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My life as a flight coordinator

Once upon a time, long ago and far away, I worked for a couple years for a company that sells a whole lot of airline tickets and things like that. I had a card that said I was a travel agent, but in truth I was more of a web developer, webmaster, and systems administrator. But it was interesting, and I learned a lot about travel. I even did a little traveling for things like training, meeting with prospective vendors, and so on - maybe 25,000 to 35,000 miles a year. (If you think that's a lot, you probably haven't lived in Hawaii.) And I got to see some new places and people as a result - Portland, Atlanta, Austin, and George W. Bush.
That ended, a couple years passed, and I found myself doing some other things that required a bit more travel. 28,000 miles in the second half of 2004. 70,000 miles in 2005. 111,000 miles in 2006. 28,000 miles in the first quarter of 2007. And around the end of 2006, some of the other folks involved talked amongst themselves and deci…