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UA P+ ex-SFO - NRT/HKG/PEK $1.2k-1.3k

UA P+ ex-SFO - NRT/HKG/PEK $1.2k-1.3k

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Old Dec 5, 18, 2:27 pm
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UA P+ ex-SFO - NRT/HKG/PEK $1.2k-1.3k

Now that UA has opened its new Premium Plus product for booking and crediting it at 150% PQM, there are some interesting opportunities for PQM earning in the 6-7 cents/PQM out of SFO. Appears there will be flights starting in March 2019 to NRT, PEK and HKG to start, can't find any to Europe that include P+ that cheap. Sample fares include SFO - HKG for $1,257, earning 20742 PQM, or SFO - PEK for $1395. Looks like they jump up for the summer season, so only March - April - May.

Hong Kong: https://www.google.com/flights#flt=/...83*.USD.125683
Beijing: https://www.google.com/flights#flt=/...43*.USD.138443

On edit - appears they start P+ from SFO - LHR/CDG in May, and FRA in April, but fares are higher than for Asia destinations.

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Old Dec 6, 18, 8:03 pm
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Not sure this is a good deal. We've seen CX SFO-HKG for $750 and SQ SFO-HKG for $900 very recently.
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Old Dec 6, 18, 8:30 pm
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Premium economy is all the rage at the moment.
looks good for crediting opportunities. My partner insists on business only unfortunately.
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Old Dec 7, 18, 9:41 am
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Originally Posted by channa View Post
Not sure this is a good deal. We've seen CX SFO-HKG for $750 and SQ SFO-HKG for $900 very recently.
Agree not amazing deal to get to or from Asia, but after the PQM devaluation of P class business seats by United, the cost-per-mile for their P+ product may be the new mileage/status run opportunity on UA. Appears that pricing is relatively low as they launch this new product.
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Old Dec 10, 18, 7:44 am
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Wouldn’t call paying UA 1.2k to fly in any class besides business a good deal. Many airlines with better premium economy service can be had cheaper to Asia.

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Old Dec 11, 18, 12:37 am
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Originally Posted by travelinmanS View Post
Wouldn’t call paying UA 1.2k to fly in any class besides business a good deal. Many airlines with better premium economy service can be had cheaper to Asia.

Depends on how you look at it. People using these fares for UA status re-qual may see them as a good deal because of 150% PQMs on a long haul, vs a cheaper Premium Economy on SQ but only 100% PQMs. If you're just looking for the cheapest Premium Economy across the Pacific, then CX, SQ, AA, and DL all offer that, but people focused on UA status are primarily looking at UA, NH, and AC fares TransPac to maximize bang for the buck. I fly TransPac no less than 10 times per year and while I do shop around for best priced departure city (NRT vs ICN vs PVG vs HKG), I don't even look at non-UA, NH, and AC fares, frankly could care less if CX is offering the same trip $500 cheaper.
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