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In Memoriam: 1000k00

“I used a friends account to fund my booking for ZA trip. I may have to cancel due to medical reasons, trip in OCT.. When the miles are redeposited will they go to my account or be returned to my friends account? Taxes that were paid? Just want to be prepared ahead of time.”

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Merry Christmas! The FlyerTalk Secret Santa Returns in 2018!

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 sixteenth 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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In Memoriam: auh2o

FlyerTalk member auh2o had not posted any content on FlyerTalk since Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 7:24 in the evening Eastern Standard Time when he asked “What about the W Retreat Koh Samui ?” in the Starwood | Starwood Preferred Guest forum, which became the last time he posted on FlyerTalk…

…but even though he…

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In Memoriam: PeacefulWaters

“If memory serves me right, Great Britain is the big island on the right and Little Britain the smaller island on the left.

“Well that’s what the Romans decided. So I blame Al Italia for the lack of a BA route between Scotland and Northern Island.”

What you just read was what FlyerTalk member PeacefulWaters posted in the British Airways | Executive Club forum on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 12:02 in the afternoon Eastern Daylight Time. That became the last time he posted on FlyerTalk.

PeacefulWaters — whose real name was…

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In Memoriam: AlanB

“You can certainly call and ask that a note be put on the reservation; but don’t be shocked if the sliding door isn’t open when you board. But without regard to whether you call or not, the attendant can open the door for you. So as you board, make sure that you chat with them about it.”

What you just read was what FlyerTalk member AlanB posted in the Amtrak | Guest Rewards forum — in which he was a moderator — on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 8:20 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time. That became the last time he posted on FlyerTalk, which was fitting, as he enjoyed helping other members of FlyerTalk whenever possible — especially with…

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In Memoriam: Pooch

“Thanks Fredd(s) and ditto but hope to catch up in Sydney.”

What you just read was what FlyerTalk member Pooch posted in the Community Buzz forum on Monday, March 14, 2018 at 6:16 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time — and that became the last time she posted on FlyerTalk.

Pooch responded to Fredd, who posted that he will miss her after she posted the following then-cryptic message…

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Annual Kids First Fund Auction 2018 — Now Co-Sponsored by BoardingArea and InsideFlyer

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 14th annual Kids First Auction — sponsored once again by FlyerTalk — which includes…

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20 Years of FlyerTalk

The current iteration of FlyerTalk was founded on Tuesday, May 5, 1998 — and exactly 20 years later, FlyerTalk has approximately 713,000 members who have posted almost 30 million times in greater than 1,640,000 discussions, which…

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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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