Steve Rothstein, who paid a mere $250K for his ticket in 1987, has made hundreds of overseas trips
American is reviewing its AAirpass program to find ways to terminate some of the 66 high-flying contracts that are costing the company millions of dollars a year.
Rothstein, then living in Chicago, bought his AAirpass for $250,000, plus a companion ticket for $150,000 more.
He traveled 18 times in July 2004 alone, jetting to Nova Scotia, Maine, London, Los Angeles and Denver.
He booked flights under fake names such as "Bag Rothstein" if he didn’t know who his companion would be — a practice that the airline later used to accuse him of fraud.
Some days he flew to Providence, RI, home of his alma mater, Brown University, just for a baloney-and-Swiss-cheese melt from a place called Geoff's.