Ask a Frequent Flyer: Travel Tips from the Expers - AC EnRoute Magazine

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  1. ACMM
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    A feature in the onboard (an online) AC EnRoute Magazine .... is Ask A Frequent Flyer ... I noted that this month's is co-authored by one of our own here on AC MP igloocoder! Well done..

    What is is like doing the magazine entry?

    For those who have not seen it, here is the link to the November entry "Which airport would you pick for a layover, based on its food? "

    Here is the
    October article
     
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    From the web page if you want to ask a question ...

    Want to #askafrequentflyer? Don't hesitate to join the conversation on Twitter @enrouteonline or on Facebook (enRoute magazine). If we publish your question, you’ll receive 200 Aeroplan® Miles.


     
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    That is very cool! I was asked to be interviewed by another blogger- my big moment! LOL
     
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    When can I get your autograph :) ?

    (Posted from my milePoint enabled iPhone)
     
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    The problem is that I might have to pay you to take my autograph! Also my handwriting is pretty sloppy... lol
     
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    Ha! Anything to get your writing career started! :)

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    Your Canadien humor is showing! :)
     
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    Guilty as charged. My understanding is that there are about 5 of us in the writing pool. I've been lucky enough to get picked for both October (I never saw being the headline story coming until I opened the magazine on the plane) and November. We get sent a list of about 5 questions each month and we're responsible for writing answers to any we can. We don't have to answer all (we had one asking about air sickness which I've never had), but I try to. Our answers are 200 words or less and then trimmed quite a bit more by the time they hit the magazine. I don't see those trimmed versions until I read the magazine.

    The questions are very much geared to the infrequent flier which can make them difficult to answer. I find that its a nice change to think of travelling problems from tht perspective instead of the one I do day-to-day. Other than thinking from a different point of view the biggest challenge is the deadline. Usually we get only about 5 days to fit in the time to turn around answers. I've been lucky so far in that I've had flights to work on them.

    For those wondering, we're not getting paid. We might get something at some point (a couple of things have been mentioned). I just enjoy writing about something other than my full time profession.
     
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    Nice to see you doing this. Quite neat actually. Looking forward to your future writings :)

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    That is really great! How did they find/ select you to be a part of this?
     
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    I saw a posting on TOBB and sent in an email to it. I quoted my current flying patterns and my past writing experience (I've done full magazine articles and a book in the past). I got a reply saying that they'd be in touch and next thing I knew I had the first set of questions.
     
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    ... and here I thought it was your good looks ;)

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