ARTICLE: Mile Runners Take Frequent Flyer Mileages to a Whole New Height

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  1. Funtodoimpossible
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    Mile Runners Take Frequent Flyer Mileages to a Whole New Height

    Would you ever fly around the world in 48 hours, or fly through Detroit eight times in a single trip --just to get air miles?

    Well, there is a group of traveler junkies so obsessed with wracking up frequently flier miles, they scour the Internet for deals that take them through little-known airports, making them wait hours for connections, and (this is the best part) once they reach their destination, rarely leave the airport and just turn around and head for home again. And while the trips are different, the goal is the same: elite air travel status.

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    http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2011/10/14/mile-runners/?test=faces

    Both milepoint.com & Randy are mentioned in the article.
     
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    Great article!

    According to GCmap though YXU-DTW-ATL-SFO-JFK-DTW-ATL-SEA-YVR-MSP-DTW-NRT-LAX-DTW-MSP-YVR-DTW-YXU-DTW-MSP-YVR-DTW-JFK-NRT-ATL-MSP-YVR-MSP-DTW-YXU is >50,000 miles and how did Randy get that for $320?!?!?!
     
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    Great article! And, how in the world did Randy get that fare? That's incredible.
     
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    Ah, what a wonderful hobby....20 hours of flying this weekend for this very purpose. :D
     
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    Not sure, but if it still bookable, I think we need a to coordinate a MR DO. :)
     
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