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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 , 2017 edition and 2018 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. Air Canada or Aeroplan topics such as flight feedback, in-flight services issues, status 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, destinations, in-flight travel tech. or anything best discussed elsewhere on FT may be relocated to that forum as this thread isn't meant to import travel topics to this forum that are better discussed on other forums. FT is an amazingly diverse and large community so members are encouraged to seek out all of its resources.

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Old Jan 17, 2019, 5:44 am
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Originally Posted by meagicano
I went to see a u-boat in Chicago after finishing up with my client. $40 US for an “in-depth experience” where I could nerd out and hang out in a u-boat with a bunch of Cold War submarine vets
I have done the same. Great experience.
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Old Jan 17, 2019, 5:50 am
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TFW you hear people talking about flying somewhere on points then paying for the way back. And then you hear them sayings it’s on another continent.

Good luck with that.
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Old Jan 17, 2019, 2:02 pm
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Originally Posted by j2simpso
Did not know there's a viewing deck at NRT to spot plane porn? Where abouts is it located (i.e. land-side or air-side)? Aside from SIN,ZRH, LAX and now NRT, what other airports offer such spotting opportunities?

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Took this from the outside deck at PLS
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Old Jan 17, 2019, 2:05 pm
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I was at the Panorama Terrace at AMS recently and really enjoyed the detour.
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Old Jan 17, 2019, 2:22 pm
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For some business related demo/test reasons, I'm being asked if I want a new work phone. The selection is somewhat constrained to one of the new iPhones.

Since I'm coming off an SE (yeah, really and still the best form factor Apple ever produced IMHO), I'm leaning towards the XS for it's slightly smaller size/weight. But does anyone who has either the XS or VR care to share their thoughts?
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Old Jan 17, 2019, 7:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1
For some business related demo/test reasons, I'm being asked if I want a new work phone. The selection is somewhat constrained to one of the new iPhones.

Since I'm coming off an SE (yeah, really and still the best form factor Apple ever produced IMHO), I'm leaning towards the XS for it's slightly smaller size/weight. But does anyone who has either the XS or VR care to share their thoughts?
In the same boat. Would love thoughts on XR v XS.
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Old Jan 17, 2019, 7:06 pm
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The Razr 4 looks kinda cool.
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Old Jan 17, 2019, 7:07 pm
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I used to think the larger form factor was too big. Now, I’d never consider going back to the smaller form factors.

XS Max all the way.

A quick google will show you the differences...if work is paying, why not go with the best model?
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Old Jan 17, 2019, 7:15 pm
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Originally Posted by CanRulez
I used to think the larger form factor was too big. Now, I’d never consider going back to the smaller form factors.

XS Max all the way.

A quick google will show you the differences...if work is paying, why not go with the best model?
I would need to pay the difference. And I'm cheap. And poor. Rich in love on account of the 6 2/3 kids, but poor as bleep on account of the 6 2/3 kids.
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Old Jan 17, 2019, 7:19 pm
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Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope
I would need to pay the difference. And I'm cheap. And poor. Rich in love on account of the 6 2/3 kids, but poor as bleep on account of the 6 2/3 kids.
Understood. Then go with the “free” model. No need to pay the difference especially when you have almost 7 kids to support.

Congratulations by the way. That’s amazing.
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Old Jan 17, 2019, 7:22 pm
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Originally Posted by CanRulez


Understood. Then go with the “free” model. No need to pay the difference especially when you have almost 7 kids to support.

Congratulations by the way. That’s amazing.
Hey, thanks.

I was being silly anyway. I am tremendously blessed and spend enough time abroad to know that our version of "poor" is not even remotely so.
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Old Jan 17, 2019, 7:27 pm
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Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope
Hey, thanks.

I was being silly anyway. I am tremendously blessed and spend enough time abroad to know that our version of "poor" is not even remotely so.
Blessed indeed. My first born is just over 16 months now. He gives me so much joy....it’s truly the best feeling in the world.
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Old Jan 17, 2019, 7:31 pm
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Originally Posted by CanRulez


Blessed indeed. My first born is just over 16 months now. He gives me so much joy....it’s truly the best feeling in the world.
Your son is also a date destroyer. We know because we've seen him pull all his cutesy moves on the ladies. 😂
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Old Jan 17, 2019, 7:35 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
Your son is also a date destroyer. We know because we've seen him pull all his cutesy moves on the ladies. 😂
He’d be the perfect wingman.
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Old Jan 17, 2019, 7:48 pm
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Originally Posted by CanRulez


He’d be the perfect wingman.
Careful. You'll end up with a whole pile of wingmen.
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