Super Commuters Take the Morning Plane

For super commuters, getting to work is the hardest part of the job
Round-trip cost of Karl Sparre's weekly commute: $250 Photograph by Brad DeCecco for Bloomberg Businessweek

Most Monday mornings Karl Sparre is at Boston’s Logan International Airport grabbing an orange juice and a muffin before hopping a 7:20 a.m. flight. After he lands at Philadelphia International Airport at about 8:45 a.m., Sparre boards a 40-minute commuter train that deposits him downtown. If all goes according to plan, the 56-year-old executive is at his desk on the 23rd floor of the Aramark office tower before 10:00 a.m.

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