Business Insider’s Meet the Greatest Mileage Runners: I am honored but don’t belong!

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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:

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The article is a treat, in addition to great Boarding Area bloggers, it introduced me to Miles, Points, and Mai Tais, though it will be hard to break my martinis habit.

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10 years ago

It was an honor for me to mentioned as well, but I couldn’t help but feel the same way. Here I am the lowly Gold (soon to be Platinum though) among 1K’s and other top elites. I read all your blogs and look up to you other guys so much! Despite being a frequent flier for most of my life (I joined MileagePlus in 1986 and have been at least Premier since I did that run to PHX as a kid) mileage running is still kind of new for me as I find my way and my niche (somewhere between… Read more »