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There are tons of travel tips online on how to accumulate frequent flyer miles to earn business class tickets and other perks.

But they don’t apply to Tom Stuker from New Jersey. He is the world’s most frequent flyer, having flown over 23 million miles, or over 12,000 flights, as of July 2022, and counting.

Earn miles to travel the world, stay in luxury hotel suites, and even star in an episode of the American sitcom Seinfeld.

How did the car dealer consultant do it?

Simple. He bought his United Airlines Lifetime Pass for his US$290,000 in 1990 and hasn’t looked back since.

Thirty-three years later, he has visited over 100 countries and embarked on over 120 honeymoons with his wife. Stuker’s mileage alone in 2019 could have covered more than six trips to the moon, according to The Washington Post.

No wonder he calls his purchase “the best investment of my life.”

According to reports, he once flew from Newark to San Francisco, Bangkok, Dubai, and back without sleeping in bed for 12 straight days, four times around the world. corresponds to

According to aviation news website Simple Flying, Stuker spent 200 to 250 days a year in the air before COVID-19 halted air travel around the world.

For Stuker, being a loyal customer has extra perks.

United Airlines put his name on two of its planes and involved him in designing the menu for its exclusive Polaris club. There’s even a Mercedes on the tarmac to take you to the next gate if you need to make a quick connection.

According to Simply Flying, his first major milestone came in 2009 when he became the first United Airlines passenger to reach 10 million miles on a Los Angeles-Chicago flight. And when he hit the 20 million-mile mark in 2019, United celebrated the occasion by serving his fellow passengers champagne. World’s Most Frequent Flyers Earn Over 23 Million Miles After Purchasing United Airlines Lifetime Pass

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