Tom Stuker — also known as FlyerTalk member ua1flyer — became the first passenger to fly one million miles on United Airlines and United Express in a single calendar year on December 6, 2012 while aboard United Airlines flight 949 between London and Chicago.
Last year, Tom was the first person to have flown 10 million miles as a passenger on United Airlines and United Express while aboard United Airlines flight 942 from Los Angeles to Chicago on July 9, 2011 — and FlyerTalk members followed his progress and celebrated along with him. Tom was even featured in this interview:
To put it in perspective, one million miles usually equates to the lowest level of lifetime elite status in the frequent travel loyalty programs of many airlines. It usually takes years of flying as a passenger to achieve that level.
Tom has been involved in competitions, such as this one for the 2008 Elite Choice Team Competition on United Airlines.
Tom receives special treatment on United Airlines that would cause even a Global Services member to salivate in envy:
…and here are parts one and two of videos of United Airlines celebrating the ten million mile achievement of Tom Stuker: