Mileage running is a great way to help yourself to the next tier of airline status. While normally mileage runners tend to stay only a day or two (or a same day return!) at their destination, Hong Kong is a great destination to stay for a while and see the sights in one of the top 10 most visited cities worldwide. Plus, with so many great hotels from all the major brands, it's a great place to use your hard-earned hotel points! If you are close to the next tier of United status, or want to get started early next year, check this out. Or, if you're just starting out, this one flight gets you 60% of the way to Premier Silver status! Keep in mind this fare expires by the end of tomorrow, September 3rd, so act fast!
Here's the breakdown on the fare.
Routing: Seattle-San Francisco-Hong Kong-San Francisco-Seattle
Valid on: United Airlines
Price: $717 (or add a stopover in Seattle or San Francisco for $100 more)
Available dates: Valid through the end of November, and from Jan 1, 2014-May 20, 2014
Total Mileage towards status: 15,120
Bookable on: United.com