FROM MTV.COM: Ryan Bingham has rules — rules about airport security lines, per diem travel expenses and overnight stays in fancy hotels. It's all part of his meticulously planned quest to amass 10 million frequent-flier miles for no other reason, it seems at first, than that vanishingly few people on Earth have reached that stratospheric plateau and enjoyed the first-class perks along the way.
In "Up in the Air," though, all is not as it appears, and as played by Oscar winner George Clooney, Bingham's airport-hopping mission soon reveals itself to be as much blind diversion as it is joyful journey. Director Jason Reitman ("Juno") has spent months traveling from runway to runway as he promotes his film, often with Clooney by his side. So what are the perks of traveling with one of Hollywood's most famous men? And — heaven forbid! — could there possibly be a downside?