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Old Jun 24, 12, 6:13 pm   #1
 
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Have you ever met other FT users while doiing MRs?

I was thinking that since we're all privy to the same MR deals here at FT, we're likley at some point to be on a MR with another person who also is on that flight because they read about it here at FT.

So, I'm curious to hear if you've ever met other FT users while doing MRs?
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Old Jun 24, 12, 6:20 pm   #2
 
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Yes, doing a few LAX-MIA and turns last April. You quickly notice...
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FT luggage tags (sometimes I attach them if cba) are a big sign. Also sitting next to some annoying FT'ers who throughout a TATL MR were bragging (quite loudly) about the price they paid, CPM, etc. Quite uncouth.
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Not yet, but then again, I haven't done an MR...YET. Looking forward to something out of LAX and would love to partner with someone.
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Quite often, yes.
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Yes, many. I am not very outgoing but sometimes I actually do talk with the person or they recognize me first. Other times, I just hear some discussion of the runs but if I am too tired to join in, I just eavesdrop. Especially if the runners seem to be very serious, for example, I was on a run last fall where the other guys coming back seemed to be on true runs rather than spending any time at the destination and I did not want to pipe up and be chuckled at as a poseur so I chose to say nothing at all. Even the FA talked for a bit with these guys about their run.

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I was thinking that since we're all privy to the same MR deals here at FT, we're likley at some point to be on a MR with another person who also is on that flight because they read about it here at FT.

So, I'm curious to hear if you've ever met other FT users while doing MRs?
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Old Jun 24, 12, 11:33 pm   #8
 
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In Jan of 12 CA residents got 3X EQM's flying LAX-ORD/DFW RT. I remember on a Saturday 14 of us meeting at a gate in ORD awaiting return flight to LAX. There were very few UG's that day(for those who booked late) as it seemed MR's had filled all the flights.
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Old Jun 25, 12, 1:49 am   #9
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Yes, I now have a new MR buddy at my home airport who happened to be on a MR Deal that i posted. Both of us ended up on the same flights and same hotel a few months ago
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Old Jun 25, 12, 4:43 am   #10
 
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I was thinking that since we're all privy to the same MR deals here at FT, we're likley at some point to be on a MR with another person who also is on that flight because they read about it here at FT.

So, I'm curious to hear if you've ever met other FT users while doing MRs?
Have met a good amount of FTers over the years.
It depends on the deal, an airline specific deal will only see a certain group of people while a deal like the ex-RGN, and you will see alot of handles you might never have heard before

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In Jan of 12 CA residents got 3X EQM's flying LAX-ORD/DFW RT. I remember on a Saturday 14 of us meeting at a gate in ORD awaiting return flight to LAX. There were very few UG's that day(for those who booked late) as it seemed MR's had filled all the flights.
SFO/ORD/LAX/DFW AA Admirals Club MR DOs throughout January


I was one of those that did many of those runs during January, it was a very fun month for sure
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Old Jun 25, 12, 10:16 am   #11
 
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I was on a SFO-DFW flight back in January during TEQM and the attendant actually asked how many people were just doing MRs and about 20 or so people raised their hands.
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Old Jun 25, 12, 11:27 am   #12
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Old Jun 25, 12, 11:40 am   #13
 
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Met with FTers on every leg of the HKG-IST-LAX MR
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Old Jun 25, 12, 1:00 pm   #14
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in 1985, aa had a fly segs & get 1st award tickets......there were 6 or so of us doing dfw-aus-okc-dfw on a couple weekends....
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Old Jun 25, 12, 1:16 pm   #15
 
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Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend 2007, there were nearly a dozen of us on UA SYD-SFO flying the CNZ Jumbo. Several of us had flown in together at the start of the weekend too-- not coordinated, just coincidence.

Monday of Thanksgiving weekend 2009, a fellow FTer and I flew TG DPS-BKK on the return leg of the DL JFK-DPS Jumbo. We saw a little boy of maybe 10 in Royal Silk with his dad. When we boarded AF BKK-CDG, we saw the same two pax and thought, hmmm, not many people would take a TG-AF connection to get from DPS to CDG in C. When we boarded the morning flight to New York, and they were seated in front of us, it was clear. "Are you on FT?" "Yes. Screenname?" "MegatopLover, and this is ecaarch. You were in Bali with us this morning." "Yes, and this is my son. And over there's my wife and our daughter." Then the boy whips out a little notebook journal with his drawings of planes and comments like "BA F Rocks!" An FTer in the making.
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