In what can only be described as pure insanity (even from a nut like me), Tom Stuker, United’s most frequent flyer, will achieve 10 million miler status with United today. What makes United’s million miler status so much more exclusive than those of other programs is that United only counts revenue “butt in seat” miles flown on United towards million miler status. American, on the other hand, counts all miles earned towards million miler status. So if you spent $10 million on a credit card, you would be a 10 million miler with them.
But Tom has actually flown 10 million miles on United… butt in seat. Amazing.
He’ll be flying his 10 millionth mile today on United 942 from Los Angeles to Chicago, which seems to be delayed over an hour. One FlyerTalk member is live “tweeting” the event, and has posted some pictures. Here’s one of Tom with the flight attendants, and here’s one of the party they have at the gate.
Tom, my hats off to you. I love to fly, but I’m not sure I’d want to log nearly a million butt in seat miles per year, even in first class.