Don’t worry. We’ll be in touch
soon. This is just the beginning.
Steve nods and exits the room.
I’ll never see Steve again.
INT. RYAN’S ROOM - PHOENIX HILTON - DAY
The choreography of Ryan’s packing is worthy of Tchaikovsky.
A coat slides off a hanger... A travel toothbrush folds
closed like a switchblade... A briefcase clicks onto a roll-
away bag... A hand flips a light switch without looking.
INT. LOBBY, PHOENIX HILTON - DAY
Ryan is at the check out desk.
Do you have your Hilton Honors Card
Ryan smiles... “Do I?”
He hands it to her, close enough to camera, that we get a
nice big close up of it. She runs the card and the screen
pops up with information that makes her blush.
Oh my God... Do you like, live, at
Ryan nods in faux modesty.
EXT. OUTDOOR CAR RETURN, HERTZ RENT-A-CAR - DAY
Ryan pulls up to one of the spaces marked with the #1 GOLD
PRESIDENTS CLUB emblem. He hops out and a uniformed man with a
handheld device begins to punch in the license plate number.
Ryan pulls out his HERTZ PRESIDENTS CLUB CARD and places it
nice and close to lens so we can see it.
The card slides through the handheld device and we see the
DIGITAL NUMBER increase by a few thousand points.
INT. MAIN CONCOURSE, PHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTL AIRPORT - DAY
The automated GLASS DOORS slide open. Ryan enters the
concourse and takes a deep breath of the temperately
controlled air. He has arrived.
This is where I live.
Subtitles - “Airworld”
Ryan skips the long lines and steps directly into the
AAdvantage Executive Platinum line.
Glorious close-up of Ryan’s AAdvantage Executive Platinum
CARD sliding through the AUTOMATED MACHINE. Were it any
sexier, we’d hear a moan. Maybe we even do.