So it’s about 6.41am EST and I just finished the third leg of this week’s second mileage run. The fun started in Atlanta and the itinerary went something like this
Atlanta > Charlotte > Denver > Charlotte > Philadelphia > Toronto
So 5 segment and I dont know how many miles, I think the base mileage for this week is about 8400 miles, and this doesn’t include bonuses and possible top ups – the initial goal right now is to hit either the 35,ooo miles or the 50 segments. I am pretty sure that I can do this type of thing regularly as it is not conducive to maintaining any type of heterosexual relationship. Additionally, I’m sure it can’t be that great on the body to subject yourself to 18 hours in the air a week, unless you’re a pilot or hostess.
The great thing about a mileage run from a corporate perspective is that you actually save money for your client and project. Of course, instead of my ticket going direct from
Toronto > Chicago > Atlanta > Toronto would have cost approximately $1490,
doing the whole week at
Toronto > Chicago > Denver > Los Angeles > Chicago > Atlanta > Charlotte > Denver > Charlotte > Philadelphia > Toronto cost $1300.
I’m finally back in Toronto, going for lunch. There were a couple close calls tonight, but I made the segment on time, although from Philly to Toronto, the ticket desk had an extra ticket for me in case I missed my connection. The doors were closed for my 9.50am connection from Philly to Toronto, since my connection from Charlotte came in at 9.30am and I had to change terminals, but I got to the gate at 9.47am, so all was good!
Observations from tonight’s 5 segment run – heading past the Carolina Beer Co in Charlotte’s airport
All quiet in Denver
Back to Charlotte
And the grand result of this all
I have to say, I much prefer these mileage runs than one ridiculously long flight with one segment, as you get breaks, I had time to do tons of work and review uninterrupted. Now the final part of the run is the to see the overall miles and segments in my Aeroplan account. That part will take a couple days to post ot my account!!