The Forum Lounge Thread (2019)

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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 Dec 31, 18, 3:03 pm
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The Forum Lounge Thread (2019)

It shocks me that no one was faking it this year, but Happy New Year from TLV.

I hope all our off-topic chatter remains here so as not to annoy someone I owe several drinks.

And I hope all our flyer talking stays out of this thread for the same reason
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Old Dec 31, 18, 3:27 pm
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How dare you.

Happy New Year!
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Old Dec 31, 18, 5:46 pm
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I wondered who'd be first to start the 2019 forum lounge thread...

Here's my New Year's resolution:



May all of our new year be a safe and rewarding one as we travel the world!
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Old Dec 31, 18, 5:47 pm
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I wondered who'd be first to start the 2019 forum lounge thread...
I strongly considered pretending to be in China yesterday
happy almost-new year, everyone!
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Old Dec 31, 18, 6:16 pm
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A belated happy new year 2019 from our group of 5 SE100k's hanging out in Dubai!

2hrs ahead of @canadiancow's TLV time zone but slower to post a FT thread. Maybe next year

Todays boarding passes (OAL to Kenya) have Happy New Year at the top of the small stub. Kind of neat. Imagine what AC would have to pay IBM to do the same.
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Old Dec 31, 18, 11:36 pm
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I'm also happy that no one cheated this year, for a change. Congrats to the cow.

Happy new year to all!
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Happy New Year to all from a non AC LHR lounge
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Happy New Year...from the office...
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Old Jan 1, 19, 10:40 am
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Happy New Year from the comfort of my couch.

Wishing you and yours a fabulous 2019.
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TIL that some airports have 30-40 minutes more trouble with insulin pumps than others.
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Old Jan 2, 19, 6:39 am
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TIL that about the abbreviation TIL. I feel old, my and my full words are so 20th century...
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Old Jan 2, 19, 7:18 am
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Is it too early in the thread / year to talk about baseball?

Because apparently the Jays are paying Tulo $20m / yr to play for the Yankees... https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/...e-to-deal.html
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Old Jan 2, 19, 8:07 am
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Is it too early in the thread / year to talk about baseball?

Because apparently the Jays are paying Tulo $20m / yr to play for the Yankees... https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/...e-to-deal.html
Great deal for the Yanks who're only are gambling the league-minimum salary of $550K that Tulo is healthy and can contribute.
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TIL that about the abbreviation TIL. I feel old, my and my full words are so 20th century...
I just had to google it too.
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
TIL that about the abbreviation TIL. I feel old, my and my full words are so 20th century...
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I just had to google it too.
I learnt it from @Jumper Jack
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