United Airlines is attacking Delta’s Atlanta hub tonight, particularly from Los Angeles (the same fare is valid from San Francisco). Very special thanks to reader @kziel who notified me tonight via Twitter.
Updated 1/19/12 at 9:30am PST: As suspected, this fare was pulled this morning and is no longer available.
Travel period: Now through end-of-schedule
Dates I found available: Too many to type out, even this month!
Number of nights stay: 1
Day of week restrictions: None
Fare basis: GA7KN, 7-day advance purchase
Fare: $169.00 all-in
Elite Qualifying Miles earned: 6,273 (assumes 500-mile minimums)
Cost-per-mile (CPM): 2.69
Example itinerary: Click for full view
Visit my Mileage Running 101 Part 1 and Part 2 posts to get step-by-step instructions on how I found this fare and created the routing. [The FareCompare tool mentioned in my Mileage Running 101 posts is currently offline, but will be back soon.]