Lunch with GAMRican - Portland, ME - Monday, 28Jan!

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    Jan 27, 2013 5:46 AM GMT
    Any Real Jocks who want to meet me for seafood in Portland, ME on Monday, 28Jan...private message me.

    I'm flying in from San Francisco and will be in town between 1100EST and 1800EST. I then fly back to San Francisco the same day.
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    Jan 27, 2013 3:27 PM GMT
    Good luck on this impromptu RJ meet-up, GAMRican!
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    Jan 27, 2013 5:05 PM GMT
    7 hours on the ground after flying cross country??? That's a quick turnaround. icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 27, 2013 5:40 PM GMT
    showme said7 hours on the ground after flying cross country??? That's a quick turnaround. icon_eek.gif


    It's a "mileage run". I'm hell-bent on getting United 1k Premier Status as early in the year as I can this year. It looks like I will be doing more travelling this year and next, so this is a strategy to maximize the return on airfare costs.

    Without going into all the details, at $189 and with a return of 9030 frequent flyer miles, this is equivalent to a "free trip" which then gives me other tangible benefits which would cost money.

    The airline is paying me to fly this trip.
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    Jan 27, 2013 6:55 PM GMT
    GAMRican said
    showme said7 hours on the ground after flying cross country??? That's a quick turnaround. icon_eek.gif


    It's a "mileage run". I'm hell-bent on getting United 1k Premier Status as early in the year as I can this year. It looks like I will be doing more travelling this year and next, so this is a strategy to maximize the return on airfare costs.

    Without going into all the details, at $189 and with a return of 9030 frequent flyer miles, this is equivalent to a "free trip" which then gives me other tangible benefits which would cost money.

    The airline is paying me to fly this trip.


    I understand mileage runs very well. Been on flyertalk since 98. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 27, 2013 6:57 PM GMT
    Watch out for GAM, you never know what his REAL intentions are! icon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:13 PM GMT
    Roguewave saidWatch out for GAM, you never know what his REAL intentions are! icon_twisted.gif


    Muahahahahaha!
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:15 PM GMT
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    showme saidI understand mileage runs very well. Been on flyertalk since 98. icon_biggrin.gif

    Apparently a great many people were still having lunch when they droned on about the difference between the letter and the spirit of the law in law school. I hope it was a nice juicy pastrami sandwich. That's always the perfect complement to selling your soul to Satan. Oh, and very green half-sour pickles.


    I have no earthly idea what you're talking about. Which is very unusual for me. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:15 PM GMT
    showme said
    GAMRican said
    showme said7 hours on the ground after flying cross country??? That's a quick turnaround. icon_eek.gif


    It's a "mileage run". I'm hell-bent on getting United 1k Premier Status as early in the year as I can this year. It looks like I will be doing more travelling this year and next, so this is a strategy to maximize the return on airfare costs.

    Without going into all the details, at $189 and with a return of 9030 frequent flyer miles, this is equivalent to a "free trip" which then gives me other tangible benefits which would cost money.

    The airline is paying me to fly this trip.


    I understand mileage runs very well. Been on flyertalk since 98. icon_biggrin.gif


    I'm a total noob on FT. I've been flying since 1997, and thought I knew the points game well. I realized just how ignorant I have been.
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:16 PM GMT
    GAMRican said
    showme said
    GAMRican said
    showme said7 hours on the ground after flying cross country??? That's a quick turnaround. icon_eek.gif


    It's a "mileage run". I'm hell-bent on getting United 1k Premier Status as early in the year as I can this year. It looks like I will be doing more travelling this year and next, so this is a strategy to maximize the return on airfare costs.

    Without going into all the details, at $189 and with a return of 9030 frequent flyer miles, this is equivalent to a "free trip" which then gives me other tangible benefits which would cost money.

    The airline is paying me to fly this trip.


    I understand mileage runs very well. Been on flyertalk since 98. icon_biggrin.gif


    I'm a total noob on FT. I've been flying since 1997, and thought I knew the points game well. I realized just how ignorant I have been.


    The forums used to be much better. Same old Internet shit.
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:19 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    showme said
    Aristoshark said
    showme saidI understand mileage runs very well. Been on flyertalk since 98. icon_biggrin.gif

    Apparently a great many people were still having lunch when they droned on about the difference between the letter and the spirit of the law in law school. I hope it was a nice juicy pastrami sandwich. That's always the perfect complement to selling your soul to Satan. Oh, and very green half-sour pickles.


    I have no earthly idea what you're talking about. Which is very unusual for me. icon_neutral.gif

    Just teasing, as you should always assume.


    Ok. Lol, then. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:29 PM GMT
    I would never disappoint the shark. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:32 PM GMT
    showme said
    GAMRican said
    showme said7 hours on the ground after flying cross country??? That's a quick turnaround. icon_eek.gif


    It's a "mileage run". I'm hell-bent on getting United 1k Premier Status as early in the year as I can this year. It looks like I will be doing more travelling this year and next, so this is a strategy to maximize the return on airfare costs.

    Without going into all the details, at $189 and with a return of 9030 frequent flyer miles, this is equivalent to a "free trip" which then gives me other tangible benefits which would cost money.

    The airline is paying me to fly this trip.


    I understand mileage runs very well. Been on flyertalk since 98. icon_biggrin.gif


    Do you do MRs?

    Along with my business travel, I have 9021 United/Star EQM's as of today. By 07Feb I'll have 32539. I'm hoping to hit 1k by May or June.

    I haven't been to Europe, certain parts of Asia, New Zealand, and South America. I also value the "intangibles" which I have been able to (in many instances "quantify").

    I'm also one of those sick individuals who actually loves airports, flying, the people watching, and traveling to new places "great" and "out of the way".
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:34 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    showme saidI would never disappoint the shark. icon_biggrin.gif

    'Cause I have pretty teeth and show them pearly white?


    Lol. I get that one.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Jan 27, 2013 7:38 PM GMT
    Is it too late to enter the sweepstakes?
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:42 PM GMT
    GAMRican said
    showme said
    GAMRican said
    showme said7 hours on the ground after flying cross country??? That's a quick turnaround. icon_eek.gif


    It's a "mileage run". I'm hell-bent on getting United 1k Premier Status as early in the year as I can this year. It looks like I will be doing more travelling this year and next, so this is a strategy to maximize the return on airfare costs.

    Without going into all the details, at $189 and with a return of 9030 frequent flyer miles, this is equivalent to a "free trip" which then gives me other tangible benefits which would cost money.

    The airline is paying me to fly this trip.


    I understand mileage runs very well. Been on flyertalk since 98. icon_biggrin.gif


    Do you do MRs?

    Along with my business travel, I have 9021 United/Star EQM's as of today. By 07Feb I'll have 32539. I'm hoping to hit 1k by May or June.

    I haven't been to Europe, certain parts of Asia, New Zealand, and South America. I also value the "intangibles" which I have been able to (in many instances "quantify").

    I'm also one of those sick individuals who actually loves airports, flying, the people watching, and traveling to new places "great" and "out of the way".


    Me too. I have only done a couple of true MRs, though.

    I only fly enough to earn gold sometimes on AA, but I squeaked in on lifetime platinum while they still counted miles from credit cards, etc. I now get upgraded half to 2/3 of the times I fly and if not always get a good exit row or "more room" seat. I've traveled international business or first class all over the world for free. It's a great game if you're willing to put in the work.
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:43 PM GMT
    TroyAthlete saidIs it too late to enter the sweepstakes?


    Will you be in Portland, ME and able to meet me on Monday, 28Jan sometime between 1200EST and 1700EST (when I have to check in for my return flight?

    Meeting at the airport when I arrive would be most appreciated!
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:49 PM GMT
    showme said
    GAMRican said
    showme said
    GAMRican said
    showme said7 hours on the ground after flying cross country??? That's a quick turnaround. icon_eek.gif


    It's a "mileage run". I'm hell-bent on getting United 1k Premier Status as early in the year as I can this year. It looks like I will be doing more travelling this year and next, so this is a strategy to maximize the return on airfare costs.

    Without going into all the details, at $189 and with a return of 9030 frequent flyer miles, this is equivalent to a "free trip" which then gives me other tangible benefits which would cost money.

    The airline is paying me to fly this trip.


    I understand mileage runs very well. Been on flyertalk since 98. icon_biggrin.gif


    Do you do MRs?

    Along with my business travel, I have 9021 United/Star EQM's as of today. By 07Feb I'll have 32539. I'm hoping to hit 1k by May or June.

    I haven't been to Europe, certain parts of Asia, New Zealand, and South America. I also value the "intangibles" which I have been able to (in many instances "quantify").

    I'm also one of those sick individuals who actually loves airports, flying, the people watching, and traveling to new places "great" and "out of the way".


    Me too.

    I only fly enough to earn gold sometimes on AA, but I squeaked in on lifetime platinum while they still counted miles from credit cards, etc. I now get upgraded half to 2/3 of the times I fly and if not always get a good exit row or "more room" seat. I've traveled international business or first class all over the world for free. It's a great game if you're willing to put in the work.


    I was Delta Platinum/SkyTeam for most of the period 1997-2008, then lost status due to the global financial crisis. Moved to SF in 2010, then decided to switch to United/Star because, well, SFO is a major base for United and other Star Alliance partners. "Bought" my way to Premier Gold last year when I started travelling on business again, and now with my outlook on 2013 I'm going for 1k early.

    I'm definitely willing to put in the work because in some ways, it's not like work. Rarely do I have really horrendous travel days, and when I do I tend to laugh at the hilarity of the situations and "roll with it". I have a good sense of humor when travelling. I only take the "risk averse" stance when heading out TO a client. After I'm done, I don't really care what happens as long as I'm not late getting to a client location. I usually build in buffer on the way out (which also allows me to take advantage of "volunteer voucher" opportunities on oversold flights.
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    Jan 27, 2013 8:16 PM GMT
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    Just cuz
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    Jan 27, 2013 10:49 PM GMT
    Off topic slightly but CA - ME for $189? icon_eek.gif

    I assume this is some special members or points based price.
  • Kriss

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    Jan 27, 2013 11:18 PM GMT
    Argh I want to have lunch with you GAMRican!
  • camfer

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    Jan 27, 2013 11:26 PM GMT
    Please consider the planet before embarking on needless air flights.
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    Jan 28, 2013 4:23 AM GMT
    camfer saidPlease consider the planet before embarking on needless air flights.

    Even without him, the plane would still be flying, albeit it a bit lighter, and therefore slightly fewer carbon emissions.

    He's not needlessly flying - he's actually got a purpose (to earn reward miles, and save money / hassle in future). The fact that one has to sit in an airplane to accomplish this is unusual, but many things in life are.

    GAMRican, enjoy the perks when you've earned them. And enjoy the in-flight entertainment tomorrow if they have it.
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    Jan 28, 2013 4:47 AM GMT
    Are you paying?
  • camfer

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    Jan 28, 2013 5:45 AM GMT
    Various governmental agencies are looking at banning frequent flier programs because the programs encourage additional flying, and that harms the environment.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_aviation