worth it to make a 4K PQM mileage run for UA Plat? Any cheap places to fly (out of EWR)

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To me a mileage run is always worth it just to be unavailable for those hours in the air. Maybe I’m the wrong person to reply to this one....

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I would if you can find something for under $500/600. Anything more not worth it.

Yeah really depends on the cost but you’ll likely need a crazy connecting flight orgy unless you want to fly to the west coast or Europe. The upside is 12.5% more reward miles, RPUs, and more luggage, etc... Nothing crazy but if used properly it could make the difference for you to pay up to $1k for this run. Best of luck!

UA has a sale for $66 one ways, catch one from EWR to IAH, IAH to FLL, FLL to EWR. Might be able to piece that together for <$250 one weekend.

Not a huge difference from gold benefits IMO. If you really wanted it, I would consider ALT travel weekend to somewhere nice. Maybe even splurge a little and upgrade to a higher fare class.

-3 years of 1K (this is really where you see the perks)
-4 years of plat
-2 years of gold
-3 years of silver

Perks of plat are great if home base is at a non-UA hub.

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