Does this look like a decent MR for a newbie? LAS-SFO-IAH-PHL

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  1. wolfsatz
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    Depart Friday
    LAS-SFO UA(CO) 7:35pm - 9:21pm - 737 - 3h4m layover
    Overnight flight
    SFO-IAH UA(CO) 12:25am - 5:58am - 737 - 1h22m layover
    IAH-PHL UA(CO) 7:20am - 11:40am - 737 - 1 hour stop over in PHL
    PHL-IAH UA(CO) 12:40pm - 3:03pm - 737 - 57m layover
    IAH-SFO UA(CO) 4:00pm - 6:20pm - 737 - 2h25m layover
    SFO-LAS UA 8:45pm - 10:13pm - 737

    $216 ai, 6,747 miles, .032 cpm

    There aren't any problems crediting miles to UA on CO metal are there? Given the merger etc.?
     
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    There's a huge difference between IAH and IAD, so you might wanna check your maths. :)
     
  3. Tarpie
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    3.2 cpm, $.032/mile :)

    Just make sure that is all on one ticket (PNR). My first MR I booked as multiple tickets so I had to worry about missing a connection making the next ticket worthless (without begging an agent to be nice).

    I'd say anything under 4 cpm is pretty good these days. I've booked a couple of PHL-West Coast runs since nothing out of WAS is coming close (most UA flight out of IAD are 7 cpm +).
     
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    Not sure I follow you? 6747 is indeed the mileage between LAS-SFO-IAH(Houston)-PHL
     
  5. viguera
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    The thread title said LAS-SFO-IAD-PHL
     
  6. wolfsatz
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    Touche :oops:
     
  7. superscot
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    5939 miles if it is IAD. Either way, it's not a bad use of 24 hours especially of you are getting elite RDMs (not great but these days OK).
     
  8. misman
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    I did a "report" post requesting a title change for you.
     
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    never understand why they wouldn't allow title change by OP.
     
  10. avflyer
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    You gotta tell me how you found that. (Newbie too).
     
  11. rggale
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    can't find this deal either. there was a phl/las MR a week or so ago but the fare is gone :(
     
  12. alpinesoccer
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    I have "reported" the change in thread title. As of right now the MP "Guides" can edit posts but not change the thread title. We are all still learning the system so be patient!
     
  13. thegrailer
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    Isn't that the truth
    And so as not to hijack the thread, this MR is a pretty decent deal these days. Have you looked at lounge options for your 2 longer layovers? I believe that the SFO SQ lounge is off limits to *gold [traveling domestically that is]. Are there other options or have you tried to get yourself guested in - all assuming you don't have membership or an Amex Plt.

    Have fun

    Cheers
     
  14. misman
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    Great minds think alike ;)
     
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