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Old Aug 19, 17, 10:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Raffles View Post
I wonder why IB didn't buy any other blogs after FTG?
Internet Brands did purchase another weblog: FrequentFlier.com by Tim Winship; but then he stopped writing for it at the end of December of 2015, if I recall correctly.

Type in www.frequentflier.com in your browser and see where it leads you...
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Old Aug 20, 17, 6:01 am
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Originally Posted by ctownflyer View Post
Bankrate has also managed to structure it to keep the talent onboard MMS/TPG.
IB didn't.
Actually, Rick Ingersoll continued to write for the FTG blog for several years after the sale. The articles became less and less relevant, as he drifted into topics like the state of the hobby and what's important in life. Real snoozers-when he stopped writing, I didn't even notice for a while.

That's a common occurence when an entrepreneur sells a company and no longer has to get uo each morning and figure out how to make a buck.

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Old Aug 20, 17, 9:41 am
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I am surprised FTG has lasted...as it, among Titan commercial blogs, has fallen waaaaay behind.

I really laughed reading that comment above about...retaining talent
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Old Aug 22, 17, 3:53 pm
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It is interesting that you mentioned Tim Winship. For the first time in a really long time, I clicked on my bookmark for Milepoint. I was taken to Insideflyer and there were a bunch of front page articles written by Tim Winship. I think he wrote all of them.

Originally Posted by Canarsie View Post
Internet Brands did purchase another weblog: FrequentFlier.com by Tim Winship; but then he stopped writing for it at the end of December of 2015, if I recall correctly.

Type in www.frequentflier.com in your browser and see where it leads you...
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Old Aug 22, 17, 6:54 pm
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Originally Posted by farbster View Post
It is interesting that you mentioned Tim Winship. For the first time in a really long time, I clicked on my bookmark for Milepoint. I was taken to Insideflyer and there were a bunch of front page articles written by Tim Winship. I think he wrote all of them.
Most of them, actually — occasionally, some of the articles are written by other writers — and the articles all were first written for Smarter Travel, as at the bottom of each article is this statement:

“This article first appeared on SmarterTravel.com, where Tim is Editor-at-Large.”
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Old Sep 29, 17, 6:19 pm
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http://www.flyertalk.com/articles/18...an-rocket.html

Wow, they had an entire plane full of employees?

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Old Sep 30, 17, 6:35 am
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Over on this thread, FTers were unhappy that United didn't invite FTers to Family Day at SFO as they have in the past. I made a point that IB/FTG is partially to blame for the disconnect, because they seem to like to put United down moreso than other airlines whenever they post something negative about them.

Of course, here's a prime example.


How's that for a misleading clickbait title?


Not only did they take Oscar Munoz's quote out of context, they threw in at the bottom of the page with no explanation.

If they wrote a truthful article, they'd explain that Oscar Munoz took full responsibility because it was airline policy that caused the incident, and not the fault of the agents, and that he's not going to point fingers and blame people.

This steaming pile of garbage of an article makes it sound like Oscar is saying that the agents did the right thing and that they have his full support.
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Old Nov 17, 17, 10:12 am
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https://www.flyertalk.com/articles/p...wilds-out.html

US Airways... in 2017?
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Old Nov 17, 17, 10:25 am
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Not that the author of that article should not share the blame; but to be fair, the article which was linked is dated today...?!?
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Old Nov 17, 17, 10:28 am
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The Sun is a tabloid style news publication based in the UK. I'n not surprised there. The author of the FT/FTG article simply regurgitates things without copy editing or fact checking.
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