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Old 12-17-2015, 05:06 PM
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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I have about 23,000 miles with American (most racked up via US Airways when the two were separate entities).
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Old 12-17-2015, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Dd714 View Post
For most of us? Work travel - lots of trips to China and India with my butt in coach class, knees against the seat in front of me, for 15 hours straight, with a screaming child in the aisle over.

Combine that with playing the game of credit cards and hotels, etc. The problem is so many people are playing the game that miles are being devalued every year. Those that are saving miles "for a rainy day" are taking a huge risk.
Yeah I don't do any work travel. I've been all over the world, but it's all personal travel. So I just take things like the 50,000 mile sign-up bonuses you can get for having a minimum spend on the credit card. I do put all of my spending on credit cards and then pay it off, so I'm getting all the miles I can get.
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Old 12-21-2015, 04:26 PM
Location: Austin
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Wow how do some of you accrue hundreds of thousands of miles? I get a lot of miles through credit card bonuses and credit card spending, but even 300,000 is a lot...and especially if you're saving them for a rainy day.
I earned 7.2 million miles on AA by traveling almost every week on business for 15 years.
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