air mile

noun

Definition of air mile

: a mile in air travel

Examples of air mile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, credit card companies and banks that offer credit cards would buy up air miles to offer to their customers as incentives for cards with large balances and hefty annual fees. Jeremy Lott, Washington Examiner, "Airline industry looks to credit cards for cash infusion," 4 June 2020 Introduced nearly 50 years ago, air miles are a way for the industry to make money. Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg.com, "What You Need to Know About How Airline Miles Are Changing," 18 May 2020 Guided bear viewing in the sanctuary, about 250 air miles southwest of Anchorage on the Alaska Peninsula, is managed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Anchorage Daily News, "Want a close-up view of Alaska’s famous McNeil River bears? Applications are due soon.," 21 Feb. 2020 Those who come can get a lot done in a few days, saving thousands of air miles. The Economist, "A tour of the Magic Mountain Can the World Economic Forum keep its mojo?," 16 Jan. 2020 Brazil are also just in friendly action over the coming week, but Arthur has far more air miles to clock up. SI.com, "When & Where to Watch Barcelona's Players During the October International Break," 9 Oct. 2019 Most of them were relief that after four weeks, thousands of air miles, countless interviews and too many rejections that the Razorbacks had their man. Wally Hall, Arkansas Online, "WALLY HALL: Razorbacks hire man who wanted challenge," 10 Dec. 2019 Her trip contrasted with the many air miles flown by most of the U.N. meeting’s 25,000 attendees. Time, "Greta Thunberg Says 3-Week Voyage Across the Atlantic 'Energized' Her Climate Change Fight," 3 Dec. 2019 Check out our list of air miles credit card offers. Moneytips.com, cleveland, "Holiday travel: How to get checked bags for free when you fly," 26 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of air mile

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Air mile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20mile. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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