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Rajt93 Mar 28, 17 3:32 pm

UA: SFO-HND $570 April 11,850 PQM (4.8 cpm)
 
Fairly new to mileage runs and this forum, so forgive me if anything is formatted incorrectly!

Found this one for 4/21-4/22 if anybody is looking for a quick run. Routes SFO-HND-PVG-SFO, HND-PVG leg on ANA in K (50% PQM). Found via Google Flights, is bookable through Priceline.

As a newbie, let me know if this is one worth sharing or any other feedback

Madone59 Mar 28, 17 5:12 pm

Good find Rajt93 ^

fumje Mar 29, 17 8:31 am

Side benefit: this seems to satisfy TWOV rules, i.e. it can be done without a visa for China. However, a check-in/gate agent may be unfamiliar with that nuance. (No personal experience in any of this.)

pushmyredbutton Mar 29, 17 10:25 am


Originally Posted by fumje (Post 28101551)
Side benefit: this seems to satisfy TWOV rules, i.e. it can be done without a visa for China. However, a check-in/gate agent may be unfamiliar with that nuance. (No personal experience in any of this.)

This is true, since it transits via a 3rd country. I'd recommend having a print-out of the TWOV rules from Timatic before you fly though if you don't have a visa...

Also it looks like this is actually a SFO-PVG fare, which just happens to connect in HND, which is great if you don't have a Chinese visa, but not-so-great if you've ever flown ANA Y before.

I haven't checked the viability, but you may be able to route this one via GUM on the twice weekly GUM-PVG flights to gain more miles, E+, RPU eligibility, and an interesting routing...
Edit: it's kind of possible: https://goo.gl/flights/jZsJ

DrewGzy Mar 29, 17 5:22 pm

Rajt93; Thanks for sharing this one.

I booked similar dates after seeing your post and was able to upgrade the SFO-HND for fairly cheap.

Much appreciated!

MrBear1 Mar 29, 17 7:38 pm


Originally Posted by DrewGzy (Post 28103976)
Rajt93; Thanks for sharing this one.

I booked similar dates after seeing your post and was able to upgrade the SFO-HND for fairly cheap.

Much appreciated!

How cheap?

rob_flies_ua Mar 29, 17 7:54 pm

Just to note, this is actually a fairly cheap SFO-Shanghai fare that allows fairly liberal routing (there's also an SFO-Beijing fare around this same price range), with this instance happening to connect in HND.

MrBear1 Mar 29, 17 8:00 pm

If one has a Chinese VISA

rob_flies_ua Mar 29, 17 8:09 pm


Originally Posted by MrBear1 (Post 28104501)
If one has a Chinese VISA

HND-PVG-SFO is eligible for TWOV, no visa required for eligible passport holders.

MrBear1 Mar 29, 17 8:15 pm


Originally Posted by rob_flies_ua (Post 28104528)
HND-PVG-SFO is eligible for TWOV, no visa required for eligible passport holders.

So something like this would work for TWOV?

https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...=STAR_ALLIANCE

pushmyredbutton Mar 29, 17 8:24 pm


Originally Posted by MrBear1 (Post 28104550)
So something like this would work for TWOV?

https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...=STAR_ALLIANCE

Yes, that will work.

This thread will confirm all you need to know I think.

DrewGzy Mar 30, 17 7:41 am


Originally Posted by MrBear1 (Post 28104428)
How cheap?

20,000 miles and $75

Rajt93 Mar 30, 17 3:20 pm


Originally Posted by rob_flies_ua (Post 28104471)
Just to note, this is actually a fairly cheap SFO-Shanghai fare that allows fairly liberal routing (there's also an SFO-Beijing fare around this same price range), with this instance happening to connect in HND.

Thanks for the correction rob. Glad to be of help, all! Knowing this is easily upgradeable is tempting me to pull the trigger.

pushmyredbutton Mar 30, 17 3:44 pm


Originally Posted by DrewGzy (Post 28106017)
20,000 miles and $75

On which leg? The SFO-HND one?

BumpMe! Mar 31, 17 12:31 am


Originally Posted by DrewGzy (Post 28106017)
20,000 miles and $75

Wow. What was the coach fare code you booked?


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