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Man Flies Million Miles On UA In A Single Year

Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:51 pm

Meet United Airlines' first 1 million-mile frequent flyer (in a single year):


It’s one for the record books.

While many United Airlines passengers have been busy the past year loudly complaining about the world’s largest carrier, intrepid traveler and businessman Tom Stuker has been busy doing something else — flying United.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/n...om-stukers-been-busy.html?page=all

I can't imagine how much time this guy actually spent in the air this year. Anybody care to guess?
 
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Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:56 pm

Quoting akelley728 (Thread starter):
I can't imagine how much time this guy actually spent in the air this year.

Too long! 

Would this mean he would fly just about every single day?
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Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:01 pm

Hmmm... I sense a movie here. Maybe with George Clooney?
 
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Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:02 pm

Quoting akelley728 (Thread starter):
I can't imagine how much time this guy actually spent in the air this year. Anybody care to guess?

The article says: 73 days at cruise.
 
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Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:04 pm

This is the guy that movie was based on

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Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:04 pm

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Cruising at 570 miles an hour, a single nonstop flight of 1 million miles would land 73 days after takeoff.

Add some more on to this to account for stops, and you're looking at 25-30% of your time on the airplane. (Last year I did about 10% of my time on board.)

Be sure to ask the question--did he actually fly 1 million miles or earn 1 million miles in some form? There is a big difference.

[Edited 2012-12-15 10:05:19]
 
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Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:09 pm

Quoting simairlinenet (Reply 5):
Be sure to ask the question--did he actually fly 1 million miles or earn 1 million miles in some form? There is a big difference.

That was my first thought - take into account the status bonuses and booking classes, and he may only have flown a third of that distance.


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Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:10 pm

Quoting UnitedTristar (Reply 4):
This is the guy that movie was based on

Um, wasn't it based on a book by Walter Kirn...?
 
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Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:19 pm

This guy again? Last year he was in the news as the person with the most flights on UA. There was a party in ORD and they gave him a titanium Global Services card, which is awesome, along with a few cases of wine.
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Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:38 pm

Quoting simairlinenet (Reply 5):
Be sure to ask the question--did he actually fly 1 million miles or earn 1 million miles in some form? There is a big difference.

From the man himself, BIS miles:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/19859663-post420.html
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:11 pm

Poor guy. And when is there time to get any actual work done?
 
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:23 pm

This is quite the accomplishment - I guess - but honestly, given the economic conditions of the day, you have to wonder what kind of successful business model factors in such exorbitant travel costs. I suppose that question would be better directed toward his customers who presumably underwrite his client/site visits. IIRC from the earlier United celebration's article, he's married with children - how does that work?! Seems he's away from home as much, or more than many servicemembers....

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Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:29 pm

I hope the company he works for allows him to keep his earned miles as a perk of being a super fantastic road warrior, although I am unsure if could find the time, nor the desire, to get onto another aircraft to go on any decent vacation. He can donate them to make a wish, or something that that if one was feeling generous. A peace offering to your family for being gone the whole previous year.  
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:41 pm

Quoting 26point2 (Reply 10):

A good salesman can get more done in a one hour meeting than weeks of emails and conference calls and voice mails. This is especially true for international where foreign languages and accents are involved and where there are lots of technology questions.

I only do about 200K BIS miles per year, but I travel sometimes TPAC for a 2 hour meeting.
 
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:47 pm

Quoting simairlinenet (Reply 5):
Be sure to ask the question--did he actually fly 1 million miles or earn 1 million miles in some form? There is a big difference.

Double triple bonus miles, plus flights under 500 miles automatically 500 miles.
 
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:09 pm

Think of all that radiation!  
 
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:14 pm

I used to have a job that took me on a tour of Asia Pac every 3 months which meant a RTW in J x4, plus I would do an RTW in J to go home to Oz once per year, plus I would go to NY one or twice in J for a long weekend. This led, based on bonus miles, to nearly 250 000 miles per year and I was not travelling that frequently, spending most of my time in Paris. I would get 100% bonus miles, plus 5000 mile bonuses, plus a 50 000 mile bonus on reaching 2400 status credits in one year with QF. So, without being in the air that often, I made 25% of his result. Had I flown a lot more, I can see how 1 M miles is not science fiction in one year....
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:12 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 9):
From the man himself, BIS miles:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/19859....html

Just to put it in perspective, that's roughly 65 LAX-SYD RTs in a year. Jesus christ. He would have to be flying almost exclusively long haul to reach 1 mil BIS - he surely didn't do it with a bunch of domestic hops.
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:31 pm

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 13):
This is especially true for international where foreign languages and accents are involved and where there are lots of technology questions.

Like Australia and England, two of his more common destinations!

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Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:57 pm

Of course I make no coment this particular case. But only that in life things aren't always what they seem.


Early in the merger process my sUA partner told me how long long ago a then much smaller UA sold for what seemed like a pile of cash at the time *lifetime* flights deals. Various deals at various prices.

One of the most costly (I forget maybe a few 100k) got you and any buddy you wanted to bring along unlimited lifetime confirmed first class travel. Just imagine that value in a modern context!


If only someone had the vision to have purchased one for me way back when (if I was even born at the time)


But it is a 2 way street, how many millions is 'good press' worth in the todays world??
 
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:06 pm

Quoting tpaewr (Reply 20):
Early in the merger process my sUA partner told me how long long ago a then much smaller UA sold for what seemed like a pile of cash at the time *lifetime* flights deals. Various deals at various prices.

Didn't AA also do that in the 1980s to raise quick cash?
 
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:20 pm

Quoting LOWS (Reply 21):
Didn't AA also do that in the 1980s to raise quick cash?

$250,000 each + $100,000 for a companion pass.

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/may.../la-fi-0506-golden-ticket-20120506
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:33 pm

Quoting 777fan (Reply 11):
This is quite the accomplishment

I'm not sure "accomplishment", which implies a worthwhile end-goal, is the right word. I see nothing accomplished here in terms of whats important in any job: working efficiently time-wise and cost-wise for the benefit of your customer and your employer. I see alot of wasted time and money and an obsession -- an unhealthy one.

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 13):
A good salesman can get more done in a one hour meeting than weeks of emails and conference calls and voice mails.

Exactly. If I was one of his customers, and heard about this, I would insist on the following:
1. More conference calls, and fewer face visits.
2. I will buy his airline tickets (not on Star Alliance either) and expense him.
3. Insist on a rate/price reduction on whatever he is selling me, to ensure I'm not paying for his unnecessary travel.

This story is more sad than anything.
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:40 pm

I wonder if he posts in our Trip Reports section  
Quoting glbltrvlr (Reply 2):
Hmmm... I sense a movie here. Maybe with George Clooney?

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Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:48 pm

Quoting simairlinenet (Reply 5):
Be sure to ask the question--did he actually fly 1 million miles or earn 1 million miles in some form? There is a big difference.

No way to know how far he actually flew. He would have earned 1 million miles. Miles are calculated by great-circle distance from origin to destination airport. In reality, actual air miles flown would be higher by perhaps 5%, no?
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:01 pm

Quoting yyz717 (Reply 23):
I see alot of wasted time and money and an obsession -- an unhealthy one.

Believe me, I totally agree with your comments. The 'accomplishment' lies in the fact (I believe) he's still married, hasn't keeled over from DVT, and has managed to succeed (presumably) in whatever auto-part business he works. No doubt, he could've leased satellite bandwidth to facilitate videoteleconferences and probably been as successful, and even more effiicient.

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Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:16 pm

Quoting yyz717 (Reply 23):

You don't seem to get it. A two hour face to face meeting can be so much more efficient, saving weeks of emails and conference calls, and securing the sale for possibly millions of dollars and making shipment and delivery commitments possible for both parties.

We just eliminated our print advertising budget and used that money to visit customers around the world. It has been extremely successful...so much so that we have been expanding for the last several years.

If you asked me for a price reduction or any of you other demands, I would tell you that you can go pay more for an inferior product somewhere else...as I have done before...then I raise their starting price by a PITA factor when you came back to me, ...so I can reduce it later by half as much as I raised it...

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Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:25 pm

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 27):
Quoting yyz717 (Reply 23):

You don't seem to get it. A two hour face to face meeting can be so much more efficient, saving weeks of emails and conference calls, and securing the sale for possibly millions of dollars and making shipment and delivery commitments possible for both parties.

Oh I agree with you, but it's all about moderation. This guy flew the equivalent of 65(!) LAX-SYD roundtrips in 1 year. That's a LAX-SYD RT every 5th day or so, or a one-way LAX-SYD every 3rd day or so. THAT level of business travel is sheer, absolute insanity and represents NOTHING but a huge waste of time and money.

This man is literally obsessed with UA point collection. It is driving his entire life. He needs help, not a platinum card, and certainly not commendation (although UA is happy for the revenue).
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:38 pm

Quoting yyz717 (Reply 28):

You don't know what his job description entails or of he has much choice about his schedule.

I regularly fly for 60,000 miles or more in just 2 or 3 weeks on my trips to see customers. I crank enough for DL Diamond and AAEXP status each year, and still only travel about 25% of the time.

Each business has their own plan...if he were abusing his company's plan, they probably would have canned him after his earlier notoriety.

I get really offended when some of my customers start asking about how I run my company and can reduce my prices to them (not just about travel). How I run my business has nothing to do with their price...that is strictly supply and demand.
 
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:57 pm

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 29):
I get really offended when some of my customers start asking about how I run my company and can reduce my prices to them (not just about travel). How I run my business has nothing to do with their price...that is strictly supply and demand.

It's a two-way street... sometimes you are in a position of true expertise; sometimes the other guy is. It's good for each side to acknowledge that.
 
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:21 pm

Quoting yyz717 (Reply 23):
Exactly. If I was one of his customers, and heard about this, I would insist on the following:
1. More conference calls, and fewer face visits.
2. I will buy his airline tickets (not on Star Alliance either) and expense him.
3. Insist on a rate/price reduction on whatever he is selling me, to ensure I'm not paying for his unnecessary travel.

There are some jobs that almost require face-to-face visits. I'm sure most of the travel is done under the auspices of a travel budget, this guy isn't just visiting clients at whim.

I manage enterprise-wide software implementations for a major Fortune 500. Our implementation model is that a lot of the analysis is done on-site (within reason). I had a client this past year who 'insisted', like you said, on more conference calls and was refusing the pay for even moderate travel. This was against our recommendation and we went along with it but after three months the project was five weeks behind schedule and 50% budget in hours. My manager and I then went onsite to show them the numbers they flipped out that the project was delayed, and then insisted on a reduction in the contract price due the travel we would now have to do to catch up. After we threatened to walk away (we were simply losing too much money on the implementation) we came to an agreement on when and how travel would happen.

Anyway, the moral to the story is that it can sometimes be more expensive to not travel.
 
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:32 pm

Great photo of Stuker in front of "his" plane in this article but, as valuable as face-to-face meetings are, it does sound like he was a man on a mission this year to hit the 1 million mark.

United Passenger Flies 1 Million Miles in 1 Year


 
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:05 pm

Quoting DLT123 (Reply 32):
Great photo of Stuker in front of "his" plane in this article but, as valuable as face-to-face meetings are, it does sound like he was a man on a mission this year to hit the 1 million mark.

What a/c is that? Reg, c/n, etc.
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:16 pm

Quoting akelley728 (Reply 31):
There are some jobs that almost require face-to-face visits. I'm sure most of the travel is done under the auspices of a travel budget, this guy isn't just visiting clients at whim.

He flew the equivalent of an LAX-SYD one-way nonstop every 3rd day. No job, and no customers require this level of flying and this level of face-to-face.

His miles represent sheer inefficiency and obsession on a grand scale.

Moreover, what is the actual likelihood that UA just HAPPENED to have the best schedule and airfares on every single one of those million miles? That likelihood is ZERO. Absolutely zero. This man is chasing points. He needs psychological help, literally.
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:19 pm

Quoting yyz717 (Reply 28):
He needs help, not a platinum card, and certainly not commendation (although UA is happy for the revenue).

Titanium.

His MileagePlus card is made of titanium.

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Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:24 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 9):
From the man himself, BIS miles:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/19859....html

I wonder if there's an award for folks like me who pay out-of-pocket, submit their expense reports, and get reimbursed at the whim of accounts-payable. The system makes us purchase the lowest ticket classes available even though we fly quite a lot.

For instance, I have 123,189 miles so far this year on 109 segments. A colleague of mine whose spouse works for a Japanese conglomerate has more miles -- but on only 36 segments.

I'm simply saying my friend's spouse hasn't had nearly as much fun  

[Edited 2012-12-16 14:34:39]
 
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:25 pm

Quoting yyz717 (Reply 34):
His miles represent sheer inefficiency and obsession on a grand scale.

Moreover, what is the actual likelihood that UA just HAPPENED to have the best schedule and airfares on every single one of those million miles? That likelihood is ZERO. Absolutely zero. This man is chasing points. He needs psychological help, literally.

Yes, he's chasing UA miles and he likes to fly. It's his thing. It's takes all kinds of people to make this world an interesting place. Cut the guy a break, it's not like he's hurting anybody.
 
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:33 pm

Quoting gigneil (Reply 35):
Titanium.

His MileagePlus card is made of titanium.

I stand corrected. Now his flying behaviour makes perfect sense. Titanium can solve.....everything. He has a crowded marriage though....him, his wife, and his titanium card. Wonder if he has a nick-name for his titanium card? Perhaps Baby or Tit.....

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 36):
I wonder if there's an award for folks like me who pay out-of-pocket, submit their expense reports, and get reimbursed at the whim of accounts-payable.

We can't do that at my company. We MUST book the lowest fare (a report is sent to mgmt for any flight booked that is not the minimum price) and all payments must be on the corp card. Indeed, payments on our own cards are subject to disciplinary action. Sounds heavy-handed but it help keep travel costs to a minimum and keeps empl's from point-chasing like Mr Titanium above.
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:35 pm

Quoting yyz717 (Reply 34):

I would imagine that muh of the miles are on UA partners.

You have absolutely no idea what he really does or what his schedule was or how many customers he was seeing on each trip or anything else.

And there is also probably some very good fare deals arranged on a corporate level for his travel.

Just because your job and skills do not justify that kind of travel does not mean that someone else's doesn't.

Do you think that he has no oversight on his travel budget? He is probably very good at what he does, and so is needed in lots of places.

He might be the best deal closer ever born, and none of these visits are repeats.

You just don't know and neither do I. I do travel enough to know that before you reach that point of miles, it gets real old.
 
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:43 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 33):
What a/c is that? Reg, c/n, etc.

Dude, 2 seconds on Google looking for "Stuker 747" reveals the answer. Less time that it takes to pose the question.
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:47 pm

Quoting yyz717 (Reply 38):
all payments must be on the corp card.

No longer have them.

Our last head-honcho resigned ahead of an embezzlement investigation -- too many dinners for 20 or more at Ruth's Chris Steak House; too many car-service and limo expenses; too many resort visits with women who were not his wife.

Oh btw, were *public* sector.
 
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:20 pm

What the hell is up with everybody on here being so judgmental? Do any of you have the slightest clue what his job actually is? Do any of you have the slightest clue what his marriage is like?

There are jobs that require crazy stuff. There are happily married couples who don't live together. Not everything falls into your perfect little cookie-cutter world, people.
 
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:28 pm

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 29):
I regularly fly for 60,000 miles or more in just 2 or 3 weeks on my trips to see customers.

That's 4k+ miles/day for 14 days straight, assuming you didn't take any days off. I find that hard to believe.
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:51 pm

As someone who works for a Fortune 500 firm in sales and spends many days a month visiting customers' sites, I see the importance of face to face meetings. Teleconferencing and email are the lazy way out. People buy from people they like and can have a personal relationship with. It doesn't matter what you are selling. If you show your customer you care they will buy from you. My guess is that this guy is a big hitter that writes a boatload of revenue for his company and his travel expenses are justified by the sales totals. I know that I have left DEN early in the morning on a flight to NYC, LAX, DAL, SFO, PDX, and others for a mid-day meeting with a client and returned in the evening or night, all scheduled at the last minute. And without fail, every time I do that I come away with a healthy order for my company.

I see no problem with what he is doing and neither does his employer. If they had an issue they'd put a stop to it.
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:52 pm

I'm surprised it's not my landlord. I keep asking him how many planes he has bought UA.
 
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Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:55 pm

Quoting 777STL (Reply 43):
That's 4k+ miles/day for 14 days straight, assuming you didn't take any days off. I find that hard to believe.

Clearly that wouldn't occur in 4,000 mile increments of daily travel, though. One trip from the Southeast USA to Singapore immediately nets over 20,000 miles in two days of travel.

Some companies schedule a round of face-to-face visits with distant international clients in a small period of time to avoid having those trips spread throughout the year. Seeing as those clients' schedules dictate when each destination gets scheduled, the routing isn't always logical on the surface. Visiting clients in Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Guangzhou, and Beijing might happen in that order instead of something more sensible (and might all occur in one week). If someone were leaving from Atlanta, then the result might be ATL-NRT-SIN-NRT-HKG-ICN-CAN-PEK-DTW-ATL in one week's time, netting over 26,000 miles. Rinse and repeat with multiple trips to Asia, Australia, Europe, etc. and it adds up quickly.
 
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Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:04 am

Quoting yyz717 (Reply 38):

Clearly you're shooting from the hip instead of actually looking into what he does. From his website: "Drawing on more than twenty years experience in the automotive industry, including retail sales, dealership management, sales training and management consulting, Tom Stuker has become one of the most dynamic trainers and speakers in the automotive industry. Tom personally has made over 300 appearances on ASTN (Automotive Satellite Training Network), been rated as the #1 Workshop and #1 Speaker at NADA conventions; appeared on ABC and has spoken to dozens of City, State and National Organizations."

This is exactly the sort of business where companies would demand the seminar to be done in-person as opposed to via videoconference. You simply can't replicate the dynamic, break-out sessions, and active participation any other way without people simply tuning out. And clearly he is considered one of the few utmost experts on this subject and thus someone more "local" can't be a substitute for him; also, companies are risk-averse, so once a training methodology has proven to be successful for competitors, unless there is evidence to the contrary, no other company is going to take the risk of attempting an unproven method. You are incorrect if you think a lot of people can be successful at what he does - it's like TV show hosts - there's a reason you only have a small handful (Ryan Seacrest, Tom Bergeron) who have the knack to do what on its face may seem like a simple job, because so much of it is personality and ability to adapt to the particular audience being addressed.
 
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RE: Man Flies Million Miles On UA In A Single Year

Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:47 am

Quoting blueheronNC (Reply 46):
This is exactly the sort of business where companies would demand the seminar to be done in-person as opposed to via videoconference

I agree. Especially when someone is a speaker at a larger event (where that person is one of many speakers), it is standard for the person to actually be there to speak - in addition the interaction with the group is very important, even if it's just for the hour or two during the paid performance.
 
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RE: Man Flies Million Miles On UA In A Single Year

Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:11 am

Quoting RamblinMan (Reply 42):
Do any of you have the slightest clue what his marriage is like?

Which marriage? The one to his wife, or his titanium card? The latter marriage is doing great....

Quoting blueheronNC (Reply 46):
Quoting yyz717 (Reply 38):

Clearly you're shooting from the hip instead of actually looking into what he does. From his website: "Drawing on more than twenty years experience in the automotive industry, including retail sales,

Oh I admit to being a bit facetious, but honestly....LAX-SYD every 3rd day??? Or, JFK-LAX every single day (including weekends)??? This man is not so much flying to somewhere every day, but running from something every day. What is it?

I read his job description you posted, but that's not it really. His job description is actually: "flying UA every day, at any cost, everywhere, to achieve a mythical point level come hell, high water, or common sense". This is his true job description.

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RE: Man Flies Million Miles On UA In A Single Year

Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:54 am

yyz17 --

What is your problem? His reasons for flying all these miles and his marriage are none of your concern. It is an impressive feat so cut the dude some slack............ And do you have any idea just how many fliers DO chase miles/points??? I just did 2 RT's from PHX-LAS and PHX-OAK to make SILVER on DL. So what?