air mile


: a mile in air travel

Examples of air mile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Speaking to the Rotary Club of Atlanta, Bastian explained that the company had been overwhelmed with premium-tier travelers following the pandemic—when passengers were allowed to roll over their status and air miles into the next year despite flights being grounded. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 24 Sep. 2023 The couple arrived in Ushuaia, the Western Hemisphere’s southernmost city, nearly 10,000 air miles from Deadhorse, and thousands more by road, a bit battered but otherwise healthy. David James, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Aug. 2023 The hybrid-work mega-commute A 21-year-old intern is racking up air miles on a weekly 750-mile commute, said Morgan Smith at CNBC. The Week Staff, The Week, 24 June 2023 Frequent fliers can now collect and spend air miles across both airlines. Julia Buckley, CNN, 23 Feb. 2023 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, 4 June 2020 Introduced nearly 50 years ago, air miles are a way for the industry to make money. Anurag Kotoky,, 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, 21 Feb. 2020 Those who come can get a lot done in a few days, saving thousands of air miles. The Economist, 16 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air mile was in 1907

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Cite this Entry

“Air mile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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