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  1. milchap
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    A similar thread exists on FT. It would perhaps be useful to introduce such a thread on Mile Point.

    Newcomers will join and visitors will lurk. They may want to know us.

    It is an AC forum social register.
     
  2. milchap
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    I am known here as milchap and also known on other sites as airbus320.

    I am a former senior military officer. On retirement, I was recruited into a VP admin position of a large tertiary care hospital.

    I am now fully retired. I travel mostly for leisure and crossing off my bucket list those special places . Russia is next.

    I sit on a few non profit boards.
     
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    I am the frequent flyer formerly known as PB on FT, and now in my new reincarnated version ... ACMM in honour of my recent crossing of 1 Million Status Miles on Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz.

    I have spent my business career in the IT industry and current am in a sales related job for a major worldwide IT company.

    Travel for me is all business related... vacations are me kicking and screaming on planes and hotels :) to satisfy Mrs. ACMM :)

    Retirement is in the plan for me in 4.3 years :)
     
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    bottom feeder as AC would like to refer to me as....lawyer by trade.
     
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    I'm a lobbyist that usually does about one big trip a year for personal and gets the rest of the way to Elite through work travel.
     
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    I'm a software engineer in a dot-com startup in the SF Bay Area. I fly on my own dime so I resort to "doing my time" on Eewnited to MR the necessary 35k status miles. I am definitely a bottom feeder.
     
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    jlisi984 on FT, this username on my trip report blog, loveofflying on A-NET, and a pianist in real life... ;)
     
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    Do not forget this year you need a min number of AC miles or segments ...
     
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    same handle across the intertubes. Independent software development consultant, trainer and conference speaker. Most of my travel is covered by work (which really is just me in the end) and most of it is in J. Things change contract by contract though, so next month I could be commuting via Greyhound.
     
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    No you won't! ;)
     
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    yah, I know x_x

    Assuming that AC doesn't restrict R space too heavily, my 35 e-u/g is enough of an incentive give $ to AC on a tpac to meet the 10k requirement. The restrictions, while annoying, isn't too bad I think ... a roundtrip transcon SFO-YYZ direct is around 5200mi. Or I could do what I did last year ... YYZ-YYC-YEG-YVR-SFO LOL
     
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    I run a global software development team for a Japanese FG500 company, so that gives me some occasion for long-haul travel (and a lot more short-haul into NE US) -- developing products, not internal IT. Have always been in the software business, but have covered actual programming (long time ago!), management (built up and sold a company), product planning, marketing ... now back to my roots in building products, even if I have a pointy-haired boss role now!

    Apart from that, I love to travel when the job allows me, although the destinations are more important to me than the flights themselves, so I tend to stay 1-2 weeks at the destination. Paris this year, next year would like to see southern Africa, maybe Mozambique, Botswana and/or Namibia ...
     
  13. I am a bottom feeding self-employed consultant type guy who happens to run some small travel websites, most of my travel is paid for by myself although I have started to have some credit card, hotel and loyalty companies start to pay the way for me when I do work for them.I am also known as 'superdawg' on most of the other forums and also have the handle "Frequent Flyer Bonuses" here on MP for my corporate posts.

    I also moonlight as a project controls specialist for an Oil & Gas EPCM firm but that doesn't involve any travel so why talk about it?
     
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    SYM here, SYM there
    I teach history at a university in BOS but live with my family in YXU, and travel trans-pac for conferences and research about five or six times a year. I've been doing this for five years, so I think I must be getting close to MM status - but I'm going to let them surprise me.
    This is not ordinarily the first thing I tell people about myself, but for this audience.... I was lucky enough to be on a one-day trip to Asia on Sept 11, 2001 AND a one-day trip to Europe on April 15, 2010 (remember the volcano). Both times my flight took a six-day delay. I try to remember this when the puddlejumper to YXU is an hour late - but usually I fail.
     
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    Oh, and by the way, I'm not a bottom feeder - 160K Super Elite, although this year, I'll scrape by Super Elite & Continental Gold Elite... :D Serves them right!
     
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    Luckily, I didn't fly often (yet) on 9/11. April 15, though, I was in Cannes, France (NCE), and I got out on the first day the flights started moving (the day we were supposed to depart, but anyways, it was tough. NCE-MUC overnight MUC-SFO in crappy LH Y, overnight in SFO, SFO-YYC and I was home... :)
     
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    I am an "in transition".

    All of my travel is strictly personal which normally takes me to places where I can do some outdoor activity like camping or surfing, or experience different world sporting events as a spectator. Rugby and cricket are on next on my TDL, destinations TBD...lol
     
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    The brilliant concierge at FRA got me out on the first flight to YYZ, just in time to pick up the final leg of another trip YXU-YYZ-BOS-YYZ-YXU (all segments no-showed except the last one; I had kept AC updated but for some reason they decided to leave the reservation complete). The GA in Toronto said she'd never seen such a long file for a YYZ-YXU flight. So getting home was not too bad, once planes finally started moving
     
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    I was in NJ that day (11-Sep), driving toward NYC when we saw all the smoke on the horizon ... it took four days before we finally secured a rental car from Hertz and were able to drive home.
     
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    IT trainer until last month, with Elite-earning domestic travel in Canada for a few years. Now back in a management role and travel is almost entirely personal and therefore rare. Have lived in YHZ, YKF and YYZ as a frequent flyer, and a few other cities as a clueless VBIT. My husband has told me he's no longer willing to "fly vertically," so I better figure out a way to get more Aeroplan points quickly!

    (currently in IST working through our first mini-RTW in F -- now I'm worried my better half's bar has been raised past horizontal flight to Swiss F only!!)
     
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    "Bottom-feeder" makes me chuckle (but hey, I'm a Brit and easily amused ;))

    I live in YHM (just as they stopped the YUL service), used to live near LHR. I herd cats for a living (work in academia on large messy projects). Previous incarnations include tech marcoms writer, e-learning/m-learning researcher, and music festival gadabout.

    My job over here doesn't involve any travel, but make up for it in leisure trips. In-laws in FL mean that we end up bulding creative routings to max out miles, though ;)

    The only time I get to fly up front is when we're burning miles (BD Diamond Club have been good to us, and we're working towards a family mini-RTW with AP) The last fun trip in J (apart from the short single-class hops) was our summer vacation: YYZ-CLE (overnight layover)-MCO (day trip layover)-GRU-BSB (stop) - CNF / CNF-GIG (stop)-LHR.
    (trust me, you don't want to know how we got home from the UK..)

    I've flying AC for nearly a decade with some degree of regularity (mainly TATL Y) and seem to have developed a bizarre Pavlovian sense of homecoming when my travels involve the company of Caesar and Monty (neither of whom I normally hang out with). A few more trips in domestic/transborder should cure that..
     
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    I am known here on Mile Point as Cage, but formerly known as YEG Guy in FT world. I also have a place setting at other forums and tables.

    I am a recovering airline brat, I flew non-revenue space available on AC for the first 25 years of my life. In my youth I interviewed with both AC (ramp position) and WS (internal audit) and thankfully did not get either job. Instead I followed my dad's advice and got a good job with lots of pay, collect travel points and play the frequent traveller game.

    In 2007 I met the love of my life. Only problem was her fear of flying. 8 weeks after we met I took her on a family vacation to YHZ and we flew out J, she slept most of the way with my Bose headphones on and few belts of Crown Royal. She loved the J experience and we were engaged a few months later on another trip to YVR. At the wedding reception my Dad commented that Mrs Cage does not have a fear of flying, she has a fear of flying in economy.

    Just this past summer my wife and I welcomed our daughter into the world. Miss Cage all ready has her own passport and Nexus card, eager to try them out this spring. I am taking bets as to whether her first word will be mommy, daddy, or upgrade.
     
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  23. why fly on FT and I fly lots for work as an importer and I fly a lot because I have way to many holidays.
     
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    Upgrade, upgrade!
     
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    CEO aviation industry; other various things certified PMP & Auditor & CPL (H).

    Travel up too 150K a year with about 50/60K on AC.

    I am a Auzzie/Canuck :)

    My handle is the same on all my forums I visit. FT/Bimerpost
     

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