Man Flies 10 Million Miles In 29 Years, Gets Perpetual Upgrades

Travel News — By Carlo Alcos on July 18, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Hmm. Could this be the most elaborate terrorist scheme yet? Man earns the trust of United Airlines by flying 5962 times with them, racking up 10 million miles, the equivalent of 400 trips around the planet? Well, probably not. But just in case, don’t say we didn’t warn you!

As reported at The Telegraph, sales consultant, Thomas Stuker, recently hit the milestone when he flew from Los Angeles to his home city of Chicago. As part of the reward, Mr. Stuker will have an airplane named after him and will always be upgraded. It took him 19 years to reach five million miles, but he really upped the anti in the next 10 years to double that millage number.

Stuker is like a real-life George Clooney from Up in the Air. Image: YouTube

As for his marriage, he says that his wife doesn’t mind all the flying around. He takes her on up to five honeymoons per year. He also claims that he used to be fearful of flying. About it he says:

I mean for a person who 25 years ago was scared to death to fly, I couldn’t get on an aircraft. It really bothered me. But now it’s evolved to a time where if I go week without a flight, I just feel something is not right.

Now someone please calculate his carbon offset.

Tags: 10 million miles, frequent flyer, United Airlines

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