A good sale to Bahrain, the smallest country in the Persian Gulf. For those who need about 13.5K miles to re-qualify for United elite status, this can be done as a same day weekend turn. Some sample dates for same day weekend turns include:
- November 8th – 9th
- November 15th – 16th
- November 22nd – 23rd
- November 29th – 30th
Sample Travel Date:
- November 8th – 15th
- Valid for travel on the outbound from November 1st – December 12th or January 10th, 2015 – March 31st, 2015. Must purchase at least 7 days in advance of departure
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: IAD
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: ua
- Destination: BAH
- Return Advanced Routing Code: ua
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “0-7” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions below
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- IAD – KWI (Kuwait) – BAH (Bahrain) – KWI – IAD
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Global Premier Upgrade Fare (for United 1K and GS members):
- W Class
United will be revenue based mileage earning starting March 1st, 2015. Miles will be earn base on elite qualifying dollars multiple by 5 as base level earning and up to 11 for 1K level members. We will be showing the 2015 base mileage earning for all United fares going forward to show how negative the changes are for a majority of United flyers.
- 2014: 13,671 miles or 4.9 cents per mile.
- March 1st, 2015: 2,965 miles or a difference of 10,706 miles.
How to Book:
- Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select United
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- Visa: US Citizens – Visa on Arrival (but visitors are encourage to get an eVisa prior to arrival). Visa for 5BHD. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
- Currency: Bahraini Dinar (BHD). $1USD = 0.377 BHD
Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:
- No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards to save on international purchases
- Don’t get hit with Dynamic Currency Conversion
- Get your taxes refunded when shopping
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