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Thomas Stuker, United Frequent Flier, Logs 10 Millionth Mile On Airline

First Posted: 07/11/11 01:58 PM ET Updated: 09/10/11 06:12 AM ET

Tom Stuker

AOL Travel News:

The CEO of United Airlines, Jeff Smisek, was waiting when Thomas Stuker stepped off of his flight from Chicago to Los Angeles on Saturday to congratulate him on flying his 10 millionth mile with the airline, to award him a permanent upgrade and to tell him a plane would be named in his honor.

Stuker, a car sales consultant from Illinois, has taken roughly 6,000 United fights over the last 29 years, bouncing around the country and Europe from dealership to dealership, traveling a distance that could stretch around the earth 400 times according to the Daily Mail.

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