One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who travels a great deal, especially for business.
- ‘Though hyperfliers spend half their lives on planes, it somehow doesn't diminish the appeal of mileage awards, which allow them to spend even more time aloft.’
- ‘The lion's share of profits is coming from hyperfliers - many of whom are not just users of information technology, but developers of it.’
1990s: from hyper- ‘excessively, above normal’ + flier.
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