A question only a "MilePointer" would ask!

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  1. Steven Schwartz
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    Saw a patient/friend in my dental practice today who is a Continental pilot. He told me about flying last weekend from Rome to Newark. Flight could not land, circled for awhile before diverting to Syracuse. When he got to Syracuse, they informed him they were not taking any more diverted flights and he had to proceed to Buffalo. Told me that when he landed there and they opened cabin door, he asked where the camera crews were? They didn't understand until he told them he expected big coverage for inaugurating the first non-stop service between Rome and Buffalo!

    Wait a minute, I said. I just want to know one thing - did the passengers get extra miles for the distance to Buffalo???!!! He laughed and said he knew he should have expected that from me.

    But still having no power at home, we have to laugh when we can!
     
  2. gobluetwo
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    So how did everyone get back to Newark? If they were flown back, could they have put in a mileage request for FCO-BUF-EWR?

    Great story, btw!
     
  3. jmrich1432
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    Lol, your story made my morning Steven! Here's hoping you all have power again soon!
     
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    Has any other flight in history ever been diverted TO Buffalo because of snow?
     
  5. Gargoyle
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    Oh, give me a home where the Buffalo-Rome​
    Where the deer and the antelope play​
    Where seldom is heard a discouraging word​
    And the skies are not cloudy all day​
     
  6. gobluetwo
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    I didn't know whether to Like or Report your post, so I just played it safe and Liked it ;)
     
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    good question
     
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  8. Gaucho
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    extra miles.... he he he.....
     
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    You know that is what all of us would be thinking!

    A few months ago my husband got diverted to HNL on an LAX-OGG flight (mechanical), but after a computer "error" yielded him an extra $250 e-cert we decided to keep our mouths shut about the extra miles for LAX-HNL + HNL-OGG.
     
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    Thanks for the multiple chuckles everyone.
     
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