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UA - IAD-POS $292rt, 3.9 cpm

Old Aug 18, 17, 12:05 pm
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Talking UA - IAD-POS $292rt, 3.9 cpm

Excellent deal in Sept. IAD-POS, Friday - Sunday, Quick run but 7,500 PQM and 4 segments
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Old Aug 18, 17, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Jason Laurie View Post
Excellent deal in Sept. IAD-POS, Friday - Sunday, Quick run but 7,500 PQM and 4 segments
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Old Aug 18, 17, 7:24 pm
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Excellent find. Need 6000 miles to make 2 Million. This will do it. Thanks
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Old Aug 19, 17, 8:34 am
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Out of LAX for $343.

Is it an easy day or two there before returning?

Anything to do?
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Old Aug 19, 17, 8:39 am
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There is 9/11-9/12 out of LAX.

It arrives POS at 8:15 departs at 12:07 AM. Four hours in the airport.

I'm assuming clear customs and then re-enter through security? Any other requirements?
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Old Aug 19, 17, 6:57 pm
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Search existing POS threads (for example, http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/mileage-run-deals/1583413-ua-ewr-iah-pos-300-3-7cpm-8.html). If your flight arrives on time, there is enough time to go through customs although it is very slow. I spent one day there, there was not much to see. The people there are very poor. It is also not very safe when sun goes down.
Inside airport, there are some shops before customs. Before the security, there is a coffee shop with free wifi. Once inside security, there is not much to entertain yourself. But the security line is not long.
good luck.
Originally Posted by buzglyd View Post
There is 9/11-9/12 out of LAX.

It arrives POS at 8:15 departs at 12:07 AM. Four hours in the airport.

I'm assuming clear customs and then re-enter through security? Any other requirements?

Last edited by Kmxu; Aug 19, 17 at 7:05 pm
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Old Aug 20, 17, 9:26 am
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I appreciate the information.

There are decent fares from SAN-SJU and I don't have to worry about customs.

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Old Aug 22, 17, 9:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Kmxu View Post
Search existing POS threads (for example, http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/milea...-3-7cpm-8.html). If your flight arrives on time, there is enough time to go through customs although it is very slow. I spent one day there, there was not much to see. The people there are very poor. It is also not very safe when sun goes down.
Inside airport, there are some shops before customs. Before the security, there is a coffee shop with free wifi. Once inside security, there is not much to entertain yourself. But the security line is not long.
good luck.
Trinidad&Tobago is an oil and natural gas based economy and has a GDP per capita not far from the US. Just FYI.
The crime situation, however, is terrible and is out of hand at this point. The area around the airport has nothing of interest though and it is true that you should not venture out alone.
Make sure to pick up some of the local pepper sauce though, if you like hot food.
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Old Aug 23, 17, 11:52 am
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Sadly, these new flights times are awful. Earlier this year (and in years past), we would fly from Chicago to Newark after work on a Friday evening, and connect in Newark to United's night flight to Trinidad, which arrived at 5:00 am. That afforded time to either easily connect to a flight to another island not serviced by United or spend the day at the Trinidad Hilton and then pick up an evening COPA flight to Panama or elsewhere.
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Old Aug 23, 17, 5:32 pm
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I thought we weren't supposed to mention this destination specifically on this forum?
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Old Sep 6, 17, 11:01 am
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IAD - POS

Due to cost containment at my company, I'm finding myself about 8k short for Gold and I usually find myself this short of Plat. As someone who is 6'3" 220, I find the ability to get E+ at booking to be nearly priceless. I do fly out of the country occasionally so paying the $500 for the E+ sub isn't as appealing as it's only per region.

So for $325 + $200 for 2 nights hotel + incidentals (that hopefully don't include being mugged), I'm going out Fri 3 Nov and coming back early Monday 6 Nov.



Anyone have any tips or things that I should see while I'm there? Areas to avoid at all cost?

Anyone feel like joining me?

-k
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Old Sep 6, 17, 11:04 am
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Originally Posted by Kilrein View Post
Due to cost containment at my company, I'm finding myself about 8k short for Gold and I usually find myself this short of Plat. As someone who is 6'3" 220, I find the ability to get E+ at booking to be nearly priceless. I do fly out of the country occasionally so paying the $500 for the E+ sub isn't as appealing as it's only per region.

So for $325 + $200 for 2 nights hotel + incidentals (that hopefully don't include being mugged), I'm going out Fri 3 Nov and coming back early Monday 6 Nov.



Anyone have any tips or things that I should see while I'm there? Areas to avoid at all cost?

Anyone feel like joining me?

-k
Shoot me a PM with your interests and I'll see if I can help you. I go to POS frequently and my GF is Trinidadian.
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Old Sep 7, 17, 6:32 am
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Originally Posted by Kilrein View Post
Due to cost containment at my company, I'm finding myself about 8k short for Gold and I usually find myself this short of Plat. As someone who is 6'3" 220, I find the ability to get E+ at booking to be nearly priceless. I do fly out of the country occasionally so paying the $500 for the E+ sub isn't as appealing as it's only per region.

So for $325 + $200 for 2 nights hotel + incidentals (that hopefully don't include being mugged), I'm going out Fri 3 Nov and coming back early Monday 6 Nov.



Anyone have any tips or things that I should see while I'm there? Areas to avoid at all cost?

Anyone feel like joining me?

-k
If you're just looking for the (8k) miles, there are probably much better options at around that price that could let you avoid hotels and/or POS and not take 3 days.

As just a super quick search, I see $330 r/t's to YVR, which would give about 6500 miles in the routing I picked (BWI-SFO-YVR-SFO-ORD-LAX) - https://goo.gl/flights/rJAH. That combined with one quick r/t with 500 miles minimum should be able to get you the miles for under $500.

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