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A Rebuttal to Delta Points: “The ‘Funny’ Little Things You Should Know Before You Try FlyerTalk”

I read an article posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 called Rookie Wednesday: The “funny” little things you should know before you try FlyerTalk written by René deLambert, who is the author of the Delta Points weblog at BoardingArea.com…
…and although I have nothing personal against René — in fact, we even plan on flying as passengers together on flights operated by Delta Air Lines sometime in the future with the itinerary and exact dates yet to be determined; and we have discussed this idea more than once — that article is filled with so much misinformation that…

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Do You Take Advantage of the Travel Tools Forum?

“Our travel tool forum is an awesome resource that is often overlooked”, FlyerTalk member and community director SanDiego1K recently wrote to me. “There is real meat in this forum. I’ve found extraordinary tools that really ease my travel planning.” How can anyone ignore a testimonial like that? The Travel Tools forum — located in the Travel&Dining section of FlyerTalk — encourages the discussion of tools, services and software used to optimize your travel experience. An example of the topics appropriate for discussion in the Travel Tools forum include the following…

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The Coupon Connection Forum Closed Indefinitely — Because of Fraud Unit of American Airlines?

FlyerTalk members have reported that their American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program accounts have been audited; and penalties such as the forfeiture of instruments such as eVIPs have been imposed on them for their actions — even for what could be considered minor violations of the rules, terms and conditions. As a result, The Coupon Connection forum — a place where FlyerTalk members who have posted 180 times and have been members for 180 days can exchange or give away something of which can be considered valuable to fellow FlyerTalk members — has been taken off line indefinitely. This was after the initial decision to simply prohibit the offering of instruments from the American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program. Here is the global announcement posted by FlyerTalk member and community director SanDiego1K…

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Now Open: Information Desk Forum on FlyerTalk

If you recently registered as a new member of FlyerTalk — or if you happen to request some advice on award travel — the new Information Desk forum on FlyerTalk is now open for business where fellow FlyerTalk members are ready to assist you. Although FlyerTalk is…

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Is FlyerTalk the Most Influential in Aviation? Vote Now

Is FlyerTalk the most influential in aviation? Routesonline — an Internet web site of UBM Aviation Routes Ltd — launched the #avgeek100 twitter campaign to find the most influential, whimsical, and useful “tweeters” on everything related to the aviation industry — and they are calling on you for your suggestions. At the time this was posted, FlyerTalk was currently number…

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Chat Functionality Returns to FlyerTalk

If you enjoy communicating with FlyerTalk members in real time via FlyerTalk, there is good news for you: although it had been unavailable for a while, the FlyerTalk Chat functionality is back — and it is better than ever. You can access the FlyerTalk Chat functionality by…

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Breaking News: WikiPosts Now Activated for FlyerTalk Members

Just moments ago, I found out that you can now post content in WikiPosts on FlyerTalk if you have been a FlyerTalk member for a minimum of 90 days and have posted content on FlyerTalk 90 times. The activation of this new feature on FlyerTalk — which also occurred moments ago — is the result of ßeta testing by moderators, ambassadors and administrators of FlyerTalk since October of 2012. More to come…

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