air mile

noun

Definition of air mile 

: a mile in air travel

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Normally, getting one million air miles would take you a lot of money and uh, a long, long time. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "United Is Giving Away a Million Air Miles," 17 Aug. 2018 About 830 people live in Klawock, which is about 56 air miles west of Ketchikan. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "Man charged with manslaughter, DUI after girlfriend run over by truck on Prince of Wales Island," 4 July 2018 Haines, a fishing and tourist community of about 1,740, is located about 80 air miles (130 kilometers) northwest of Juneau, in southeast Alaska. Washington Post, "Man’s suicide unearths decades-old sex abuse revelations," 15 Apr. 2018 Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press The podcast is has been racking up those air miles over the past few weeks. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "The Michigan Rant podcast: The Final Four episode," 27 Mar. 2018 About 1,400 air miles separate the two villages, but through the first 20 minutes of play Saturday, barely a point or two separated these teams. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Tikigaq wins Alaska’s big dance, then does an Eskimo dance," 18 Mar. 2018 Over the course of eight- to 12-hour expeditions covering up to 2,500 air miles out and back, the flights maintain an average cruising altitude of just 1,500 ft.—and sometimes much lower. TIME.com, "The Great Crack-Up," 19 Jan. 2018 The Crimson Tide had to travel all the way to Hawaii to find the player who would serve as its savior, but those air miles pale next to the psychic distance traveled from Jan. 11, 2016, in Arizona to 1/8/18 in Atlanta. Kevin Scarbinsky, AL.com, "Alabama had never won a championship quite like this," 14 Jan. 2018 In 2016, Baseball Savant calculated that the Mariners log roughly twice as many air miles as the Cubs (47,704 to 24,271), and all five AL West teams ranking among the top seven in mileage traveled. Jay Jaffe, SI.com, "If MLB Considers Expansion, What Would a 32-Team League Look Like?," 19 Oct. 2017

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1907, in the meaning defined above

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