Well, I managed to snatch another great TPA-SEA fare on Saturday (under $250 before vouchers), so am on the road tomorrow for another run. I’m flying TPA-IAD-SEA-DEN-IAD-TPA, which is a pretty simple routing, but as always I’m hoping for a bump. I would usually go for something more creative, but during the summer I’m happy to take whatever I can get because I’ve had great luck with earning vouchers so far. In my last two mileage runs I earned three free tickets and a $600 voucher, not to mention the miles and all of the other benefits.
Sadly IAD-SEA is an A319, which means only eight F seats. I thought I still had a good shot yesterday, when they were still selling four F seats and coach was wide open. Today the flight suddenly turned F1 (meaning they’re only selling one more first class seat), which sucks, but at the same time the flight became Y0 (meaning they’re not selling anymore coach seats).
The connection flight, SEA-DEN, is a 757, which means upgrades should be easy. It’s pretty funny because there are 24 first class seats and only four show taken on the seatmap, yet they’re still not releasing upgrade space. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining (yet), but it’s just funny how conservative IM is these days.
I’ll keep everyone updated from the road. Oh, and of course I’ll give my Channel 9 plea another try if the opportunity arises (which I hope it doesn’t, in which case all pilots just get love notes).;)