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Re: My May 2005 flying report as promised to 1 of the forum members
« Reply #45 on: August 24, 2012, 06:17:16 PM »
impresssive! i wonder how many ppl took advantage of this offer back than!

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Re: My May 2005 flying report as promised to 1 of the forum members
« Reply #46 on: August 26, 2012, 06:14:46 PM »
Thanks.

As far as I know about 10 ppl really did it, vs many taking just a few flights.

(I told everyone that wanted to hear about it before, but most just made fun)

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Re: My May 2005 flying report as promised to 1 of the forum members
« Reply #47 on: August 26, 2012, 06:46:47 PM »
It is mamash amazing. Did you get dizzy? What did you do the whole time, enjoy flying and meeting ppl? Do you know the agents in the airport by now? They know you?
siyag lachachma :-)

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Re: My May 2005 flying report as promised to 1 of the forum members
« Reply #48 on: August 26, 2012, 06:53:54 PM »
wow pure awesomeness!!
But I'm still proud to be from clev!

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Re: My May 2005 flying report as promised to 1 of the forum members
« Reply #49 on: August 26, 2012, 10:57:45 PM »
It is mamash amazing. Did you get dizzy? What did you do the whole time, enjoy flying and meeting ppl? Do you know the agents in the airport by now? They know you?
+1

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Re: My May 2005 flying report as promised to 1 of the forum members
« Reply #50 on: August 27, 2012, 08:37:55 AM »
+1

Did you have status that gave you upgrades?

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Re: My May 2005 flying report as promised to 1 of the forum members
« Reply #51 on: August 28, 2012, 03:30:18 AM »
It is mamash amazing. Did you get dizzy? What did you do the whole time, enjoy flying and meeting ppl? Do you know the agents in the airport by now? They know you?

That part I was worried about, as i knew that traveling is exhausting, so I was scared that the tiredness would accumulate, and at a certain point I would fall asleep in an airport, and wake up 3 flights later.

Truth is that the change of air etc is what gets people tired, but it does not accumulate.

In ZRH everyone knew me by name, that is to say, security at the x-ray, lots of steward(es)s,...

In STR the cops realised that I was there a few times a day sometimes and did not like it.

I was checked every time from head to toe, to their dismay they couldn't find a thing.

On the plane I was working on some business plans as well as having mishnayos to catch up.

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Re: My May 2005 flying report as promised to 1 of the forum members
« Reply #52 on: August 28, 2012, 03:34:13 AM »
Did you have status that gave you upgrades?

After a few days I had a status, I had to call them to re-evaluate my status, as they often change status at the end of the week or so, and for me it was crucial to get into the lounge so that I could at least drink here and there.

I never got upgraded, nor did I have the time to ask for one + on such flights biz = Eco.

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Re: My May 2005 flying report as promised to 1 of the forum members
« Reply #53 on: August 28, 2012, 03:36:37 AM »
wow pure awesomeness!!

Thanks !

I did have some funny stories on the way:

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Re: My May 2005 flying report as promised to 1 of the forum members
« Reply #54 on: August 28, 2012, 03:40:39 AM »
Thanks !

I did have some funny stories on the way:
Eg. ? ......
 ;)  :D

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Re: My May 2005 flying report as promised to 1 of the forum members
« Reply #55 on: August 28, 2012, 03:51:10 AM »
For the short connections I had the following assumption/rule: 45 min in ZRH, as he stopover was part of a connecting flight + this was the shortest legal connection.
On a more practical note, I had to change aircraft and go from gate X to Y.

However in an airport such as STR, the flight out of there was on a separate ticket, so I had no legal minimum connection time to respect, as well as my calculation being that since the plane departing (Swiss) is the same as the one that just arrived, even if I'm delayed getting into STR, so will the departure be delayed, as they are using the same aircraft.
I had 25 min connection time typically in STR.

Well, I was wrong, as the aircraft flying this route is a small one (with stairs being part of the plane), so didn't unboard the plane at the gate, but where brought in by bus to the main terminal, while boarding was happening at some gate far away.
Also, when boarding for a flight that has a bus bringing you to the aircraft, boarding can start before the plane is ready, as they just have the people waiting in the bus.

So my first flight into STR had a delay, and entering the airport building I heard:"This is the last and final call for Mr SF flying to ZRH..."

I made the flight.

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Re: My May 2005 flying report as promised to 1 of the forum members
« Reply #56 on: August 28, 2012, 04:04:32 AM »
Wow! How did you make it?

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Re: My May 2005 flying report as promised to 1 of the forum members
« Reply #57 on: August 28, 2012, 04:07:22 AM »
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Re: My May 2005 flying report as promised to 1 of the forum members
« Reply #58 on: August 28, 2012, 04:08:04 AM »
Another story.

As I mostly flew to STR, MUC, MXP and CDG, as they had the cheapest flight and more frequent departures, I bumped here and there into one of my friends traveling, who had the same reasoning form booking specific flights.

(we had each others schedules)

So one of those days we had 2x STR the same day, we meet in the lounge.

There was this around 50 year old guy in the lounge pressing orange juice for he passengers, so my friend tapped him on the shoulder and said:"Start pressing, we are back here in a few hours".
This guy just smiled and probably thought we were bored and checked out the duty free shops etc, but meanwhile I was in CDG and 2x in ZRH.

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Re: My May 2005 flying report as promised to 1 of the forum members
« Reply #59 on: August 28, 2012, 04:08:48 AM »
He ran! :D

Yah, and Rexona would not help..