Segment Mile Runs on United

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  1. Phorever

    Phorever Silver Member

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    May end up being 6-10 segments short of gold this year....

    Any creative ways to pick up those segments?

    Has anyone seen any united flights that are domestic and require 4 or so layovers? :)

    I'm guessing my best bet is to start hitting their weekend "special fares"?
     
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    I just realized there's a section dedicated to this on MP...

    Feel free to move my thread if needed!
     
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    Sometimes you can find decent multi-connection deals, particularly if you don't mind involving a smaller city as your origin or destination. I've found some good double-connects via two UA hubs between where I live and where I need to be for work that not only give me a lot more segments, but a lot more miles.

    I find it works best to just look at a map, get creative, and start plugging things into the multi-city search to see how it prices.

    I just requalified for 1K today on segments.
     
  4. Phorever

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    Thanks!
     
  5. davef139

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    Very beginer way is look at route map, ie JFK only connects to IAD, tons of midwest airports connect only to DEN/ORD thus forcing a double connect
     
  6. Phorever

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    My origination is ord

    Thanks
     
  7. Wandering Aramean
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    MKE. ;)
     
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    I've found some good bargains in/out of MSN lately too.
     
  9. 2wheels

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    You can usually force MKE-ORD-PHL-XXX-PHL-ORD-MKE for the same price or just a little more than ORD-XXX if you don't mind a few US legs.
     
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    Thanks.. I'm playing with this now.. I'll let you know what I find.
     
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  11. unavaca
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    Yup, MKE is your friend. I'd look for runs to the Florida-area. Competition is strong there, so fares tend to be low. Some places down there are only serviced via IAD, which make MKE-ORD-IAD-XXX your friend.
     
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    I suppose there's always MKE-ORD-SBN-ORD-MKE :)
     
  13. 2wheels

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    using ITA, I was able to find a few options for sub-$50 segments. I'm not sure if I'm 100% sold on the one attached, but there are a bunch like it. I searched for MKE UA UA UA (airports within 50 miles of CHS) UA UA UA MKE, month search with 0 nights. That should be a good start for your searching.
     

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  14. bkramt1

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    I did this a few times in past years, when I needed a top off to reach 1K at the end of the year. I would route through UA and US hubs and it worked like a charm. Something like PIT-PHL-BOS-LGA and back, or PIT-IAD-IND-ORD and back. I can get 7-8 segments out/back in a day; no overnight. It's a matter of ita searches, like the last post, to get the right day and right fare that makes sense.
     
  15. Phorever

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    Yeah, I've been searching and have been able to find a few 6 segment days under 50/segment.

    I may get one scheduled ere for October
     

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