In 1987, a guy bought a lifetime unlimited first class American Airlines ticket for $250,000. He flew over 10,000 flights costing the company $21,000,000. They terminated his ticket in 2008.
The man was one Steve Rothstein. It was a ticket supposed to be for unlimited lifetime travel.
Rothstein flew over 10,000 flights with the pass, for over 10 MILLION miles.
An interesting thing you might not think of doing right away, if you decide to buy a pass (although they’re not offered anymore). Rothstein flew strangers home.
That’s because he bought a second Companion Ticket for $150,000.
Rothstein’s ticket was taken back in 2008 when American Airlines accused the man of fraud, reportedly.