Intrepid travellers have been known to carry out some Herculean feats in the name of satisfying their wanderlust. For one Brit the prospect of bagging a British Airways Gold card was enough incentive for him to clock up a staggering 18,479 miles in just five days.
30-year-old online marketing manager Adam Rowland hopped on 12 flights to become a traveller to be reckoned with, all the while documenting his experience through his online blog (http://vegadventure.weebly.com/).
As well as hoping to get his hands on a coveted Gold card in less than a week, he also hoped to tackle a number of his own personal goals including overcoming a ‘white-knuckle fear of turbulence’ and ‘seeking pleasure in the company of strangers’.
Writing on his blog Adam said: “I'd convinced myself that I would never get to Gold the long way round and then I found a way that I could. I'd broken out of the boundary that I'd set myself and the challenge was afoot. It might not be the most conventional way of spending a long weekend, but then again I've never been that much of a fan of convention.”
James Hiller, British Airways’ Executive Club Manager said: “A member of our team at British Airways spotted Adam’s blog and we’d been watching him as he criss-crossed the Atlantic.
“It’s an incredible achievement and we are delighted to award him the Gold card he’s achieved with his flying, and we look forward to welcoming him as a Gold customer on his next journey with us.”
Adam was presented with his new Gold card at Terminal 5 on Tuesday (September 8th).
His itinerary included:
Date Created: 11/09/2014