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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. On those indian trains, you can eat all sorts of food by vendors and if you have to shit, you do on on the rail tracks. no cool air breeze, you smell smelly stinky arm pits with all the people sitting on doors

  2. @Traveler Jack Wheeler told me the story probably 18 years ago. I found his telling of it from 2007:
    http://www.tothepointnews.com/2007/08/the-secret-story-of-the-soviet-plates/

    The part about the Washington Post disclosing the two letter code for Soviet plates in 1985 is confirmed by AP
    http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1985/US-Rebukes-Post-for-Article-on-Diplomatic-Plates/id-b0d5c0dab786b8525d538a8ba1d37972

    FC was then assigned to the Soviet Union
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_registration_plates_of_the_United_States#Diplomatic_license_plates

    Someone mentioned the story of ‘FC’ online in 2000
    http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=27585

    See also http://dcplates.net/OFMcodes.htm

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