For those that haven’t caught on yet, I want to be one of the first 50 people to make it to 250,000 elite qualifying miles on United next year. That might just require me to get a bit more creative and efficient. One way to get more efficient is to do two mileage runs in a row. For example, fly from Tampa to Washington to San Francisco to Seattle to San Francisco to Washington (this flight is the redeye) to Tampa, and then doing the same thing over again. In other words, spending two nights in a row on a plane and knocking out about 16,000 elite qualifying miles in a weekend.
No doubt I’d be tired, but I think I can handle it. Actually, I’ve never done this before domestically, so it sounds like an adventure of sorts.
Thoughts? And please don’t tell me how painful your double redeye in international first class was, as you were pampered by friendly flight attendants, enjoyed caviar and Dom, and had a flat bed with a comfortable duvet and pillow to lounge in. 😉