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BA Avios question(s) When booking on AA, can I book both tiers of aa awards economy for the same price? Also, does anyone happen to know what the price is for biz LGA-YUL?

Also does the oilam think AA is gonna join Avios as part of their jv integration with ba and ib? I don't think so being the US ff programs are nbetter and they can't afford to be worth less

November 17, 2011, 04:59:09 PM
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Interesting Articles... In accordance with the OP's request:
http://upgrd.com/blogs/damian/herr-doctor-vs-the-captain.html

February 10, 2012, 06:06:13 AM
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Re: South Florida Master Thread Wannabe city still around for the kid?
June 13, 2012, 01:59:21 PM
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Anyone here watch Suits? Or am I the only one counting minutes to Thursday?
June 26, 2012, 07:48:34 AM
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Excellent description of our tax system Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100.

If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7..
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

So, that's what they decided to do..

The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner offered "Since you are all such good customers, I'm will reduce the charge of your daily beer by $20". Drinks for the ten men would now cost just $80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes. So the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his fair share?

They realized that $20 divided by 6 is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.

So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by a higher percentage the poorer he was, to follow the principle of the tax system they had been using, and he proceeded to work out the amounts he suggested that each should now pay.

And so the fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% saving).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% saving).
The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28% saving).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% saving).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% saving).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% saving).

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But, once outside the bar, the men began to compare their savings.

"I only got a dollar out of the $20," declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man,"but he got $10!"

"Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a dollar too. It's unfair that he got ten times more benefit than me!"

"That's true!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $10 back, when I got only $2? The wealthy get all the breaks!"

"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison, "we didn't get anything at all. This new tax system exploits the poor!"

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had their beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

And that is how our tax system works. The people who already pay the highest taxes will naturally get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas, where the atmosphere is friendlier.


HT: Quora.com

September 11, 2012, 04:32:48 PM
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Re: Blacklist (TV Show)
I don't buy the frame job part of the theory because Red was not meant to survive. Antagonize him, destroy his empire, take away his power, and then kill him - all fits with revenge and protecting Keen. But once he's dead it's over, and nobody has to take the blame.
Succession requires legitimacy

March 09, 2017, 02:07:31 PM
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Re: Milan, Italy Master Thread
Actually I have 10 hours to play with.

Is there anything to do at Lake Como in March?
Worth renting a car for?
Beautiful drive up and down the lake

March 17, 2017, 06:54:49 AM
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Re: Venice Master Thread Don't think the trains to Nice are coastal

May 04, 2017, 12:55:46 PM
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Re: Hidden City Ticketing
If someone really screws up and checks their bag on a HC, can the airline hold your luggage ransom until you pay the fare difference?
Try it and let us know


May 21, 2017, 08:02:39 PM
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Re: Venice Master Thread Look into selling your UR and staying at a real top of the line hotel for a night or two, the Gritti/Aman/Cipriani

Base room at those, particularly Aman, might be larger than your Jr Suite

June 07, 2017, 06:41:22 PM
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