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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.

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 Apr 2, 2019, 1:35 pm
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Pillar?
Yes. Superman with the highlight reel diving catches
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Old Apr 2, 2019, 1:35 pm
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Pillar?
Yup. Kinda sad to see the Jays dismantling what had been a really good team. What're the chances of them being anything better than a .500 team this season?
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Old Apr 2, 2019, 1:45 pm
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Yes. Superman with the highlight reel diving catches
Originally Posted by tcook052
Yup. Kinda sad to see the Jays dismantling what had been a really good team. What're the chances of them being anything better than a .500 team this season?
Watching the brief candid SN interview (not press conference), you could feel how genuinely gutted he was... I can't remember the last time I saw a traded fan-favourite (any of the four major pro leagues) or star and IMHO felt it was actually genuine.
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Old Apr 2, 2019, 2:14 pm
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Watching the brief candid SN interview (not press conference), you could feel how genuinely gutted he was... I can't remember the last time I saw a traded fan-favourite (any of the four major pro leagues) or star and IMHO felt it was actually genuine.
Not even DeMar?
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Old Apr 2, 2019, 2:16 pm
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Not even DeMar?
Well, I didn't see the clips of that yet.
Didn't get a chance to when it happened but I guess I'll check it out later today.
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Old Apr 2, 2019, 5:22 pm
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Wow. I got a sports reference on FT. Its all over
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Old Apr 2, 2019, 5:46 pm
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Wow. I got a sports reference on FT. Its all over
Fly Once To See Sports Guy/Game
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Old Apr 2, 2019, 8:12 pm
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habs hanging in there
buds suck
jays suck (yeah a few games in but whatever)
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Old Apr 2, 2019, 9:14 pm
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habs hanging in there
buds suck
jays suck (yeah a few games in but whatever)
Watched the Habs game in a packed bar in Montreal tonight. Usually cheer against them but you can't deny the atmosphere is great when the games are so meaningful.
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Keeping a close eye on EPL too. Shaping up to be a eventful end of season. With top place still too close to call.
And a battle for 3rd and 4th place Champions league qualification with at least 4/5 teams still in the mix. MU lost yesterday. Hopefully Chelsea follows suit today :-)
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Why do they put the tray with the ice cream stacked on top of the tray of steaming hot food? Le sigh.

Yeah, I'm eating ice cream. No, I don't need it and no, I most certainly did not earn it.
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Old Apr 4, 2019, 5:40 pm
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At the most basic level, it allows you to have a full stopover in both Europe and Asia at the basic Asia points level, originating in North America. While Berlin and Amsterdam are both fun, they're also both "similar". Why not do Berlin and Hong Kong instead?
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rip Habs 2019
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Old Apr 6, 2019, 3:36 am
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I just finished my first week of work.

I concluded the day with a decent dinner, a decent bottle of Champagne that no one except me liked. A very fancy bottle of Dom that everyone liked. And then a decent bottle of Champagne, but everyone was drunk enough to not care.

And then I played one last board game.

I actually think my new job will allow much more remote work (i.e. a big RTW with 40 hours of work per week from wherever I am), which will be awesome.

Though I'm still growing accustomed to BART. People are crazy.
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