I travel only for personal and realized after trips to IAD, BKK, NYC this year (from HNL) I have one last trip to Tokyo next week and it will leave my like 2,000 miles short of *GOLD. I do travel with bags since I generally have a golf bag with me when I travel and as much as I do enjoy flying, Im not too sure if I want to do a turn since a turn anywhere from Hawaii means at LEAST 5 hours in a plane during the holidays. Was thinking of going to do the accelerator but when I add in the premier accelerator, its almost cheaper to turn my butt right back to japan, grab some sushi and come back.... here are my options. 1) do a run between the 24th and the 31st. 2) buy into the accelerator and the premier accelerator (about $1800 for both..ouch!) 3) wondering. what if I buy into a business class ticket? i know it gives me 150% bonus but it doesnt help my cause does it? arrrghhh! or wait until the end of the year and have United send me the stupid email saying i am so close i can buy the additional miles from them. last year i was about 5K short of gold and i think it was offered at 900 bucks... thoughts?!?