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This was because other airlines didn't have...

This was because other airlines didn't have access to LHR slots because of Bermuda 2. It ended as soon as the European Open Skies treaty superseded that one.
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If I needed a real world example of bikeshedding...

If I needed a real world example of bikeshedding to point people at, this whole livery thing would be it.
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Platinum is a marketing attempt to keep someone...

Platinum is a marketing attempt to keep someone from straying too.
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If you fly a certain number of miles, you get...

If you fly a certain number of miles, you get some benefits. If you fly a larger number of miles, you get more benefits. How are those not tiers?
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In a way AA already has a 6 tier system....

In a way AA already has a 6 tier system. http://www.aa.com/i18n/urls/eliteStretch2012.jsp?anchorLocation=DirectURL&title=eliterewards
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The original plan was to move AA to T2 to free up...

The original plan was to move AA to T2 to free up space in T3 for the CO flights, and aggregate the *A flights/lounges at the G end of the intl terminal; then once T1 got renovated, AA would move...
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No, but that reduces 1w's membership from their...

No, but that reduces 1w's membership from their claimed size by 1 airline.
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How many if you don't count the ones owned by LH...

How many if you don't count the ones owned by LH separately?
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I think "AA née US" has a nice ring, and it...

I think "AA née US" has a nice ring, and it abbreviates well.
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After thinking about the new logo for a while,...

After thinking about the new logo for a while, maybe the 'beak' is actually the whole head, and the negative space to the left is the wingspan of the eagle, viewed from overhead?
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Must... resist... urge to complain about "just"...

Must... resist... urge to complain about "just" and "simply" in the same sentence.
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Almost seems like a shame to put the purple...

Almost seems like a shame to put the purple OneWorld logo on that.
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I sure hope the 'close enough' qualification will...

I sure hope the 'close enough' qualification will continue this year, because without this promo I would have been 5k short of getting to gold, but with it a SFO-LAX-LAS roundtrip puts me a hair's...
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I am frequently annoyed at Italian restaurants...

I am frequently annoyed at Italian restaurants that list their non-pasta main courses as Secondi Piatti when their pasta dishes are all meal-sized.
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I assume it was a reference to The Trial.

I assume it was a reference to The Trial.
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It is possible they're staggering the seats...

It is possible they're staggering the seats within each row, so that the shoulders of 'adjacent' passengers overlap instead of lining up? I remember seeing them the last time NGBC rolled around, and...
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Looks like it still doesn't have US Customs...

Looks like it still doesn't have US Customs Preclearance, so you'll arrive on the international side in Chicago (unlike arrivals from, say, Toronto).
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I'm reminded of a line from the Galaxy Trucker...

I'm reminded of a line from the Galaxy Trucker rulebook: "Your goal was to make money, and you did. So what if some other jokers made more?"
Jul 20, 10, 6:54 pm
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You do not remember correctly. That stipulation...

You do not remember correctly. That stipulation only applies to status earned through a challenge. Status earned the hard way is good for the remainder of the current calendar year, the whole next...
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I never had a problem with the number of miles I...

I never had a problem with the number of miles I got on IB, but I always flew their fairly cheap J. That said I wasn't going to Scandinavia, where HEL would be far more convenient than MAD.
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That would be great if I could get to SFO for an...

That would be great if I could get to SFO for an 18:15 flight without cutting my work day short, or if Chicago was my final destination.
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If I wait until the next day to fly, the next day...

If I wait until the next day to fly, the next day is wrecked anyways AND I have to set and wake up to an alarm.
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