The frequent fliers who flew too much

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    The frequent fliers who flew too much

    Many years after selling lifetime passes for unlimited first-class travel, American Airlines began scrutinizing the costs — and the customers.


    By Ken Bensinger, Los Angeles Times
    May 5, 2012, 6:14 p.m.

    There are frequent fliers, and then there are people like Steven Rothstein and Jacques Vroom.

    Both men bought tickets that gave them unlimited first-class travel for life on American Airlines. It was almost like owning a fleet of private jets.

    Passes in hand, Rothstein and Vroom flew for business. They flew for pleasure. They flew just because they liked being on planes. They bypassed long lines, booked backup itineraries in case the weather turned, and never worried about cancellation fees. Flight crews memorized their names and favorite meals.

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    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-0506-golden-ticket-20120506,0,3094073,full.story
     
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    Great read, thanks for posting.
     

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