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First class 'travel for life' deal crash lands in court

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Imagine being able to pick up the phone and get a seat in first class to fly anywhere in the world whenever you wanted to for free.

Well that surreal life was a reality for one American – Jack Vroom from Dallas, Texas who spent close to $500,000 on a special ticket from American Airlines that gave him just that – unlimited first class travel for himself and a companion.

But the relationship has gone sour and now Jack and American Airlines, once the best of friends are now in court. Heather Alexander reports.

Available since: Wed 13 Feb 2013

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Fast Track 09/02/2013 GMT

The latest news about travel, from the industry itself to deals and destinations.

First broadcast: 09 Feb 2013

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