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Re: Lucky's Latest Adventure
« Reply #75 on: June 03, 2013, 09:06:54 AM »
no, but he recently mentioned it on his favorite redemptions post. I just don't get it. He wasn't even earning miles
It's an addiction.
Here's the FT thread from 2006.
It was actually 6 flights.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/united-mileage-plus-pre-merger/548987-six-transpacs-five-days-help-me.html

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Re: Lucky's Latest Adventure
« Reply #76 on: June 03, 2013, 09:53:39 AM »
This blogger guy sounds like a total douche.  All of his posts seem to be about bragging and posting links to offers a lot crappier than public offers to get himself referral bonuses.  Maybe someone else can explain why he seems to have a cult-like following.

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Re: Lucky's Latest Adventure
« Reply #77 on: June 03, 2013, 10:22:24 AM »
This blogger guy sounds like a total douche.  All of his posts seem to be about bragging and posting links to offers a lot crappier than public offers to get himself referral bonuses.  Maybe someone else can explain why he seems to have a cult-like following.
What's wrong with that? Business is about making money, not helping the clients save money.
Purpose > Pleasure

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« Reply #78 on: June 03, 2013, 10:23:22 AM »
This blogger guy sounds like a total douche.  All of his posts seem to be about bragging and posting links to offers a lot crappier than public offers to get himself referral bonuses.  Maybe someone else can explain why he seems to have a cult-like following.
He writes the best TRs out there, and only recently started w/ the referral links.

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Re: Lucky's Latest Adventure
« Reply #79 on: June 03, 2013, 10:33:57 AM »
This blogger guy sounds like a total douche.  All of his posts seem to be about bragging and posting links to offers a lot crappier than public offers to get himself referral bonuses.  Maybe someone else can explain why he seems to have a cult-like following.

I disagree. Like has been stated, he writes the best TRs in the business, and he's pretty much done and seen it all when it comes to airline miles redemptions.

He writes the best TRs out there, and only recently started w/ the referral links.

Recently? Not sure that's accurate. Unless by "recently" we're talking on a scale that ranges from creation until now. AFAIK, he's been doing it for at least 2 years...
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Re: Lucky's Latest Adventure
« Reply #80 on: June 03, 2013, 10:35:57 AM »
Recently? Not sure that's accurate. Unless by "recently" we're talking on a scale that ranges from creation until now. AFAIK, he's been doing it for at least 2 years...
You could be right. I may be confusing him w/ a different blogger.

But to his credit, he has very few filler posts or link pimping posts like TPG seems to have all the time.

(Maybe a thread discussing bloggers should be started.)

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« Reply #81 on: June 03, 2013, 10:46:42 AM »
You could be right. I may be confusing him w/ a different blogger.

But to his credit, he has very few filler posts or link pimping posts like TPG seems to have all the time.

(Maybe a thread discussing bloggers should be started.)

No need to replicate here the gargantuan thread that is over at FT discussing that topic.

I believe you're confusing him with MV, and yes, he has relatively few filler posts.
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Re: Lucky's Latest Adventure
« Reply #82 on: June 03, 2013, 10:56:38 AM »
No need to replicate here the gargantuan thread that is over at FT discussing that topic.

I believe you're confusing him with MV, and yes, he has relatively few filler posts.
1) Why no need? Most threads here mirror FT threads. Just with a smaller community.
2) I think you're right. MV started recently, and it really put a damper in the quality of some of his posts.

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Re: Lucky's Latest Adventure
« Reply #83 on: June 03, 2013, 10:57:29 AM »
for the most part, his trip reports are pretty much all the same

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Re: Lucky's Latest Adventure
« Reply #84 on: June 03, 2013, 11:08:33 AM »
for the most part, his trip reports are pretty much all the same
I agree. Too many first class cabins, although he still flies a few interesting ones.
That's why the Congo TR that I linked to is so amazing. So much different than e/t else.

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Re: Lucky's Latest Adventure
« Reply #85 on: June 03, 2013, 11:08:48 AM »
1) Why no need? Most threads here mirror FT threads. Just with a smaller community.

Then by all means, start one.

I just don't think starting a bloggers thread on a forum hosted by a blogger is the wisest of your many wise ideas.
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Re: Lucky's Latest Adventure
« Reply #86 on: June 03, 2013, 11:11:21 AM »
... is the wisest of your many wise ideas.
I challenge you to find a wiser idea then this one.

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« Reply #87 on: June 03, 2013, 11:14:31 AM »
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Re: Lucky's Latest Adventure
« Reply #88 on: June 03, 2013, 11:41:57 AM »
I disagree. Like has been stated, he writes the best TRs in the business, and he's pretty much done and seen it all when it comes to airline miles redemptions.

Recently? Not sure that's accurate. Unless by "recently" we're talking on a scale that ranges from creation until now. AFAIK, he's been doing it for at least 2 years...
I guess if living your life vicariously thought other people, is your thing, then trip reports may be exciting  I understand that some people are in to the flying culture - for me it's more of a way of getting to the destination, not really the part I look forward to.

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Re: Lucky's Latest Adventure
« Reply #89 on: June 03, 2013, 12:05:28 PM »
I guess if living your life vicariously thought other people, is your thing, then trip reports may be exciting  I understand that some people are in to the flying culture - for me it's more of a way of getting to the destination, not really the part I look forward to.

I believe I started a thread about this, but for me it boils down to this:

When you fly coach, vacation doesn't start until you get to your destination. When you fly first, the vacation starts en route to the airport. Business is somewhere in between.

It is for that reason (among a couple of others) that I like flying F and reading the reports of those who do as well.

To each their own, and I respect your viewing the plane ride as a means to an end, but perhaps try flying one of the premier F products (if you haven't) and your perspective may change.
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