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Wed
19
Aug '09

Frustrating Wednesday.

Some billable hours, some work on SOB — finished the striping, but then “A Project” — figure out what is the best deal for using a $99 companion coupon on Alaska Airlines to get First Class for two to “somewhere”.

Here is the result, sorted by cost per mile… but is that where we want to go?

First Class Alaska Airfares                
Travel 9-2 unless otherwise noted      Round-trip  RT-EQR+Fare   Cost   
From Seattle to:    Each Way   Round-trip  plus $99  Each  EQR RT-EQR EQM Bonus  Per Mile  Doesn’t include donsu miles in computation
  Cancun  $        530.10  $      1,060.20  $      1,159.20  $  579.60 2876.5 5753 8629.5  $         0.07 *average – 2683 direct, 3070 via LAX (seasonal direct)
  Honolulu  $        605.00  $      1,210.00  $      1,309.00  $  654.50 2675 5350 8025  $         0.08  
  Kona  $        634.00  $      1,268.00  $      1,367.00  $  683.50 2705 5410 8115  $         0.08  
  Kauai  $        634.00  $      1,268.00  $      1,367.00  $  683.50 2699 5398 8097  $         0.08  
  Maui  $        624.00  $      1,248.00  $      1,347.00  $  673.50 2639 5278 7917  $         0.09  
  Puerto Vallara  $        515.10  $      1,030.20  $      1,129.20  $  564.60 2172 4344 6516  $         0.09  
  Boston  $        609.00  $      1,218.00  $      1,317.00  $  658.50 2487 4974 7461  $         0.09  
  New York  $        604.00  $      1,208.00  $      1,307.00  $  653.50 2393 4786 7179  $         0.09  
  Orlando  $        654.00  $      1,308.00  $      1,407.00  $  703.50 2546 5092 7638  $         0.09  
  Miami  $        704.00  $      1,408.00  $      1,507.00  $  753.50 2719 5438 8157  $         0.09  
After 10-23 Atlanta  $        599.00  $      1,198.00  $      1,297.00  $  648.50 2176 4352 6528  $         0.10  
  Washington, DC  $        654.00  $      1,308.00  $      1,407.00  $  703.50 2321 4642 6963  $         0.10  
  Cabo San Lucas  $        530.10  $      1,060.20  $      1,159.20  $  579.60 1897 3794 5691  $         0.10 * average – 1928 via SF/1866 via LA
After 9-23 Houston  $        574.00  $      1,148.00  $      1,247.00  $  623.50 1871 3742 5613  $         0.11  
After 9-2 Austin  $        544.00  $      1,088.00  $      1,187.00  $  593.50 1768 3536 5304  $         0.11  
  Chicago  $        564.00  $      1,128.00  $      1,227.00  $  613.50 1715 3430 5145  $         0.12  
  Dallas  $        544.00  $      1,088.00  $      1,187.00  $  593.50 1656 3312 4968  $         0.12  
  Tucson  $        401.00  $          802.00  $          901.00  $  450.50 1215 2430 3645  $         0.12  
  Barrow  $        787.00  $      1,574.00  $      1,673.00  $  836.50 2118.5 4237 6355.5  $         0.13 *average – 2031 via FAI/2006 via ANC
  San Diego  $        369.00  $          738.00  $          837.00  $  418.50 1051 2102 3153  $         0.13  
  Los Angeles  $        349.00  $          698.00  $          797.00  $  398.50 955 1910 2865  $         0.14  
  Anchorage  $        557.00  $      1,114.00  $      1,213.00  $  606.50 1444 2888 4332  $         0.14  
  Oakland  $        236.00  $          472.00  $          571.00  $  285.50 672 1344 2016  $         0.14  
  Las Vegas  $        319.00  $          638.00  $          737.00  $  368.50 865 1730 2595  $         0.14  
  Minneapolis  $        564.00  $      1,128.00  $      1,227.00  $  613.50 1394 2788 4182  $         0.15  
  San Jose  $        264.00  $          528.00  $          627.00  $  313.50 679 1358 2037  $         0.15  
  San Francisco  $        304.00  $          608.00  $          707.00  $  353.50 678 1356 2034  $         0.17  
  Juneau  $        527.00  $      1,054.00  $      1,153.00  $  576.50 907 1814 2721  $         0.21  

And here is the slider of all the new SOB photos:

 

And yes, the rumors are true… once the switch for the inverter is installed, it gets another wash/wax and a cleaning, the alternator checked out to make sure it’s good — it’s on the market for $4500.

Tonight is a pork chop and some of the chop salad and, well, some more of that lovely wine.

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