The rise and demise of the AAirpass, American Airlines’ $250k lifetime ticket
In the 1980s, American Airlines sold an unlimited, first-class ticket for life. The cost? 250 thousand dollars. But what they didn’t account for were two super- travelers: Jacques Vroom and Steve Rothstein. Writing in The Hustle, Zachary Crockett tells the remarkable story of the two men who led American Airlines to discontinue the unlimited pass in 1994.
From The Hustle