Rookie Wednesday: Positioning Trips to Start an Elite Mileage Run

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Discovering a great mileage run deal from your home airport or city is always fantastic.

But what if you live somewhere like Omaha, Bismarck, or Casper — and most of the good runs begin in Chicago, New York, Vegas, or somewhere in California?

Take a positioning trip to wherever your mileage run starts!

While not ideal, it may be your only choice. (Don’t forget Adam at Juicy Miles can personalize an MQM or MQD run for you!)

“But that’s more time and money!” you may fear.

Time, yes.

Money? Maybe not. Or at least, not as much as you think. Using some points and credit card benefits, it can be done. Continue reading

How Do YOU Use YOUR Points and Miles?

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The sun sets behind a Delta 757 at Kona, Hawaii (KOA). We took this picture on a trip paid with Delta SkyMiles!

The sun sets behind a Delta 757 at Kona, Hawaii (KOA). We took this picture during a trip paid with Delta SkyMiles!

As a points, miles, and travel enthusiast, I love learning how others use rewards to create great experiences for themselves, their families, friends, and others. These discussions usually provide great ideas for future trips, different ideas on how to save money (and points/miles), and inspire ideas about personal points/miles strategies. Continue reading