Mileage runs are last-minute dashes for airline status, but not everyone thinks they're worth it
·The Washington Post·Hannah Sampson
The circuitous quick trip, known as a mileage run, is not uncommon this time of
year among a subset of frequent travelers looking to lock down a certain level
of airline status for the coming year. Those who haven’t traveled quite enough
during the year share tips online, seek out route suggestions and even turn to
professionals for help as they race to make up the gap.