United Airlines ended up matching the fare posted by American and Delta in the Los Angeles to Kansas City market, so here’s another mileage run opportunity post for today. This one is what I consider a “book it without thinking about it” fare since the CPM comes in at 2.81cpm.
[Edited 2/8/12 7:00pm PST: United pulled this fare tonight, but AA & DL haven't yet... we'll see what tomorrow brings.]
I searched availability now through the end of May and found only two dates where you can do a zero-night turn, but there are other dates available for a 1-night stay, as shown below. United didn’t put an expiration on this fare, so there are likely more runs available beyond May.
Note the tight connection on that last segment SFO-LAX, but personally I wouldn’t worry about it. There’s at least two more flights if you were to misconnect.
Routing: Los Angeles to San Francisco to Cleveland to Kansas City roundtrip
Travel period: Now through end-of-schedule
Dates I found available: 5/1 & 5/2 (1-nighters are open 4/24, 5/1, 5/7, 5/8 and 5/15)
Number of nights stay: 0
Day of week restrictions: None
Fare basis: GA7KN, 7-day advance purchase
Fare: $188.80 all-in
Elite Qualifying Miles earned: 6,712 (assumes 500-mile minimums)
Cents-per-mile (CPM): 2.81