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Miles Above the Rest

6 Dec

In the film Love Actually, Hugh Grant says that if you want to see true love, all you have to do is go to the airport.

Well, chances are good Grant’s never met Ryan Bingham, the main character in Up in the Air.

Love doesn’t even begin to describe how Bingham (played by George Clooney) feels about airports and traveling. He’s got the whole thing down to a science: what and how to pack, which line to choose at the security checkpoint, how much time he saves by not checking baggage, how to make the most of his per diem so he earns more frequent flyer miles faster, etc. etc.

If business travelers are considered “road warriors,” then Bingham, who spends around 300 days of his year on the road, is their leader. Continue reading