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Same-day Return Milage Run  
User currently offlineBcoz From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 369 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

Was thinking of going on an ORD-SEA same-day return mileage run on Friday. Haven't been to SEA in 22 years.... Possibly some Ch. 9 fun.... etc.

How much buffer time would you leave yourself in a same-day return? I wouldn't even leave the secured area of the airport. Just don't want to be all the way out in Washington state without a way back home.

-bcoz

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User currently offlineATCtower From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 542 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

For a mileage run, I generally get a connection time long enough to eat overpriced food, and fly back. An hour or two is more than sufficient.

My $.02



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8903 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

Depends.

I did a MSP-IAH-PHX-IAH-MSP same-day mileage run on Saturday (last day to earn DL miles on CO). I flew the same plane IAH-PHX-IAH and was on the ground a total of 35 minutes (enough time to go to the bathroom, grab a newspaper and get back on the plane).


User currently offlineHOOB747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

I did this in July for Premier Exec status with UA (CMH-Philly) and had a turn-around of about an hour 15 minutes. Plenty of time to have some nice Chinese food in Philadelphia's airport before coming back home. Bonus for connecting in and out of LGA. What views of NYC.

Or since you're in Seattle, you can give yourself 7 or 8 hours and visit the Museum of Flight at Renton, I believe, or enjoy lunch at the top of the Space Needle. As long as you're there, might as well enjoy the view.



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8903 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

The reason I like doing quick ones is that if my inbound is delayed, I don't have to worry about missing the outbound - it's the same plane that brought me to my destination. Makes it a lot less stress worrying about getting home that day if doing a simple out-and-back.

So far this year, I've done DEN-GEG-DEN, ORD-GEG-ORD, MSP-MKE-MSP, MKE-DTW-MKE and IAH-PHX-IAH as same-plane turns (and I'm doing a SEA-GEG-SEA in a couple of weeks).


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