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American Airlines Regrets That Whole Lifetime First Class Pass Thing

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American Airlines Regrets That Whole Lifetime First Class Pass Thing:


Back in the day, American Airlines thought it was a pretty good idea to sell unlimited first-class travel for a lifetime. For a few hundred thousand dollars, travelers could hop on a jet any time, and for an additional fee, so could a companion of their choice. Turns out that costs American a lot of money, and they're trying to shut the whole thing down as a result.
The L.A. Times details the very interesting personal stories of a few men who bought tickets that enabled them to go anywhere in the world, basically anytime they wanted to, with the greatest of ease. Some flew for fun, some for business, and some even handed out upgrades to strangers using their companion passes. Each paid more than $350,000 for those privileges.
One man has logged almost 40 million miles, another, 30 million. There are 64 other unlimited AAirpass holders, and all together, they've racked up way more miles than American would lik…