel cost was $26 (hometown hotel). Taxi was cheap, but you needed to bargain. For example, I spent $4 for a trip from PNR EDSA station to Manila Chinese cemetery. Airport to my hotel on Uber was less than $2.5. But be careful with thieves. The admission fees to Port Santiago were than $1.5. So, you should make a short visit instead of a pure run. I got upgrades with a GPU and RPU for all flights other than GUM-HNL.1K status helped! RIC-EWR-NRT-GUM-MNL was on W fare. But the total fare was about $900.

Is this deal dead? I'm trying to find this from Washington, DCA or IAD or BWI all are fine. Flexible on dates as well.

Madone59 Mar 24, 17 10:57 am

Great find, thanks OP!

pindi Mar 31, 17 10:15 am

Is this deal dead? Am trying to get it to work on google flights without any luck yet. If you have a link for UA on google flights, could you please send it? TIA!

mpiotrow Mar 31, 17 10:30 am


Originally Posted by pindi (Post 28111220)
Is this deal dead? Am trying to get it to work on google flights without any luck yet. If you have a link for UA on google flights, could you please send it? TIA!

I'm not finding any flights that are all on UA metal, but there are some UA/NH flights. Here are some options from EWR, or here is one from LAX.

pindi Mar 31, 17 10:38 am


Originally Posted by mpiotrow (Post 28111308)
I'm not finding any flights that are all on UA metal, but there are some UA/NH flights. Here are some options from EWR, or here is one from LAX.

Thank you - takes me direct EWR HNL instead of EWR-IAH-HNL.... total mileage goes under 20,000. Still good for $600.

mpiotrow Mar 31, 17 10:55 am


Originally Posted by pindi (Post 28111342)
Thank you - takes me direct EWR HNL instead of EWR-IAH-HNL.... total mileage goes under 20,000. Still good for $600.

How about this? 21388 miles for $604 (2.8cpm)

Hmm, now that I found that, I may have to look into doing that! haha

pindi Mar 31, 17 10:58 am


Originally Posted by mpiotrow (Post 28111415)
How about this? 21388 miles for $604 (2.8cpm)

Hmm, now that I found that, I may have to look into doing that! haha

^^^^ I will have to play around with dates as schools start right after Labor Day here in NJ. Got to be home that week!

mpiotrow Mar 31, 17 11:00 am


Originally Posted by pindi (Post 28111431)
^^^^ I will have to play around with dates as schools start right after Labor Day here in NJ. Got to be home that week!

Make sure to post what you find...I may be interested in doing something like that (even though I'd have to position myself in/out of EWR). ^

Antonio8069 Apr 2, 17 6:49 am

higher prices
 

Originally Posted by pindi (Post 28111220)
Is this deal dead? Am trying to get it to work on google flights without any luck yet. If you have a link for UA on google flights, could you please send it? TIA!

Not dead. I am seeing routings via LAX/SFO-NRT for $599 through 11/21. UA metal to/from NRT & ANA is a great airline! I am (still) not seeing anything via the Island Hopper?

dlaiho Apr 2, 17 10:37 am


Originally Posted by pnutmnms123 (Post 28045125)
This is my first time attempting to do a mileage run. Is it possible to still do this for 3/18-19? I can't find the deal anymore on google flights. Also, is there another thread for me to checkout what the abbreviations/acronyms mean when I'm reading threads? TIA

I've tried many times to get the DEN->MNL version of this to work on the island hopper, but the cost has always jumped up.

thejaredhuang Apr 3, 17 5:27 pm

Whenever I try Island Hopper its $500 more than HNL-GUM straight. There have been multiple reports of people SDC'ing onto it.

mpiotrow Apr 3, 17 6:59 pm


Originally Posted by thejaredhuang (Post 28125037)
Whenever I try Island Hopper its $500 more than HNL-GUM straight. There have been multiple reports of people SDC'ing onto it.

I bit the bullet and booked a round trip DEN-MNL ticket in May (through HNL and GUM on the outgoing as well as incoming leg of the journey). I only have a little over a 1 hour layover in MNL before beginning the flight home again. If I were to try to SDC onto the island hopper (assuming it's available...aren't there only certain days of the week that it flies?), how would that work as far as affecting my return journey home? Would I have to SDC that flight also? Unfortunately, I depart DEN before the 24 hour SDC time before my return trip from MNL, so I'm not sure how that would work. Anyone have any recommendations on how I could make this work? This may be the one/only time I could possibly do the island hopper, so I'd really like to look into it if I could.

Thanks for the help!

thejaredhuang Apr 3, 17 7:13 pm


Originally Posted by mpiotrow (Post 28125321)
I bit the bullet and booked a round trip DEN-MNL ticket in May (through HNL and GUM on the outgoing as well as incoming leg of the journey). I only have a little over a 1 hour layover in MNL before beginning the flight home again. If I were to try to SDC onto the island hopper (assuming it's available...aren't there only certain days of the week that it flies?), how would that work as far as affecting my return journey home? Would I have to SDC that flight also? Unfortunately, I depart DEN before the 24 hour SDC time before my return trip from MNL, so I'm not sure how that would work. Anyone have any recommendations on how I could make this work? This may be the one/only time I could possibly do the island hopper, so I'd really like to look into it if I could.

Thanks for the help!

Island hopper is only available MWF westbound and it leaves at 7:30AM meaning you need to get to HNL on Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday to do it. IIRC there isn't a flight that leaves from anywhere on the continent that arrives in HNL before 7AM. From what I've read it's not as nice to do it eastbound as most of the flight is during night time.

Island hopper arrives into GUM at the same time as the nonstop from HNL so it shouldn't affect your MNL connections.

Suggest you look at the SDC thread in the UA forum for more details:
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...7-forward.html

And the Island Hopper thread for more info on it:
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...ns-advice.html

mpiotrow Apr 3, 17 7:34 pm


Originally Posted by thejaredhuang (Post 28125379)
Island hopper is only available MWF westbound and it leaves at 7:30AM meaning you need to get to HNL on Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday to do it. IIRC there isn't a flight that leaves from anywhere on the continent that arrives in HNL before 7AM. From what I've read it's not as nice to do it eastbound as most of the flight is during night time.

Island hopper arrives into GUM at the same time as the nonstop from HNL so it shouldn't affect your MNL connections.

My current flight departs DEN on Saturday morning and I return to DEN on Monday morning. Looks like I'm out of luck!

Yidy Apr 3, 17 11:22 pm

nyc-mnl april 24-may 1 $500 21,394 total miles per mile 0.0233 all ua
or apr24-27 $550

DELee Apr 4, 17 12:12 am


Originally Posted by mpiotrow (Post 28125459)
My current flight departs DEN on Saturday morning and I return to DEN on Monday morning. Looks like I'm out of luck!

Since you just booked the ticket today, do the cancellation before 24 hours and then rebook so that you synchronize with the hopper schedule.

David

mpiotrow Apr 4, 17 9:34 am


Originally Posted by DELee (Post 28126315)
Since you just booked the ticket today, do the cancellation before 24 hours and then rebook so that you synchronize with the hopper schedule.

David

I actually booked the ticket a few days ago, but I just posted about it here. :)

DELee Apr 4, 17 10:31 am


Originally Posted by mpiotrow (Post 28127762)
I actually booked the ticket a few days ago, but I just posted about it here. :)

Ah. You could still change the ticket for $200 and have them move you onto the Hopper dates.

David

mpiotrow Apr 4, 17 11:37 am


Originally Posted by DELee (Post 28128024)
Ah. You could still change the ticket for $200 and have them move you onto the Hopper dates.

David

Yeah, I thought about that...but as it is I'm doing this trip without any days off from work, which was the plan from the beginning. Switching to the hopper would require at least 2 days off, it seems. Oh well...maybe next time! ^

EmailKid Apr 5, 17 3:14 pm


Originally Posted by mpiotrow (Post 28125321)
I bit the bullet and booked a round trip DEN-MNL ticket in May (through HNL and GUM on the outgoing as well as incoming leg of the journey). I only have a little over a 1 hour layover in MNL before beginning the flight home again.

One hour layover in MNL :confused:

If it's back via GUM, that is probably the same 737, but if there is a way to NOT go through security and stay inside, I never saw it on any of my flights.

mpiotrow Apr 5, 17 3:24 pm


Originally Posted by EmailKid (Post 28134275)
One hour layover in MNL :confused:

If it's back via GUM, that is probably the same 737, but if there is a way to NOT go through security and stay inside, I never saw it on any of my flights.

Yep, GUM-MNL-GUM...I had read on another FT post (which I can't seem to find now, of course) that it shouldn't be a problem, that there is a United transit desk nearby that can help. Does anyone happen to have a link to that post so that I can read through it again? It was a post that contained transit info for a bunch of different airports (I think it was a sticky somewhere, and it has links in that post to other posts, etc, as sort of a main glossary for airports). Or, does anyone have any more up to date knowledge? ^ :)


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