Old Dec 31, 17, 6:09 am
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This new annual thread has been carved out of the previous thread in an effort to reduce the number of megathreads on the AC forum. For those interested previous versions are the original 2004 - 2014 thread , 2015 edition, 2016 edition and 2017 edition

The original thread started by accident but quickly became a popular place to come and discuss off topic things such as hockey, new movies, or almost anything that wouldn't fit into existing AC forum threads. More Air Canada or Aeroplan topics such as flight feedback, in-flight services issues or mileage earning/redemption are all topics that should go into existing AC forum threads so others can benefit from this information. Topics about hotels or airlines and/or their loyalty programs should be posted elsewhere on FT as should topics better suited to other forums such as Travel Products for questions about luggage or Travel Photography for discussion about cameras.

While the conversation is more relaxed as it would be in a lounge that doesn't mean however that the FT rules don't apply here as they definitely do so please refrain from controversial topics such as politics or religion, avoid profanities and treat other lounge patrons with the same respect you expect.
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Old Dec 31, 17, 8:58 pm
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2018 is certainly going to be an amazing year!

Happy new year everyone!
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Old Dec 31, 17, 9:28 pm
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2018 is certainly going to be an amazing year!

Happy new year everyone!
Living in hope.
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Old Dec 31, 17, 9:43 pm
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Kinda bummed that Mariah Carey isn’t totally bombing her re-appearance on Rockin’ New Year’s Eve...

Happy new year y’all
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Old Dec 31, 17, 11:01 pm
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Originally Posted by ffsim
Kinda bummed that Mariah Carey isnt totally bombing her re-appearance on Rockin New Years Eve...

Happy new year yall
I saw a bit of that. Is she immune to the cold or can we expect a news article about her being admitted for hypothermia from the CBC? Seriously its -20c here before the wind kicks in and cant be much better in NYC.
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Old Jan 1, 18, 5:53 am
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It's now 2018 here so I can properly wish a Happy New Year to all.
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Old Jan 1, 18, 9:50 am
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Happy New Year to the AC FT family!!!

Hope everyone finds some killer YQ free mini-RTW routings and can burn through most your E-Ups this year!!!

It's good to be back to the dark side...
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Old Jan 1, 18, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by jc94


Living in hope.
Well considering the following four events I have planned for me next year
1 - Finishing off school (Finally breaking free from that awful hellhole)
2 - Visiting Europe, Asia and Australia (In J!!! )
3 - Start working full time (Yessssss)
4 - Carribean for the Christmas

I am pretty much hyped
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Old Jan 1, 18, 10:17 am
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When u finished Season Four of Black Mirror in a day and realized it would be years before this gem comes back again
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Old Jan 1, 18, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Jumper Jack
Well considering the following three events I have planned for me next year
1 - Finishing off school (Finally breaking free from that awful hellhole)
2 - Visiting Europe, Asia and Australia (In J!!! )
3 - Start working full time (Yessssss)
4 - Carribean for the Christmas

I am pretty much hyped
How many events now?
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Old Jan 1, 18, 1:32 pm
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Originally Posted by jc94


How many events now?
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Old Jan 1, 18, 2:09 pm
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Well considering the following four events I have planned for me next year
1 - Finishing off school (Finally breaking free from that awful hellhole)

3 - Start working full time (Yessssss)
I had gone back to school after a few years of "work". I have to admit I really enjoyed going back to school. I got all my assignments done early and stayed on top of my studies. It was like righting the wrongs of all the procrastination of my first go around through school.


I was also studying abroad and learned about FT during that time.
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Old Jan 1, 18, 2:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Diabeetus
I had gone back to school after a few years of "work". I have to admit I really enjoyed going back to school. I got all my assignments done early and stayed on top of my studies. It was like righting the wrongs of all the procrastination of my first go around through school.


I was also studying abroad and learned about FT during that time.
Me when people asking me if I wanna do grad school later on:
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Old Jan 1, 18, 2:48 pm
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Me when people asking me if I wanna do grad school later on:
It's a waste if you're in business (exception: HYPS MBA)
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Old Jan 1, 18, 4:38 pm
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When u finished Season Four of Black Mirror in a day and realized it would be years before this gem comes back again
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWaLxFIVX1s
That television show is absolutely draining to watch.
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Old Jan 1, 18, 7:15 pm
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Following up to this thread...

@SparseFlyer: Were you looking for my opinion of the LX E Gates Lounge at ZRH? If so, 10/10 for a J/*G lounge!

@yyznomad: Actually, I'm not a huge fan of the TK IST Lounge. Granted, it's massive. But I've always found its aesthetics lacking, often quite crowded, and not great for privacy.
Having just flown ZRH-IST-YUL I had the opportunity to compare both IST and ZRH lounges side by side.

The IST lounge was crowded, hot and sweaty and yes the food is nice and diverse but I'm not quite sure it's living up to the hype anymore. On a previous trip, I tried the sleeping rooms downstairs and while the idea is nice, the soundproofing is terrible and they are located right next to the kitchen, making it real hard to get decent sleep. Plus transit security at IST can be a real sh*t show, significantly reducing my urge to transit there in the near future.

On the other hand, ZRH is clean, organized, efficient and the new E-gates lounges are impressive, including the kitchen, work areas and extensive bar. I would agree with your 10/10 assessment. ^
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