Are Mileage Runs Still Possible?

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    We're welcoming a lot of new readers from around the globe this week here at One Mile at a Time. To celebrate, we're featuring a lot of content that covers the basics of what you need to know to get started in this hobby as well as a few articles, like this one, that provide some historical perspective about how the game as evolved over time. I hope this helps our new readers better understand how Ben got his start and our old-timers enjoy the walk down memory lane. Once upon a time, the cornerstone of the miles-and-points world was mileage running. This is what the cool kids did -- and in the case of our dear friend Ben, I do mean kid, since he started mileage running when he was 15. Ben and other mileage runners would buy a ticket, board a plane, and then fly across the country solely for the purpose of obtaining frequent flyer miles. These trips were quick turnarounds, by design -- purists would argue that those on a true mileage run should never leave the airport, but instead should get off one plane, walk across the terminal to another gate, and board another flight headed back from whence they came. The post Are Mileage Runs Still Possible? appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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