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2012-12-19 01:09:31 PM
I just did eight flights in just over a week totaling 9,000 miles or so, and by the end I was ready to shove a baby otter into a rusty tree chipper. This guy must buy Xanax by the drum.
 
2012-12-19 01:19:24 PM
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2012-12-19 01:27:22 PM
To be fair, it's a bit more entertaining than just getting a bunch of chest x-rays.
 
But the radiation is the same.
 
2012-12-19 01:32:53 PM
I rent enough cars that I've been invited to an unadvertised rewards program. It's nice to get the best car on the lot, not have to stand in a line, and take 30 seconds to get a car. The Challenger is a nice car and with leather and the SRT V8, it's a nice package. The 300 S is good if you're 60 and the Taurus SEL AWD is a decent ride for a family. Don't drive the Fusion. The Elantra is underrated. Chargers are OK in a pinch but have no visibility.
 
2012-12-19 01:44:35 PM
Are they currently awaiting the loading of their compliment of small, lemon-soaked paper napkins for his comfort, refreshment, and hygiene during the flight?
 
2012-12-19 01:49:33 PM
At least he got out of the cab.
 
2012-12-19 02:30:01 PM
The feat comes about a year-and-a-half after the carrier threw him a party for earning 10 million miles in flight 
 
 
10 Million miles huh?  That should have just moved him from Silver-Elite to Gold.
 
2012-12-19 03:20:16 PM
Accumulating so many miles offers serious perks, of course. Stuker usually flies first class and is a member of United's Global Services, an invitation-only program that offers "certain unpublished benefits," 
 
Handie from the captain?
 
2012-12-19 03:22:15 PM
Are they waiting for small, lemon-soaked paper napkins before they can take off?
 
2012-12-19 03:24:02 PM
FTA: Granted, I fly first class - I don't think I could have done it in coach.
 
2012-12-19 03:25:36 PM
I wonder what that seat cushion smelled like.
 
2012-12-19 03:26:07 PM
Wow, they really name a plane after you!

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Did he meet the Head Pilot?

www.ausbt.com.au
 
2012-12-19 03:26:52 PM
Really? its come to this? An "airline passenger" show?  ffs. We have truly run out of ideas.
 
2012-12-19 03:27:02 PM

tricycleracer: Accumulating so many miles offers serious perks, of course. Stuker usually flies first class and is a member of United's Global Services, an invitation-only program that offers "certain unpublished benefits," 
 
Handie from the captain?

 
I was thinking more along the lines of he gets to fly the plane while banging a stewardess.
 
2012-12-19 03:27:22 PM

tricycleracer: Accumulating so many miles offers serious perks, of course. Stuker usually flies first class and is a member of United's Global Services, an invitation-only program that offers "certain unpublished benefits," 
 
Handie from the captain?


Happy Ending with every massage. Even from the male flight attendants.
 
2012-12-19 03:27:53 PM
Still better than honey boo boo.
 
2012-12-19 03:30:14 PM
On United?!

Guy is a masochist.
 
2012-12-19 03:30:17 PM

SmackLT: To be fair, it's a bit more entertaining than just getting a bunch of chest x-rays.
 
But the radiation is the same.


According to XKCD, a chest x-ray is 20 microsievert, a flight from LA to NYC is 40 microsieverts.
 
2012-12-19 03:31:03 PM
If my math is even close, that is roughly a 3,000 mile cross country flight 9 out of every 10 days.  I'm guessing he has 1,000,000 frequent flier miles, not 1,000,000 miles in flight, racking up double miles here and there and getting credit card miles, etc.  Still, the guy clearly flies a lot.
 
2012-12-19 03:31:42 PM
I bet he gets a second bag of peanuts.
 
2012-12-19 03:32:16 PM
Please tell me this rock bottom.
 
2012-12-19 03:32:25 PM

ChipNASA: I wonder what that seat cushion smelled like.


vodka, peepee, and shame.
 
2012-12-19 03:32:56 PM
That's a LOT of solar radiation.
 
2012-12-19 03:33:35 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I just did eight flights in just over a week totaling 9,000 miles or so, and by the end I was ready to shove a baby otter into a rusty tree chipper. This guy must buy Xanax by the drum.


The article mentions several times that he only flies first class. It really does make a difference.
 
2012-12-19 03:33:48 PM

Eurotrip: That's a LOT of solar radiation.


So you're saying he's radical?
 
2012-12-19 03:34:55 PM
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I bet they let him smoke on planes.
 
2012-12-19 03:35:06 PM
Always flies first-class, flies hundreds of thousands of miles a year, presumably paid for by his clients (or whatever car company he works for...). This is an extreme example, but it's one reason why consumer goods like cars cost so farking much.
 
2012-12-19 03:37:11 PM
maybe we'll get lucky and see the episode where he dies from a lower leg thrombosis....."Now DAT'S how ya get da ratings!"
 
2012-12-19 03:37:44 PM
Grapple:
Happy Ending with every massage. Even Especially from the male flight attendants.

FTFY
 
2012-12-19 03:39:32 PM
"Sittin' around, waiting for an airplane
Don't know how to fly, but that's okay
Got me a pilot, she's going my way
If she's got wings, if she's got wings..."
 
2012-12-19 03:39:35 PM

Three Crooked Squirrels: If my math is even close, that is roughly a 3,000 mile cross country flight 9 out of every 10 days.  I'm guessing he has 1,000,000 frequent flier miles, not 1,000,000 miles in flight, racking up double miles here and there and getting credit card miles, etc.  Still, the guy clearly flies a lot.


Quote attribution was a little janky in the article, but it implied he was flying to and from Australia frequently for his work. That'd make it add up quickly. I fly to Korea a few times a year, and that is good for about 13,600 miles round trip. Still, you do that round trip once a week, for a whole year, it's not enough for 1 million. Must have double miles like you say.
 
2012-12-19 03:39:53 PM
Could someone please tell him about Skype?

My ex-boss loved being a Gold level frequent flyer so much he flew from Boston to a trade show in the mid west and back again the same day just for the miles. Time spent at the show? About an hour. Time spent talking to customers? Zero.
 
2012-12-19 03:40:32 PM
Accumulating so many miles offers serious perks, of course. Stuker usually flies first class and is a member of United's Global Services, an invitation-only program that offers "certain unpublished benefits," said Rahsaan Johnson, a spokesman for the airline.

Anal?
 
2012-12-19 03:43:23 PM

Flakeloaf: Still better than honey boo boo.



A root canal without anasthetic with a rusty hand drill would be better than honey boo boo.
 
2012-12-19 03:43:31 PM

Sudlow: Could someone please tell him about Skype?

My ex-boss loved being a Gold level frequent flyer so much he flew from Boston to a trade show in the mid west and back again the same day just for the miles. Time spent at the show? About an hour. Time spent talking to customers? Zero.


Government worker?
 
2012-12-19 03:43:32 PM
I'll bet his arms are tired . . .
 
2012-12-19 03:45:01 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I just did eight flights in just over a week totaling 9,000 miles or so, and by the end I was ready to shove a baby otter into a rusty tree chipper. This guy must buy Xanax by the drum.



Just passing through security makes me feel that way.

/now where did I put that baby otter?
 
2012-12-19 03:45:07 PM

lennavan: Accumulating so many miles offers serious perks, of course. Stuker usually flies first class and is a member of United's Global Services, an invitation-only program that offers "certain unpublished benefits," said Rahsaan Johnson, a spokesman for the airline.

Anal?


I bet he just gets free food and other amenities and its impossible for him to get bumped. I'm certain if some people knew, people would get all pissy over nothing.
 
2012-12-19 03:46:54 PM
For the love of God, why?
 
2012-12-19 03:47:53 PM
Ya know, I'd actually watch a reality TV show where airline CEOs had to sit in/work from an economy class seat, 8 hours a day for a month. They could make a thing about spinning a wheel/picking names to see who his seatmates will be that day.
 
2012-12-19 03:49:15 PM
They didn't pick US Airways because the show's premise involves the plane actually leaving the airport.
 
2012-12-19 03:49:31 PM
My ex-boss loved being a Gold level frequent flyer so much he flew from Boston to a trade show in the mid west and back again the same day just for the miles. Time spent at the show? About an hour. Time spent talking to customers? Zero.

Government worker?


Government workers have customers?
I find it amusing when people think that businesses are run SO much more efficiently than government.
 
2012-12-19 03:51:59 PM
Meanwhile my boss hit 10 million miles on American and they sent him a plastic model of a 747.
 
2012-12-19 03:54:19 PM
Here come the men in suitsPapers waving in the runway glareLincoln steaming in the chilly air of the morningAt the end of a double dayAt the back of an airport loungeI'm staring down into the coldAnd I'm worn out like a clothAnd I'm flying North again tonight 
 
2012-12-19 03:54:35 PM

Sudlow: Could someone please tell him about Skype?

My ex-boss loved being a Gold level frequent flyer so much he flew from Boston to a trade show in the mid west and back again the same day just for the miles. Time spent at the show? About an hour. Time spent talking to customers? Zero.


This isn't that uncommon. My wife has done that in the past (through her job) because you save a good deal of money on luggage and get better rates sometimes when you hit those flyers clubs. Its nice flying with her because we always get to board first and luggage is all free.
 
2012-12-19 03:54:54 PM
Stupid formatting. Looked good in preview.
 
2012-12-19 03:56:21 PM
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2012-12-19 03:57:41 PM
I work with people who brag about how much they fly and how they are Super Platinum Titanium Flyers. I usually zone out when they describe it.

I just tell them I never want to have to fly that much. It sounds like a terrible life.
 
2012-12-19 03:58:15 PM

buckler: Stupid formatting. Looked good in preview.



WYSIAWYG
 
2012-12-19 03:59:36 PM

occamswrist: I work with people who brag about how much they fly and how they are Super Platinum Titanium Flyers. I usually zone out when they describe it.

I just tell them I never want to have to fly that much. It sounds like a terrible life.


THIS

I hate, hate hate traveling for business. Going through the bshiate of airports, rude people, sick people, loud kids, drunk retards and terrible movies is nothing to brag about.
 
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