When you are flying free, would you prefer First Class or Coach? One group of free flyers that usually, if not always, rides up front is Sky Marshals. They rack up the miles while dining on steak and caviar. The TSA has a staff of hundreds, if not thousands, of Sky Marshalls.
Sky Marshals protect the flying public. As employees of the Federal government, they receive generous vacation, healthcare and pension benefits. Previous police or other security experience is preferred.
So far as is known, Sky Marshals are entitled to keep the frequent-flyer miles and airline status that they earn.