First Class on the cheap

Swart, Sharon
May 2006
Daily Variety;5/12/2006, Vol. 291 Issue 29, p22
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the business of former pilot Patrick Terrill. His business, named World Wide Travel Consulting which continues to boom, helps fancy fliers fly in style without paying any amount. The air miles he uses to get first- and business-class upgrades for his clients are the air miles which he bought from the individuals who do not need them. The air miles allows him to charge less than half of published fares on major carriers.


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