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New: FlyerTalk Wiki is Now Open

FlyerTalk has long been a valuable resource for discussing all aspects of miles and points — and, eventually, travel and dining as well — but sometimes seeking information buried in content posted 28,275,863 times in 1,607,420 discussions over greater than 19 years can be rather daunting and difficult.

To remedy that issue, a new reference library of sorts known as the FlyerTalk Wiki is now open. Using similar software and functionality to that of Wikipedia, any…

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Merry Christmas! The FlyerTalk Secret Santa Returns in 2017!

Taking a break from hurricanes and the late summer heat in the northern hemisphere, the Secret Santa Extravaganza occurs yet again on FlyerTalk for the fifteenth consecutive year — and once again, your host, coordinator and organizer is none other than FlyerTalk member wharvey, who founded the concept on FlyerTalk and launched the first thread back in 2003.

The expected minimum on which you should plan to spend on your gift purchase is…

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Should FlyerTalk Have a Like Button?

“Can you implement a like button at the very least? Plenty of other forums have the and all sorts of other buttons such as: disagree, funny, informative, excellent topic, dislike, old” is what FlyerTalk member Silver Fox posted. “We have all this other social media stuff so it makes perfect sense to implement this.”

The renewed interest pertaining to the implementation of adding the functionality of a like button on FlyerTalk is once again being considered — and it has been considered for years, as I first reported in this article written on Wednesday, December 24, 2014.

Since its inception in…

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In Memoriam: ldsant

Almost two years have passed since the last time FlyerTalk member ldsant posted any content on FlyerTalk — the last time she posted was in the OMNI forum on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 — but the last word of advice she gave on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 2:13 in the morning Eastern Daylight Time was “Would definitely recommend Aloft PHX airport. Staff is great. They also have a shuttle that will take you within 3 miles of the hotel. The Sheraton downtown PHX is my second choice. Nice rooms. As others have said though, if you want to make the trip out to Scottsdale then there are more options.”

Fittingly, that word of advice…

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A Poignant Heartfelt Thanks to United Airlines by a Veteran FlyerTalk Member

The media whipped up a feeding frenzy in recent months on the foibles of United Airlines upon its customers with operational issues and inhumane treatment — amongst other problems — but although my experiences as a passenger aboard airplanes operated by United Airlines have been uneventful, I wanted to share the following story with you after I read it.

As a member of FlyerTalk for greater than 18 years and certainly longer than my own tenure as a member, flyme2 imparted a poignant and heartfelt thanks to the otherwise vilified airline…

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FlyerTalk Sponsors Annual Kids First Fund Auction Again in 2017: Bid on Airline Tickets, Hotel Nights, Car Rentals, Vouchers and Miles

How would you like to bid on a chance to win one of a number of great travel prizes while simultaneously supporting a worthy cause where you can have a positive impact on the lives of many children around the world who need your help?

You can bid on a global selection of travel items during the 13th annual Kids First Auction — sponsored once again by FlyerTalk — which includes…

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How to Add Spoilers to FlyerTalk and InsideFlyer

You would like to post content to the forums of FlyerTalk or InsideFlyer; but you might want some or all of the content to be hidden for whatever reason — perhaps to save space with a feature which is both expandable and collapsible.

The feature is known as a spoiler; and although it has been around for years, members of FlyerTalk or InsideFlyer rarely use it — even though it is really easy to use.

Here are the instructions as follows…

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In Memoriam: Noelene

Although almost two years have passed since the last time FlyerTalk member Noelene posted any content on FlyerTalk, she is fondly remembered for…

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Stay Positive.

By now, you are probably overstuffed from that Christmas dinner or those Chanukah latkes; exchanged gifts; listened to holiday music — and most importantly of all, reflected on what attributes and traditions are most important during the festive season of holidays…

…but what exactly is important? Family and friends — sure. Peace — yes. Treating others with respect and civility — of course. Those are only three of many things which are important; but another is to stay positive.

As frequent travelers, we expose ourselves more to the negative aspects of travel — and that exposure occurs more often: irregular operations; missed upgrades; rude people; crowded airports to name only a few…

…and those aspects tend to sour an experience — but how do you remain positive during…

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Non-Hotel Lodging Services Forum Now Open on FlyerTalk — Including Airbnb and VRBO

A new forum is now open on FlyerTalk pertaining to the discussion of non-hotel lodging services; and the recommendation of the launching of this forum is the last official action implemented by members of the TalkBoard advisory board, which disbands after today.

“Peer to peer rentals of privately owned properties are becoming a significant move in the lodging sector”, posted…

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