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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 22, 2019, 2:41 pm
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I use a pleather pouch with a belt clip for carrying my phone around, but otherwise it is bare. I also don't tend to drop my phone, and I haven't yet cracked a screen I'm using a leather-backed Moto X Pure (2015) at the moment, so it has good grip on the back with no glass to crack.

My oldest daughter is constantly dropping the new phone I got her for Christmas. I've got to get her a good case.
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Old Jan 22, 2019, 4:35 pm
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My Pixel 2 XL had a minor crack after dropping it onto a gravel driveway. One in a million shot, as they say, it must have landed just right to hit a rock in slot for the mic, and there was a hairline crack (very minor spiderwebing) to 1/3 the way up the side.

A screen protector would not have helped.

Pixel 3 XL has a case, right from the google store. Fabric over a hard shell, so very good grip, even better than rubberized things. But is picking up crap, edamame goop and such.
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Old Jan 22, 2019, 5:10 pm
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Originally Posted by RangerNS
But is picking up crap, edamame goop and such.
Haven't you heard? All the cool kids are storing their edamame in medium-sized ziploc bags now. Much more sanitary
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Old Jan 22, 2019, 6:25 pm
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I am religious about the use of both a case and a screen protector, because, kids.

My wife uses both as well but we also purchase insurance for her phone, because, kids.
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Old Jan 22, 2019, 11:24 pm
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Congrats, Doc. Well deserved and bittersweet.
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Old Jan 23, 2019, 12:38 pm
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Bye bye, Chiarelli!
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Old Jan 23, 2019, 7:01 pm
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Every time I am in an Uber virtually anywhere in the world as I am presently, I want to send Horgan a piece of hate mail.

Thatís all.
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Old Jan 23, 2019, 7:11 pm
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Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope
Every time I am in an Uber virtually anywhere in the world as I am presently, I want to send Horgan a piece of hate mail.

That’s all.
Isn't BC eventually going to get Uber (and/or similar)?
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Old Jan 23, 2019, 7:27 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
Isn't BC eventually going to get Uber (and/or similar)?
Perhaps a neutered version by next year. Will require class 4 license and rumour is they will not be allowed to charge less than taxis and may have the same territorial restrictions presently in place for cabs.

Ridiculous.

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Old Jan 23, 2019, 7:28 pm
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Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope


Perhaps a .......ized version by next year. Will require class 4 license and rumour is they will not be allowed to charge less than taxis and may have the same territorial restrictions presently in place for cabs.

Ridiculous.
I see.
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Old Jan 23, 2019, 7:52 pm
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Kadri hat trick. Go figure.
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Old Jan 23, 2019, 8:13 pm
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Kadri hat trick. Go figure.
It was a pretty cool two post bounce on his third goal.
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Old Jan 23, 2019, 8:15 pm
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Originally Posted by canopus27
It was a pretty cool two post bounce on his third goal.
Yeah, that was a nice sequence.

Willie 3A. Perhaps this is the start... of the AS break.

Hopefully they don't go cold during the next 9 days.
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Old Jan 23, 2019, 8:46 pm
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Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope


Perhaps a neutered version by next year. Will require class 4 license and rumour is they will not be allowed to charge less than taxis and may have the same territorial restrictions presently in place for cabs.

Ridiculous.

An app that lets you order and track it live is still a massive improvement over the couple times I've ordered one and been told "it's coming".
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Old Jan 23, 2019, 10:08 pm
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