For me, the year 2018 has been full of new experiences and tons of work. Between the papers due for my degree, to the memos due for law school, I have found myself constrained to a library cubicle or coffee shop table. However, every chance I got, I have been planning mileage runs for my break times, such as Spring, Summer and Winter breaks. Thankfully, I have been able to fly this year during those times, and enjoy a plethora of experiences that I am very grateful for. I planned three mileage runs this year (between redemption runs, and accruing runs). As I finalize the plans for my last mileage run of the year, I wanted to let y’all know what my year in review will look like by December 31st. Many of these reviews are in the works, and there will be detailed trip explanations for each trip, too.
Mileage Run 1: Spring Break
For this mileage run, it was a mix of accruing miles and spending miles. I used AA miles to get to DOH, paid for the DOH-KWI, KWI-AUH-CMB and CMB-BKK segments. Finally, for the BKK-NRT-ORD segment I used Alaska miles.
Mileage Run 2: Summer
This was almost a purely redemption trip, as it was my graduation trip and lasted close to a month. I spent AA miles on the Etihad legs and the SYD-NRT leg, and Alaska miles on the SIN-HKG-BOS legs. For the NRT-PEK and ICN-TPE-SIN flights, they were paid out of pocket.
Mileage Run 3: Winter Break
For this last trip, all but the second SYD-ICN leg were spent with Avianca LifeMiles. They have had excellent sales during the year, and I took advantage and purchased the max amount over the three sales. Total miles spent with Avianca miles + cash option was about 175K and about $1000. The LAX-SYD was with Alaska miles on Qantas.
I am incredibly blessed to be able to travel this much. I find myself wanting to be on plane most of the time. If anyone wants to learn how to fly on their free time using miles and points, feel free to talk to me via Instagram or Twitter or Facebook, I am more than happy to help out! Can’t wait to fly my last mileage run, and have had such an amazing 2018!