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I am screwed... (Newbie needs help getting 7K eqms by Dec. 31.)

I am screwed... (Newbie needs help getting 7K eqms by Dec. 31.)

Old Dec 28, 07, 7:10 pm
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I am screwed... (Newbie needs help getting 7K eqms by Dec. 31.)

unless you guys can create a miracle.

i am a 1P with 93,000 miles flown this year, and I want 1k very badly. but i have no business trips left in the next few days, and i don't know any easy way to fly 7,000 miles for a reasonable price.

i am also pissed at myself because i know that if i had planned my flights a bit more effectively, i might not be in this situation. how do you guys schedule those flights with four or five stops? i need to know that so this doesn't happen in '08.

anyway, if there are any suggestions for a great mileage run in the next couple of days for 7,000 miles, i would greatly appreciate it.

also, please let me know how to maximize my mileage for next year by booking multiple stop trips. i fly out of BWI as my home airport.
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Old Dec 28, 07, 7:21 pm
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Do you have a Mileage Plus Visa? That can fill in some gaps if you have enough Choices (though you'll still need a short flight even so). If not, be prepared to spend some bucks since you didn't plan ahead. Three days just isn't enough time to get anything reasonable.
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Old Dec 28, 07, 7:27 pm
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If you want 1K "badly" as you state then don't depend on your employer. Fly BWI-ORD-SEA-PDX-SFO-LAX-PHX-ORD-BWI - that should give you the 7K you need. It might cost some $ but again, you said you wanted 1K badly.

There are also SEVERAL threads that already exist regarding how many miles do I need in the UA forum and also the Mileage Runs forum.
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Old Dec 28, 07, 7:29 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
Do you have a Mileage Plus Visa? That can fill in some gaps if you have enough Choices (though you'll still need a short flight even so). If not, be prepared to spend some bucks since you didn't plan ahead. Three days just isn't enough time to get anything reasonable.
i do have a mileage plus visa. but i didn't know there were any ways to move miles earned on the card into miles that i can use for status. how do i do such a thing?
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Old Dec 28, 07, 7:31 pm
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You can convert 10K choices to 1K EQM's. I believe the limit is 5K EQM's, but still, that only leaves you a short trip.
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Old Dec 28, 07, 7:32 pm
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i didn't know there were any ways to move miles earned on the card into miles that i can use for status. how do i do such a thing?
You can cash in up to 50,000 Choices for 5,000 EQM (in increments of 10,000 Choices per 1,000 EQM).
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Old Dec 28, 07, 7:33 pm
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Originally Posted by ldsant View Post
If you want 1K "badly" as you state then don't depend on your employer. Fly BWI-ORD-SEA-PDX-SFO-LAX-PHX-ORD-BWI - that should give you the 7K you need. It might cost some $ but again, you said you wanted 1K badly.

There are also SEVERAL threads that already exist regarding how many miles do I need in the UA forum and also the Mileage Runs forum.
thanks for the suggestion, but i have already posted in those threads and not gotten any good responses. i decided to start a thread to get some attention!

as for your itinerary, i'd be more than happy to do that. can you book that on one ticket?
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Old Dec 28, 07, 7:35 pm
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This website is very useful for booking trips with multiple legs...

http://matrix.itasoftware.com/cvg/dispatch/prego
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Old Dec 28, 07, 7:36 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
You can cash in up to 50,000 Choices for 5,000 EQM (in increments of 10,000 Choices per 1,000 EQM).
if you can't tell by my total posts, i'm a rookie at this. what are choices? who do i call to do this transfer?

i need leyman's terms at this point.
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Old Dec 28, 07, 7:37 pm
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Originally Posted by tockeyhockey View Post
i do have a mileage plus visa. but i didn't know there were any ways to move miles earned on the card into miles that i can use for status. how do i do such a thing?
I think you're looking for this link:
https://secure.unitedmileageplus.com/BM0603TH6.jsp

Once you log in, you can exchange RDMs earned on your card for EQMs. The exchange rate is 1,000 EQM and 1 EQS for 10,000 miles.
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Old Dec 28, 07, 7:37 pm
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You don't identify your base, nor your spending limit, so it is hard to help.

You can do ORD/LHR tommorrow for under $1500.

UA928 - 12/29 to LHR

UA4794 - 12/30 - LHR - WAW / UA4765 WAW - ORD

The return flights are on LOT metal.
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Old Dec 28, 07, 7:42 pm
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Depends what it's worth to you. Is a $500-$600 ticket worth the 6 SWUs, better waitlist priority, cheaper RCC, etc.

Good thing is, you still have a few days.
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Old Dec 28, 07, 7:42 pm
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Originally Posted by steveBTV View Post
I think you're looking for this link:
https://secure.unitedmileageplus.com/BM0603TH6.jsp

Once you log in, you can exchange RDMs earned on your card for EQMs. The exchange rate is 1,000 EQM and 1 EQS for 10,000 miles.
holy crap, that's awesome. i am now within 2,000 miles. now the problem is much easier to solve.


thanks very much!
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Old Dec 28, 07, 7:50 pm
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I'm going to move this over to Mileage Run Discussion. You should find help there.

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Old Dec 28, 07, 7:51 pm
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Originally Posted by steveBTV View Post
I think you're looking for this link:
https://secure.unitedmileageplus.com/BM0603TH6.jsp

Once you log in, you can exchange RDMs earned on your card for EQMs. The exchange rate is 1,000 EQM and 1 EQS for 10,000 miles.
ok, so now i need exactly 2221 miles. any good tricks to get this flown in the next couple of days?
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