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In Memoriam: clacko

The last time FlyerTalk member clacko posted on FlyerTalk, he wrote “mid jan thru feb can be good…..” in response to a question posted by FlyerTalk member BradnerBoy: “For those that have been at this for a long time, any guesses as to what we can we expect for the first few months of 2014 or do most good MRs deal come about in the last quarter of the year?” Don Clark — the actual real name of clacko — was apparently doing what he enjoyed to do the last time he participated on FlyerTalk on October 19, 2013 at 6:27 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time: he assisted a fellow FlyerTalk member before succumbing to esophageal cancer on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Although…

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United Airlines Shuts Down Accounts of FlyerTalk Members Who Manipulated Internet Web Site

If you were one of the FlyerTalk members who intentionally manipulated the official Internet web site of United Airlines in order to take advantage of traveling round-trip between San Francisco and Honolulu for $80.00, not only was your reservation not honored, but your MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program account has most likely been closed and your MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles have been forfeited. FlyerTalk member michael0023 first posted last month about…

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In Memoriam: chemist661

“Bottom line: In spite of my advanced stages of cancer, my journey (travels, life, etc) have been alot of fun. FT taught me how to travel for very cheap/free. Attending the various DO’s, travelling around the world for next to nothing, going in intl Biz/F has been superb!! I hope to ‘lick’ this cancer by chemotherapy and be able to take to the skies again and see more of the world. I am a ‘born again’ Christian and I am at peace. For me, my positive attitude comes from my faith. I have never put anyone down because of religion/politics. Never had put anyone down to my knowledge. (Note: If I had put someone down by mistake, I apologize in advance–not intentional!!) On FT, the wide variety of topics talked about is where it is at. For this old timer on FT, I became much informed about travels, plus other areas and for that I am thankful!!!” Those were the words posted on March 20, 2013 at 1:19 in the morning Eastern Standard Time by FlyerTalk member chemist661, who sadly passed away earlier this month…

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FlyerTalk Member Shot in Kenya; Wife Still Missing; Dozens Killed in Upscale Mall; Siege Continues

As many as 15 militant attackers reportedly shot at dozens of people — including FlyerTalk member typical and his wife — armed with AK-47 assault rifles in a siege of the upscale Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi. Although greater than 1,000 people were rescued since this violent terrorist attack began yesterday in retaliation for the military presence by Kenya in Somalia — where the Shabab militant group is based — at least 68 people were killed…

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In Memoriam: cordelli

Michael Cordelli — also known as FlyerTalk member cordelli — passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 10, 2013, according to what his wife posted on facebook. Mike posted this content on FlyerTalk on August 8, 2013 at 7:57 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time — which became the last time he posted on FlyerTalk…

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Why Are Some FlyerTalk Members Boycotting Russia and the 2014 Winter Olympics??

What could possibly have some FlyerTalk members so furious and livid that they not only intend to either cancel their plans to travel to Russia or avoid visiting that country altogether in the foreseeable future, but also sign petitions and consider boycotting the Winter Olympic games in Sochi during February of 2014? Vladimir Putin — who is the president of Russia — signed last week what became a controversial law which contains a provision allowing the government to arrest and detain up to 14 days foreigners who declare that they are…

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FlyerTalk Member Nominated For 2013 Juno Award

Jan Lisiecki — also known as FlyerTalk member jlisi984 — has been nominated for the 2013 Juno Award for classical album of the year: large ensemble or soloist with large ensemble accompaniment with his first album titled Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 21. At the tender age of 17, Lisiecki is the youngest person to be nominated for a Juno Award in 2013 — even younger than fellow nominees Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen…

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In Memoriam: SWABrian of Southwest Airlines

FlyerTalk has lost its first member who was an official company representative. Brian Lusk — also known as FlyerTalk member SWABrian — passed away this morning, according to Rob Hahn of Southwest Airlines, who is also known as FlyerTalk member SouthwestRob. Brian was the corporate historian for the airline, and he was well liked by FlyerTalk members who are now mourning his loss. He…

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