FLYERTALK.COM Sets New Standard Among Online Travel Communities Frequent Flyers Have Contributed Over 5 Million Posts to Popular Site

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FlyerTalk.com (http://www.flyertalk.com/) reinforced its position as the world's most popular frequent flyer community recently as it logged its 5,000,000th user post.

FlyerTalk.com (http://www.flyertalk.com/) reinforced its position as the world's most popular frequent flyer community recently as it logged its 5,000,000th user post.

Introduced in May of 1998 by Randy Petersen, publisher of InsideFlyer magazine and WebFlyer.com, FlyerTalk has witnessed exponential growth during its seven-year lifetime. After achieving 1,000,000 posts in its first four years of existence, FlyerTalk has seen that number quintuple in the past three and a half years. And approximately 40,000 of FlyerTalk's 85,000+ registered members have joined within the past year.

"I am proud of the fact that FlyerTalk has become the place to meet online and discuss the topics of frequent flyer programs and travel," says Petersen. "But the credit for the phenomenal success of FlyerTalk goes to the members of the community and their readiness to share and help one another. It has become a model community of deep connections. FlyerTalk is a real-world community of people sharing their thoughts and opinions - unified around the themes of frequent flyer programs and travel, topics that are endlessly interesting and surprising."

According to http://www.big-boards.com, a site that tracks statistics for most of the world's largest bulletin board Web sites, FlyerTalk is the largest travel-related online community as measured by total post count and posts per member. And http://www.alexa.com ranks FlyerTalk in the top 5,000 most visited sites on the Internet.

Currently, nearly 5,000 posts are added to FlyerTalk on average each day. At its current rate of growth, FlyerTalk will surpass more than 7 million posts by the end of 2006.

FlyerTalk.com is a product of Frequent Flyer Services and is included in the award-winning WebFlyer Network of sites. Other sites that make up the network include WebFlyer.com, which has been voted "Best of the Web" by Forbes and PC Magazine, InsideFlyer.com, MileageManager.com and MileDonor.com.

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