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Old 11-01-2012, 08:05 AM
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Thumbs up Please vote me for AA Road Warrior 2012

UPDATE
Thank you once again for all of your votes and words of encouragement. Unfortunately, I just learned that I did not win one of the first two prizes. The Grand Prize winner is Gillian (the Chief Marketing Officer of a non-profit) and Jerry (the chocolate guy).

We're doing a photo shoot in January, and you'll see us in the March 15th, 2013 issue of American Way magazine.

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As some of you might know, I tend to travel quite a bit for work, usually on American Airlines. On a flight back home from Boston to LA on August 31st, I saw an article about the Road Warrior essay contest that the inflight magazine, American Way, holds each year. It was the last day to enter, and I didn't feel like working, so I figured I'd give it a go. I'm definitely NOT a writer, but apparently someone at American Way must have felt sorry for a barely literate geek because I was chosen as one of the five finalists.

Out of those finalists, the Grand Prize Winner is chosen via online voting during the month of November, and I'd really appreciate your vote. Just as an added bonus, if I win the Grand Prize, I'll donate a $1,000 to a charity that you help choose via a webpage that I have set up, AND an additional $100 to the forum that has the most people voting for me.

Please visit my website http://aa.rubansk.com to choose a charity and vote for me, or you can go straight to the AA Road Warrior (AA Road Warrior Website) website directly. When you vote on the AA website, you'll be entered into a drawing for 50,000 AA miles.

Thanks in advance for your vote!

- Ruban

EDIT: Voting Ends November 30th @ 11:59PM!

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Old 11-01-2012, 10:03 AM
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:09 PM
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I voted!
(Yes, for your essay!)
Thank you! And doubly so for actually voting for mine!

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Old 11-01-2012, 03:29 PM
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:31 PM
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Very cool... Voted
It definitely is! I'm normally the person that says "Who wins these things?!?! Real people don't..." So it kinda weirds me out that I'm going to be in a magazine and I'm getting all this stuff for fr.... the cost of income tax of the prize.

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Old 11-01-2012, 06:35 PM
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:01 PM
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Busy with AA myself- flew 26 segments on AA in September...actually saw the road warrior piece too.

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Old 11-01-2012, 07:20 PM
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:11 AM
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Busy with AA myself- flew 26 segments on AA in September...actually saw the road warrior piece too.
26 segments in one month?!
I've flown 168,525 miles YTD, but that's still only 69 segments! Do you have a lot of connections?



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Old 11-02-2012, 09:18 AM
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26 segments in one month?!
I've flown 168,525 miles YTD, but that's still only 69 segments! Do you have a lot of connections
yes, it was a strange month. Four hours in one city, with no ability to schedule based on my travel- one day in ATL then lax then dtw then phx, back to Bo's, home to smf on Friday. Out Sunday to ewr..rinse and repeat. Generally each leg had a connection. Only 148k, but 126 segments....

If it weren't for gogoinflight I'd be nuts!

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Old 11-02-2012, 10:38 PM
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:44 AM
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Thanks! And congrats on your first Bimmerfest post!

Where in Dallas are you from? I used to live there, and will be stopping by for a day to see friends and clients in a couple of weeks.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:48 PM
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Just voted for you.

Funny, I saw your post over on flyertalk too (AA forum). Seems that we have more than just one shared interest. ha!

Best of luck!

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Old 11-05-2012, 04:28 PM
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Just voted for you.

Funny, I saw your post over on flyertalk too (AA forum). Seems that we have more than just one shared interest. ha!

Best of luck!

Yeah, I was somewhat curious what the overlap between those two communities might be. I know one of the flight attendants on the LAX-BOS route is a car guy with a fox body mustang that he works on.

I've also sat next to a guy reading Roundel once so we talked about Bimmers for a bit. On the whole, however, I don't meet as many car enthusiasts on the plane as I would expect.

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Old 11-05-2012, 06:47 PM
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^^Thats funny. Wonder the same. FT is much more, well, neurotic...

Speaking of car guys on planes...I say next to a guy from BMW corporate (BMWAG). Very, very senior. Pissing and moaning about crappy first class on the US domestic. Boy did he have some pictures... "you cant get this here" and "you can't get that here" and "I drove this development car for a month" ... jaw dropping actually. Yet ask him a question about anything under the hood and nothing.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:33 AM
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Just FYI, voting ends November 30! I'd appreciate 5 seconds of your time, if you can spare it.

This will be the 2nd to last time I bump this thread. I'll do one more on Nov 28, and that's it.

Thanks to everyone who's already voted!
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:12 PM
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:26 PM
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:41 AM
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Hi everyone!

Thank you once again for all of your votes and words of encouragement. Unfortunately, I just learned that I did not win one of the first two prizes. The Grand Prize winner is Gillian (the Chief Marketing Officer of a non-profit) and Jerry (the chocolate guy).

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