For the last seven years, every time I've booked a flight I've calculated the CPM (Cents/Cost Per Mile). This is the amount I spend divided by the distance I fly -- more specifically the number of … [Read more...] about Are Elite Qualifying Dollars a Good Thing?
Category Archive: Mileage Runs - Travel Codex
Learn all about mileage runs, including how to survive the redeye flights, make your connection, and secrure extra miles and upgrades for your reservation.
HT to botato for sharing two great mileage runs from the Pacific Northwest on FlyerTalk today. United is offering cheap fares to Boston and Philadelphia for around $230-240 round trip. And although I … [Read more...] about Fare Sale: SEA to Boston or Philadelphia on UA for $240 (3.5 CPM)
SiberianTiger shared a cheap fare on FlyerTalk today that caught my attention because it originates in the Pacific Northwest. But it's not departing Vancouver, Seattle, or Portland. No. It departs … [Read more...] about Worst Mileage Run in the World?
HT to The Flight Deal for sharing a cheap fare between Portland and Boston on Alaska Airlines for just $238. Although it's a nonstop flight so the CPM is higher than my usual goal of 4 cents per mile, … [Read more...] about Fare Sale: SEA/PDX to Boston on AS, AA, and UA for $218-260 (3.9-4.4 CPM)
Not that it is such a big surprise, but I revealed in my year-end review yesterday that I requested and received a status trial as an Executive Platinum member with American Airlines AAdvantage. I … [Read more...] about Completing My AA Executive Platinum Trial
I’m on my last long-haul trip with United Airlines today, heading to Milan for the weekend. I originally booked the outbound from Seattle to San Francisco to Newark for roughly 1,000 extra miles over … [Read more...] about Upgrade Shenanigans (of My Own Design)
United just keeps finding new ways to outcompete Delta in developing the most unfriendly loyalty program. I'm not going to do anything different for the rest of 2013. I am close enough that I plan to … [Read more...] about Mad Dash for Status in Early 2014?
Earlier today, American Airlines "accidentally" added fuel surcharges on award tickets to several partners, such as FinnAir and Malaysia Airlines. An initial memo read to Lucky stated that other … [Read more...] about Lessons from a Mileage Fire Drill
Almost everything you've read in blogs and on FlyerTalk has probably pointed you in the direction of transferring your points to a loyalty program instead of redeeming using the Pay with Points … [Read more...] about Sometimes It’s Better to NOT Transfer Your Ultimate Rewards Points
There was a lot of news last week when American Airlines announced a new feature that maps potential award flight destinations. Simply enter your home, where you want to go, dates, and how many miles … [Read more...] about Mapping Cheap Fares Across the Globe