Tom Stuker, American Hero

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Tom Stuker got the deal of the century in 1990.  He paid United Airlines $290,000 for a lifetime pass.  Since then he has flown 23 million miles.  Every mile created a frequent flier mile for his use. And he sure used them: luxury hotels, gourmet meals, and other unbelievable activities. This guy is truly an American hero.  (Thanks to @ScottLincicome for tweeting about Mr. Stuker.)

Tom Stoker, American Hero

A wildly entertaining story in the Washington Post explains all this. If the story is paywalled, e-mail me and I’ll send you a pdf version.  For now, here’s the pull quote:

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About Tony Lima

Retired after teaching economics at California State Univ., East Bay (Hayward, CA). Ph.D., economics, Stanford. Also taught MBA finance at the California University of Management and Technology. Occasionally take on a consulting project if it's interesting. Other interests include wine and technology.