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Old Feb 13, 06, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by Simisqo
I just want to say thanks for all the helpful replies. I think I will prbably try to get into a graduate programme with one of the blue chip companies or a company in the city.

PS: Since you guys travel so much are you not worried that your wives get lonely sometimes and get tempted to stray?

Just a thought.
PS Will this also be the subject of your thesis? Do not go there But I am sure, much more people dont travel but they spend hours in front of the computer (with wives hopelessly standing behind)... I would be interested to know how many relationships were ruined by internet or even FT

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Old Feb 13, 06, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by Simisqo
PS: Since you guys travel so much are you not worried that your wives get lonely sometimes and get tempted to stray?
What more could a woman want than the occasional Amex '2 for 1' voucher-ed trip in First?!
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Old Feb 13, 06, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by Simisqo
your wives get lonely sometimes and get tempted to stray?
Ah yes. Hang around the BA board for a while and you'll realize this is not such an <ahem> pressing issue.
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Old Feb 13, 06, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by AJLondon
Ah yes. Hang around the BA board for a while and you'll realize this is not such an <ahem> pressing issue.
Well, for the minority of us, it is
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Old Feb 13, 06, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by AJLondon
Ah yes. Hang around the BA board for a while and you'll realize this is not such an <ahem> pressing issue.
Indeed. There seem to be a few people here who are also reasonably active on a certain board in the "Travel & Dining" branch. It starts with a G and AFAIK is currently extremely incensed at Northwest Airlines.
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Old Feb 13, 06, 11:04 am
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Originally Posted by Raffles
What more could a woman want than the occasional Amex '2 for 1' voucher-ed trip in First?!
Exactly -we're that cheap! Now there is a little hotel package I wouldn't mind to go with the flights -includes Graff diamonds, a Bentley Continental and a stay at the Peninsula in Chicago which at US$400,000 is the world's most expensive hotel package! Details at www.chicago.peninsula.com for anyone who hasn't got anything for their valentine. Doesn't include flights!

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Old Feb 13, 06, 11:08 am
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Global Marketing Manager in the Chemical & Pharma industry. Originally started in the IT area, much better odds of flying at a lower level!

Everything over 4hrs is in J. Do a lot of rail travel though... that is not fun.



p.s. mishkira you are very much not alone in your opinon. alex0683de if you like flying s-haul, stick with mgt consulting however if you fancy l-haul then consider a business more Global with fewer local offices, and high margins!
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Old Feb 13, 06, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by bvamin
IT in the financial services industry. Most of my travel is leisure.
Another IT / Financial Services. These days, pretty much all my travel is for leisure.
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Old Feb 13, 06, 11:17 am
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International Porn Star - you may remember me from such films as ...

nope IT for me too - just a fish in the great ocean of IT people here - in fact I'm probably more like the plankton compared to the experts on here
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Old Feb 13, 06, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by Steady-EDI
Another IT / Financial Services. These days, pretty much all my travel is for leisure.
"Programs: BA Gold, BD *G, LH Sen*G, OK+ pleb, IC Royal Ambassador, PC Plat, SPG Gold, HH Silver, Marriott Silv"

How do you get all of that on leisure travel?

Through comps?
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Old Feb 13, 06, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by cuddlychin
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Didn't we meet in a suburb of LA once at that audition for.....
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Old Feb 13, 06, 11:23 am
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a grad programme for a big company is not a bad way forward. was on one of those myself not to long ago.

key to travel is being "the boss" in some form or shape. some (only some) of my travel is simply because the "rule" is pretty much that if "overseas" travel is required, it's "the boss" who goes rather than the actual "worker". doesnt matter that the client may deal with the "worker" on a daily basis and only gets a letter from me twice a year......

funny how "senior management" always support "the troops" when it involves travel........
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Old Feb 13, 06, 11:23 am
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Originally Posted by alex0683de
It starts with a G and AFAIK is currently extremely incensed at Northwest Airlines.
... and justifiably so it would appear. What nonsense!

I had never visited this area of FT. Previously only ever visited the Miles&Points section.
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Old Feb 13, 06, 11:23 am
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Originally Posted by cuddlychin
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Maybe we can think of some nice potential film titles....
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Old Feb 13, 06, 11:23 am
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Lawyer. But then it shouldn't be your first choice for travel as most lawyers spend 99% of their time in their office. I'm just one of the ones who is outside their office 80% of the time.
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