Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles, and just after he's met the frequent-traveller woman of his dreams.
There are no special privileges awarded by American Airlines for reaching ten million miles, as depicted in the movie. This was a case of artistic license by the filmmakers. However, American (like almost all major airlines with frequent flier programs) does offer special status for reaching one million miles. As of 2009, it is estimated that about four hundred thousand frequent fliers worldwide have reached this milestone in at least one airline's program. Many airlines, including American, have special invitation-only programs for their most valued customers, usually CEO's who can direct a lot of revenue their way. Perks include: faster check-in, escorts to make close connections and, in rare cases, free private flights for members in the event of cancellations. See more »
When Ryan and Alex first meet it is supposed to be in Dallas, TX.
The bar they meet at has a Houston Oilers helmet on it. See more »
[to Alex at a convention party they snuck into with Ryan]
You're so pretty. You're exactly what I want to look like in fifteen years.
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Over the end credits, the camera glides over the clouds. Much like the view from a plane. See more »
This film is about a man who fires people for a living. His world becomes upside down when his job is radically changed by a newly recruited young fresh graduate.
"Up in the Air" is a well made film. The plot focuses on character development and emotional changes of the characters. It is not easy to make characters interesting and memorable, but "Up in the Air" does just that. Both the characters of George Clooney and Anna Kendrick have strongly divergent attitudes and personalities, but they have great chemistry and change each other slowly but surely. How they radically shake each others core belief is engagingly told. I enjoyed watching "Up in the Air" a lot, as it tells an engaging story of self discovery.
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