Business Insider’s Meet the Greatest Mileage Runners did me the honor of inclusion among some true greats.
The things is, I have never done a pure mileage run. I have flown far, as far as Dubai for a weekend, but always in conjunction with a visit to a destination. I have no interest in going somewhere just to turn around and immediately fly back, and certainly not in US airports! I might fly out in 12 or 24 hours, but I will leave the airport and do something interesting. Airplane seats and airport lounges do not a memorable weekend make, for me.
Here is the piece on me, though one question that did not make the space cut I would like to include here:
Got any cool “travel hacks” to share with everyday consumers?
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