99 989 miles

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  1. canucklehead
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    If I do all the flights as booked for the remainder of the year, my UA and CO mileage total will equal 99 989 miles! :mad:

    I could not have planned it better! :eek:
     
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    Elite maximizer is available of course on CO flights. Always the possibility of the exception being made as well.:)
     
  3. canucklehead
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    Thanks, I looked at that, and the problem is that the offers are for 5000-12000miles and at 7.5cents/mile, its a bit much. Too bad they do not offer an opportunity to buy 11 miles @ 7.5cents/mile! :D
     
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    Ouch, can you reroute any of your trips?
     
  5. boxedlunch
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    Could you add quick "connection" on Amtrak to Stamfort, CT from EWR? Might cost a few hours/$100 or so...
     
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    Unfortunately, the Amtrak "connections" don't give EQM. Just had one post last month and it's only RDM. Sorry :(
     
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    Depending on where you're going, flying out of EWR vs. JFK or vice versa could do it!
     
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    Sorry, caught me in a nomenclature trap! (base miles on AA = EQM)
     
  9. tjtenor4
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    Step one: Book refundable EWR-PHL.
    Step two: Buy Elite Maximizer for this trip, which would give you 500 EQM @ 7.5 cpm = $37.50.
    Step three: ???
    Step four: Profit!

    I sincerely hope you can figure out step three here :p
     
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    Since when did you become a Ferengi tjtenor4? :D
     
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    This is the credited response
     
  12. demkr
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    I'd use elite maximizer on any of your short hauls unless you have plans for other travel this year. For the cpm, sometimes elite maximizer can seem like a lot, but I've used it in place of MR's at times because it's roughly less cpm for a short haul like SFO-LAX these days.
     
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    Stamford, CT
     
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    Won't CO round up? I want to say I recall DL rounding within 1,000 miles (though I'm not 100% sure).

    Otherwise, hope for some IROPS...
     
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    To make up the final miles and get over the 100K mark, I decided to visit family! ;) but only because my 1K status is in jeopardy! :D

    all good suggestions everyone, so hopefully it will help those who are coming up short for 1K --- seems worth it for the 6 SWUs.
     
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    The sacrifices we make for 1K ;) :D
     
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    I have personal experience that UA allowed for at least 11 miles of slack in multiple recent years. I'd hate to miss 1K over 11 miles, but I also can't see that happening. Don't worry about it.
     
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    I should end the year on Dec 26 with 100,139 EQM. If nothing goes wrong, that is. How long does it take for the Elite Maximizer EQMs to post?
     
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    Generally speaking within 10 minutes of purchase IME.
     
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    It's pretty much 'immediate' after purchase!
     
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    Last year I was 234 miles short of Plat, they would not budge. I had to buy 500miles at 33 cpm!
     
  22. canucklehead
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    ouch! at 7.5cents, the Continental EQMs look like a bargain!
     

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