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Old Mar 4, 10, 4:10 pm
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ABC Local Radio gives FlyerTalk a plug

If anyone was up early this morning and listening to Overnights with Rod Quinn on ABC Local Radio they would have heard a few plugs for FT. Rod Quinn had a guest on talking about getting the most out of your frequent flyer scheme who mentioned FT as a good resource. Then after 5am, James Shugg of Westpac in London was giving his daily finance report and Rod Quinn asked him about frequent flyer schemes. He gave FT a huge plug and said it helped him get upgrades when the company was flying him economy.

So be prepared for an influx of ABC listeners onto the QF forum and hello to James Shugg, who gives a great market report and interesting bon mots on life in London and trainspotting in Tasmania
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Old Mar 5, 10, 2:07 am
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Where have you been all my flying life

Yes I am an ABC listner. and here I am
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Old Mar 5, 10, 2:25 am
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Yes I am an ABC listner. and here I am
hessey, welcome to Flyertalk. Did you hear about us purely because of the ABC program?

May your stay here be productive.

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Old Mar 5, 10, 2:37 am
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Well, I for one don't begrudge my 8 cents being spent in a good cause today!
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Old Jan 7, 11, 5:43 am
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Originally Posted by Craigo View Post
If anyone was up early this morning and listening to Overnights with Rod Quinn on ABC Local Radio they would have heard a few plugs for FT. Rod Quinn had a guest on talking about getting the most out of your frequent flyer scheme who mentioned FT as a good resource. Then after 5am, James Shugg of Westpac in London was giving his daily finance report and Rod Quinn asked him about frequent flyer schemes. He gave FT a huge plug and said it helped him get upgrades when the company was flying him economy.

So be prepared for an influx of ABC listeners onto the QF forum and hello to James Shugg, who gives a great market report and interesting bon mots on life in London and trainspotting in Tasmania
I didn't spot your post at the time Craigo, thanks for the kind words!

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Old Jan 9, 11, 8:27 pm
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No worries James. I listen in most mornings as I get up early to do bootcamp classes a couple of days a week. I find that both you and Mike Girardi give good, concise summaries and explain the technical economic/financial stuff well. I'd listen in on Saturdays too, if 2CN didn't have that fishing show on instead .

I suspected you were a Flyertalker when you once described flying back to London from the US via Madrid, so you could do a business class upgrade. Some of the other flight plans also sounded a lot like mileage runs.

BTW if you're wondering why the different name, I've since changed my login to align it with the one I use on other forums.
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Old Jan 9, 11, 11:12 pm
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Old Jan 10, 11, 11:40 am
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Originally Posted by rugbyskier View Post
I suspected you were a Flyertalker when you once described flying back to London from the US via Madrid, so you could do a business class upgrade. Some of the other flight plans also sounded a lot like mileage runs.
Ah yes, IB from SFO-LHR via codeshare on AA to JFK, then IB to MAD and BA to LHR.

The business fare was similar to the available WT+ fare on BA, and half the price of CW. Loads of TPs too, 280 vs 120 on BA. So it was a TP run as well! That helped lock in Gold for another year so worth the extra travel time and less comfortable (but tolerable) seats as I was returning home into a weekend anyway.

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Old Aug 30, 12, 6:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Craigo View Post
If anyone was up early this morning and listening to Overnights with Rod Quinn on ABC Local Radio they would have heard a few plugs for FT. Rod Quinn had a guest on talking about getting the most out of your frequent flyer scheme who mentioned FT as a good resource. Then after 5am, James Shugg of Westpac in London was giving his daily finance report and Rod Quinn asked him about frequent flyer schemes. He gave FT a huge plug and said it helped him get upgrades when the company was flying him economy.

So be prepared for an influx of ABC listeners onto the QF forum and hello to James Shugg, who gives a great market report and interesting bon mots on life in London and trainspotting in Tasmania
Rod Quinn asked me about frequent flyer schemes again during today's finance report and we had essentially the same conversation about FT as we had nearly two and a half years ago... James
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Old Aug 30, 12, 9:02 pm
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Rod Quinn asked me about frequent flyer schemes again during today's finance report and we had essentially the same conversation about FT as we had nearly two and a half years ago... James
Heard it James. I reckon Randy should be paying you a spotter's fee for the giant plug for FT on our national broadcaster. You even spelled out the URL

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Old Aug 31, 12, 1:20 am
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Originally Posted by rugbyskier View Post
.. I reckon Randy should be paying you a spotter's fee for the giant plug for FT on our national broadcaster. ...
As Randy has nothing to do with ownership or operation of FT I doubt it.
Now a spotter fee from Randy for MP may be option.
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Old Aug 31, 12, 6:04 am
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Originally Posted by thadocta View Post
hessey, welcome to Flyertalk. Did you hear about us purely because of the ABC program?

May your stay here be productive.

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Doesn't seem it became very productive.
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Old Sep 2, 12, 2:46 pm
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Doesn't seem it became very productive.
Hahahahaha...

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