I might already be sitting at 300,000 elite qualifying miles for the year with United, but that’s no reason to stop. Thanks to the summer of bumps (which was much better than the summer of hell or the summer of legit crew shortages towards the end of the month), I have quite a few vouchers to use up, so I’ll be flying free for most of the rest of the year. I have a mileage run to the west coast booked for tomorrow, and also a couple more trips for later in the month. I haven’t decided whether I’m shooting for 400K or 500K EQM’s yet, so I’ll just see how things pan out.
There are some great fares out of Tampa right now, including a $158 plus tax Tampa to San Diego fare, along with a $234 plus tax Tampa to San Francisco fare, but the beauty about that one is that it has a zero day advanced purchase requirement, so you can really book the day before the flight. That’s what I did in this case.
Even after flying all the fancy international airlines in first class, I’m looking forward to some good ol’ domestic flying. My travels tomorrow will take me to Washington, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, and then back to Tampa. Oh, and I forgot to mention the coolest part. For all three trips, my Tampa to Washington segment is on a 757 with first class, as opposed to Ted. He’s finally going away. Ghetto picnic box omelet, here I come!