In our last episode.... ---- Welcome to The Penalty Box (v2.0 for those of you playing the home game). Many people ask what the heck this thread is, to that there isn't one single answer. This thread is: -Part Lounge thread -A stream of consciousness -A place to get all your answers about various programs (UA and others not limited to airlines). -A place to get advice on any aspect of life as this group is a very varied group of individuals. And sadly, some people also use this thread as their personal version of Twitter, so you've been warned. Drop in, say hello. We're a friendly bunch and many of us have become friends offline thanks to this thread. I promise we won't bite, at least if you're friendly. As with any place, there are guidelines that help achieve tenure in the box: 1. Ye shall read the box from teh beginning. 2. Ye shall drink only only beverages that are brewed, distilled, or otherwise obtained through a process of viticulture and oenology. 3. Ye shall have a flightmemory and/or openflight. 4. Ye shall post a link to said tome in your signature. 5. Poo. 6. Ye shall always take teh bump. 7. Ye shall always take the upgrade. 8. Ye shall not deploy DYKWIA. 9. Ye shall not flaunt your status. 10. Ye shall expend all good effort to acquire new dots and lines. 11. Ye shall expend all good effort to acquire new airports. 12. Ye shall expend all good effort to acquire new aircraft types. 13. Ye shall expend all good effort to maximize the number of segments on any given trip. 14. Thou shall remember BBQ Thursday, and keep it saucy. 15. Rule 14 shall not impede you from eating BBQ on any other days. 16. Ye shall expend all good effort to expand BBQ Thursday as far and wide as possible. 17. Tuesday shall be the day of the taco. 18. POTD need not be awarded everyday. 19. Ye shall not self-declare POTD. 20. Ye shall not like one's own posts. 21. Ye shall not like the Yankees, Lakers, Cowboys, Buckeyes, or Flyers. 22. Ye shall ignore these rules on an as needed basis. 23. Ye shall be the butt of a joke at any given time. 24. All posts containing facts shall be declared to be rumor. 25. No one is in charge of the box. 25a. No one shall claim to speak for the Box, to represent the Box or to plan events on the Box's behalf. Boxians are welcome to plan events; the Box does not.