visionfusion
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Mileage Run Needed - Any Ideas?

Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:03 pm

Hi everyone,

I need to get just another 1844 elite miles this year to get to platinum with Continental. I am based in the UK, so I'm looking for European mileage runs...

Any ideas on an interesting - and cheap - way of doing this with any Sky Team airline? Thanks!  Smile

Hoping for some interesting suggestions,

Visioncat
 
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RE: Mileage Run Needed - Any Ideas?

Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:13 pm

Pls. give us a starting airport to play with !
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positiverate
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RE: Mileage Run Needed - Any Ideas?

Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:11 pm

Well, you've got CSA, Air France, and Alitalia to play with. Prague is always nice thsi time of year...
 
TWA902fly
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RE: Mileage Run Needed - Any Ideas?

Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:36 pm

you could always do wherever in the UK you are to EWR and back, itll put you over the top, plus i dont think should be too expensive in october/november

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visionfusion
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RE: Mileage Run Needed - Any Ideas?

Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:21 am

Hi again,

Silly me - I forgot to give you a starting airport. Any London airport will do, but preferably LGW/LTN/LCY/LTN in that order.

EWR - is a bit beyond my budget at the moment I think and I can't face another transatlantic having just gotten off one yesterday with two more trips planned for the year.

Thanks,
Visioncat
 
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RE: Mileage Run Needed - Any Ideas?

Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:53 am

Quoting Visionfusion (Reply 4):
LGW/LTN/LCY/LTN in that order.

You must be very proud of LTN including it twice ! Big grin
Which one of them is supposed to be LHR ?

Update me: I suppose, you can also use KLM ?
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RE: Mileage Run Needed - Any Ideas?

Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:24 am

KL via AMS from LHR:
- a weekend in Vienna: 220 €, sunday rule
- ditto for ZRH or GVA: 210 €
- ditto for FCO: 210 € etc.

In case you don´t want to stay for a weekend, make 2 flight bookings (all onKLM via AMS, but not mentioned below for easier understanding):
#1: LON - ZRH on Friday; return ZRH - LON on Sunday
#2: ZRH - LON on Friday, return LON - ZRH on Sunday
That way you´ll make two roundtrips Lon - ZRH - LON: one on Friday, the other one on Sunday (days are flexibel; as long as you comply with the "sunday rule" the prices should be okay). Flights to Switzerland will enable you also to bring home cheap tax-free cigarettes on every flight (resell them and you can cover some of your travel expenses Big grin ).

Variation: Make two open-jaw return bookings in such a way that you fly on the first day to GVA and the second day to ZRH (destinations should be located within one country in order to get best rates). That way you´ll get two cities ...

Did I make my point clear ? If not don´t hesitate to ask.
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whiskeyhotel
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RE: Mileage Run Needed - Any Ideas?

Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:06 am

KL will likely be your cheapest bet, especially once those winter fares start rolling out. Look for flights on KL to SVO, IST, BUD, ATH (via AMS, obviously) on their "Specials" portion of the website once Nov/Dec roll around. Those locations should garner you the miles you need at a reasonable price during those months (depending on if they're offered as specials). Sometimes even locations in equatorial Africa are listed at decent prices as specials (Malabo and Lagos come to mind)...but if EWR is out of your price range (Shame the $360 return fares EWR-BRS [dates checked 11/12/05-11/20/05] aren't valid for those originating in the UK), then Africa's prolly out of your price range as well.

Bear in mind that BRS-EWR in S/Q fare class (100% EQM's when booked on Continental.com) Departing 11/12/2005 and returning 11/13/2005 is only $423.00 (or about 238 Pounds at today's exchange rates).

[Edited 2005-10-06 23:07:33]
 
visionfusion
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RE: Mileage Run Needed - Any Ideas?

Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:45 am

thanks for your help and sorry for not thanking you all earlier - computer gremlins have only just been fixed. I'll have a think and book something up soon. I'll let you know how I go!

thanks!
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