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I am a charter member. I do not post as frequently as some. Being chauvanistic, I feel that quality is better than quantity.

Another disclosure. I am interested in the reviews and as so many people say, I lurk at the posts. However, I have posted roughly 100 times.

 

Re this 15 minutes thing. Has anybody checked the validity of the statements? I live in Sydney-sorry that is NOT Sidney. We live at the end of the earth. Other than going to New Zealand and a few tropical islands, the minimum travel time to anywhere in the world is nine hours and that is to Singapore. On to London is another 14 hours. We are now talking minimum 12,000 miles. Travel time -24 hours. Now this bloke is saying that it took 27 hours from Dallas to Athens. What is he on?

I buy an ATW ticket and when I leave the Uk, I can arrive in LA in 10 hours. You can fly London-LAX in 10 hours. Why does it take this bloke 27 hours to fly to Greece. i could to that from Australia and still have time left over.

Don't want to get in to anything else, but BN or whatever, please explain. Think you just might have made a mis-calculation

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Here's the scoop. Take it for what you will...

 

Since i was flying mostly on a mileage, the routing and layovers were insane for the flight from SAT-JMK. Airlines don't always give you exactly what you want when it's a super cheap ticket and they tend to make it a little difficult.

 

That's the reasoning for the long adventure. It was fun :)

 

Also keep in mind that storms kept me grounded in ORD, which added another 4 hours to the mess.

 

 

Warmest,

 

 

 

~BN

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I have stayed in Sydney three times, each time was better than the last. The city may be a long way from anywhere, but it's worth the long flight -- the ocean & bay beaches, the people, the guys are all first rate.

 

As for the gay scene -- I live in the city where porn star Joey Stefano grew up. There was almost no attention paid to his death here. I flew to Sydney a few days later, where Joey's death was big news in all the gay papers.

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>Here's the scoop. Take it for what you will...

>

>Since i was flying mostly on a mileage, the routing and

>layovers were insane for the flight from SAT-JMK. Airlines

>don't always give you exactly what you want when it's a super

>cheap ticket and they tend to make it a little difficult.

>

>That's the reasoning for the long adventure. It was fun :)

>

>Also keep in mind that storms kept me grounded in ORD, which

>added another 4 hours to the mess.

>

>

>Warmest,

>

>

>

>~BN

 

Benji had a little more to say about this on his yahoo group.

 

"I also browsed through the HooBoy MC this morning and found a post

from someone who questioned the FLYING TIME of my trip. Yes, i'm

being serious. I laughed and cringed at the same time.

 

Obviously whoever posted that doesn't fly enough to realize that

layovers on international flights can be hell... Especially mileage

tickets that can involve airport switches, baggage transfers or

changing airlines within an alliance. It's much easier to fly when

you're going non-stop or direct.

 

I've been questioned about some silly shit, but this one takes the

cake. *grin*

 

I've flown well over 250,000 in-seat miles this year and questioning

me when it comes to my airline practices is punishable by death. I

take being a frequent flyer pretty seriously as you can tell ;)"

 

BTW princess...I thought you only flew first class or is that just when someone else is paying.

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... and your point in posting that was?

 

Whoever started the rumor that i only fly first (or ask to be flown in first) is sorely mistaken. While i do always end up in the front of the cabin, it's only because i use my own mileage or get an upgrade. Otherwise, i've never asked for anything more. Period.

 

Luckily, this trip to Greece was first class the whole way. Princess needed a more comfortable seat to avoid getting the vapors while flying over the Atlantic. I'm such a fragile soul y'know }(

 

 

~BN

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>Re this 15 minutes thing. Has anybody checked the validity of

>the statements?

 

No, no one can check the validity of any statsment made on that blog. Most likely there are things written to incite, impress or simply overstatements based on the author's character flaws.

 

Even responses from the author must not be taken as fact. They simply are a continuation of his own promotional campaign. Like any campaign it can get nasty. Just look at how he responded to your question within this thread and how he laughed at you in his yahoo group posting.

 

Quite a contrast, eh *grin*

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>... and your point in posting that was?

 

 

That's easy princess....I wanted the original poster to see that even though you gave him a polite answer you were just being your usual phony self and then mocking him to the members of your yahoo cult.

 

 

>Whoever started the rumor that i only fly first (or ask to be

>flown in first) is sorely mistaken. While i do always end up

>in the front of the cabin, it's only because i use my own

>mileage or get an upgrade. Otherwise, I've never asked for

>anything more. Period.

 

 

Isn't it you that usually starts all the rumors about yourself.

 

 

>Luckily, this trip to Greece was first class the whole way.

>Princess needed a more comfortable seat to avoid getting the

>vapors while flying over the Atlantic. I'm such a fragile

>soul y'know }(

>

 

Yes I do know....isn't that why you feel the need to lie to people, but even with all those lies you've told....I've never believed any of them.

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>>Re this 15 minutes thing. Has anybody checked the validity

>of

>>the statements?

>

>No, no one can check the validity of any statsment made on

>that blog. Most likely there are things written to incite,

>impress or simply overstatements based on the author's

>character flaws.

>

>Even responses from the author must not be taken as fact. They

>simply are a continuation of his own promotional campaign.

>Like any campaign it can get nasty. Just look at how he

>responded to your question within this thread and how he

>laughed at you in his yahoo group posting.

>

>Quite a contrast, eh *grin*

 

OMG!!! Thsi is so sick. I don't see the "contrast" whatsoever. but then we all see what we want to see, don't we?

 

If I had a blog and I wrote for fun (and even self-promotion), and some idiot said the stupid things as said here, questioning my FLIGHT TIME for god's sake, I would not have been so restrained and KIND -- "eh,*grin*"

 

Evidently none of you fly much internationally since the time wasn't out of line at all considering the down time in the airports. I used to fly from a small town on the West coast to Athens quite often on business--before 9/11 mind you. Getting to my airport an hour early, flying to SFO; there waiting for flight to JFK; there waiting for flight to LHR; there waiting for flight to ATH took about 7 hours wait time when I last flew it in 1999 and 2000. Plus the flight times of 1.5+5+9-11+4-5 for 19.5 minimum in the air and sometimes longer for totals of well over 26 hours (I did the math for you since I know your collective brains aren't used to thinking deep).

 

The last time I went was in 2000 before the new Athens airport opened, but same city, same planes and flight times were shorter, if anything since fuel economy wasn't as strict as it is now. So for an ON-TIME all the way schedule, it was 26 + hours. I went the cheapest way I could (just like milestickets), which took more time of course--you can and could go faster, but there is nothing even the slightest bit out of the ordinary in what he stated for his flight times--BUT SO WHAT?? If there were--who cares? Let it go. If you don't like him, don't hire him. Don't read his blog--I don't simply for lack of time. Why are you all so jealous and preoccupied with this?--With HIM?

 

If having too much time on your hands, exercise is a good way to deal with your collective boredom, emotional breakdowns and mental delusional symptoms btw--it is both physically and mentally beneficial and certainly better than obsessing over flight times of a person who you "claim" not to like, not to know, and not on your want-to-hire-list.

 

Do you and us a favor--get over it or if you can't, keep it to yourself--it's BORING, and one of the reasons other people ask "where did everyone go?"

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>OMG!!! Thsi is so sick. I don't see the "contrast"

>whatsoever. but then we all see what we want to see, don't we?

 

No we don't. Actually if the wall is black most people will see it is black. Certain people who are bored and want to create issues will see it as white.

 

>

>

>If I had a blog and I wrote for fun (and even self-promotion),

>and some idiot said the stupid things as said here,

>questioning my FLIGHT TIME for god's sake, I would not have

>been so restrained and KIND -- "eh,*grin*"

 

Please do not mock me. The next time you attack me in this manner I shall hit the alert button. This will be my only request to have you stop doing this grade school antic.

 

>

> Evidently none of you fly much internationally since the time

>wasn't out of line at all considering the down time in the

>airports. I used to fly from a small town on the West coast

>to Athens quite often on business--before 9/11 mind you.

>Getting to my airport an hour early, flying to SFO; there

>waiting for flight to JFK; there waiting for flight to LHR;

>there waiting for flight to ATH took about 7 hours wait time

>when I last flew it in 1999 and 2000. Plus the flight times of

>1.5+5+9-11+4-5 for 19.5 minimum in the air and sometimes

>longer for totals of well over 26 hours (I did the math for

>you since I know your collective brains aren't used to

>thinking deep).

 

Another insult again do not direct any insult at me. Obviously flight has changed considerably since you're last attempt 5 years ago by your own words.

 

>

>The last time I went was in 2000 before the new Athens airport

>opened, but same city, same planes and flight times were

>shorter, if anything since fuel economy wasn't as strict as it

>is now. So for an ON-TIME all the way schedule, it was 26 +

>hours. I went the cheapest way I could (just like

>milestickets), which took more time of course--you can and

>could go faster, but there is nothing even the slightest bit

>out of the ordinary in what he stated for his flight

>times--BUT SO WHAT?? If there were--who cares? Let it go. If

>you don't like him, don't hire him. Don't read his blog--I

>don't simply for lack of time. Why are you all so jealous and

>preoccupied with this?--With HIM?

 

Why do you create a new screen name to defend this escort? I have no pre occupation with him. However, unlike you I responded to the author of this thread.

 

>

>If having too much time on your hands, exercise is a good way

>to deal with your collective boredom, emotional breakdowns and

>mental delusional symptoms btw--it is both physically and

>mentally beneficial and certainly better than obsessing over

>flight times of a person who you "claim" not to like, not to

>know, and not on your want-to-hire-list.

 

I have NEVEZR claimed not to like anyone who posts here. Again stop the falsehoods or I will request management to have them stopped.

 

>

>Do you and us a favor--get over it or if you can't, keep it to

>yourself--it's BORING, and one of the reasons other people ask

>"where did everyone go?"

 

The decreased activity conversation should take place in that thread. Hijacking is not the best way to bring that topic up again. As for being "BORING" the age old question applies here, why read it and why respond to it. Create your own interesting thread. As I completely stand by what I wrote herewithin.

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>Here's the scoop. Take it for what you will...

>

>Since i was flying mostly on a mileage, the routing and

>layovers were insane for the flight from SAT-JMK. Airlines

>don't always give you exactly what you want when it's a super

>cheap ticket and they tend to make it a little difficult.

>

>That's the reasoning for the long adventure. It was fun :)

>

>Also keep in mind that storms kept me grounded in ORD, which

>added another 4 hours to the mess.

 

My only qualm about this issue is that in the opening sentence in your "15 minutes" you state: "Getting onto the first flight is always the toughest when you’ve got an IMPENDING [empasis added] 27 hours of flying." Did you have the prescience that you'll be stranded 4 hours in Chicago or is the total trip time 31 hours now. I, also, assume that you mean a total trip time of 27 hours and not actual flight time!

 

A note to consider: it's almost always faster to travel east becasue of tailwind (how long was the flight back?).

 

BTW, I stayed at the same hotel you did in Mykonos (nice rooms).

 

straight_up

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Please dear g-d these idiots would have no idea how to act on a civilised board such as flyertalk!

Hmmm a board with a ton of users,lots of fun,very very lucrative,have moderators who actually moderate and live by some simple rules of internet decency.What a concept!

Hope the powers that be on this board will visit and take some notes.

Shame on you Benji for disclosing this treasure-pearls before swine m'dear!

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>Please do not mock me. The next time you attack me in this

>manner I shall hit the alert button. This will be my only

>request to have you stop doing this grade school antic.<

 

This is the behavior of a BABY

 

 

>I have NEVEZR claimed not to like anyone who posts here. Again

>stop the falsehoods or I will request management to have them

>stopped.

 

This is the behavior of a baby with rapidly developing anti-social issues.

 

Notice that I responded in accordance with the rules. "Behavior of," and such.

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