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In Memoriam: Tim Winship

“Tim was devoted to his readers. On Monday April 2nd, he posted his last blog post on InsideFlyer.com at 4:16 pm. Hours later, he would pass away. In an ode to Tim from the movie Up In The Air — ‘Tonight, most people will be welcomed home by jumping dogs and sqealing kids. Their spouses will ask about their day, and tonight they will sleep. The stars will wheel forth from their daytime hiding places, and one of those lights slightly brighter than the rest will be Tim’s wingtip passing over.’”

The paragraph you just read was written by none other than…

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ZorkFest 2018 in Las Vegas Announced — and Tickets are Now Available

ZorkFest 2017 was such a success in Atlantic City this past December that a bigger — and, most likely, better — version has been announced to occur this year during Memorial Day weekend in May at Treasure Island TI Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

If you missed the inaugural ZorkFest 2017, you missed quite an event. You would have found out about how to…

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Forget Hamsters. How About True Emotional Support From an Airline?

Peacocks and hamsters; hamsters and peacocks. An endless proliferation of ridiculous stories seem to constantly flood the Internet — especially regarding so-called emotional support animals.

How about a touching story for once, which involves an airline called British Airways; a member of FlyerTalk; and a close friend who was losing a battle with cancer?

I have taken the liberty of replicating verbatim what FlyerTalk member crmster posted earlier this week, which was so moving that at least 176 fellow FlyerTalk members “liked” the content…

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In Memoriam: biggestbopper

“American Express and Delta show that offering (nearly) worthless Sky Pesos can be effective as a marketing tool. Folks don’t know how worthless they are until redemption is attempted.”

What you just read was what FlyerTalk member biggestbopper posted on…

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Airport Lounges Forum Now Open on FlyerTalk

You are not required to be a holder of a ticket for a seat in the first class cabin or business class cabin — or an elite member of a frequent flier loyalty program — to enjoy the comfort of an airport lounge.

A new forum is now open on FlyerTalk pertaining to the advice and discussion of lounges at airports, which explores the growing range of alternatives — such as…

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A Fellow Frequent Flier Authored This Book — A Holiday Gift Idea

Josh Wilde — which is a pseudonym for this author who is a member of FlyerTalk — wrote the book Wilde Is The Joker: Gambling Humor and Satires, which is a collection of seven chapters containing 143 succinct tales of satire and fiction based on real life experiences, events, occurrences and people at which he brazenly pokes fun with no holds barred.

In fact, he warns in a special section at the beginning of the book that some remarks may offend the following people or entities — but assures that no animals were killed or injured during the writing of this book — which should give you an idea of both the humor and subject matter…

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FlyerTalk Member Used $84,000 in Taxpayer Money From Secret Treasury Department Fund in Sexual Harassment Settlement

Blake Farenthold — a Republican congressman of the House of Representatives of the United States who represents his constituents in the 27th district of Texas and has done so since 2011 — reportedly used $84,000.00 in taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit which was filed by his former communications director in 2014.

“Farenthold is the first member of Congress confirmed to have benefited from…

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Randy Petersen: The Epitome of Being Thankful

Randy Petersen has been called such monikers as Frequent Flier Guru and Travel Visionary due to the millions of miles which he has traveled around the world — as well as being known for starting such entities catering to frequent fliers as InsideFlyer, the Freddie Awards, FlyerTalk and BoardingArea to help millions of people travel for free or at a significant discount. He has been interviewed by countless reporters in a plethora of media over the years; and he never misses an opportunity to express how truly fortunate he has been in life — especially when one considers his humble beginnings.

Born on…

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