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What is a cheap same-day roundtrip from NYC for earning miles?

What is a cheap same-day roundtrip from NYC for earning miles?

Old May 24, 12, 9:12 am
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What is a cheap same-day roundtrip from NYC for earning miles?

I'm looking for a way to gain a few urgently needed SA status miles through a very cheap (ideally <$100, but up to $200 would be ok) round trip originating in NYC and vicinity (incl. Newark).

I'm also open for a one-way deal, as long as it is at least 550 miles long, and there's some cheap way to return within a total of 24hrs (e.g. take a bus or a train back...)

Many thanks in advance!
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Old May 24, 12, 12:26 pm
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Maybe you might wanna look at milesbuzz regarding this issue? There are loads of promotions there as well. My favorite thread is the premium fares one.
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Old May 24, 12, 12:54 pm
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You're going to struggle to find any *A fares <$100 return out of NYC. Sub-$200 there likely to be more options, but no guarantees.

I'd look at routes where there is healthy competition - like Florida, Boston and Puerto Rico - and hope for the best.
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Old May 24, 12, 1:28 pm
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I think you can typically find a flight on US from LGA-BUF-LGA for less than $200, if you travel on a Saturday and book 14-21 days out.
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Old May 25, 12, 12:41 am
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