Premex: The web site is good, but it doesn't necessarily identify the staff based on their WebFlyer names. For example, I don't find Flygirl listed. I agree with NJ David. I'd sort of like to know which FF staff person we're involved with, especially since more and more of them seem to be joining the group.
onefreeman: Even if Captain Cook had made it back, they probably wouldn't have included it in the OED, since it's not an English word, or even truly translatable directly into English. Your choices are pretty good, though. In general usage, and especially as it was used here, I'd have to think "Big Kahuna" translates pretty well to "boss."
Well, NJDavid, I'll be the first of the 'InsideFlyer' staff to respond.
My name is LaDonna, I'm pretty young (23), lived in Colorado most of my life (except for my Air Force time) and I work in the award planning department of Frequent Flyer Services.
I do not have too many frequent flyer miles, I just like to help other people use theirs!
I am going on my first "free" ticket to Hawaii in June, and hope to go on many more.
Now who's next???
Programs: AAdvantage Gold, Skymiles Plat, United Premier Exec
You guessed it onefreeman! My name is Roseanne and I handle the print advertising for InsideFlyer Magazine- Americas and Asia also for The Official Frequent Flyer Guidebook. In response to flyguy, I guess I should ask you the same question?! I chose the name flygirl because I like to fly as a passenger and as a pilot (small planes-150's, Tomahawks,etc) and the term flyboy was used back in my parents days for a guy who liked to fly. I have lived in Michigan, Arizona, New Jersey, California, Florida, Oklahoma and now Colorado. I've traveled to England, France, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Jamaica, Canada and Mexico. In fact last September I vacationed in Switzerland and Germany and had a wonderful time, it was my second visit to both countries. I speak very little German even though I did learn to read, write and speak it a few years back, however I don't use it now and I'm forgeting most of what I learned. Oh one more thing to Merry and onefreeman, I used the terms "our fearless leader" and "Big Kahuna" because RP is our "leader" in frequent flyer knowledge in the world, and Big Kahuna as in "wise or knowing". Hope this helps give some insight to "who we all are" and feel free to check us out at our company staff pages. Happy traveling!
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My name is Dany Schapiro, I was born in
Argentina, and for the last 20 years I'm
living in Israel.
I work for an Israeli company in the Data
Communications area, as their Regional
Sales Manager for South America.
I fly out from Israel once a month for
like 10 days, allways to several destinations in South America.
I have elite status in ElAl and in AA (Platinum). In El Al I allways get upgraded.
(El Al has a good program. You get upgraded
only for half the millage (actually points) of the flight you are being upgraded at.
And you don't need a lot of points to get
bonus tickets (2.5 two way flights to the
States will get you a two way ticket to Europe, or 4.5 flights for a ticket to USA)
The downside?: points expire after 1 year,
and the food is the worst.
In AA, I've never got anything. I have like
a zillion stickers for upgrading in US domestic flights, but as I don't travel much
inside the States, I just collect them.
The only reason I fly this combination of
Airlines, is because of their schedules.
I have two daily non-stop flights to JFK from
TelAviv, and then AA from there or MIA to
anyplace in South/Central America, several
times a day.
I suppose that flying Star Alliance I could
achieve much more (Lufthansa from Israel, and
then Varig or UA), but I loose flexibility.
I usually don't post topics or replies, but
for a year already,at least once a week,
I come into flyertalk.