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[left]PHX DO - Saturday 25 August 2018
For other PHX TP runs see bottom of wiki

BACKGROUND
A mid-point meet up at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport for those travelling far and wide on the OTP/PHX tier point collection run. All welcome!


NAME BADGES
The name badges have been created - Thank you Megaloman.
You'll find these somewhere at the HGI in PHX!

WHATSAPP GROUP
There is an active WhatsApp group for OTP/PHX travellers. Ask for more details.


PRE DEPARTURE DRINK
A bunch of us are meeting on Thursday 16 August at All Bar One (Cannon St. London) for a semi-impromptu drink: Get to meet some other Runners, share last minute tips, enjoy the sun etc. All FTers welcome


PREORDER DRINKS AT THE DO
Fitch has very kindly offered to do a booze run to enjoy drinks/snacks around the pool, given the hotel bar shuts early. Please PM him for a link to place your order before Thurs 23 August.


GUEST LIST

Attending (46)
aks120, atcer28, awoxp, bisonrav, brainless69, CCayley, charlie26, Cheny, Deanog1976, deboyzoned, Diver Boy, Duncs, dylanks, EGLK FLYER, EMB195, GadgetGal, gcuk, Fitch, HPN-HRL, IFE Wizard, Jaenks, j_alan, KARFA, Ldnn1, madfish, MarkedMan, mats, megaloman, MRP Alert, nufnuf77, onobond, our_kid, Pilot37, Scallywag72, ScienceTeacher, steven62343, Swissbobby, taylorj6, teledude, TonyHancock, TPRun, TravellerFrequently +1, travellingscotsman, wbeest, where2travel, woglet86

Tentative (3)
Geordie405, Gig103, Over the Horizon


FLIGHTS

Thursday 16 August 2018
0810 BA543 BLQ/LHR MarkedMan
1140 BA886 LHR/OTP MarkedMan
1900 BA884 LHR/OTP Scallywag72


Friday 17 August 2018
0830 BA885 OTP/LHR MarkedMan, Scallywag72
1140 BA886 LHR/OTP woglet86+1
1310 BA177 LHR/JFK Scallywag72
1755 BA887 OTP/LHR BA Humbug, H2L, woglet86+1

1800 AA302 JFK/LAX Scallywag72
1805 BA179 LHR/JFK MarkedMan


Saturday 18 August 2018
0935 AA6140 LHR/JFK H2L
1125 BA794 LHR/HEL BA Humbug
1200 AA3 JFK/LAX MarkedMan
1430 AA341 JFK/LAX H2L
1633 AA899 LAX/PHX MarkedMan, Scallywag72
1700 AA1671 LAX/PHX H2L
1710 BA799 HEL/LHR BA Humbug
1950 BA183/AA6146 LHR/JFK BA Humbug


Sunday 19 August 2018
0650 AA885 JFK/PHX BA Humbug
0720 AA445 PHX/LAX H2L, Scallywag72
0958 AA629 PHX/PHL BA Humbug
1030 AA238 LAX/JFK Scallywag72
1130 AA4 LAX/JFK H2L
1920 AA736 PHX/PHL BA Humbug
2130 BA114 JFK/LHR Scallywag72
2225 AA104 JFK/LHR H2L


Monday 20 August 2018
1020 AA9000/AY1332 LHR/HEL BA Humbug
1140 BA886 LHR/OTP Scallywag72
1900 BA884 LHR/OTP H2L


Tuesday 21 August 2018
0750 BA795 HEL/LHR BA Humbug
0835 BA885 OTP/LHR Scallywag72
1140 BA886 LHR/OTP Wbeest, BA Humbug, CCayley
1900 BA884 LHR/OTP n4ynx, steven62343


Wednesday 22 August 2018
0830 BA885 OTP/LHR CCayley, n4ynx, steven62343, Wbeest
1140 BA886 LHR/OTP ajm1972, aks120, Cheny, EGLK FLYER, IFE Wizard, onobond
1145 BA662 LHR/LCA Beaulieu
1310 BA0177 LHR/JFK Wbeest
1430 AA105 LHR/JFK steven62343
1840 BA0798 LHR/HEL n4ynx
1900 BA884 LHR/OTP EMB195, Markie, our_kid
1915 BA2481 JFK/LAX Wbeest
1935 BA663 LCA/LHR Beaulieu
2115 AA185 JFK/LAX steven62343


Thursday 23 August 2018
0600 AA2083 LAX/PHX steven62343
0700 BA1385 MAN/LHR madfish
0800 AY1331 HEL/LHR n4ynx
0830 AA6358/BA885 OTP/LHR ajm1972, Cheny, EGLK FLYER, EMB195, IFE Wizard, Jaenks, Markie, our_kid
1000 AA0445 LAX/PHX Wbeest
1015 AA0101 LHR/JFK n4ynx
1120 AA6214 LHR/JFK EGLK FLYER
1140 BA886 LHR/OTP Airlineanorak+1, deboyzoned, madfish
1310 BA177/AA6142 LHR/JFK EMB195, IFE Wizard, Jaenks
1510 BA731 GVA/LHR Swissbobby
1515 BA1489 GLA/LHR travellingscotsman
1610 BA1336 LHR/HEL Markie
1610 BA269 LHR/LAX ajm1972
1640 AA1457 JFK/PHX n4ynx
1700 AA107 LHR/JFK Beaulieu
1700 AA133 JFK/LAX EGLK FLYER
1755 BA887 OTP/LHR GadgetGal, onobond
1840 BA798 LHR/HEL Cheny, our_kid
1900 BA884 LHR/OTP awoxp, bisonrav (1C), Brainless69, Duncs, Fitch, j_alan, megaloman, Pilot37, Swissbobby, taylorj6, teledude, TPRun, travellingscotsman
2005 BA786 LHR/ARN Diver Boy
2115 AA3258 LAX/PHX EGLK FLYER
2115 AA185 JFK/LAX Jaenks


Friday 24 August 2018
0600 AA2083 LAX/PHX Jaenks
0700 AA9 JFK/SFO EMB195
0750 BA771 ARN/LHR Diver Boy
0800 AY1331 HEL/LHR Cheny, Markie, our_kid
0830 BA885 OTP/LHR. The Party Plane!! If you are positioning the night before please PM me (teledude) if you don't have GOLD/GGL for guesting aks120, Airlineanorak+1, awoxp, bisonrav (4C), brainless69, deboyzoned, Duncs, Fitch, j_alan, Ldnn1, madfish, megaloman, Pilot37, ScienceTeacher, Swissbobby, taylorj6, teledude, TPRun, travellingscotsman
1000 AA255 JFK/LAX Beaulieu
1015 AA101 LHR-JFK Markie
1020 KL1542 LBA/AMS Scallywag72
1120 BA173/AA6214 LHR/JFK awoxp, Cheny, Fitch, GadgetGal, our_kid, travellingscotsman
1140 BA886 LHR/OTP Deanog1976, gcuk, KARFA, TravellerFrequently +1, woglet86 +1
1200 AA003 JFK/LAX IFE Wizard
1225 AA530 SFO/PHX EMB195
1240 BA67 LHR/PHL Diver Boy
1240 AA888 LAX/PHX ajm1972
1310 BA177/AA6142 LHR/JFK Airlineanorak+1, bisonrav (1A), deboyzoned, Pilot37, Swissbobby
1335 KL1375 AMS/OTP Scallywag72
1340 WN2125 LAS-PHX HPN-HRL
1420 AA205 LAX/OGG Beaulieu
1425 BA115 LHR/JFK aks120, madfish, onobond
1610 AY1336/BA6080 LHR/HEL Duncs, j_alan, ScienceTeacher, taylorj6
1640 AA0899 LAX/PHX IFE Wizard
1640 AA1587 JFK/PHX Markie, our_kid
1700 AA133 JFK/LAX awoxp
1710 AA1037 SFO/PHX TonyHancock
1740 BA95 LHR/YUL Ldnn1
1755 BA887 OTP/LHR Deanog1976, gcuk, KARFA, TravellerFrequently +1, woglet86 +1
1805 AA35 JFK/LAX Pilot37
1815 AA4515 PHL/DCA Diver Boy
1840 BA798 LHR/HEL brainless69, megaloman, teledude, TPRun
2015 AA293 JFK/LAX onobond
2115 AA185 JFK/LAX deboyzoned, Fitch, madfish
2115 AA3258 LAX/PHX awoxp


Saturday 25 August 2018
0530 AA1865 DCA/CLT Diver Boy
0605 AA2083 LAX/PHX deboyzoned, Fitch
0650 AA1487 JFK/PHX Cheny
0650 BA832 LHR/DUB gcuk
0650 AA646 PHX/PHL IFE Wizard
0700 AA0033 JFK/LAX GadgetGal
0750 AA1674 CLT/LAX Diver Boy
0745 BA804 LHR/BLL charlie26, nufnuf77
0745 BA795 HEL/LHR brainless69
0800 AY1331/BA6031 HEL/LHR Duncs, j_alan, megaloman, ScienceTeacher, taylorj6, teledude, TPRun
0800 AA1 JFK/LAX Airlineanorak+1, Swissbobby
0825 AA6358/BA885 OTP/LHR englisha, Scallywag72, where2travel
0935 BA175 LHR/JFK KARFA, TravellerFrequently +1
0955 AA445 LAX/PHX onobond
1000 AA255 JFK/LAX aks120
1015 AA101/BA1516 LHR/JFK Deanog1976, j_alan, megaloman, taylorj6, teledude, TPRun, woglet86
1120 BA173 LHR/JFK Scallywag72, ScienceTeacher
1120 AA723 DUB/PHL gcuk
1200 AA003 JFK/LAX bisonrav (2K)
1240 AA888 LAX/PHX Airlineanorak+1, Diver Boy, GadgetGal, madfish, Pilot37, Swissbobby
1241 AA4389 YUL/PHL Ldnn1
1240 BA67 LHR/PHL brainless69, Duncs
1200 AA003 JFK/LAX travellingscotsman
1310 BA177/AA6142 LHR/JFK englisha
1430 AA341 JFK/LAX KARFA, TravellerFrequently +1, woglet86
1430 AA105LHR/JFK where2travel
1445 BA289 LHR/PHX charlie26, nufnuf77
1530 AA117 JFK/LAX Deanog1976, megaloman, taylorj6, teledude, TPRun
1535 AA726 PHL/LAX gcuk
1540 AA655 PHL/PHX IFE Wizard, Ldnn1
1633 AA899 LAX/PHX aks120, bisonrav (1D), travellingscotsman
1640 AA1587 JFK/PHX j_alan, ScienceTeacher
1659 AA2291 JFK/CLT Scallywag72
1720 AA414 PHL/PHX brainless69, Duncs
1933 AA650 LAX/PHX Deanog1976, gcuk, KARFA, megaloman, taylorj6, teledude, TPRun TravellerFrequently +1, woglet86
1955 AA495 CLT/PHX Scallywag72
2015 AA300 JFK/LAX where2travel


Sunday 26 August 2018
0600 AA3196 PHX/LAX aks120, brainless69, our_kid, Pilot37, steven62343, Swissbobby, taylorj6
0630 AA567 PHX/CLT Diver Boy
0650 AA646 PHX/PHL gcuk
0720 AA445 PHX/LAX Deanog1976, madfish, MarkedMan, megaloman, Scallywag72, teledude, TPRun, woglet86
0725 WN6001 PHX/STL/LGA HPN-HRL
0900 AA2 LAX/JFK aks120, our_kid, Swissbobby, taylorj6
0920 AA2339 PHX/JFK Duncs, GadgetGal, j_alan, KARFA, Markie, TravellerFrequently +1
0930 AA2192 LAX/MIA Pilot37
0940 AA1569 PHX/BOS awoxp
1000 AA760 PHX/LAX charlie26, nufnuf77, onobond
1000 AA172 LAX/JFK our_kid
1030 AA238 LAX/JFK brainless69, Deanog1976, MarkedMan, megaloman, Scallywag72, steven62343, teledude, TPRun, woglet86
1105 AA1702 LAX/PHX where2travel
1130 AA272 JFK/LAX englisha
1231 AA2320 PHX/BOS Cheny
1345 AA2103 PHX/LAX EMB195
1350 AA2197 PHX/SEA Ldnn1
1400 AA0899 PHX/LAX IFE Wizard
1430 AA32 LAX/JFK madfish
1445 AA443 CLT/DCA Diver Boy
1515 AA022 LAX/JFK onobond
1540 AA828 PHL/ORD gcuk
1620 AA2103 LAX/PHX englisha
1630 AA184 LAX/JFK EMB195, IFE Wizard
1705 AA6073 LAX/SJC charlie26, nufnuf77
1710 AA6131 PHX/LHR bisonrav (1A)
1715 AA636 PHX/SFO TonyHancock
1825 AA100 JFK/LHR Duncs, Markie
1845 AA208 ORD/DUB gcuk
1925 BA212 BOS/LHR awoxp
1945 AA38 MIA/LHR Pilot37
2000 AA106/BA1517 JFK/LHR aks120, Deang1976, megaloman, taylorj6, teledude, TPRun
2000 AA6137 JFK/LHR GadgetGal
2005 BA278 SJC/LHR charlie26, nufnuf77
2010 BA116 JFK/LHR GadgetGal, j_alan, KARFA, Swissbobby, TravellerFrequently +1
2050 IB6252 JFK/MAD our_kid
2130 BA114 JFK/LHR brainless69, MarkedMan, Scallywag72, woglet86
2220 BA292 IAD/LHR Diver Boy
2225 AA104 JFK/LHR steven62343
2250 AA6165 BOS/LHR Cheny


Monday 27 August 2018
0600 AA3196 PHX/LAX EGLK FLYER, travellingscotsman
0730 AY1340 LHR/HEL Duncs
0720 AA445 PHX/LAX ajm1972
0755 BA178 JFK/LHR EMB195, Majunga
0800 AY1331 LHR/JFK j_alan
0900 AA02 LAX/JFK travellingscotsman
1020 AY1332/BA6032 LHR/HEL awoxp, Deanog1976, Markie, megaloman, taylorj6, teledude, TPRun
1030 AA238 LAX/JFK ajm1972, EGLK FLYER
1045 BA827 DUB/LHR gcuk
1140 BA886/AA6649 LHR/OTP aks120, brainless69, Cheny, GadgetGal, KARFA, MarkedMan, Pilot37, Scallywag72, Swissbobby, TravellerFrequently +1, woglet86
1210 BA459 MAD/LHR our_kid
1320 BA780 LHR/ARN Diver Boy
1400 AY1335 HEL/LHR Duncs
1400 AA899 PHX/LAX Jaenks
1420 AA205 OGG/LAX Beaulieu
1600 AY1337/BA6033 HEL/LHR j_alan, Markie, megaloman, taylorj6, teledude, TPRun
1605 BA806 LHR/BLL charlie26, nufnuf77
1710 BA6566 PHX/SAN Wbeest
1710 BA799 HEL/LHR awoxp
1755 BA887 OTP/LHR aks120, Brainless69, KARFA, MarkedMan, Pilot37, Scallywag72, TravellerFrequently +1, woglet86
1830 BA112 JFK/LHR madfish
1900 BA174/AA6139 JFK/LHR onobond, IFE Wizard
1900 BA884 LHR/OTP bisonrav (1F), Duncs, Markie, megaloman, steven62343, taylorj6, teledude, TPRun
2030 BA1404 LHR/MAN Scallywag72
2100 BA172 JFK/LHR travellingscotsman
2130 AA6135 JFK/LHR EGLK FLYER
2135 BA268 LAX/LHR Jaenks
2150 AA1280 PHX/JFK ScienceTeacher
2229 BA1751 SAN/JFK Wbeest


Tuesday 28 August 2018
0700 BA1385 MAN/LHR Telecasterman+1
0800 AA307 LAX/JFK Beaulieu
0848 AA2773 PHX/JFK n4ynx
1035 BA834 LHR/DUB travellingscotsman
0835 BA885 OTP/LHR bisonrav (12C), Cheny, Duncs, Markie, Swissbobby, teledude, TPRun
0920 BA1340 LHR/LBA Scallywag72
1150 AA6649/BA886 LHR/OTP awoxp, CCayley, EGLK FLYER, EMB195, gcuk, IFE Wizard, madfish, majunga, onobond, our_kid, Telecasterman+1
1400 BA731 LHR/GVA Swissbobby

1800 BA887 OTP/LHR awoxp, EMB195, gcuk, IFE Wizard, madfish, megaloman, onobond, our_kid, taylorj6
1810 BA116 JFK/LHR ajm1972
1900 BA884 LHR/OTP Jaenks
2000 AA0106 JFK/LHR n4ynx
2010 BA116 JFK/LHR Beaulieu
2130 AA6135/BA0114 JFK/LHR ScienceTeacher, Wbeest

Wednesday 29 August 2018
0755 BA1370 LHR/MAN madfish
0830 AA6358/BA885 OTP/LHR EGLK FLYER, Telecasterman+1
1020 AY1332 LHR/HEL n4ynx
1120 AA6214 LHR/JFK Telecasterman+1
1125 BA794 LHR/HEL ScienceTeacher
1140 BA086 LHR/OTP ajm1972, Wbeest
1345 AA2103 PHX/LAX englisha
1600 AY1337 HEL/LHR n4ynx
1630 AA0184 LAX/JFK englisha
1700 AA133 JFK/LAX Telecasterman+1

1800 BA887 OTP/LHR Wbeest, CCayley
1900 BA0884 LHR/OTP n4ynx
2115 AA3258 LAX/PHX Telecasterman+1


Thursday 30 August 2018
0805 BA890 LHR/SOF Beaulieu
0830 BA0885 OTP/LHR n4ynx
0835 AA1792 PHX/LAX Airlineanorak+1
0850 AA2339 PHX/JFK where2travel
1130 AA4 LAX/JFK Airlineanoark+1
1420 BA891 SOF/LHR Beaulieu
1755 BA887 OTP/LHR ajm1972
2010 AA6137 JFK/LHR where2travel
2105 AA6212 JFK/LHR englisha

Friday 31 August 2018
0755 BA178 JFK/LHR Airlineanorak+1
0835 AA1702 PHX/LAX deboyzoned
1000 AA760 PHX/LAX Fitch
1020 AA9000 LHR/HEL where2travel
1140 BA886 LHR/OTP englisha
1130 AA4 LAX/JFK deboyzoned
1230 AA274 LAX/JFK Fitch
1600 AY1337 HEL/LHR ScienceTeacher, where2travel
1900 BA884 LHR/OTP ScienceTeacher, where2travel
2225 AA104 JFK/LHR deboyzoned, Fitch


Saturday 1 September 2018
1315 AA6649 LHR/OTP Airlineanorak+1, deboyzoned, Fitch


Sunday 2 September 2018
1800 BA887 OTP/LHR Airlineanorak+1
1845 BA66 PHL/LHR Ldnn1


HOTELS

Bucharest
Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest - aks120 (22-24 Aug), onobond (22 Aug), Wbeest(21 Aug), BA Humbug (21 - 25 Aug), deboyzoned (23 Aug)
DoubleTree Unirii Square Bucharest - cheny (22 & 27 Aug), madfish (23 Aug), megaloman (23 & 27 Aug), TPRun (23 Aug & 27 Aug), Scallywag72 (24 Aug), Swissbobby (27 Aug)
Hotel RIN, Bucharest Airport - IFE Wizard (22 Aug), awoxp (23 Aug), bisonrav (23 Aug & 27 Aug), Brainless69 (23 Aug), Fitch (23 Aug), taylorj6 (23 Aug), travellingscotsman (23 Aug)
Vienna House Easy Airport Bucharest - Pilot37 (23rd Aug), Swissbobby (23rd Aug)


Helsinki
Hilton Helsinki Airport - Cheny (23 Aug) megaloman (24 Aug), TPRun (24 Aug), taylorj6 (24 Aug)
Scandic Helsinki - Brainless69 (24 Aug)

Los Angeles
Four Points by Sheraton LAX Airport - onobond (24 Aug)


New York
Hilton JFK Airport - Swissbobby (24 Aug), Wbeest(22 Aug), onobond (26 Aug)
Crowne Plaza HY36 Midtownt - travellingscotsman (24 Aug)

Phoenix
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport (NOT 'North') (25-26 Aug) Ė aks120, awoxp, bisonrav, Brainless69, charlie26, cheny, deboyzoned, Diver Boy, EGLK FLYER, Fitch, Gshumway, HPN-HRL, IFE Wizard, KARFA, Ldnn1, madfish, mats, megaloman, nufnuf77, onobond, Over the Horizon, Pilot37, Scallywag72, Swissbobby, taylorj6, teledude, TonyHancock, TPRun, TravellerFrequently +1, travellingscotman, woglet86

Scottsdale
The Andaz Scottsdale - steven62343 (23 Aug)
Mountain Shadows Resort - Wbeest (23-27 Aug)


Local Host
Note that dylanks is our PHX-based GGL member, and is happy to provide information about PHX, and meetup on dates other than the official Do (assuming he's not flying somewhere else). Feel free to send him a direct message to meetup.
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Old Jul 5, 18, 7:13 pm
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Originally Posted by bisonrav View Post
Any takers for this on the 8am flight, 26th August? Need at least one other participant

https://westwindairservice.rezdy.com...on-aerial-tour
Would have been fun, but need to catch the 10.02 AA760 to LAX, connecting @LAX to transcon -> JFK 15.15. The next flight PHX-LAX departing 14.00 arrives LAX at 15.32

Hope you find someone else to do a flight certainly beating most other as per sights
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Old Jul 5, 18, 10:02 pm
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Currently sat in lounge at Henri Coanda, first one I’ve been in with a smoking area. Stayed at Vienna House hotel because only 10 minute walk, ok hotel for one night but next time I’ll use shuttle bus to avoid pack of feral dogs picketing entrance to next doors property.

On entering departures fast track security isn’t clearly signed, walk alongside main queue and turn left at front. If flight not shown on departure boards use entrance for gates 2-49, flight today is from gate 30 which is a bus. After security, confusingly you go through a customs arrival area, also signs in main terminal only have information on side facing entrance, so if you miss gate; lounge or toilets you have to walk back and check each sign individually.

Apologies if covering familiar territory but hope this helps someone.


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Old Jul 6, 18, 4:41 am
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Frog doctor. thanks, very helpful. What time did you get to the airport for the 08:25 departure? If it’s really easy then I may just get the 7am shuttle from RIN. If not, then I’ll aim for the 6am shuttle.

Will be tomorrow morning (Saturday).
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Old Jul 6, 18, 4:58 am
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Originally Posted by oxtailsoup View Post
Frog doctor. thanks, very helpful. What time did you get to the airport for the 08:25 departure? If itís really easy then I may just get the 7am shuttle from RIN. If not, then Iíll aim for the 6am shuttle.

Will be tomorrow morning (Saturday).
Youíre welcome, got there just after 0615, security only took 15 minutes even with a group of tough looking heavies marching straight to front of queue. 7.00 Shuttle should be fine. Like the VH the Rin-only 2 blocks further is easily walkable if youíre brave enough. Youíll know if the local wildlife is around due to the night long cacophony.
Safe flight, just about to board for Philly, so off line for a few hours.
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Old Jul 6, 18, 2:19 pm
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@Frogdoctor

We must have been in the lounge together this morning ! On the flight (BA885), I was the guy snoring in 3A. Originally I was doing a LHR-OTP-LHR B2B today, but bottled it and changed my LHR-OTP to Thursday night. However, when we landed last night (via bus although the plane was sitting between two jetways), after getting off the bus I noticed that there was a specific International Transfers Passport Control booth. It looked like the sign hadn't been up long. Obviously I wasn't able to try it - to see if they would send me back down the stairs per @madfish (and other's) guidance, but perhaps there has been a change. My only cautionary note is that the walk after clearing Passport control (to Baggage Reclaim) was very very long ... so perhaps it is a different Passport Control to the one referenced by others.

As an aside, I tried the new (6 months old) Hilton Garden Inn Old Town in Bucharest last night. Previously I've always stayed at The DoubleTree. Everything was better at the HGI ... bed, showers and location. Not as convenient as the RIN, VH etc, but the hotel-airport journey this morning (at 06:30) was 28 mins.

At the Sofitel Heathrow tonight (cheap GBP90 lastminute.com booking), then LHR-HEL-JFK-LAX-PHX-LAX-JFK-HEL-LHR-OTP-LHR landing back into LHR on Wednesday morning. Unfortunately my HEL-JFK flight will stop me watching the England vs Sweden game ... no WiFi on the A330 ... sob !

Cheers
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Old Jul 6, 18, 2:25 pm
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Interesting @taylorj6

Was the booth you refer to alongside the other booths or was it before the second set of stairs/escalator (can’t remember which) up to the other passport booths? Previously there was a desk down there. Wonder if this has been replaced by the booth you refer to?

I will get some idea in a couple of weeks when I next pass through.
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Old Jul 6, 18, 2:35 pm
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It was alongside all the others on the far right @madfish .... came up escalator (from rugby scrum of two buses which were parked facing each other when I got off the plane !), then turned left and they were all in front. From memory (and it was a 5 large Johnie Black and 01:00 memory), there was a connecting door going off to the right behind the Transit booth.

No question this particular Passport Control was at the very end (plane end not baggage end) of the terminal building. Perhaps above Gate 32 which BA885 left from this morning.

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Old Jul 6, 18, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by taylorj6 View Post
@Frogdoctor

We must have been in the lounge together this morning ! On the flight (BA885), I was the guy snoring in 3A.

As an aside, I tried the new (6 months old) Hilton Garden Inn Old Town in Bucharest last night. Previously I've always stayed at The DoubleTree. Everything was better at the HGI ... bed, showers and location. Not as convenient as the RIN, VH etc, but the hotel-airport journey this morning (at 06:30) was 28 mins.

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And I was there too with at least one other person (not an FT user I don't think). I got barely 4 hours sleep at the Vienna due to the late arrival so you can't have got much with a longer transfer to hotel.

Currently in JFK waiting for my 1800 to LAX.
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Old Jul 6, 18, 4:23 pm
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@Frogdoctor

We must have been in the lounge together this morning ! On the flight (BA885), I was the guy snoring in 3A.

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Oh for the chance of sleep, I was back in 8F with the baby that screamed the entire flight in 9A. Missed connection in Philadelphia but luckily rebooked on last flight in 1D so happy days.
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Eeeek .... I heard that baby when I woke up. Not good, but it happens. Pleased you got sorted on your connection.

I'm praying that AY1340 is delayed or cancelled so I can ask to be put on the direct LHR-LAX BA flight after the England match. That or an equipment change for the HEL-JFK flight to an A350.
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I don't really get it

I will do the trip together with another ggl buddy.. 11th to 21st..
What do I do to meet people or hang? Would be fun
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I will do the trip together with another ggl buddy.. 11th to 21st..
What do I do to meet people or hang? Would be fun
Hi @Vasco Pridat. As you don't have 90 posts, you can't update the wiki but if you tell us your flights, I or someone will add them to the wiki for you.
I saw that another FTer was on a flight I'm on so we got in contact through FT PM and we're meeting up in the lounge before the flight or on the flight if we run late.
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Interesting @taylorj6

Was the booth you refer to alongside the other booths or was it before the second set of stairs/escalator (can’t remember which) up to the other passport booths? Previously there was a desk down there. Wonder if this has been replaced by the booth you refer to?

I will get some idea in a couple of weeks when I next pass through.

Having been to OTP a few times this year, I have found that the arrival gate (or bus) determines where you end up and it is not always the same place for passport control, which is located in at least two places.

On most occasions, I have found the Transfer security half way up some stairs on the left, which is straight forward.

On another occasion, I arrived at a different area and missed the Transfer security, if it existed. I had to talk my way back through the above Passport desk (i.e. go through the wrong way) to go down the stairs to the Transfer security I mentioned above.

Will be heading off next weekend for my maiden PHX TP run, so will see what happens on my two B2Bs.
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@Vasco Pridat's August flights updated in Wiki.
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Youíre welcome, got there just after 0615, security only took 15 minutes even with a group of tough looking heavies marching straight to front of queue. 7.00 Shuttle should be fine. Like the VH the Rin-only 2 blocks further is easily walkable if youíre brave enough. Youíll know if the local wildlife is around due to the night long cacophony.
Safe flight, just about to board for Philly, so off line for a few hours.
Just to report back on this... 7am shuttle from RIN for the 08:25 OTP to LHR flight was fine.
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