Anutham sent me another deal today for Pacific Northwest readers. You can fly from Seattle to Boston on United Airlines for as low as $230. But for the most miles, you’ll need to travel via Houston or San Francisco, raising the price to about $240. Lots of dates and lengths of stay are available — at least for February — depending on your final routing.
Here’s one example for $241 with a fairly reasonable schedule and a one-night stay in Boston. Getting 6,930 miles at that price is a decent mileage run with a rate of 3.8 CPM.
Looking for someplace to stay? I haven’t been there yet, but many readers recommend Hyatt’s BOS airport hotel, which includes free transfer passes on the ferry to downtown. You can also take the Silver Line to downtown and walk to the Hyatt Regency, which is fairly dated but was in the midst of renovations when I last stayed there in 2012. Or rent a car and head out to the Wakefield area for a good number of CVS stores with plenty of Vanilla Reloads.
Because its in my Feedly and somewhat related, I’ll also mention The Flight Deal found a fare of $245 on United from Seattle to Austin. It’s a bit high at 6 CPM.
As a reminder, these posts are almost always going to be for flights departing Seattle, Portland, or Vancouver. Only if a fare is extremely good (like the Norwegian fuel dumps) will I bother to discuss fare sales in other markets, the idea being that someone in Seattle, Portland, or Vancouver could still save money after the cost of booking a positioning flight. I usually come across them in places like FlyerTalk, The Flight Deal, or my own searches, but you are welcome to email me with suggestions of your own.