Thursday, 14 July 2011

Flyer rewarded for flying 10 million miles

A seriously frequent flyer has been rewarded for flying 10 million miles with United Airlines. Car sales consultant Tom Stuker will be rewarded by the airline by having his name painted on the side of a 747 jet.

Stuker reached the milestone flying between Los Angeles and Chicago and was met at the airport by United CEO Jeff Smisek who presented him with the airlines first titanium Mileage Plus mebership card. Stuker joined the mileage plus program in 1982 and has since flown nearly 6000 flights including all 50 US States, 200 trips to Australia and 30 to asia. He also spent five consecutive days in the air on three occasions, living solely on plane food.

Well done Tom!

New deal between Flybe and BA to benefit Newcastle Airport

Our friends in the north-east may be due some good news as an agreement has been struck for a code share between Flybe and BA. This means that it will allow passengers departing from Newcastle Airport to destinations such as the Caribbean, Florida, Maldives and Mauritius by changing at London Gatwick Airport.

This may be nothing new but there are advantages to the code share as it means that flights can be booked more easily and in one go and that luggage can be checked through to the final destination.