Thursday, 25 July 2019

The Man with the Golden Airline Ticket

quote [ My dad was one of the only people with a good-for-life, go-anywhere American Airlines pass. Then they took it away. This is the true story of having—and losing—a superpower. ]

An airline ticket to romantic places
[SFW] [travel] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT]


Ankylosaur said @ 5:31am GMT on 25th Jul
0.000000001% problems
mechavolt said @ 10:55am GMT on 25th Jul
Man gets good deal. Man takes advantage of the good deal. Man loses the good deal.

They claimed that his fraudulent usage included booking empty seats for his companion feature under “Bag Rothstein” or “Steven Rothstein, Jr.” (which they had for years condoned, and Mom says was not Dad’s idea), as well as “booking speculative reservations” — i.e., flight reservations he was allegedly never planning to actually take.
Hugh E. said @ 6:08pm GMT on 25th Jul
This essay does a poor job of setting up a sympathetic character. It doesn't help that it is annoying when adult rich kids invoke "father/dad" at a Meghan McCain level (twice per minute in this case). He has a name.
arrowhen said @ 7:54pm GMT on 25th Jul
He lost his ticket to ride and I don't care.
satanspenis666 said @ 2:34am GMT on 26th Jul
He's the equivalent of a fancy upper-class RV traveler

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