An open thank you for your generosity ....

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  1. davidbbrenner

    davidbbrenner Silver Member

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    I have been a long time fan of this site (although I have only recently become active) - I never flew much but my duties now require me to do so. I am so pleased to become a part of this community.

    I understand that a lot of you have expiring SWUs, drink coupons, vouchers, etc. that you weren't going to use anyway, but the unreal level of generosity I have witnessed over the past few weeks, really on a global scale, has been astounding. I have to fly a lot for my country, and I have never flown higher than coach, and even quite often on military planes. (no first class there!)

    I have flights on Mon and returning on Wednesday (long haul, I have to do this 7 times a year where I fly out on Monday, teach all day/night on Tues, and then fly all day/night back on Wed/Thurs AM to be back at work Thurs afternoon. Crazy itinerary. But the absolute sheer level of generosity of those offering miles to me and others to upgrade, SWUs, regionals, etc. It's crazy, and it's beautiful.

    This wasn't even a situation where someone felt patriotic and gave upgrades to a US military member. One gentleman was from India, another from NY, and others from around the world have been giving to each other, and it is terrific.

    I apologize for rambling on, but thank you all and I look forward to being an active member of this community for some time to come.

    dave
     
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  2. Flyer1976
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    Welcome to MilePoint and I agree we're a tight-knit community of folks that want to see our elite benefits being put to good use whenever we can't use them ourselves... Pass it Forward is the best thing anyone can do without expecting anything back...I personally think Life is too short and anytime I can help someone I am going to.
     
  3. sobore
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    Not rambling at all. Great comments. Thanks for sharing! :)
     
  4. genemk2

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    Welcome to Milepoint! As they say, waste not, want not.
     
  5. canucklehead
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    Have a safe journey, Dave!
     
  6. flyingdawg
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    Thx for sharing. This really is a great group of people!
     
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    Take a camera with you. You will have some great phot ops in your time. And thanks for what you do.
     
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  8. davidbbrenner

    davidbbrenner Silver Member

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    It's my honor, but thank you....
     
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    Welcome to milepoint!
     
  10. rwoman
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    Welcome to MP!

    :)
     
  11. 2soonold
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    Thanks for the good words ... but what would Groucho say?;):D
     
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