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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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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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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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The Suggestion Box Forum Returns to FlyerTalk

As TalkBoard will be disbanded after Wednesday, November 30, 2016, its replacement has already been launched and activated: The Suggestion Box forum returns to FlyerTalk. Meant for solutions and not a repository for complaints, you are encouraged to submit thoughts, suggestions and ideas which you believe will help further improve FlyerTalk.

“We want your ideas about how to make FlyerTalk an even better place”, posted…

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TalkBoard to Disband After November 30, 2016 on FlyerTalk

“Talkboard will be disbanded at the end of November. Many people have faithfully served as Talkboard members. Many good decisions have come from it, and FlyerTalk has been strengthened as a result. However, FlyerTalk is now a mature board with little activity where Talkboard can engage. It’s been increasingly difficult to get members to vote in the Talkboard election. I think that readers are happy to engage in conversations about miles and points but have little interest in the mechanics of the board. I deeply appreciate all that Talkboard has done over the years. We are a better site thanks to their efforts.”

Those are the words posted by…

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FlyerTalk Sponsors Twelfth Annual Kids First Fund Auction: 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 twelfth annual Kids First Auction — sponsored once again by FlyerTalk — which includes…

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My Visit to an Airline Customer Support Reservations Center Slated to Close

FlyerTalk members were given a tour of the customer support reservations center near the international airport which serves the greater metropolitan areas of Seattle and Tacoma, comprised of customized cubicles — some equipped with ergonomically adjustable desks — in an open area divided into subsections with supervisors in one area. A break room for those employees who need to take a respite from the customer calls was equipped with tables and chairs, a television and vending machines. There were also training areas, offices and a reception area in what could be described as a typical customer support reservations center; but the employees — reflecting on this bittersweet and somber…

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How to Customize the Order of Multi-Quotes on FlyerTalk and InsideFlyer

Using the multi-quote feature on both FlyerTalk and InsideFlyer can be quite useful for responding to content from several fellow members without having to post multiple consecutive times, which can not only extend the length of a discussion; but doing it excessively can violate the rules, terms and conditions of the Internet bulletin board to which you are posting.

This article is a tutorial on how to customize the order of multi-quotes on FlyerTalk and InsideFlyer — and note that clicking on each screen shot will provide a larger version for easier viewing.

Let us start with…

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Images May Now Be Posted Directly Into FlyerTalk

You can now post photographs and other images directly into discussions on FlyerTalk without needing to host the image files elsewhere, as was the way to post images in the past. Because images may now be posted directly onto FlyerTalk, no longer do you need to paste in a uniform resource locator — or URL — with BB code in order to post photographs, images and other graphic files.

Follow these simple steps and your photographs will appear within the discussion when you post your content — and click on any of the screen shots shown below for a larger view…

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