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Nov 30, 18, 8:10 am
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Posted By Gargoyle

True, but PM has much greater upgrade percentages...

True, but PM has much greater upgrade percentages on domestic, which moves you from sky to prem.
Also, when GM's see you are PM, they bow down and step aside so you can move forward in the gate lice...
Nov 27, 18, 3:39 pm
Replies: 1,124
Views: 26,878
Posted By Gargoyle

Mossy has earned a comfortable retirement, and...

Mossy has earned a comfortable retirement, and anyway she's very smart, beautiful, quick to understand new situations (like the arrival of the new pullets), adaptable, and just plain cool.

Anyway,...
Nov 27, 18, 3:35 pm
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Views: 26,878
Posted By Gargoyle

Earlier boarding and a better shot at overhead...

Earlier boarding and a better shot at overhead bin space. More domestic upgrades.
Nov 27, 18, 12:05 pm
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Views: 26,878
Posted By Gargoyle

Yes. The oldest is 7-1/2 years old, we added...

Yes. The oldest is 7-1/2 years old, we added these four young girls this summer.
...
Nov 24, 18, 8:50 pm
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Views: 26,878
Posted By Gargoyle

The chickens will gobble up the left over turkey....

The chickens will gobble up the left over turkey. They're omnivores (and, for that matter, they're dinosaurs). Heck, they'll happily eat chicken.
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Forum: Italy
Apr 6, 18, 9:43 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By Gargoyle

I concur with all the others here. Pisa can be...

I concur with all the others here. Pisa can be interesting if you dig under the surface, but when going there with kids it's all that effort so they can spend a minute looking at the tower and then...
Jan 10, 18, 8:51 am
Replies: 89
Views: 7,386
Posted By Gargoyle

I've got about 50 sitting in my drawer, and I...

I've got about 50 sitting in my drawer, and I hardly ever drink alcohol in flight.... I periodically give some away to fellow pax...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jan 10, 18, 8:50 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,678
Posted By Gargoyle

I won't be able to make this one, sorry

I won't be able to make this one, sorry
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jan 5, 18, 2:25 pm
Dec 25, 17, 7:43 am
Replies: 11
Views: 6,187
Posted By Gargoyle

Canarsie wrote a wonderful article in the...

Canarsie wrote a wonderful article in the Boarding Area about our work and the sculptures of Staglieno Cemetery:
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Dec 21, 17, 6:09 pm
Replies: 992
Views: 110,582
Posted By Gargoyle

I booked a SAN-ATL red eye, saw open seating...

I booked a SAN-ATL red eye, saw open seating looked good for the upgrade, but also saw they were offering buy-up to first for $21.45, so I figured I'd skip the gamble and make sure I had a good seat...
Dec 21, 17, 6:00 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 6,187
Posted By Gargoyle

An update- it's been a good year. We've completed...

An update- it's been a good year. We've completed 6 restorations in 2017, with two more nearing completion. Another is scheduled to begin in January, but we've selected more masterpieces that we hope...
Apr 29, 17, 12:20 am
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Views: 78,335
Posted By Gargoyle

I actually enjoy flying them, and get very good...

I actually enjoy flying them, and get very good treatment from the crews.

I've been reading predictions of imminent bankruptcy and demise of AZ pretty regularly over the past dozen years, but...
Forum: Italy
Apr 28, 17, 11:16 pm
Replies: 145
Views: 14,146
Posted By Gargoyle

And when you do die, you go in style: ...

And when you do die, you go in style:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/12162786/Ashes-of-Italian-coffee-tycoon-placed-in-a-huge-coffee-pot-at-his-funeral.html
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Apr 28, 17, 7:01 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 9,707
Posted By Gargoyle

I've triggered twice for explosive residue...

I've triggered twice for explosive residue because I neglected to replace all my clothes after attending to the chickens in the mornings. I'd probably worn my good shoes into the coop....
Dec 26, 16, 6:41 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 6,187
Posted By Gargoyle

As we near the end of the year, please consider...

As we near the end of the year, please consider supporting our restoration work. As the world becomes more technological, it's important to pass on to future generations these incredible examples of...
Dec 21, 16, 5:01 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,125
Posted By Gargoyle

Article in La Stampa today, another Alitalia...

Article in La Stampa today, another Alitalia financial crisis. How many of these have we seen in the past 10 years, each one supposed to sink the airline?
...
Forum: Italy
Nov 20, 16, 2:44 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,695
Posted By Gargoyle

Thank you for understanding the importance of...

Thank you for understanding the importance of this work.

Here is the original Mark Twain quote:

And this quote is from Evelyn Waugh:

Our work has had a good effect on the city of Genoa- they...
Forum: Italy
Nov 19, 16, 9:03 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,695
Posted By Gargoyle

The sculpture restoration is a highly technical...

The sculpture restoration is a highly technical work, extremely delicate and precise. The restorers often do have assistants or interns, students who already have three or four years of training in...
Nov 18, 16, 7:41 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 6,187
Posted By Gargoyle

Our restoration of the Chiarella DeKatt sculpture...

Our restoration of the Chiarella DeKatt sculpture is coming along beautifully. This 1880 sculpture by Domenico Carli was covered with a dense layer of dirt and black crust, which was retaining...
Forum: Italy
Nov 18, 16, 7:40 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,695
Posted By Gargoyle

Our restoration of the Chiarella DeKatt sculpture...

Our restoration of the Chiarella DeKatt sculpture is coming along beautifully. This 1880 sculpture by Domenico Carli was covered with a dense layer of dirt and black crust, which was retaining...
Forum: Italy
Nov 7, 16, 6:05 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,101
Posted By Gargoyle

If it is raining, enjoy the beauty but walk...

If it is raining, enjoy the beauty but walk carefully- the streets can get very slippery, you don't want to slide into a canal. :)
Nov 6, 16, 7:20 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 6,187
Posted By Gargoyle

While it's different with every sculpture, in...

While it's different with every sculpture, in general they are between $5,000 and $20,000. We also allocate about $300 per sculpture per year for maintenance.

Donors who sponsor a sculpture (or in...
Nov 5, 16, 1:18 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 6,187
Posted By Gargoyle

This is one of the completed restorations that we...

This is one of the completed restorations that we sponsored, the Bauer/Bocciardo Memorial from 1902-1904. The artist, Leonardo Bistolfi, was a sculptor, painter and writer, and the leading Symbolist...
Forum: Italy
Nov 3, 16, 7:14 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,695
Posted By Gargoyle

Saving the masterpieces at Staglieno Cemetery in Genoa

We're saving the sculpture of Staglieno cemetery, Genoa, Italy

Everyone visits Rome, Florence and Venice, but Genoa isn't on the "Grand Tour", and a cemetery on the outskirts of the city certainly...
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