I'm taking my first flights of 2013 this weekend and am flying just for the miles. I found and booked a cheap fare to PHL with an out of the way stop in each direction. I'm not going to leave the airport in PHL, just get on the airplane I took in and go home. The primary purpose of this trip is to inexpensively boost my elite mileage total. I also hope to do some reading and work on homework. One day I'll have a job that gets me 1K status with work travel (again).