Flying To Keep Frequent Flier Status
Would you fly all the way to Peru just to turn around and fly home in order to keep your frequent-flier status? USA Today has an article on "mileage runs" which are end-of-the-year jaunts in order to have enough miles for status upgrades. According to the article, American lets some AAdvantage frequent-flier program members buy the extra miles to boost them to Platinum or Executive Platinum membership and members of United's Mileage Plus program who are coming up short can also pay a fee. Getting into these loyalty programs can mean a year of upgrades to first class and free travel. Another way to add miles is to schedule flights with multiple stops. Is it worth it? For those who fly frequently being in one of these programs can make life a lot easier and as we have mentioned before, your best chance of a first class upgrade is if you are a member of one of these programs.