Apparently, United is once again having an offer where you can get double the elite qualifying miles for flights flown during a certain period.
For those of you who don't know, elite frequent flyer status, gained by flying a certain number of miles per year, gives you some real perks in this day and age of airline cutbacks: Economy Plus seating (more legroom), easier to get upgrades, more preferential treatment, the ability to use lounges when flying internationally, etc.
Anyhow, ironically, these days, I have the money to fly again, but not the time lately because of work, so my mileage accumulation is a bit less than before. Now that things have died down, the travel itch is starting to bite me again, and I'm itching for another mileage run.
Singapore is good, cheap, and gets me a boatload of miles (over 16000 base miles roundtrip, or 32000 with the bonus), but I was just there less than a year ago. On the other hand, Vietnam sounds tempting, now that United is starting service there this December. Australia is another place I want to go too. Either one of those trips will easily make me Premiere Executive with the bonus, and neither of those places I've been to before either.
I've got several Vietnamese friends, but I don't really know people in Vietnam myself... a few I do in Australia, but they're probably not around now (nineyard?)
Any suggestions? Better yet, anyone want to come? =)