One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A nautical mile used as a measure of distance flown by aircraft.
- ‘His total air miles: 26,222, a little more than the circumference of the earth.’
- ‘As you bank over Washington's Hood Canal in a floatplane, you realize just how far 37 air miles have brought you.’
- ‘Balance in Arkansas required fewer counties and fewer miles because there is considerable cropland after about 100 air miles.’
- ‘Actually we are 27 air miles from the mountain, and it would take an eruption four times larger than the 1980 one to reach us.’
- ‘Then there is the issue of air miles and aviation fuel.’
- ‘He stops writing to look up the distance in air miles.’
- ‘Our policies to tackle climate change will also reduce pollution, waste, energy use and air miles, improve health, food quality, public transport and will save money.’
- ‘Just 25 air miles from Merrill Field stands a flight meeting center where members practice aerospace education.’
- ‘The 61-year-old, who set off in GlobalFlyer last Wednesday, took the record when he completed 26,389.3 air miles over Shannon in Ireland.’
- ‘So, although it is true that wage costs at the company have been the industry's highest, the difference between the major carriers is actually rather slight it is 2 percent more per air mile than their closest competitor, for example.’
- ‘Russians have also put up new routes on 7,429-foot Svezdny Pik, 300 air miles to the west.’
- ‘By mid-January 1949, the testing period had taken in more than 250,000 air miles during 800 flying hours.’
- ‘Comedian Bob Hope logged more than 10 million air miles traveling to see the troops.’
- ‘It takes a special person to leave familiar surroundings and travel hundreds of air miles north to work long hours in a challenging work environment.’
- 1.1trademark Points (equivalent to miles of free air travel) accumulated by buyers of airline tickets and other products and redeemable against the cost of air travel with a particular airline.
- ‘The donated air miles allow soldiers to get the rest of the way home for free.’
- ‘NatWest offers one air mile for every £20 spent.’
- ‘Again, do the maths to work out the value of using your Air Miles before booking these options.’
- ‘Little wonder then that Qantas executives are racking up the air miles between Sydney and Canberra.’
- ‘This program, while still in the pilot stage, will be available to frequent fliers who have at least 100,000 air miles per year.’
- ‘Football managers and agents are clocking up an astonishing number of air miles at the moment and no doubt Britain's favourite airline, which is going through a bit of financial turbulence just now, is grateful for the business.’
- ‘Get an extra 20,000 bonus air miles per roundtrip from Narita to New York.’
- ‘We haven't paid even close to that thanks to an Air Miles offer, but the breakfast is generous, the staff are nice and hey!’
- ‘It said Monty could have a gold credit card and earn air miles.’
- ‘I thought this honour was bestowed on me because at the time I was logging about 5,000 air miles a week but I crashed to earth seven years later when it was discovered that my name was the same as a high ranking Australian diplomat.’
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