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Flight to see friends

September 9th, 2006 at 12:53 pm

My friend's baby is getting dedicated in October. I have not been down to visit since they moved over a year ago. They live in the Bay Area. I looked up flights to see what the damage would be and I'm looking at about $166 just for flight. Not sure if I'd need to rent a car, or go in on a rental with other people that might be flying down, etc. Haven't gotten that far in thinking yet.

Then I remembered that for my trip to Croatia I signed up with United's Mileage Plus program because every leg of the flight, except between Vienna and Split, would earn air miles. Just for kicks I logged into their site to see how much a flight would cost via air miles to the Bay area. 15,000 miles. How many miles do I have? 15,168. Hmm. That definately makes a difference as to whether or not I could make this trip. I guess the question now is to find out who else is going and if they'd be interested in sharing a rental.

But it also means I probably won't be going to my dad's for Christmas. But I wouldn't have enough air miles for a free trip anyway (costs 25,000 miles).

Something more to think about.

2 Responses to “Flight to see friends”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Our miles program has the option of buying half price tickets with less miles than you would spend for full price tickets. Maybe United has that option, also? Then you still might be able to visit your Dad at Christmas as well as do this.

  2. ldyfaile Says:

    LuckyRobin I imagine United might have something similar. However I don't think I'll get any use out of only 168 miles. Smile A ticket to my dad's is 25,000 That's ok though. I might still go to my dad's, perhaps he'll pay part of the ticket as my Christmas Gift to me and I'll pay the rest as my Christmas Gift to them. Smile

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