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Tis the season for mileage runs. Being new to constant travel, I’m not close enough to the next level. However.. share you’re craziest mileage run story! Living vicariously. Miles, cost, legs, time...

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Not quite a mileage run for status, but similar concept When Virgin was merging with Alaska, JetBlue did a promo to match the award miles in your Virgin account plus bonus miles. Except they forgot that Virgin was a transfer partner for SPG. Moved 40K SPG miles to Virgin (50 after SPG transfer bonus) which got matched by 75K from JetBlue — all I had to do was take a JetBlue flight to qualify. Booked a <$100 rt flight from SFO to Long Beach on a Saturday morning and I was 75k miles richer. Met a handful of other people en route who had done the same

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Flew from ATL to RDU to have lunch with a friend to earn companion pass on SWA. Worth the $98

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Needed to make united status so flew to singapore from houston for $700. Made a longer vacation out of it, but the mileage run was still the primary purpose

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ORD>DFW>PBI>ORD $111 + $65 for hotel in PBI to keep gold on AA ORD>SCL $1400 roundtrip in paid business class to qualify for Executive Platinum on AA. Think I only stayed 3 nights. Went in October and was able to get in some spring skiing in the Andes.

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Or whatever your comfortable sharing.

Did PER-BKK in first on TG at a crazy rate, I think $700 one way, gave me 1K at the time (2014)

Went to Charlotte for a mileage run from NYC as I needed only 500 miles to get to United 1k. Was going to get lunch/drinks with friends and head back, but it snowed so much that flights were cancelled & I had to crash at friend’s place for 3 days. More money spent on buying clothes & awkward to have unexpected stay over at friends!

DEN - SFO - IAH - ATL for a month to hit 1K in my first year flying United.

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