WSJ: Mileage Deals Spur Runs for Elite Status

Scott McCartney is my favorite “mainstream” travel writer, and today he published a great article about mileage running to maintain elite status. The best quote in the whole article, in my opinion, comes from Randy Petersen:

“I can’t remember a time like this,” said Randy Petersen, president of Frequent Flyer Services, a Colorado Springs, Colo., publisher. “Right now is one of the richest periods I’ve ever seen in 23 years of following these programs.”

While I haven’t been flying (or for that matter alive) for 23 years, it’s definitely the richest period I’ve seen. I expect we’ll continue to see more great promotions both in the airline and hotel industries for the second half of the year, so let’s see what they come up with.

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Ben Schlappig (aka Lucky) is a travel consultant, blogger, and avid points collector. He travels about 400,000 miles a year, primarily using miles and points to fund his first class experiences. He chronicles his adventures, along with industry news, here at One Mile At A Time.

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