Randy Petersen has a lot of which to be proud. His creation known as FlyerTalk will celebrate its 15th year of existence in its current iteration in May of 2013. Randy Petersen has positively affected the lives of millions of people over the years — including mine — with his vision of providing a venue where frequent fliers can discuss the earning and redeeming of miles and points. Yes, I say millions, if you include all of the incredible coverage that frequent fliers have enjoyed over the years in the media as a result of our hobby — or, perhaps more accurately, our obsession — with earning and using frequent traveler loyalty program miles and points. Let us also not forget about spouses, family, friends and colleagues of the greater than 500,000 members — that is half of a million people — of both FlyerTalk and milepoint.com combined who have been affected by frequent travel but are not registered on either Internet web site. Those people could probably easily quadruple that number to two million people alone — and that does not include those who work for airlines, lodging companies, rental car facilities, and other people in the industry who have also been affected by the vision of Randy Petersen. The landscape of frequent travel has changed significantly over the years as a result. I want to take this opportunity to be the first to congratulate Randy Petersen on this momentous occasion. Additionally, if I am not mistaken, 2016 will be 30 years since he decided to leave the retail business and launch a career based on frequent traveler loyalty program miles and points — starting with a simple newsletter whose content was literally cut and pasted. Congratulations, Randy Petersen — and, as always — thank you!