A thousand flights without leaving the airport

Great story out this week on the KLM blog about a very, very, very loyal passenger. Mr. Mul was a huge fan of flying, so much so that he did it every week for 20 years. Each Wednesday he’d head to the airport and take a day trip somewhere. Which, in his case, really meant flying an hour or three to an airport in Europe, wandering around in the terminal and then flying home. Each week he was back home for dinner with his wife because “I didn’t want to leave my wife alone for too long.”

He chose the window seat so as to enjoy the views, a choice I certainly support. And, most importantly, he latched on to something that he loved and found a way to keep doing it, never losing the sense of excitement which comes from sitting down in a small, metal tube and hurtling through the sky at 500 miles/hour. Pretty darn cool if you ask me, even if he never did leave the airport.

I wonder what happened to all his FlyingBlue points…

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


  1. In the comments, someone asked about the points and a KLM representative responded that Mr. Mul regularly redeemed his points for flights for himself and his grandson, so it’s not like he died with a gargantuan stash. He earned and burned.

    1. Thanks for catching that. I skimmed the comments and missed the KLM reply on that one.

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