I’ll keep this short and sweet. I did a direct turn mileage run yesterday on American from Tampa to Miami to San Francisco to Miami to Tampa. I didn’t have more than an hour at any airport. Given that I was flying on a Saturday, there was a guy that I remembered from the outbound flights, since he was wearing a suit and tie the entire flight (he never took the tie off, and was the only one in first class even remotely dressed up). Then on my return flight from San Francisco to Miami an hour later, there he was again.
He was in first class for all segments. On the surface I was actually mildly creeped out, but then it occurred to me that he probably kept giving me weird looks because he probably wondered why the hell I was on all four of his flights as well, and not because he’s JOSH.
Sir, are out out there? You’re a champion for wearing a suit for over 20 hours and not once taking your tie off, even on the redeye. I don’t know why you did it, but you’re a champ.
So is the guy out there? Or along the same lines, does anyone else mileage run in a suit (and voluntarily wear a tie for 20+ hours straight)? I’m fascinated. It just comes to show you that you can’t profile a mileage runner. If I had to guess one person on any of yesterday’s flights that didn’t “look” like a mileage runner, it would’ve been him.