United – $224: Philadelphia – Seattle (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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The return of the ZFV fares! For a while, United fares from Philadelphia excluded originating and departures from Philadelphia Railway Station (ZFV). Fares from/to ZFV are a little less than flying from PHL because taxes are slightly less.

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Seattle Skyline at Night Photo: bryce_edwards, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

 

Sample Travel Date:

  • April 26th – 28th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel until June 7th for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday departure. Must purchase at least 14 days in advance of departure and by April 7th

How to Search for Availability:

Fare Class:

  • N

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $193.48

Routing:

  • ZFV – EWR (Newar) – SEA (Seattle) – EWR – ZFV
  • ZFV is the the airport code for Philadelphia 30th Street Amtrak Station. The ZFV – EWR // EWR – ZFV segment is operated by Amtrak.
  • A few things to remember about fares from ZFV from our reader Sean
    • You do NOT earn Premier Qualifying mileage on the ZFV-EWR and EWR-ZFV segments
    • You do earn 250 Redeemable miles, but do NOT earn status bonuses.
    • You do have to take the train to start the reservation
    • In the case of a schedule change, you may be able to drop the ZFV-EWR segment. (Your Mileage May Vary)
    • You can only print out your Amtrak boarding pass the day the train departs from the departing terminal kiosk or ticket desk.
  • United travel vouchers cannot be combined or used with fares from ZFV.
  • Logistics of the train to plane transfer
    • From Newark:
      • Follow sign for AirTrain
      • Take AirTrain to Rail Link Stop (Past Terminal C and P4)
      • And exit using your Amtrak ticket. AirTrain fare is included
      • NJ Transit and Amtrak shares a platform, so look for the right departure platform
    • To Newark from Newark Amtrak Station:
      • The above reversed

Mileage:

  • 4,948 miles or 4.5 cents per mile.

How to Book:

  • Book with United with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.

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