Poll: Did You Do a Mileage or Mattress Run This Year?

By Jesse Sokolow on 15 December 2015
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It’s that time of the year. Christmas trees, gifts, lights – and mileage and mattress runs.

A mileage or mattress run is what frequent travelers can do if they are short on status miles, points, nights, or stays, for the purpose of maintaining or increase their status for the coming year. Simply book an inexpensive flight or several nights at different nearby hotels in the same chain to accrue the necessary miles or stays.

Once again, Frequent Business Traveler, in conjunction with FlyerTalk and ExpertFlyer, is asking readers if they went on a mileage or mattress run this year, as well as whether or not they need to complete any additional flights or hotel stays in the remaining two weeks of the year to attain a status milestone.

On Tuesday, FBT Editorial Director Jonathan Spira left on a 28-hour mileage run that will take him in his beloved Seat 1A from New York to Boston, on to Atlanta, continuing to his “final” destination, Lima, Peru, where he’ll stay for approximately 90 minutes before doing the same trip in reverse. The trip will cover 8,560 miles (13,775 kilometers) and earn 12,841 Delta Medallion Qualification Miles to total 13,716 miles.

Tell us if you already did a mileage or mattress run to maintain or increase your status with a hotel or airline for the coming year – or if you still plan to do one before the end of the year. If you haven’t already thought about doing one, remember there’s still time!

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