Faces of FlyerTalk
It’s hard to believe that my little blog is reaching the 2,000 post milestone. Four and a half years, hundreds of ideas, lots of new friends and success stories that keep me going day in and day out. Enough about me. Thank you all for the support. It has been my honor and privilege to help you in any small way see the world at prices we all can afford.It is now time to hear from you guys and gals with our “Faces of FlyerTalk” Every week we’ll profile a member of the community (sorry fellow bloggers, we need not apply). You get to spout off on what you’re doing or have done with this hobby. What you like and don’t like, and how we can make the community, a better place to be. Maybe share your tip or trick with your fellow members.
I’ll also be interviewing some of the members “behind the scenes” as well, like SanDiego1K our Community Director, and I’ll grab a moderator or two as well to see what is happening in their forums. And we are gonna have some fun with the “home office guys” as well. I promise you
We’ll use these interviews to lend perspective on the “state of the game” but we are reaching out to you as our primary source of news and for your moment in the sun. I’ll be contacting some of the old-timers that have helped me along the way and have led with guidance and support to so many.
And newbies, we want to hear from you as well. Without new members communities get stale and stagnant. You bring new life to us all, and we want to hear how we can help you.
So come prepared to be one of the “Faces of FlyerTalk”. No last names of course or you can use your FT handle, but we do want your best mug shot. It wouldn’t be “Faces” without them. Drop me a note at email@example.com to schedule your moment in the sun.
Here’s a list of our Faces of FlyerTalk interviews:
April 11, 2012 – TexasYankee
April 18, 2012 – k2o
April 25, 2012 – Bikeguy
May 2, 2012 – CDKing
May 9, 2012 – HansGolden
May 16, 2012 – Sweet Willie
May 23, 2012 – SkiAdcock
May 30, 2012 – iamfrugal
June 6, 2012 – eightblack
June 13, 2012 – general45
June 20, 2012 – FlirtatiousFlyer
June 27, 2012 – Katja
July 4, 2012 – Obscure2k
July 11, 2012 – Mary2e
July 18, 2012 – Sophiegirl
July 25, 2012 – bostonbali
August 1, 2012 – rwoman
August 8, 2012 – matthandy
August 15, 2012 – sagy
August 22, 2012 – lalala
August 29, 2012 – fti
September 5, 2012 – mnscout
September 19, 2012 – balima
September 26, 2012 – peachfront
October 3, 2012 – gomike
October 14, 2012 – Stoughton
October 21, 2012 – pbailey19
November 11, 2012 – bdschobel
November 18, 2012 – travelkid
November 25, 2012 – sosafan
December 2, 2012 – smashr
December 9, 2012 – BigLar
December 23, 2012 – schley
March 17, 2013 – GRALISTAIR
March 24, 2013 – Jason8612
Deal of the Day
For today’s Deal of the Day American Airlines AAdvantage® has provided 2500 AAdvantage® miles for the best deals, fares, promotions, anything related to American Airlines, their oneworld partners or AAdvantage® partners. Add it to the comments section of this post or this afternoon’s Deal of the Day post to be eligible to win.
Last weeks Deal of the Day winners were:
Monday – Charles Clarke
Tuesday – AAP From SNA
Wednesday – Cody M
Thursday’s, Friday’s, and the National Car Rental prizes will all be announced during Tuesday’s deal of the day. None of the comments / posts have been lost, they’re just out of sync with our move and should be sorted out by tomorrow.
Please make sure to win you enter your First Name, Last Initial, and 3-digit Home Airport code. You can include your email when you post with your name as a Guest and it won’t show to everyone, just me. That’ll make contacting the winner easier.
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