A Movie I’ll Have to Watch

Jason Reitman’s next project is a film adaptation of Walter Kirn’s Up In the Air.

The book’s corporate social commentary didn’t work for me when I read it back in 2001, but any novel ostensibly about a mileage maven’s quest for 1 million miles was something I had to pour through…. although in the novel the fictional airline allowed accumulation towards lifetime status through mileage earning from any source — which only American does, it isn’t hard or worthy of the stretch goals portrayed in the book. 

Well, maybe Walter Kirn didn’t really capture business travel, but in a good-enough-for-Hollywood way I’m hopeful that Reitman will.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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