If I haven’t told you lately, having elite status in at least one frequent flyer program is a necessity if you travel much at all. I’ve explained in a previous posting that my travel patterns have caused me to move most of my business to United Airlines. Of course, I have no elite status on United, but I’m working on it! I was reviewing my progress on making United’s base elite level, Premier, a few weeks ago and was intrigued to find that since beginning to really fly United in October, I was going to wind up with 26 elite qualifying segments at year end. That’s 4 short of the number needed for Premier status. What to do? Book a mileage run! And this I have done. Yes, I am certifiably nuts, but at least I’ll be Premier!