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UA/Star Alliance: 2019 Consolidated Mileage/Status/Challenge Runs help needed

UA/Star Alliance: 2019 Consolidated Mileage/Status/Challenge Runs help needed

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For each request, please include the following information:

Departure Airport:
Miles Needed:
Required Spend or Maximum Budget (choose one, and state the value):
Available Travel Dates:
Required Metal or Codeshares Okay:

Route(s) You've Already Searched:
Do you have a Chinese Visa (Yes/No)?
For each response. Please quote the original request. DO NOT START A NEW THREAD.
There are many good fares to China (PEK or PVG). If you have a Chinese visa, these options will be provided. Otherwise, you may have to take advantage of TWOV (visa on arrival). Its information can be found: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/chin...er-thread.html

If your requested PQM is in a few thousand, please give a more accurate amount. You will get fewer options with a roundup number (eg, 5000 instead of 4830; IAD-SFO nonstop will work for the latter.)
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Old Dec 18, 19, 3:46 pm
  #901  
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Programs: United
Posts: 2
need 3300 miles

Originally Posted by : Swaps55
Departure Airport: IAH
Miles Needed: 3295 PQM
Maximum Budget: $600

Available Travel Dates: open, but would prefer Dec 25, 28, 29, 31, or evenings. Prefer direct flights, w/o stops
Required Metal or Codeshares Okay:
Route(s) You've Already Searched: SFO and EWR
Do you have a Chinese Visa (Yes/No)? No


Thanks in advance!!
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Old Dec 18, 19, 7:05 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: IAD/DCA/BWI
Programs: Hyatt Globalist (2020:Exp), United Gold
Posts: 1,524
UA:$242 EWR-ORD in BE 732PQM

Originally Posted by Jrsyjmy View Post
Departure Airport: EWR
Miles Needed: 700
Required Spend or Maximum Budget (choose one, and state the value): cheapest available
Available Travel Dates: up until 12/31
Required Metal or Codeshares Okay: I think codeshares OK
Route(s) You've Already Searched: EWR-ORD,
Do you have a Chinese Visa (Yes/No)?No
Yeah, not finding anything cheaper than Chicago:

UA:$242 EWR-ORD in BE 732PQM (~900PQM w/ 500mi min base)
Tue 31 DEC EWR-ORD-GRR-EWR
Link: https://flights.app.goo.gl/pW2LV
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Old Dec 18, 19, 7:18 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: IAD/DCA/BWI
Programs: Hyatt Globalist (2020:Exp), United Gold
Posts: 1,524
UA:$499 IAH-SFO (via SAN) 3385PQM

Originally Posted by swaps55 View Post
Originally Posted by : Swaps55
Departure Airport: IAH
Miles Needed: 3295 PQM
Maximum Budget: $600

Available Travel Dates: open, but would prefer Dec 25, 28, 29, 31, or evenings. Prefer direct flights, w/o stops
Required Metal or Codeshares Okay:
Route(s) You've Already Searched: SFO and EWR
Do you have a Chinese Visa (Yes/No)? No


Thanks in advance!!
Best I can find:

UA:$499 IAH-SFO (via SAN) 3385PQM (3438PQM w/ 500mi min)
Wed 25 Dec IAH-SFO-SAN-IAH
Link: https://flights.app.goo.gl/2EbVS

Appears it's the same plane doing SFO-SAN-IAH, but please verify. Unfortunately, if you SDC to nonstop you only get 3270PQM...just barely short! So don't do that.

UPDATE: for nonstop, it's going to cost more. Your CONUS options are pretty much SEA/PDX/GEG only, which is up there. So maybe something like this instead:

UA:$694 IAH-SJU nonstop 4016PQM
Sat 28 Dec IAH-SJU
(1h00m in SJU)
Sun 29 Dec SJU-IAH
Link: https://flights.app.goo.gl/p1TcC

Last edited by wh6cto; Dec 18, 19 at 7:44 pm Reason: Added IAH-SJU nonstop
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Old Dec 18, 19, 8:15 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2019
Programs: United
Posts: 2
not all superheros wear capes!

Thanks a TON!! Booked IAH-SFO-SAN-IAH and saved $300 from the next best options that we were able to find
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Old Dec 19, 19, 5:48 am
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: HOU
Posts: 459
Originally Posted by Jrsyjmy View Post
Departure Airport: EWR
Miles Needed: 700
Required Spend or Maximum Budget (choose one, and state the value): cheapest available
Available Travel Dates: up until 12/31
Required Metal or Codeshares Okay: I think codeshares OK
Route(s) You've Already Searched: EWR-ORD,
Do you have a Chinese Visa (Yes/No)?No
There is an EWR-YUL on Christmas Eve, $238.95, if you already have status (1000 w/ 500 min) otherwise the 12/31 referenced earlier ORD flight is better.
Tue, Dec 24, 2019
EWR - YUL 11:30 am - 1:02 pm
Tue, Dec 24, 2019
YUL - EWR 3:30 pm - 5:14 pm
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Old Dec 19, 19, 12:13 pm
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: ORF, RIC
Programs: UA LT 1K, 3 MM; Marriott Titanium; IHG Platinum
Posts: 5,415
Preclearance line?

Originally Posted by nbs2 View Post
There is an EWR-YUL on Christmas Eve, $238.95, if you already have status (1000 w/ 500 min) otherwise the 12/31 referenced earlier ORD flight is better.
Tue, Dec 24, 2019
EWR - YUL 11:30 am - 1:02 pm
Tue, Dec 24, 2019
YUL - EWR 3:30 pm - 5:14 pm
Preclearance line will be very long for Christmas eve. If EWR-YUL is delayed, you may miss YUL-EWR and have a Christmas holiday at the airport.
I would like do a domestic run, instead.
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Old Dec 19, 19, 12:50 pm
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: ORF, RIC
Programs: UA LT 1K, 3 MM; Marriott Titanium; IHG Platinum
Posts: 5,415
Originally Posted by swaps55 View Post
Thanks a TON!! Booked IAH-SFO-SAN-IAH and saved $300 from the next best options that we were able to find
Are you sure that he is not a super hero? wh6cto please post a picture with a red cape.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, EVERYONE!
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Old Dec 19, 19, 12:52 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2019
Programs: United mileageplus
Posts: 3
Originally Posted by Jrsyjmy View Post
Departure Airport: EWR
Miles Needed: 700
Required Spend or Maximum Budget (choose one, and state the value): cheapest available
Available Travel Dates: up until 12/31
Required Metal or Codeshares Okay: I think codeshares OK
Route(s) You've Already Searched: EWR-ORD,
Do you have a Chinese Visa (Yes/No)?No
thank you everyone. I called the premiere line and because I was switched from United to American a few times this year due to United mechanical issues, they credited my account and that got me to 1k. Thank you to everyone who looked for flights and I appreciate this forum!!!
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Old Dec 19, 19, 2:25 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 2
Milage RUN UA last mile 11.000 on United

DEP: FRA Germany
Time: anytime before 2020
Miles needed: 11.000 on UA,
Satus: Premier Platinum
Budget: lowest option
China Visa (72 transit)


Need confirm my 1k!!!! Thanks for all your help!!!!!!
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Old Dec 19, 19, 4:30 pm
  #910  
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: ORF, RIC
Programs: UA LT 1K, 3 MM; Marriott Titanium; IHG Platinum
Posts: 5,415
FRA-DEN-LAS for $700

Originally Posted by Alex Wanderland View Post
DEP: FRA Germany
Time: anytime before 2020
Miles needed: 11.000 on UA,
Satus: Premier Platinum
Budget: lowest option
China Visa (72 transit)


Need confirm my 1k!!!! Thanks for all your help!!!!!!
Just enough PQMs on United. Cannot go anywhere better!
https://www.google.com/flights?hl=en...98*2.USD.69998

edit: this one saves $12 with an extra stop, but book on United.com.
https://www.google.com/flights?hl=en...29*2.USD.68729
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Old Dec 20, 19, 12:04 am
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Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 2
Thanks so much guys. I will wait until last minute, in case something comes up. hope this option stays open for a while!
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Old Dec 20, 19, 4:30 am
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: ORF, RIC
Programs: UA LT 1K, 3 MM; Marriott Titanium; IHG Platinum
Posts: 5,415
Originally Posted by Alex Wanderland View Post
Thanks so much guys. I will wait until last minute, in case something comes up. hope this option stays open for a while!
With so few days remaining on the calendar, I do not bet against a price hike. If you can check fare rules such as the advance purchase requirement (go to ITA matrix, for example), you can make an educated bet. If you book on UA, you can hold the ticket for a few days (with fees). I do not know whether or not LH let you do the same. Las Vegas is a good place for a short vacation even you do not gamble.
By the way, there is a huge gap between 1K and Premier Platinum in benefits. I won’t risk 1K status (with about 300 PlusPoints as the major benefit) in your situation.
Good luck.
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Old Dec 20, 19, 5:51 am
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Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 26
I need 3600 PQM and Im based out of EWR whats my best option? I got to do it before the 30th as I have a flight on the 30th leaving the country
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Old Dec 20, 19, 6:16 am
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Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: IAD/DCA/BWI
Programs: Hyatt Globalist (2020:Exp), United Gold
Posts: 1,524
UA:$477 EWR-LAS nonstop 4454PQM

Originally Posted by AGYB View Post
I need 3600 PQM and Im based out of EWR whats my best option? I got to do it before the 30th as I have a flight on the 30th leaving the country
UA:$477 EWR-LAS nonstop 4454PQM
Mon 23 Dec EWR-LAS-EWR
(14h08m daytime in LAS)
Link: https://flights.app.goo.gl/2yUJH

You can always SDC one of the flights, to reduce your time there. You can save $6 by traveling on the 24th.

Another option is to look at Premier Accelerator, to see if it makes more sense.
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Old Dec 20, 19, 9:02 am
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Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: PHL
Programs: UA P Plat, AA Plat, Marriott
Posts: 214
Thanks for this! Xmas in Montreal

I was planning to spend Christmas at home alone. This post prompted me to spend a few days in Montreal instead. Not a MR, but 12/23-26 for $239 is better than staying home alone.
Thanks!
Originally Posted by nbs2 View Post
There is an EWR-YUL on Christmas Eve, $238.95, if you already have status (1000 w/ 500 min) otherwise the 12/31 referenced earlier ORD flight is better.
Tue, Dec 24, 2019
EWR - YUL 11:30 am - 1:02 pm
Tue, Dec 24, 2019
YUL - EWR 3:30 pm - 5:14 pm
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