We haven’t posted any mileage runs in about three months. We certainly love taking them, sure; but believe it or not, we also enjoy finding runs and writing about them! Personally, I know people get excited about a good mileage run deal — and that excitement gets me excited, too!
Neither René nor I currently plan to travel until 2021. (Though my will is being tested! 🙂 ) But we’ve heard from readers who are either traveling right now or eager to fly again. And people want mileage runs! Especially because all MQM this year roll over into 2021 and count toward 2022 status.
I’m a little mixed about posting fun-runs — but some people are going to travel, come hell or high water. Other people won’t set foot near a plane until a COVID-19 vaccine comes along. As I noted, René and I are more in the latter camp. If you’re in the former, just please be responsible and careful.
So We’ll Resume SOME Mileage Run Posts!
We’ll start with mileage runs for the 48 contiguous United States. And maybe some international trips for later in the year or sometime during 2021.
Why limit our runs?
Hawaii and Alaska each have their own coronavirus travel restrictions in place. The US-Canadian border is closed to non-essential travel — and that restriction may be extended. Some countries require incoming passengers to quarantine.
Plus, when and if the second wave of COVID-19 strikes during fall or early winter, who knows where it will happen and what additional border closings or quarantines will suddenly take effect?
If you really want an international run, don’t forget that you can always get in touch with Juicy Miles for their assistance in creating a trip.
You Tell Us: Should We Post Basic Economy Runs?
Because Delta is blocking middle seats through at least September 30, people who book Basic Economy tickets are all but guaranteed an aisle or window seat — with no one sitting next to them.
Basic Economy fares aren’t eligible for first class or Comfort+ upgrades. But if you can live with that, you can save yourself a pretty penny — and not worry about anyone sitting next to you.
So with that in mind, are you interested in Basic Economy runs? Tell us in our poll/survey below!
Where Can You Find Our Mileage Run Posts?
We generally post mileage runs as we find them. In the good old days before COVID-19, we’d sometimes post five or six (or more) in a day. Other times, we’d go days without finding anything great.
So make sure you don’t miss a post!
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