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

By Jesse Sokolow on 21 November 2016
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It’s Thanksgiving week, and while turkeys are known for their inability to fly, humans most certainly are not. So pack your bags and get ready for an end of the year mileage and/or mattress run.

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 increasing their status for the coming year. One need only to 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, the world’s largest online travel community, 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.

Just two weeks ago, FBT Editorial Director Jonathan Spira left on a 36-hour mileage run that took him in his beloved Seat 1A from New York to Detroit, on to Salt Lake City, and continuing to his “final” destination, Orlando, Florida, where he stayed for approximately 90 minutes before doing almost the same trip in reverse before continuing on to San Francisco, his real destination. The trip, including his return from San Francisco to JFK, covered just short of 12,000 miles (22,168 kilometers) and earned just shy of 18,000 Delta Medallion Qualification 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. Be sure you have a desired status or tier to be thankful for next Thanksgiving.

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