What is the focus on a mileage run?

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  1. Beachgirl07

    Beachgirl07 Silver Member

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    Is the focus on a mileage run acquiring the miles or the segments?
     
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    DTWBOB Silver Member

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    It depends on what you need and why you need it -- we've done both segment runs and miles runs, but only to get elite status for the next year.

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    WilliamQ Gold Member

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    For me, the focus is usually on the status qualifying miles. That is how I get my status as most of my flights are TPAC. Some might be on the segments for the reason that their flights are mostly domestic and short hops.
     
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    Depending on the specific rules for your carrier, if there are minimum mileage accumulations, then more short segments may help to accumulate more miles.
     
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    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

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    Rarely at an efficient pace compared to longer flights, though. It takes longer to fly multiple short hops and fares are not directly linked to distance flown.
     
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    mattsteg Gold Member

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    And more chance for things to go awry. Multiple hops can stretch the miles to a maximum for a given fare paid, assuming little or no value for the difference in time taken. As with all of this it depends on what else you'd do with the time/money/etc. and how much you would value doing that instead.
     
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    True. As with all these things specific options need to be considered carefully depending on what the goal is. I personally wouldn't do more than 1 extra segment for any given trip, but that's me. Just trying to give a perspective to the OP.
     

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