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Time running out on mileage runs for fliers

Airlines tweaking frequent-flier programmes to be based on minimum fare spending rather than flight distances

New York

IT'S the end of the year, and some posts on air-travel forums sound desperate. "Need 1,500 miles this weekend," says one notice on FlyerTalk.com. "I need 1,820 miles to make Platinum next year," proclaims another on...

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