InchPoint

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  1. Why miles? I say one point for every inch flown. Who's with me?
     
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  2. KIXman
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    Sure! And it takes a gazillion points to reach Silver :p
     
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    That's not metric! :O
     
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    Welcome to Hhonors???? Many would say they award InchPoints.
     
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    So how many inches per dollar charged to the card?
     
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    Metric is too confusing for us Americans. We'd much rather use a system that has no rhyme or reason. [​IMG]
     
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    Hey, in the UK we teach children small distances in millimetres and centimetres, and driving distances in miles; under 500 ml in ml, 568 ml in pints, then litres. Beef in grammes, but people in stone.

    None of this French Napoleonic nonsense for us, thankee kindly.
     
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    the point is the pint :D:D:D, so MilePint!
     
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    It comes in pints? </hobbit>
     
  10. Frequent Freak
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    InchPoint would be too easy. I say we go the other way, with ParsecPoint! Just earning one single ParsecPoint will get you super-triple-polonium status for life. Only drawback is you have to have flown a transcon a day since the dawn of the universe to qualify. And I don't even want to bring up trying to qualify on segments.
     
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    Maybe this could work and the airline industry can measure trips in inches. Here are a few:
    ORD-PBI 72,483,840 Inches
    DFW-LAX 78,249,600 Inches
    SFO-JFK 163,468,800 Inches
     
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    You get additional bonus points too if you can do the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.
     
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    I had to look up parsec on Wikipedia.

    "The parsec (parallax of one arcsecond; symbol: pc) is a unit of length, equal to just under 31 trillion (31×1012) kilometres (about 19 trillion miles), 206265 AU, or about 3.26 light-years. The parsec measurement unit is used in astronomy. It is defined as the length of the adjacent side of an imaginary right triangle in space. The two dimensions that specify this triangle are the parallax angle (defined as 1 arcsecond) and the opposite side (defined as 1 astronomical unit (AU), the distance from the Earth to the Sun). Given these two measurements, along with the rules of trigonometry, the length of the adjacent side (the parsec) can be found."

    Neil didn't teach me that on NOVA Science Now. [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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