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Longest Daily Commute By Air?

Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:26 am

A good friend of mine used to commute daily from his home in MEL to his work in SYD - a reasonably long return flight to do daily? I suppose lots of airline crews must commute daily to work, but my friend was a lawyer who enjoyed his job in SYD but had to moved to MEL for personal reasons. Is there anyone else out there and can you beat a 2.5 hour flight each way every day???
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RE: Longest Daily Commute By Air?

Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:19 am

From here

'It was a long time ago (1985) but Tom Joyner had one when he was working morning drive in DFW and afternoon drive in Chicago:

Joyner made headlines in 1985 as “The Hardest Working Man in Radio,” when he accepted a morning position at KKDA/Dallas while simultaneously taking an afternoon show at WGCI/Chicago. His daily commute between the two cities led to high ratings in both markets while earning Joyner a new nickname: “The Fly Jock.”

He made People Magazine. He racked up ~12k AAdvantage miles a week and went from zero to Gold (the only elite level at the time) in 6 months. Under current rules, it would take him a little over 8 weeks to make EXP. Over 5 years he should have hit about 3MM. AA later GAVE him a set of first class seats. (Something like 4A&B.) It was a way for him to lock in his air fare and AA to lock in a first class customer for 5 years.'

[Edited 2006-04-26 21:27:23]
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