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R.I.P. - Darren Booth [aka UNITED863]- "Frequently Flying" Blog

R.I.P. - Darren Booth [aka UNITED863]- "Frequently Flying" Blog

Old Jan 6, 14, 5:53 pm
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R.I.P. - Darren Booth [aka UNITED863]- "Frequently Flying" Blog

I didn't know Darren "in real life", but his blog and his graciousness to respond to all manner of tweets and correspondence are what helped me learn to love traveling and the hobby we all share.

His parents posted the following on his blog: http://boardingarea.com/frequentlyfl...ight-farewell/

He was tweeting frequently on the 3rd, so I can only assume this was a very sudden passing. Please keep his family and those close to him in your prayers.

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Old Jan 6, 14, 5:54 pm
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R.I.P. - Darren Booth - "Frequently Flying" Blog

I was really saddened to see this posted this evening:


Not many things worse in life than outliving one's child, sympathies and prayers to his family.

I enjoyed his blog. The vintage seat maps were one of my favorites - brought up some memories.
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Old Jan 6, 14, 6:14 pm
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Really sad news. I loved how his blog offered something unique.

He seemed like such a nice guy too. Prayers to those who knew and loved him
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Old Jan 6, 14, 6:20 pm
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I had the pleasure of meeting him on a MR to NRT. Really great guy.

I will miss his blog posts.

Prayers for his family.
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Old Jan 6, 14, 8:11 pm
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Old Jan 6, 14, 8:12 pm
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I met him at BAcon and he was a very quite but sincere person. He was an asset to Boarding Area and will be missed.
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Old Jan 6, 14, 8:21 pm
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Sad, sad news. I'm going to miss him.
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Old Jan 6, 14, 8:42 pm
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I really enjoyed his postings and comprehensive amenity kit reviews on Boarding Area. Just reread his 1MM flight trip report...R.I.P.
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Old Jan 6, 14, 9:06 pm
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Indeed, very sad to hear. The Vintage Seat Maps were really enjoyable.
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Old Jan 6, 14, 9:10 pm
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I was really saddened by the news. I enjoyed reading his blog. Life is so short and fragile.
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Old Jan 6, 14, 9:13 pm
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Very sudden .... very sad. One of life's truly genuine people. Deepest sympathies for his family and friends.

And yes... his blog was great! I loved his amenity kit reports... always a great way to gauge if I wanted to get one or keep one!
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Old Jan 6, 14, 9:31 pm
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Extremely sad to hear this as well. Always loved his amenity trip reports! Does anybody know the circumstances of his death. It just seemed extremely sudden. My sincere condolences go out to his family.
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Old Jan 6, 14, 10:39 pm
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RIP to a great guy. I learned a lot from the man….
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Old Jan 6, 14, 11:16 pm
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RIP Darren!

Addition: I was a relatively new subscriber of his but the one post that stood out was the picture of his first flight...

AA - B727

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Old Jan 7, 14, 12:33 am
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Very sad news. I met Darren on a few occasions. Recently I met to discuss a project I am planning and wanted him involved. He said yes immediately and was keen to find out how else he could help me. Nice guy. RIP Darren
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