Man Who Bought Airline's Lifetime Pass Has Taken 373 Flights And Saved Rs 20 Crore | ViralVibe
Man who bought airline's lifetime pass has saved Rs 20 crore

Man who bought airline’s lifetime pass has saved Rs 20 crore | Image: United Airlines Instagram/Ua1flyer

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tom Stuker, 69, considers that buying the pass was the “best investment” of his life
  • In 2019, Tom became the first passenger to fly 20 million miles (3.2 crore kilometres) with United Airlines after having taken 373 flights
  • Without the pass, the flights he took in all these years, he would have saved $2.44 million (Rs 20 Crore)

A man who calls himself the “world’s most frequent flyer” bought a lifetime pass with United Airlines in 1990 for $290,000 (Rs 2 crore) and has been travelling ever since.

The pass, which is no longer in existence, enables passengers to fly in first class on any of the carrier’s worldwide flights.

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Tom Stuker, 69, considers that buying the pass was the “best investment” of his life.

In 2019, Tom became the first passenger to fly 20 million miles (3.2 crore kilometres) with United Airlines after having taken 373 flights.

Without the pass, the flights he took in all these years, he would have saved $2.44 million (Rs 20 crore).

Tom once told The Washington Post that he always pretends to know the first flight attendant he meets on board the plane. Apparently, this person would usually be the head attendant and thus help you get some VIP treatment.

He explained, “I always say, ‘I remember you! You gave us such great service last time. I wanted to thank you again.'”

When it comes to luggage, Tom has one rule – No checking bags. Tom only flies with cabin baggage, which he believes saves time.

He has had some disturbing experiences too, namely four heart attacks on flight.

He said, “I’d met a couple of them, too. Just died right in their seats. The last guy was up in business with me, Chicago to Narita (Tokyo). They covered him with a blanket and put the seat belt back on. What else could they do? I guarantee somebody in business was thinking, ‘Hey, if he’s not gonna eat his chocolate sundae, would you mind…?'”

Tom further said, “At the end of the day, it’s not about the places I go, it’s about the people I meet.”

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