UTA_flyinghigh
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120,000 FF Miles, Where Should

Fri Apr 11, 2003 6:02 pm

Story goes like this :
In the past 2 years I've been saving up my SkyTeam frequent flier miles in order to fly on the Concorde. (some nice pics in the process Smile)

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So right now I've got 120,000 or so  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
But now AF has announced they will retire Concorde as of May 31'st  Sad
So what should I do with all these miles ?
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707CMF
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RE: 120,000 FF Miles, Where Should

Fri Apr 11, 2003 6:33 pm

baaaah, just give them to me, I know what to do with those Big grin

More seriously, if I were you, I'd plan myself a Milleage run
 
B747-437B
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RE: 120,000 FF Miles, Where Should

Fri Apr 11, 2003 7:52 pm

if I were you, I'd plan myself a Milleage run

Umm... he's trying to BURN miles, not EARN them.
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ktliem@YVR
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RE: 120,000 FF Miles, Where Should

Fri Apr 11, 2003 8:12 pm

You can sell your FF points @ http://www.airawards.com/sellers.html, or you can give it to charity; some sick person or family member who need to travel, but cannot afford the airfare. You do some good, and maybe it's also tax deductable.  Smile

 
UTA_flyinghigh
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RE: 120,000 FF Miles, Where Should

Fri Apr 11, 2003 11:17 pm

...I don't make enough money per year to qualify as a French taxpayer  Laugh out loud
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707CMF
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RE: 120,000 FF Miles, Where Should

Fri Apr 11, 2003 11:21 pm

Yeah... to pay taxes, one has to work in France.

I shouldn't pay taxes...
 
UTA_flyinghigh
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RE: 120,000 FF Miles, Where Should

Fri Apr 11, 2003 11:26 pm

There was one word I didn't understand in the last post - work ? what does this mean ?
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707CMF
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RE: 120,000 FF Miles, Where Should

Fri Apr 11, 2003 11:31 pm

For me, it means being in front of my computer at the office, hidden from my boss by a 21 inches screen, and spend all the day on A.net forum or/and uploading ventilators planes pictures on A.net
 
jcs17
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RE: 120,000 FF Miles, Where Should

Fri Apr 11, 2003 11:46 pm

I'd just take a trip to South America or the Caribbean in Business Class.
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BestWestern
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RE: 120,000 FF Miles, Where Should

Sat Apr 12, 2003 12:03 am

Your March Air France statement includes a SKYmiles chart.... Dont forget Europe - India for 60k miles in Business!
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danielbk
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RE: 120,000 FF Miles, Where Should

Sat Apr 12, 2003 2:22 am

Speaking of Milage Runs - What IS the fastest / most economic way to earn miles fq. status? (in the u.s.)?
cockpit? it's that little room in the front of the plane where the pilots seat.. but that's not important now