The Wall Street Journal Explains Mileage Runs

The Wall Street Journal ran a Scott McCartney piece on mileage runs. The value proposition is this:

    When the deals are good enough, mileage-runners can arbitrage airline tickets, paying less than two cents for each mile, but cashing them in for first-class tickets or upgrades that would cost far more per mile. Two carefully played mileage runs, costing a total of maybe $700 or so, can yield enough miles for a free business-class ticket to Europe — priced at roughly $7,000 these days.

Nothing new to readers of this website, but perhaps to readers of the Journal. It’s a great ride we’re on, isn’t it?

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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