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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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Should a Forum for Smokers Be Launched on FlyerTalk?

Members of TalkBoard on FlyerTalk are currently voting on a motion as to whether or not a forum for smokers be launched; and it has created a debate which began in this discussion in which FlyerTalk member Dovster initially posted his request.

Due to increasing restrictions imposed upon smokers aboard airplanes, at airports, while dining in restaurants, when renting vehicles and in hotel rooms, frequent fliers who smoke are finding it more difficult to indulge in satisfying their craving for nicotine as developed into a habit — arguably an addiction — over the years. Dovster gave one such example which actually happened which cannot be asked in one specific forum on FlyerTalk…

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A Chance to Win Free Admission to This Boeing and United Airlines Event

Randy Petersen is at it again with his legendary generosity — this time, with your chance to win free admission to this Boeing and United Airlines event next month: “If you are in Seattle on Saturday, July 25, or can be (use those award miles), we’ll pick up the tab for two members of Milepoint to enjoy a fabulous event, courtesy of United and Boeing and planned by Milepoint members who are helping others.”

This event is now sold out; but you can be one of two winners who can enjoy the following planned itinerary without paying a penny to attend…

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FlyerTalk Sponsors Eleventh Annual Kids First 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 who need your help?

You can bid on a global selection of travel items during the eleventh annual Kids First Auction — sponsored by FlyerTalk — which includes airline tickets, hotel stays…

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Being Part of a Frequent Flier Community Has Its Benefits — and Not For the Obvious Reasons Which You Might Think

“Hey, Brian — how are you?” were the words on the other end of the telephone last night of someone I consider a friend whom I first met via FlyerTalk and have now known for years. “I was about to post this on FlyerTalk; but I thought I would call you first and ask what you think.”

For a moment, I thought it was bad news which she thought she needed to announce; and as one of the moderators on FlyerTalk, perhaps she was asking my opinion to ensure that it was all right to post the content she wanted to post?!?

“I have…

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