Oh, it's so tempting. There are some outrageous bargain fares to Asia at the moment but after flying 120,000 miles already this year we're enjoying a short break. Besides, as a result of some bonuses United offered during the time we were doing a lot of flying, our Elite Qualifying Miles total 180,000 miles and we're earning extra upgrades. Our Lifetime United Miles sit at 750,000 (at a million miles we get lifetime Premier Executive status), and between us we have way over a million miles sitting in our accounts to use for visits, to, from, and among grandkids.
We did decide on a quick trip to Las Vegas next week. We can fly non-stop on Alaska Airlines from Bellingham to Sin City for less than $200 each and stay in the Hilton for $40 a night. Too good to pass up and we haven't been there in several years.
The airfare shot up shortly after we bought at and we might even have a chance at a bump, better than buying a lottery ticket, or for that matter playing the Las Vegas slot machines.