LAX - SIN Mileage Run

Old Feb 24, 18, 3:18 pm
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Originally Posted by cagcag View Post
I believe this info is incorrect. Return BP obtained from the transfer desk will be security stamped as well aa a security sticker affixed to passport. These will be checked and required at boarding gate by an additional security review. BP obtained in LAX will not have this and you will still be required to get a new BP from the transfer desk "E".
Please dont comment unless youve experienced this personally. You can get the yellow sticker at the gate using a LAX issued boarding pass, it takes all of 20 seconds for them to put a yellow sticket on the back of your passport.
I've done it twice and never needed to go to the transfer desk.
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Old Feb 24, 18, 3:38 pm
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Originally Posted by rankourabu View Post
Please dont comment unless youve experienced this personally. You can get the yellow sticker at the gate using a LAX issued boarding pass, it takes all of 20 seconds for them to put a yellow sticket on the back of your passport.
I've done it twice and never needed to go to the transfer desk.
This is correct. I've done it. You don't need to go to the transfer counter. UA agents at the podium are happy to help.
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Old Feb 24, 18, 3:44 pm
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I am thinking about doing this run starting out of IAH sometime this year. I probably can't go until after the summer, so hopefully there are deals August-December.

I will be doing it to get over the PQD requirement to make 1K. Projecting out my spend for this year, it looks like I will be right around 10K & need about 2K more to get over the top. I am thinking of going out in Economy & returning in Business. I priced out a ticket and it comes in just over 2K so that should do the trick. Throw in 1K in ETC's & Travel Bank funds & it will only cost me about 1K out of pocket.
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Old Feb 24, 18, 7:27 pm
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Originally Posted by rankourabu View Post
Please dont comment unless youve experienced this personally. You can get the yellow sticker at the gate using a LAX issued boarding pass, it takes all of 20 seconds for them to put a yellow sticket on the back of your passport.
I've done it twice and never needed to go to the transfer desk.
I have done this back to back MR 14 tines over past 3 years. I trust the validity of your comments; this is not what I experienced, but I will certainly try this on next week's SIN MR. Thanks for your info.
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Old Feb 24, 18, 7:33 pm
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Originally Posted by cagcag View Post
I have done this back to back MR 14 tines over past 3 years.
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On my way to 1MM 3 years ago.
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Old Feb 24, 18, 7:52 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyngSvyr View Post
I am thinking about doing this run starting out of IAH sometime this year. I probably can't go until after the summer, so hopefully there are deals August-December.

I will be doing it to get over the PQD requirement to make 1K. Projecting out my spend for this year, it looks like I will be right around 10K & need about 2K more to get over the top. I am thinking of going out in Economy & returning in Business. I priced out a ticket and it comes in just over 2K so that should do the trick. Throw in 1K in ETC's & Travel Bank funds & it will only cost me about 1K out of pocket.
If PQD Is all you need why not just do a very expensive domestic trip in F? Seems a lot easier then 17 hours in Y, even if it is only one way. Unless you're actually going to visit Singapore, then it makes sense. I definitely wouldnt do it for a direct turnaround though.
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Originally Posted by S.R View Post
If PQD Is all you need why not just do a very expensive domestic trip in F? Seems a lot easier then 17 hours in Y, even if it is only one way. Unless you're actually going to visit Singapore, then it makes sense. I definitely wouldnt do it for a direct turnaround though.
+1 -- if it's just for the PQD buy a $2k domestic trip in F and save your time. If the PQMs or MM miles are important, then SIN makes sense.
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Old Feb 24, 18, 8:51 pm
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Old Feb 25, 18, 7:14 am
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Originally Posted by GBadger View Post
+1 -- if it's just for the PQD buy a $2k domestic trip in F and save your time. If the PQMs or MM miles are important, then SIN makes sense.
It is for the PQD, but the experience also. I have never done long haul J & would like to see what it is like (on the way back). The PQM will get me over 150K for the year, so more RPU/GPU's, as well chipping away at MM status.
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Old Feb 25, 18, 7:40 am
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Originally Posted by FlyngSvyr View Post
It is for the PQD, but the experience also. I have never done long haul J & would like to see what it is like (on the way back). The PQM will get me over 150K for the year, so more RPU/GPU's, as well chipping away at MM status.
Not sure what route you planned would cost only $2K for Y outbound + C return.

It would make sense to do a domestic $2K trip to get to 1K. Then you can use the 6 + 2 GPUs to upgrade into J on a W class fare When you do, try a route with the real Polaris cabin.

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Old Feb 25, 18, 10:16 am
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Not sure what route you planned would cost only $2K for Y outbound + C return.

It would make sense to do a domestic $2K trip to get to 1K. Then you can use the 6 + 2 GPUs to upgrade into J on a W class fare When you do, try a route with the real Polaris cabin.
K fare going out & P fare coming back. The key seems to be that the return SIN to IAH is pricing out at around $1800 for returns on TUE & WED when part of a RT itinerary.

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Old Feb 25, 18, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by pushmyredbutton View Post
This is the easiest MR in the UA system. YYZ-SIN frequently sell for <$600. You can stretch it to 23,000+ PQM. Easy way to top up to 1k over 3 days.
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Old Feb 25, 18, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by FlyngSvyr View Post
K fare going out & P fare coming back. The key seems to be that the return SIN to IAH is pricing out at around $1800 for returns on TUE & WED when part of a RT itinerary.
PLXTZPM0 is a $3607 RT base fare effective from 5/1 through 8/31, for travel Monday through Thursday, requiring a 60-day advance purchase. Incidentally, if you're not worried about lifetime miles, it can be routed on NH metal, provided you use a UA code.
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As the OP approaches the million mile mark, he can reflect during the flight if he runs it once a week, for 1,065 more weeks, he'll catch the present mark of the venerable Tom Stuker.
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