I wrote this post several months ago, but my readership has grown significantly since then. I've decided to re-post some of my more popular posts for my new readers.Although I wasn't able to … [Read more...] about The Argument for Elite Status and Mileage Running
Category Archive: Mileage Runs - Travel Codex
Learn all about mileage runs, including how to survive the redeye flights, make your connection, and secrure extra miles and upgrades for your reservation.
Amol explained yesterday why he doesn’t think mileage runs are worthwhile. Sure, he enjoys the benefits of elite status. But he also doesn’t think flying just for the sake of flying is the best way to … [Read more...] about Mileage Runs for Fun and Profit
I always say that earning elite status, especially when you're aiming for the top tier, multiple programs, or paying for it yourself, requires a lot of strategy. In my case, I'm trying to do all … [Read more...] about My 2013 Dream Map
If you travel a lot and status means a lot to you, you've probably considered doing a mileage run at some point by attempting to get the cheapest fare possible (read why mileage running is worth it). … [Read more...] about “The Flight Deal” Is a Great Website for Casual Travelers and Experts Alike
Andycat posted a great mileage run opportunity out of Orlando today, teaching us three lessons. (1) You can always learn how to do this. It was andycat's first mileage run post, and he did a great … [Read more...] about PNW Mileage Runs: SEA-EWR-MCO on UA for 3.5 CPM
United Airlines offers a product called "Award Accelerator" that most of you have probably come across. This is that little advertisement below your reservation details online, or when you check-in at … [Read more...] about Alternatives to UA Mileage Runs: Premier Accelerator
I'll say this upfront: there's no step-by-step method to find the best mileage run. It's a complicated topic, and the fact that there are several airlines and an infinite number of route possibilities … [Read more...] about How to Find the Best Mileage Runs
We are nearing that time of year when people become desperate for mileage runs to maintain their elite status. Half of you might be running around like a chicken with its head cut off, grateful for … [Read more...] about Why Do Mileage Runs?
The amount of travel I have coming up this fall has ballooned now that I'll be out of school. And out of work--almost. I already have a couple interviews, requiring flights down to the Bay Area. In … [Read more...] about Where’s Scottrick?
There's an interesting article on Google's acquisition of ITA published yesterday in Xconomy, an online business magazine. While a review I wrote a few weeks ago agreed that Flight Search is still in … [Read more...] about Interesting Speculation about the Future of Google and ITA