Never done a mileage run - TPA

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  1. ghstudio

    ghstudio Member

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    I'm thinking of doing a mileage run on USAir or AA. Does anyone have any recommendations from Tampa?
     
  2. pointshogger

    pointshogger Silver Member

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    Do you have a timeline on when you want to do the mileage run? I would keep watching for deals to see what comes out.
     
  3. gregm

    gregm Gold Member

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    What carrier?
     
  4. John Deere

    John Deere Silver Member

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    He wrote US or AA...
     
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  5. MSYgirl

    MSYgirl Gold Member

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    What month would you like to fly? How long of a trip (one day turnaround, overnight stay okay, etc.)? What is your budget? How many miles do you want to earn? Cabin class (economy/business/first)?

    The more information you provide, the more help you will get. :)
     
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  6. jakem4800

    jakem4800 Silver Member

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    Tpa to Seattle or Portland Oregon you can fly a whirlwind there on a Tuesday afternoon and return Tuesday night on a red eye usually $280 rt
     
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  7. gregm

    gregm Gold Member

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    I must be blind. (Or it was before coffee.)
     
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  8. disambiguous1

    disambiguous1 Silver Member

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    I must be doing something wrong. I went into Hipmunk and checked out a Tuesday April 1 flight from TPA to Portland PDX, and it was giving me prices in the $600 range and up. Same with Kayak. (Note that I did not write the original post, I'm just checking this out for my own information).

    This always happens. I'm not sophisticated at booking flights on-line, and people always quote prices for flights that are less than half of what I can find. Is this, perhaps, too close to the date of travel? Time of year? What's the secret? -DA1
     
  9. mattsteg
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    mattsteg Gold Member

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    You're not generally going to get the best price one week out. Also that price may be thinly available, if at all, currently.
     
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  10. TravelBear

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    Search out months and search often. Prices change all the time. Those are the only real secrets…..that I am aware of. I have found CLT-PDX, CLT-SFO flights for $250 on DL with persistence.
     
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  11. jakem4800

    jakem4800 Silver Member

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    Yes you need to book in advance, a month or 2.
     

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