VSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1900 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5030 times:
But I did it for tier points, not miles--mid dec 2003, VS 010 JFK-LHR leaving on Friday night, arrive Saturday morning, return on Sunday VS 003 LHR-JFK
I booked in Premium Economy to get the 6 more tier points to bump me to gold club status before the year ended (for me it was the Monday after I got back)--bonus was being upgraded both ways to Upper Class, and getting a date with a F/A.
Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4995 times:
If I've got a chance at achieving elite status, sure -- but I won't go out of my way for an extra 200 or 300 miles, it's just not worth it.
Most airlines have a minimum 500-mile segment that makes it worth your while to take short connecting flights. For example, I live in AUS and fly to DCA often. AUS to DFW will give me 500 miles, and DFW-DCA will give me 1192 for a total of 1692. Flying a longer routing through ORD will give me 973 for AUS-ORD, and 612 for ORD-DCA, for a total of 1585. Of course, this could differ depending on the city pair, but I try not to worry about it too much.
AIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2576 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4977 times:
In the times of Swissair, I used to fly TUN-ZRH-GVA-ZRH-TUN and not the direct TUN-GVA-TUN, to get more miles and also to fly more aircraft. The prices were the same. Last October, I have been to Vienna and I chose TUN-MXP-VIE-MXP-TUN with AZ instead of TUN-VIE-TUN with TU to get more miles.
Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4870 times:
I think it was 88, but NW was having one of those rare double your miles deals for a limited time. So for $112.00 I did LAN-DTW-MDW-DTW-CLE. Next day was CLE-DTW-MDW-DTW-LAN. All flights were on various models of ....you guessed it, the DC 9. The hotel room in CLE was free...friends in low places come in handy. With silver bonus and the double dip, it was good for just over 10,000 miles. At that time NW freebees were bracketed at 20,000 miles.
If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
Alespesl From Czech Republic, joined Jan 2004, 583 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4785 times:
Once I was flying home to Czech Republic from YHZ. I could easily fly YHZ-YUL-PRG on AC+OK.
Instead of that, I did choose routing with AC+OS to get more points with Air Canada Aeroplan. I flew this route: YHZ-YYZ-VIE-PRG and on the way back it was PRG-VIE-LHR-YYZ-YOW-YHZ. Instead of regular 9000 points in economy if I flew first choice, I got more than 15000 in economy on AC+OS. 15k is enough for free short-haul return flight for Air Canada.
Next Flight: Dec 06 PRG-WAW ATR72, Dec 07 WAW-PRG ATR42 with Czech Airlines.
Rsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4743 times:
I once sold a ticket to a couple who were each 3600 mile short of the PREMIER EXECUTIVE status with UAL.........Their routing was JFK/LAS in the morning.......A little bit of lunch and Black Jack.....Then home at 5:00 to YES celebrate New Years in Time Square with Dick Clark that evening.
They told me that being a PE was adicting and once you get the staus its hard to give it up.....