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Another BAFT mini-do. Gibraltar, Saturday 23 March 2019

Another BAFT mini-do. Gibraltar, Saturday 23 March 2019

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Latest information on plans can be found in the following post:https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30702435-post460.html


Gibraltar Saturday 23 March 2019

GUEST LIST (77)

Altrurian, angeloedades, bhbloke, Calchas, CaroFos, cgtechuk, chris1979, cistavoda, Deanog1976, DeathSlam, dinoscool3 (+1), Duncs, dycc, florens (+1), FlyerP, flyuk, GadgetGal, Gingernut, Governator, gcuk, GrjApp, IFE Wizard, Innocent Abroad, JB7, jfallesen, KARFA, KeaneJohn, LavaJava, LPQ (+1), LSunbury (+1), LondonAndy, lost_in_translation, madfish, megaloman, mtikky, onobond, p78, Pumplekin (+1), Physci, polochick, Puqui99 (+1), Rapidex (+1), S1362083, S_W_S, Scallywag72 (+1), ScienceTeacher (+1), Shl (+1), SmallClanger, StanStorby, Swissbobby (+1), teledude, Temps (+1), The Specialist (+1), Thundercat, Tiffywren, tomparskate, TPRun, TravellerFrequently (+1), travellingscotsman (+2), Wbeest.

FLIGHTS

Thursday 21st March
TNG-GIB
AT990 12:00 - Governator

LHR-GIB
BA492 8:25 - dinoscool3 (+2)

Friday 22nd March
LHR-GIB
BA490 12:35 - Calchas, chris1979, FlyerP, LPQ (+1), Pumplekin (+1), Snaxmuppet, The Specialist (+1), Thundercat,

GLA-LHR
BA1489 15:25 - cgtechuk, teledude

GVA-LHR
BA721 17:35 - Swissbobby (+1)

EDI-LHR
BA1459 18:55 -Tomparskate

ZRH-LHR
BA707 2105 - florens (+1)

Saturday 23rd March
GLA -LHR
BA1473 08:05 - travellingscotsman

MAN-LHR
BA1385 08:05 - DeathSlam, madfish, Scallywag72 (+1), S_W_S

LHR-GIB
BA492 10:30 - bhbloke, GadgetGal, GrjApp, JB7, KARFA, lost_in_translation, LSunbury (+1), megaloman, p78. polochick, puqui99 (+1), StanStorby, Swissbobby (+1), Tomparskate, Wbeest (18)
BA490 12:35 - angeloedades, CaroFos, cgtechuk, cistavoda, DeathSlam, Duncs, dycc, florens (+1), Flyuk, gcuk, Gingernut, IFE Wizard, Innocent Abroad, jfallesen, KeaneJohn, LavaJava, LondonAndy, madfish, mtikky, onobond, Physci, Rapidex (+1), S1362083, Scallywag72 (+1), ScienceTeacher (+1), shl (+1), Stevieed, SmallClanger, S_W_S, teledude, Temps (+1), Tiffywren, TPRun, TravellerFrequently (+1), travellingscotsman (+2) (44),

Sunday 24th March
GIB-LHR
BA493 15:15 - angeloedades, Calchas, CaroFos, chris1979, cistavoda, dinoscool3 (+2), Duncs, dycc, FlyerP, GadgetGal, gcuk, Gingernut, IFE Wizard, Innocent Abroad, KARFA,, LondonAndy, madfish, megaloman, mtikky, onobond, puqui99 (+1), S1362083, Scallywag72 (+1), Snaxmuppet, StanStorby,Stevieed, S_W_S, teledude, Tiffywren, Tomparskate, TPRun.
BA491 17:30 - bhbloke, flyuk, JB7, jfallesen, KeaneJohn, lost_in_translation, p78, Physci, polochick, Pumplekin (+1), ScienceTeacher, shl (+1), SmallClanger, The Specialist (+1)

LHR-MAN
BA1376 21:00 - madfish, Scallywag72 (+1), S_W_S

LHR-EDI
BA1464 20:55 - Tomparskate

LHR-CDG
BA326 20:30 - S1362083

Monday 25th March
AGP-LIS
TP1139 06:40 - Governator (Driving GIB - AGP night before)

GIB-LHR
BA493 13:10 - cgtechuk, DeathSlam, florens (+1), GrjApp, LPQ (+1), LSunbury (+1), Swissbobby (+1), Temps (+1), Thundercat, TravellerFrequently (+1), travellingscotsman (+2), Wbeest

LHR-GVA
BA736 17:20 - Swissbobby (+1)

LHR-GLA
BA1492 18:10 - cgtechuk, travellingscotsman (+2)

LHR-MAN
BA1402 18:25 - DealthSlam

LHR-ZRH
BA708 17:30 - florens (+1)

Tuesday 26th March
GIB-LHR
BA0493 13:05 - Rapidex (+1)

HOTEL

Holiday Inn Express, Gibraltar (56)
angeloedades, bhbloke, Calchas, cgtechuk, CaroFos, Duncs, florens +1, FlyerP, flyuk (can share), GadgetGal, gcuk, Gingernut, Governator, GrjApp, IFE Wizard, JB7, jfallesen, KARFA, KeaneJohn, LavaJava, lost_in_translation, LPQ (+1), LSunbury (+1), madfish, onobond, Physci, polochick, Pumplekin (+1), Rapidex (+1), S1362083, Scallywag72 (+1), shl (+1), SmallClanger, Snaxmuppet, StanStorby, Swissbobby (+1), S_W_S, Temps (+1), Thundercat, Tiffywren, TPRun (& p78), TravellerFrequently (+1), travellingscotsman (+2)

The Elliot, Gibraltar (4)
The Specialist (+1)
Wbeest
DeathSlam

ACTIVITIES


Pre-Do Friday 22nd March @ Hilton Garden Inn, Hatton Cross, LHR
florens
Swissbobby (+1)



Pre-Do Friday 22nd March @ GIB 1830 (6:30pm) ( http://vinopolisgastrobar.gi/)
Calchas, chris1979, dinoscool3 (+2), FlyerP, Governator, LPQ (+1), Snaxmuppet

Climbing The Rock Friday 22nd or Saturday 23rd March
Potential Participants: Calchas (Friday afternoon or Saturday morning, depending on weather and volume consumed on the Friday flight.), chris1979, Snaxmuppet (don't arrive until Friday 16:30), dinoscool3, Governator, thundercat



Saturday Night food & drink
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30702438-post461.html
https://doodle.com/poll/ksxf3mp9mr3xddda


Dolphin Cruise Private Charter Sunday 24th March
For more details please see post 188
Potential Participants: florens+1, LPQ (+1), madfish, onobond, polochick, shl (+1), Snaxmuppet


Post-Do Sunday 24th March @ GIB (location to be announced)



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The MICRO-DO: Gibraltar, 2/3 March 2019

Convenes in CX First around 8am on Saturday 2nd for Breakfast. Then onwards as the mood takes us.

Friday 1st March

LHR-GIB
BA490 12:35 - Fontana+1

Saturday 2nd March

LHR-GIB
BA490 12:35 - bisonrav, gcuk (+1), puqui99 (+3), TravellerFrequently (+1) , WickedStepMother (+1)

Sunday 3rd March

GIB-LHR
BA493 15:15 - bisonrav

GIB-LHR
BA491 17:30 - Fontana+1
, gcuk (+1), puqui99 (+3), TravellerFrequently (+1)

Tuesday 5th March

GIB-LHR
BA491 17:20 - WickedStepMother (+1)
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Old Dec 23, 18, 3:20 am
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Originally Posted by chris1979 View Post
I don't think "unobtrusive" or subtle go well with FT DOs of this size. We had discussed travelling in F PJs a few years back to one of the famous JER DOs. I think we should go all the way here - FT T-shirts or PJs or FT Onesies. who's in?
FT onesies? That would be something.

You can also customise hi-viz as well. We might need them!

The easiest way would be to set up something direct with a printer and then order individually rather than having to co-ordinate, unless there was a really good deal available to make it worth the hassle of somebody coordinating.
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FT onesies
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Hope its OK to post these.

Not onesies, but probably slightly more acceptable!
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Another 2 added to the DO list, and flight details.
Staying HIX, will be up from pre-do at HGI.
GVA - LHR 22/3 BA 721
LHR - GIB 23/3 BA 492
HIX 23/3-25/3
GIB - LHR 25/3 BA 493
LHR - GVA 25/3 BA 736
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Another 2 added to the DO list, and flight details.
Staying HIX, will be up from pre-do at HGI.
GVA - LHR 22/3 BA 721
LHR - GIB 23/3 BA 492
HIX 23/3-25/3
GIB - LHR 25/3 BA 493
LHR - GVA 25/3 BA 736
Excellent! It's a shame we can't fly from/to GVA for that trip; would have been fun!
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Excellent! It's a shame we can't fly from/to GVA for that trip; would have been fun!
perhaps I should have booked ZRH
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Excellent! It's a shame we can't fly from/to GVA for that trip; would have been fun!
And I just realized, we are flying to ZRH the same day, but Iím on LX, and Iím leaving a few hours before you.
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Super impressed with the numbers for this Do, blows PHX out of the water (and that was fantastic)!

I've spoken to HIE to see what sort of 'express' check in they can help us with given so many of us will appear at once! As soon as I know more, I'll write it up.

I've also changed the Saturday night event options to help give an indication on numbers. Obviously certain groups/friends etc will want to have a smaller, more private dinner but for those who don't, please fill in the wiki or write here what you'd be up for (I know it's 3 months away but these things will take some planning and if numbers aren't there we'll have to rethink the plans...for example if there isn't a huge amount of interest for a pub crawl we can look at a single-location "party")

Any other thoughts are of course welcome

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Given the numbers involved (and having spoken with some of the other participants) I think it best that we simply arrange a venue/pub/bar and leave it at that. People can then do what they like but have a central point to meet and go to/from.

Having done a couple of Doís, the meal idea is great, but is not the most sociable in a large group. And then there is always somebody who is left footing the bill when others donít pay what they should. And YES I am the person who does not like splitting the bill to pay for somebody else ordering the most expensive items off the menu! There is also a huge issue if one of the flights is delayed and people donít make it for a sit down meal. Or what if somebody doesnít turn up? Most venues ask for a deposit for a meal. Who will pay this in advance or collect the money from others? Too much hassle. Letís just go and enjoy ourselves without fretting about others.

PHX worked really well as there was a central venue and everybody could then do as they pleased knowing where they could meet up with others if they wished.

If some people want to arrange their own thing then thatís great.

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.... Letís just go and enjoy ourselves without fretting about others.
Lol what a team player, not selfish at all

Iím more about inclusion and choice, especially for first-timers. With plenty of time to plan, letís see what numbers look like and as I say in my message if the preference is one-location there is nothing stopping us from doing that at all. Your preference is duly noted!

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Hi madfish,

Firstly thanks you for starting this thread for the Do and sharing lots of useful information!

I am not sure you or any of us expected the numbers to get to c70?!

I know you mentioned in an early post that this is not an organised Do and of course people will do whatever they want while in GIB.

However, I do think that there may be some who would appreciate some suggested/possible options, and at this early stage, getting a feel for preferences to help identify possible options is surely a good thing? This may particularly apply to Do first timers (I think there are quite a few?) as well as for those who have not been to GIB before, and especially for those who may not know many people or anyone at all.

I think it was good of TPRun to take this early initiative and seek peoples’ thoughts in order to help make the event fun and welcoming for all, especially any nervous first timers!

I completely agree that organising and paying for meals can be difficult (most especially for large numbers and with those who feel uninhibited with ordering if subsidised by others ) so that may well be too big a challenge for a large number.

Perhaps a list of some possible restaurant options might be good for smaller groups? Also, identifying in advance those who would like to eat a nice meal and not just get by on a bag of chips (!!) and lots of drinks may help those people interested in dining to identify fellow diners and then they can make arrangements with each other directly.

Having a main location if at all possible is a great plan, for people to join whenever it suits them, and is really what makes a Do IMHO, assuming finding a large place for c70 exists! I am sure TPRun or you will try to find one and I am very happy to help too with any arrangements - just let me know.

Let’s see what the feedback is and take it from there?
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Just to be a pain, mrs rapidex and I will go with the flow. Happy for a pub meet or dinner. Preferably somewhere to get KARFA pi$$ed and watch the fallout that follows. We must make sure he catches his flight this time though.
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Just to be a pain, mrs rapidex and I will go with the flow. Happy for a pub meet or dinner. Preferably somewhere to get KARFA pi$$ed and watch the fallout that follows. We must make sure he catches his flight this time though.
Thanks @rapidex. Iím sure something can be arranged, but getting @KARFA to open his wallet may be even against your talents.

Iím currently liasing with some others regarding putting together some ideas and suggestions. Hopefully will have more ideas/information in the New Year. If anybody would like to contribute please contact me by PM to as ve clogging up the group with mundane discussion points. Also, possibly setting up a whatsapp group for those who wish to participate in sharing ideas.

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas.
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My parents and I would be interested in a group dinner, if one is arranged, but we are also able to go with the flow! Itís not our first DO, but I donít think we know many of you BA folks
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Iím sure something can be arranged, but getting @KARFA to open his wallet may be even against your talents.
Bring your crowbar
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