On this trip, his fans will witness Schlappig's latest mission: a weekend jaunt that will slingshoot him across East Asia — Hong Kong, Jakarta, Tokyo — and back to New York, in 69 hours.
He'll rarely leave the airports, and when he does he'll rest his head only in luxury hotels. Schlappig, 25, is one of the biggest stars among an elite group of obsessive flyers whose mission is to outwit the airlines.
he boarding procedure has barely started at Chicago O' Hare, and Ben Schlappig has already taken over the first-class cabin.
Inside Cathay Pacific Flight 807 bound for Hong Kong, he's passing out a couple of hundred dollars' worth of designer chocolates to a small swarm of giggling flight attendants.
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