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AS: 2016-2018 Consolidated Mileage/Status/Challenge Runs help needed

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Three ways to qualify for each level: miles on Alaska only (includes Alaska flights operated by Horizon or Skywest), combination of miles on Alaska or partners (no minimum on Alaska, can be 100% partners), or combination of segments on Alaska or partners (no minimum on Alaska, can be 100% partners).

MVP: 20,000 miles on Alaska/25,000 miles on any combination of Alaska and partners/30 segments on any combination of Alaska and partners

MVP Gold: 40,000 miles on Alaska/50,000 miles on any combination of Alaska and partners/60 segments on any combination of Alaska and partners

75K: 75,000 miles on Alaska/90,000 miles on any combination of Alaska and partners/90 segments on any combination of Alaska and partners
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Old Jul 12, 18, 4:35 pm
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Join Date: Apr 2016
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Originally Posted by jiteshjerome View Post
Are there any good fares ex bos or ex-nyc??
Partner flights in premium economy can be helpful for mileage earning out of NYC.

The SQ sale last month ($1,200 for NYC-SIN) was a good opportunity. Prices are higher now but still possibly worthwhile. E.g.:
- NYC-SIN -- $1,500 for 19k miles
- NYC-BOM -- $1,900 for 24k miles
- NYC-AKL -- $2,400 for 30k miles
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Old Jul 17, 18, 12:01 am
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Join Date: Jul 2018
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Departure Airport: LAX
Miles Needed 9000
Spend / Budget 600
Travel Dates Till end of August
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Old Jul 26, 18, 5:53 pm
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Departure airport: SFO/SJC/OAK
Miles needed: 10-15k eqm (I realize this may take a few different trips)
Budget: ideally less than $250 per trip or if I can keep CPM under $0.05
Travel dates: most weekend days over the next several months (ideally would like same day turns)
Ideally this would be AS metal only so I can requalify for MVPG with the 40K AS-only tier rather than having to get to 50k with partner airlines.

Been watching options for a while and the best I can seem to do is SFO-EWR with same day turn (might even be the same plane/crew) for around $240 which would get me roughly 5100 EQMs each trip. Any chance of anything better popping up? I have a feeling these EWR flights might be my best bet and I doubt they'll get much lower. Also been watching SFO-DAL flights since AS tends to have a lot of sales but the RT cost would need to be under $150 to make the CPM equivalent to the EWR flights and all I've been seeing lately has been $189+

Any insight here would be much appreciated
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Old Jul 26, 18, 7:18 pm
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You missed $191RT SFO-RDU and SFO-PHL that were out there about 2 weeks ago, though those started with a red-eye segment going east. Those $240-250 range NYC fares seem to always be out there off-season, so I don't think you need to worry about booking them right away. I'd also keep an eye on Baltimore and Orlando in case they go on sale, though it would be pretty rare to see them under $250.
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Old Jul 27, 18, 8:48 am
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Departure Airport: DCA/BWI/IAD
Miles Needed: 13000 for MVP (flying 12,000 on Singapore Airlines)
Required Spend or Budget: $250 per flight for domestic flights
Available Travel Dates: weekends and holidays before the end of 2018
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: Codeshare is okay

I'm flying AMD-SIN-EWR in J early November and would like to get the necessary miles for MVP. I'm willing to fly internationally if it can the flights can be done mostly on the weekends. Thanks!
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Old Jul 27, 18, 9:09 am
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Want a few segments in from LAX or BUR, ideally around $40 per segment or less. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Old Aug 4, 18, 7:50 pm
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Help me make MVP for 2019

Current MVP who status-matched from WN.
SAN-based.
Flexible for midweek travel.

Iím expecting to be at 15,576 with my current travel plans. That leaves me short 4,424.

Not a huge budget to get there, but Iím curious what anyone can help me come up with.
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Old Aug 4, 18, 9:02 pm
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Originally Posted by twitch76 View Post
SAN-based.
Flexible for midweek travel.

I’m expecting to be at 15,576 with my current travel plans. That leaves me short 4,424.
You could do a same day SAN-BWI on most Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays in September at $251. You'll need to book via the Google Flights link to Alaska to get that fare (booking directly on the Alaska site it will price at $258). Great Circle Mapper shows that at 2,295 miles one way, so Alaska should award miles pretty close to that and knock out what you need.
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Old Aug 4, 18, 9:08 pm
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Originally Posted by seacliffs View Post
Howdee! I'm looking for some help on how I can convert a trip to places I need to go with accruing as many UA miles as possible.
This thread is for Alaska itineraries. Here's the link for UA help:
UA/Star Alliance: 2017-2018 Consolidated Mileage/Status/Challenge Runs help needed
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Old Aug 4, 18, 9:29 pm
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Originally Posted by tom911 View Post
This thread is for Alaska itineraries. Here's the link for UA help:
UA/Star Alliance: 2017-2018 Consolidated Mileage/Status/Challenge Runs help needed
Sorry! I've asked a moderator to move it. Thanks!
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Old Aug 16, 18, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by jediwho View Post
Want a few segments in from LAX or BUR, ideally around $40 per segment or less. Any suggestions? Thanks
You can get LAX-SFO for ~$45-$61/segment, but it doesn't look like you can get the $45 back to back for a RT.

You should be able to get $45+$61 for the RT though.
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Old Aug 20, 18, 1:11 am
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I commute between PDX-LAX weekly and am looking to get MVPG75K before the end of the year. Current projections land me at 44.5k EQM by December 15th (when I would stop commuting until 2019) barring any work travel which would only be a thousand miles here and there. My normal flight plan is leave PDX Wednesday morning, return from LAX Friday night. Any help is appreciated!

Departure Airport: PDX or LAX
Miles Needed: 30.5k
Required Spend or Budget: Would like to keep it under $3k
Available Travel Dates: Any Friday afternoons from LAX, or weekends between now and the end of the year except 9/1, 9/9, and Thanksgiving/Christmas.
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: Codeshares are fine as long as it gets me the miles.
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Old Aug 20, 18, 11:45 am
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Fly Qantas

There are some cheap ($800) fares to Australia. Qantas gives 100% of coach miles flown toward your AS account. (Most other partners will credit only 25% or 50% of Miles flown in coach). Good luck
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Old Aug 20, 18, 12:26 pm
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Just keep in mind when you use partners you'll need to reach 90K and not 75K. I requalified with the 90K route last year.
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Old Aug 20, 18, 5:01 pm
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I looked at the Qantas and it seems like the deal only works if you stay in Australia for a few days. The cost of hotel stays etc make it a bit too much at that point. I'm looking at booking AS JFK flights in between every flight so my travel schedule would look more like:
PDX->JFK->LAX->JFK-PDX. I'd only need to do this run 4 times to hit status and it'll cost about $0.06 per eqm which seems pretty good. I also wouldn't need to worry about hitting 90k from partner airlines.
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