So I am looking to possibly take my first MR to complete my status challenge. Unfortunately I had to opt in to it this late in the year because I have no flying plans this month and I didn't want to loose the credit I got in Nov so I was able to retroactively apply my flying from Nov. 16 on. I have found a deal to ANC out of AUS for $561.60 costing about $0.06/miles. The route is AUS-ORD-SEA-ANC-SEA-ORD-AUS on Jan 19/20. This will get me elite status and it will also count towards renewal for the next year -- which I will hit for sure later next year. Anyways, would love your thoughts on this before I book it. Anyone find any better deals out there? Would prefer to fly out of DFW but haven't found a good deal from there yet. Thanks.