It is with sadness for me to announce the sudden and unexpected departure of FlyerTalk member KLC, whom I considered a friend — and I join the rest of the world of shocked and saddened frequent fliers in mourning and honoring this kind, gracious and sweet woman.
At the time that this was posted, the cause of death of Karen is still unknown.
As with many other FlyerTalk members, I have many experiences with Karen at destinations all over the world — such as in Venice in 2004, in Ljubljana in 2006, and in Atlanta at the Delta Air Lines FlyerTalk Event in 2009, to name only a few of the memories I personally have of Karen.
Karen was a quiet and unimposing woman, although she enjoyed engaging in conversation with other FlyerTalk members. She always took the time to listen to what I — or anyone else, for that matter — had to say. If there was a problem which needed to be resolved or an issue which needed to be addressed, Karen was always there to offer her assistance and volunteer. Karen was very well regarded and highly respected on FlyerTalk in many different ways, including sharing her wealth of knowledge on FlyerTalk.
Most of all, Karen epitomizes the appropriate final word she has ever posted on FlyerTalk: class.
Karen, may you find eternal peace after having embarked on your final journey. I truly enjoyed your company, and only wish I could meet you yet again in some distant location somewhere on this planet. Thank you for all that you have done and the memories we shared, as well as for accepting me as a part of your life. You will never be forgotten.