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Profile Mark DoomProject donor
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Credit: 132,563,921
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Discovered 1 Fermat divisor321 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,044,451)Cullen LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,012,570)PPS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,818,774)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (123,174)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (18,119,601)SR5 LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (519,595)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,292,019)TRP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,552,511)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (296,881)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,218,011)PPS Sieve Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (63,008,001)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (884,469)TRP Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,608,252)GFN Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,987,564)PSA Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,077,926)
Message 81836 - Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | 22:24:57 UTC

Off topic and random, but I was curious if anyone else out there in AtP travels by air frequently and finds themselves this time of year trying to get those last minute flights for qualifying miles for status on any airlines? :-)

I know I fell just short of my goal for the year so tomorrow I'm taking an all day flight around the US to get the last of my miles needed. Will be home by dinner. :-D
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Discovered 2 mega primesFound 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 12 primes in the 2020 Tour de Primes321 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,244,909)Cullen LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,194,451)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,174,327)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,028,260)PPS LLR Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (61,072,468)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,151,448)SoB LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,014,268)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (14,871,275)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,860,522)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,130,742)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,419,909)321 Sieve Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (101,538,236)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (127,922,665)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (30,984,158)PPS Sieve Double Ruby: Earned 2,000,000,000 credits (2,840,173,136)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,134,964)TRP Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,013,696)AP 26/27 Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (276,723,135)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (323,467,712)PSA Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,370,700,486)
Message 81837 - Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | 22:33:14 UTC - in response to Message 81836.

Off topic and random, but I was curious if anyone else out there in AtP travels by air frequently and finds themselves this time of year trying to get those last minute flights for qualifying miles for status on any airlines? :-)

I know I fell just short of my goal for the year so tomorrow I'm taking an all day flight around the US to get the last of my miles needed. Will be home by dinner. :-D


I don't but some folks who work for me do. They train and fly out a ton. Now, whether they had a goal for the year I don't know.

I do know this, I hate those stupid little puddle jumpers that American Airline (American Eagle) uses. You can have row 17 and be in the very back of the jet. But, they do have a first class section still. Had to travel to west Texas a couple of weeks ago which is why I'm complaining :). Oh and get this, for a whole $5 you can get a mini-can of pringles which would cost around 75 cents if you bought them at the store.

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Discovered 1 Fermat divisor321 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,044,451)Cullen LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,012,570)PPS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,818,774)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (123,174)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (18,119,601)SR5 LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (519,595)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,292,019)TRP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,552,511)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (296,881)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,218,011)PPS Sieve Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (63,008,001)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (884,469)TRP Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,608,252)GFN Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,987,564)PSA Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,077,926)
Message 81838 - Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | 22:43:36 UTC - in response to Message 81837.

I hate the small planes. I always have to take a regional one to get to a O'Hare, and then fly somewhere from there. They are always a 1 - 2 configuration. Single class cabin. and short, I have to duck to move up and down the aisle...and i'm not terribly tall at all!
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Discovered 1 mega prime321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,893,273)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,440,687)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,738,876)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,292,626)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,648,951)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,653,927)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,558,341)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,748,705)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,335,713)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,602,818)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,282,622)321 Sieve Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (740,566)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (59,788,598)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,143,068)PPS Sieve Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (524,673,938)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,130,821)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,074,710)AP 26/27 Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (43,842,888)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (224,648,943)PSA Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (62,378,755)
Message 81841 - Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | 23:00:38 UTC

I'll be on one of those little American Eagle planes ("Canadair Regional Jet") on Wednesday. I'll have to use my *small* carry-on bag, because my larger carry-on won't fit in the miniature overhead bins. That's going to be a chore for a four-day trip. Plus, like you guys, I'm bound to whack my head on something at least once.

I fly seldom, usually constrained to crazy adventure marathons like the north pole or Chile. Or, maybe once a year in addition to Wash DC for work... at least my company paid for me to get TSA Pre-check status, so that helps. I do not envy my co-workers that have to go through the airport rigamarole on a frequent basis.

Happy landings, Mark.

--G

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Discovered 1 Fermat divisor321 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,044,451)Cullen LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,012,570)PPS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,818,774)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (123,174)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (18,119,601)SR5 LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (519,595)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,292,019)TRP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,552,511)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (296,881)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,218,011)PPS Sieve Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (63,008,001)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (884,469)TRP Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,608,252)GFN Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,987,564)PSA Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,077,926)
Message 81843 - Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | 23:17:05 UTC

I'm jealous of the TSA pre-check!

I know I could get it (and global entry) from my company, I just haven't taken the time.

Too much travel here, in the next seven days I fly to Houston, Jacksonville, and then I'm off to India for all of January. (i spent most of November and most of December in India as well for work).
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Discovered 2 mega primesFound 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 12 primes in the 2020 Tour de Primes321 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,244,909)Cullen LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,194,451)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,174,327)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,028,260)PPS LLR Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (61,072,468)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,151,448)SoB LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,014,268)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (14,871,275)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,860,522)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,130,742)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,419,909)321 Sieve Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (101,538,236)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (127,922,665)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (30,984,158)PPS Sieve Double Ruby: Earned 2,000,000,000 credits (2,840,173,136)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,134,964)TRP Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,013,696)AP 26/27 Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (276,723,135)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (323,467,712)PSA Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,370,700,486)
Message 81845 - Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | 23:43:32 UTC

I love TSA pre-check!!! Walk in, show id, walk thru scanner, wait on poor slob with no pre-check. Lol

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Discovered 1 mega prime321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,893,273)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,440,687)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,738,876)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,292,626)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,648,951)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,653,927)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,558,341)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,748,705)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,335,713)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,602,818)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,282,622)321 Sieve Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (740,566)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (59,788,598)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,143,068)PPS Sieve Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (524,673,938)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,130,821)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,074,710)AP 26/27 Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (43,842,888)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (224,648,943)PSA Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (62,378,755)
Message 81849 - Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | 0:41:42 UTC

I agree the TSA Pre is very nice, but it's not a huge deal. You do get to keep your shoes on, and you don't have to take anything out of your carry-on (laptop, liquids, etc.). You don't get to carry anything that standard-check passengers wouldn't, like big bottles of fluids (or guns, ammo, radioactive waste, etc.). In my experience the security line isn't much faster than the regular lines, though sometimes, yeah. At some small airports it isn't implemented yet, so it does no good at all then.

I'm not complaining at all. My company paid the fee (something like $80), so why not? I'm something of a "nervous worrier" traveler, so anything to relieve a little stress at the last second is a godsend.

I hope Mark confined his itinerary to the eastern USA. Out west here, there's quite a bit in the way of unstable weather. And as Brink noted elsewhere, the northern plains are descending into a deep freeze.

--Gary

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