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By way of a first post, just wanted to pass on my thanks to all at AFF. After several months of lurking and gleaning every bit of info I could (and lots of saving!!!), I have finally booked an AONE4 for myself and my wife for Apr-Jun 2007. As neither my wife nor I are well-travelled, we decided before we go down the family pathway, we needed to see some of the world.

Along the way I have learnt many things - intricate rules (and exceptions) of ATW tickets; that FF programs other than Qantas do exist; AA Candy theft challenges; understanding fare buckets; the myriad of abbreviations and codes in FF language; that planes have registration numbers; how to use Expertflyer; wearing Shure headphones and pants that don't need to be ironed is cool; and, that no matter how much you fly, someone out there flys even more than you do!!

I have only recently gained the addiction to flying, having been lucky enough to get some paid international J trips, elevating me to QF WP. It was only this time last year I joined QFF for the first time, but what a great year it has been!!

So my gratitude to all - I am sure there are many like me who remain largely anonymous, but spend many hours reading the collective wisdom of all who post here. It has taken half a bottle of wine tonight to work up the guts for a first post (first on any forum, ever!!). I'm looking foward to the next half-bottle!!

JB
 
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G'day Hawkeye, welcome to AFF. I guess the red is a good one!

My introduction to this forum 25 months ago was a bit different; I had been doing the FF thingt solo, without advice for 10 years before then. After the 2000 changes I had resigned myself to SG at best for the future.

Well, first AFF, then FT; on the 31st October I had well over 2000 SC's 'expire'. I am WP, SO is PG and the world is mine to traverse.

Enjoy your AONE4; both of you ...
 

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Hey hey Hawkeye welcome - I just wonder where you are going to pour the martini for Pierce ;) There has to be somewhere interesting for it....
 

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Welcome Hawkeye,

You're certainly not the first, and won't be the last, person to benefit immensely from the knowledge dispensed on this site. It has certainly helped me. :)

Enjoy your AONE4 trip.
 

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Great first post Hawkeye - welcome to AFF :)

I am sure you'll soon be rattling off posts like you've been doing it forever.
 
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