Need MR help please

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  1. brucewil

    brucewil Silver Member

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    Swore I would never do a mileage run, but the window of opportunity seems to be closing with the impending departure of US from *A. I would like to earn Star Gold through the A3 miles and bonus program. I will be about 5300 miles short of the 16K necessary to earn Gold. I am based in Philly, so it would seem one coast to coast run with a stop somewhere would fulfill the requirements. If the MR is to SD, it would also be a mini vacation as we used to live there, so cost would become less important. I would go as high as $350 or so. I would like to do this on a weekend in December. I am not real familiar with the use of ITA software, so I could use some suggestions. Ideal trip would be something like PHL-CLT-SAN and back leaving on a Fri and returning on a Sun so that we could get a full day plus in SD to visit with some friends.
     
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    rookie10 Silver Member

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    Just did a quick search. Look into phl-clt-sju dec 7&8 1 night for under 440.00. I see it's outside your price but you can make it a mini vacation. You can also do direct for ~3k miles. Not so great MR at 7 cents per mile. But the destination might work. Also, see phl-las. Las-phx-phl on 12/14-15 for 316. Works out to a little over 6 cents per mile, but again dest could be fun.
     
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    brucewil Silver Member

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    Thanks for the info. I will look into both scenarios, but a little more than I want to spend for the SJU run. I'm not sure the las run will be enough miles, but the price and destination might be right.
     
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    Mrlasssen Silver Member

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    Did some calculations and neither run gives you 5300 miles.
     
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    ok. How about Phl-phx-pdx-phl under 336.00. Overnight required avail on 12/14. May be able to extract more miles with the routing.
     
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    brucewil Silver Member

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    Will ck that out when I get home. Is that on US?
     
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    rookie10 Silver Member

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    Yes US metal. How about paying forward the favor with a like.
     
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    brucewil Silver Member

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    Thanks for doing the legwork. We just got back last night from our annual Aruba trip with some friends. I was paying it forward so to speak, by helping someone else on here with planning their Aruba trip in January!
     
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    SJC for $349 - 12/14. Same day turn. 5,393 Miles per GCMAP. No overnight required. Booked in E and K. 100% credit to Aegean. Google Flight link to book:
    https://www.google.com/flights/#sea...4-PHXSJC0US415,SJCPHX0US594-PHXPHL0US624;a=US

    The fare to SAN is > $440 on US as there is no R (no credit), E or K availability. Lowest right now is in L.
     
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    Sounds like it might work. Thank you very much.
     

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