Advice to get 1,800 miles with UA A.S.A.P

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  1. palmeiras1000

    palmeiras1000 Silver Member

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    Hey Guys, I'm new in MP so please sorry if this seems like a silly question, and sorry for my English (I'm not American )

    I apply for a status match on United Airlines to become a Platinum Member (I was Diamond with Delta) on Apr 15, so they send my this email:
    Your status will be effective for 90 days. Your 90 day time frame will be April 15 through July 14, 2012. To remain a Premier Platinum member through 2012, you will need to fly 25,000 paid, qualifying miles or 30 segments on qualifying flights* within that 90-day timeframe.

    I flew already 23,199 miles so now I'm missing 1,800 miles, and I have till July 14 to get them, but I have nothing planned, so I would have to flight just to get those miles.

    But I can't find any cheap ticket from New York to any where, any advice for a cheap route from new york with UA for June (in and out)?

    Thanks for any help you can provide me.
     
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  2. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    $240 for EWR-TPA (998 miles each way). Same day turn possible.

    And there may be other cheaper routes, I really didn't look. Since I don't know what you consider cheap, I am just throwing this out there. UA wants $200 RT for SFO-LAX with half the miles earned, so from my perspective $240 with minimum time commitment isn't bad.

    Welcome to MP!
     
  3. palmeiras1000

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    Thanks,
    But I can't find for $240 for June!
    I am willing to pay up to $250
     
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  4. viguera
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    Well you have to ask yourself is the status is worth the extra money you'd spend over $250. What if Newark to Miami shows up for $300 or $350? Is getting the status worth spending another $50-100?
     
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  5. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I see that fare for July 10, 11, 13. Your OP said you had til July 14.

    EWR-TPA.png

    Please note: I spent exactly three minutes on finding this fare and I didn't look at any other city pairs. It was crazy luck that the route is almost exactly the length you need (a few miles more), because I am not an east coast flyer and not very familiar with those routes. I would be shocked if this was actually the cheapest flight that meets your goals... but I hope it's a starting point.
     
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  6. palmeiras1000

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    I forgot to mention one very important thing, I'm flying to Australia on June 19 (unfortunately not with UA), so I have to do this flight before this date, ie in the next two weeks, and can not find anything under 360$

    Thanks Again
     
  7. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Ah, well, not sure what the best tool would be to find the cheapest RT to anywhere. Maybe try

    http://www.farecompare.com/maps/
     
  8. MSPeconomist
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    The OP needs 1801 status miles if he/she has 23,199 and is required to get 25,000.
     
  9. Wandering Aramean
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    If the OP is getting the 500 minimums then anything with a connection also works. I'd look at LGA/JFK-MKE/CLT/RDU off the top of my head. I can check for real after dinner. Waiting until inside 14 days didn't help the situation.
     
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    LGA-IAD-CLT and return on 16 June is $285 for the same-day trip. It is $329 on June 11th.
     
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  11. palmeiras1000

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    Thanks, however this flight does not reach the amount of miles I need.
    And sorry for the silly question what is OP?
    I appreciate if you could help me!
     
  12. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Sure it does. I don't even have to look up the actual distances. As an elite you get a minimum of 500 PQM per segment. Two segments each way, 4 x 500 -- 2000 PQM. Do it! :)

    OP = original post or original poster. Typically the first post or author in a thread. Sorry, I should have spelled it out.
     
  13. palmeiras1000

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    Cool, I didn't know it, I just saw on the website of united. thanks
     
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    Welcome and may your longevity experiences of flying United be sublime.Many of us have in the past, hoping it continues that way.
     
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    1 - Well, if you aren't an American, are you a resident of the USA?
    2 - If so, and in or near EWR, it's a no brainer. Have a nice flight.
    3 - If not in the US, then more info is needed, but why UAL anyway?
    4- Not on subject, but you do know, that the USA does not have an official language, so English is not the official language.
    5- :)
     
  16. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Lakini nadhani ni zaidi au chini ya ni lugha rasmi ya MilePoint. :)
     
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    Without 'googling" *if that's a word" Dutch? Swedish? or -- OR ???
    I think I did pick up China, and command????
     
  18. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Swahili. I am practicing in case I ever get asked to vacate my properly assigned F seat by a rogue GA.
     
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    Had me fooled. Is that something like Klingon???
     
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    Ah the click languages! Xhosa is a pretty cool one with people who speak it like Nelson Mandela and the Late Great Miriam Makeba (Love her "Click song"). Afrikaans is my throw back language should anyone ever want to downgrade me for no valid reason. "Maak wat jy wil, ek skuif nie uit hierdie stoel uit nie!":p
     

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