jasp25
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Need Help: Possible Route On UA For Most Miles

Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:54 pm

Hello, guys!

I am planning on a trip to the East Coast next month and I am trying to set-up my flight. Just like everybody else here, I LOVE FLYING and I want to earn the most miles possible. My question is, flying from FAT-JST on a T-class fare basis, with 3 connections, what route could I take so I get the most miles?

-jasp
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HT
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RE: Need Help: Possible Route On UA For Most Miles

Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:27 am



Quoting Jasp25 (Thread starter):
FAT-JST (..) 3 connections,

So what do you have figured out on your own ?! UA's hubs are pretty clear ...

What about FAT-LAX-ORD-IAD-JST ?

Or transfer in DEN instead of ORD.

If there actually are flight connections available at all and on your not-stated travel datas please check on your own ...
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RE: Need Help: Possible Route On UA For Most Miles

Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:14 am



Quoting HT (Reply 1):
So what do you have figured out on your own ?! UA's hubs are pretty clear ...

I figured FAT-LAX-SFO-IAD-JST - I believe that flying from the West Coast to IAD, San Francisco would be the longest flight. ICould this be the route with the most number of miles?

I was thinking about FAT-SFO-BOS-IAD-JST but SFO-BOS segment does not count as a valid connecting city.

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RE: Need Help: Possible Route On UA For Most Miles

Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:08 pm



Quoting Jasp25 (Reply 2):
I figured FAT-LAX-SFO-IAD-JST -

... as long as FAT-LAX-SFO is not considered (and disallowed ??) voluntary backtracking ...
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RE: Need Help: Possible Route On UA For Most Miles

Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:27 pm

Another forum will help you greatly regarding this matter.  airplane 
http://www.flyertalk.com/

I have been a member there many long years in a different forum name. You will need to register. It's easy and free.
You have a great section that will help you maximize the miles and help you find itineraries. Go to the Miles and Points section and scroll down the page to "Mileage Runn Deals".
Click on that and explore and see for yourself. You can post, ask questions... and go through the rest of the forums too.
A truly great resource!

I hope this will help!  cheerful 
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jasp25
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RE: Need Help: Possible Route On UA For Most Miles

Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:55 pm



Quoting HT (Reply 3):
... as long as FAT-LAX-SFO is not considered (and disallowed ??) voluntary backtracking ...

Surprisingly, it is allowed!

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 4):
Click on that and explore and see for yourself. You can post, ask questions... and go through the rest of the forums too.
A truly great resource!

Hello Madame! Great to hear from you again!  Smile Thanks for the tip, I will certainly check them out.

-jasp
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RE: Need Help: Possible Route On UA For Most Miles

Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:16 pm

FAT-LAX-SFO-IAD-JST will get you 3919 miles and is probably your best bet, as you have 3 segments under 500 miles in there. Going through ORD rather than SFO is about the same total miles but far fewer Mileage Plus miles.
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meta
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RE: Need Help: Possible Route On UA For Most Miles

Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:30 pm

Have you considered flying the other way around the world. By this I mean FAT-LAX- Somewhere in Asia- Somewhere in Europe- Somwhere on the east coast of America- JST. Just find airlines that will give partner miles and you can A LOT of air miles!
 
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RE: Need Help: Possible Route On UA For Most Miles

Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:38 am



Quoting Meta (Reply 7):
Have you considered flying the other way around the world. By this I mean FAT-LAX- Somewhere in Asia- Somewhere in Europe- Somwhere on the east coast of America- JST.

a) That would require 4 transfers, whereas the challenge was for 3 transfers.
b) This would be a open-jaw RTW and could not be purchased for the cost of a domestic tickets in fares-class T.
Plus I assume that the OP also wants to get back home, so this would be a real RTW ...
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jasp25
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RE: Need Help: Possible Route On UA For Most Miles

Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:32 am



Quoting Meta (Reply 7):
Have you considered flying the other way around the world. By this I mean FAT-LAX- Somewhere in Asia- Somewhere in Europe- Somwhere on the east coast of America- JST. Just find airlines that will give partner miles and you can A LOT of air miles!

That sure sounds fun but it will cost relatively high but yours is a good idea.. later perhaps when I have the budget for it.

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jasp25
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RE: Need Help: Possible Route On UA For Most Miles

Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:19 pm

Update:

I ended up taking FAT-SFO-JFK-IAD-AOO-JST and return on: JST-IAD-LAS-LAX-FAT
FAT-SFO - 159 M ~ 500 miles
SFO-JFK - 2572MI
JFK-IAD - 215 MI ~ 500 miles
IAD-AOO - 113 MI ~ 500 miles
AOO-JST - 28 MI ~ 500 miles

JST-IAD- 141 MI ~ 500 miles
IAD-LAS -2073 MI
LAS-LAX - 241 MI ~ 500 miles
LAX-FAT - 209 MI ~ 500 miles

TOTAL: 8145 miles

I only paid $237.00 incl taxes


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