This 20-year-old flies around the world testing planes

Millennials might have a rep for being lazy, but Alex Macheras is certainly an outlier. At just 20 years old, Macheras is an aviation aficionado who travels all over the world, usually in first class, to test out new planes before they are used for commercial flights.

#Thailand #travel #aviation

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Life must be great for Macheras, who tests every single seat on the planes he travels on, meaning that he can sit anywhere he wants on an essentially empty plane. Even though we would love to go without middle seat misery for the rest of our lives too, it’s clear that Alex Macheras’ love for aviation is what lead him to this dream job.

In an interview with Business Insider, he shared that he was approached by BBC, Sky News and LBC, amongst others, to provide aviation analysis for them when he was just 14 years old, which proved to be the catalyst for his current luxurious lifestyle.

Dinner 🥂🇫🇷 #toulouse #dinner #aviation #travel

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It’s no wonder that Macheras has over 13,000 followers on Instagram and Twitter combined. He’s basically living the rich-kids-of-Instagram life.

Tonight’s sunset 🌅 #travel #sunset #waves

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Of course, it’s not just about the envy-inducing Instagram photos. Growing up, Macheras studied aviation as much as possible, in addition to taking flying lessons. “I was born with the travel bug. There are videos of me as a toddler pointing up at the sky. It was never in my family. My parents worked in cuisine and motorsport, so I wasn’t born into anything. My family used to joke that at eight years old I could do the safety demo in five different languages.”

Lunch with a view. #a350 #Airbus #travel #asiana #aviation

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He also kept track of aviation trends, and read one of Sir Richard Branson’s many books about Virgin Atlantic, even though he “wasn’t allowed to take it to school because it had swear words in it.”

Ready to board #Ethiopian #A350! @airbus #business #jetlife #flight #flying #travel #london #city

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Who knows? Maybe Alex Macheras is the next Richard Branson.

5am, back in the lounge at LHR ✈️#britishairways #lounge #frequentflyer #travel #businessclass

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