Unlimited airline tickets not so unlimited?
Frequent flyer gets his wings clipped
- Duration 4:04
- Date May 14, 2012
Frequent flyer gets his wings clipped
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Meanwhile back in 1987.
Our next guest did with everybody wishes they could do he bought.
A lifetime of unlimited travel through an American airlines' frequent flier program.
He has since taken 121000 flights and now the airline has terminated past due to what they say.
Fraudulent activity wow joining us right now Steve -- Steve how this happened had to happen where you had a lifetime pass and they were able to take it back.
Well I don't think they were able to take it back they just.
Prematurely -- but how -- have you been on hold.
For about three years now.
Right and Jagger suing American Airlines saying they they took away your hobby they took away this thing a contract is a contract.
What they say is that you committed fraudulent activity by.
Booking flights under the names such as bag Roth.
Steam which was the name they told me to use for the second -- what do you mean.
Well when I -- when I bought the pass.
That home I was entitled to buy a second seat okay and that.
Just as bad seat the senator Barack could be -- -- just look at -- bad idea and -- were caught with their own rules yes that's correct so what was the fraudulent activity -- Clinton I don't believe there is is anywhere -- wasn't blaming the news they're claiming it was -- a seat that's it.
-- -- -- That's that which you know you were doing this before people get a lot of online stuff you were actually talking to a phone operator yes I've never booked I never booked a ticket online.
All of my reservations were book with phone operator -- an employee of American.
Until 2008 and win and agents said they gave -- a letter that said sorry we're gonna end this gravy train right here yet you can't get on the flight to London today so those earlier -- we just saw that it's on the big board right now -- -- 121000.
And 121000 flights that's a lot of -- I did ten million violated my -- a lot of money and you 500 trips to England.
Do you think that's behind this I think that's thoroughly motivation yes so what do you do about you filed the lawsuit filed the lawsuit.
And I hope should prevail ID I hope that we can win again you have to spend more money to fight for something 38 that's exactly right which is life's not fair I guess -- Listen I understand with -- you have over ten million miles you -- -- away right the frequent flight.
Religious people rabbi is.
Anybody who who really needed help people who are people going to funerals things like that I didn't even her -- broke.
Graham that this indeed do you find that others had bought some of the sixty plus have bought these.
So lifetime passes are having trouble.
And what they've canceled a few of them.
And I think it was the intention of American to cancel as many as possible.
His or lose -- idea.
Even though you paid a quarter million dollars -- -- back in the early.
Eighties he -- an additional 150000.
For the second -- you paid 400000 dollars for unlimited lifetime.
Rides on American route to the point where you.
Your daughter went to boarding school in Switzerland that's because she -- and yes well the fact that well also because who's Smart and got it did have -- do you really believe you had a great time and you hate to see Disco yeah I had a terrific time.
I enjoyed the travel but I loved loved the world.
I'm slump of his lover continuously the whole thing there you go -- that -- So they tell us how this goes to -- a court -- yet -- don't have a court date as yet though.
We're fighting and where it's well it's actually on appeal right now.
So I've got a great attorney.
He's doing a terrific job I think he's still fly American now I've very rarely -- fly mostly united you would prefer to fly free on America and I'd like to that was the -- it paid for our president chip and I -- -- okay thanks a lot -- -- -- he's just ready to go back -- ready to fly back ahead thanks a lot fail later I seriously would.
I think you turn off happy -- and thank you --