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OTP-PHX TP runs in April 2019 Meet Up Thread

OTP-PHX TP runs in April 2019 Meet Up Thread

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It seems like we have quite a few are taking advantage of the recent good price on OTP-PHX so I thought it might be a good idea to see if we could put together some ad-hoc meet-ups. I don't want to organise anything as it seems that we are all travelling on different dates and, in some cases different routes, but it would be a shame to be on the same flight or in the same lounge as another FTer, not know and not be able to share a beer and stories... if that is what you want. Of course, if you like to travel alone then that is great too.

So, if you want others to know about your travel plans and fancy saying hi to fellow FTers please post your details and I will add you to the wiki. If you have wiki update access then please, by all means, update the wiki yourself

I am posting my hotel arrangements but if you would rather not do that yourself but wish to post your flights then that is also perfectly fine.

For those that want to read about the Aug 2018 PHX mini-do (quite a few did it!) it is here : https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/brit...ug-2018-a.html

There are some links at the end of the wiki to interesting things to do around Phoenix. Please feel free to add to this list if you wish

Note: Times are DEPARTURE times.

OTP Hotel Vienna : H2L, Shl (+1)


29th June
BA885 OTP–LHR 07:55 : jfallese
BA67 LHR–PHL 12:40 : jfallese
BA4672 / AA854 PHL–PHX 17:25 : jfallese

2nd July
BA6358 OTP - LHR 07:55 : LondonAndy

3rd July
AA6538 LHR - HEL 08:25 : LondonAndy
AA6480 HEL - LHR 14:10 : LondonAndy

4thJuly
AA6214 LHR - JFK 11:20 : LondonAndy
AA1587 JFK - PHX 16:10 : LondonAndy

5th July
BA5451 / AA883 PHX–ORD 13:45 : jfallese
BA296 ORD–LHR 20:55 : jfallese

6th July
BA886 LHR–OTP 13:50 : jfallese

7th July
AA0760 PHX - LAX 10:10 LondonAndy
AA0032 LAX - JFK 13:15 LondonAndy
BA887 OTP–LHR 17:55 : jfallese

8th July
AA6143 JFK - LHR 07:55 LondonAndy

9th July
BA0794 LHR - HEL 08:25 LondonAndy
BA0886 LHR - OTP 11:40 AlisonB84 + 1
AY1337 HEL - LHR 16:00 LondonAndy
BA0884 LHR - OTP 18:55 LondonAndy

10th July
BA0885 OTP - LHR 07:55 AlisonB84 + 1
BA0885 OTP - LHR 07:55 Jason8612
BA0067 LHR - PHL 12.40 AlisonB84 + 1
AY1344 LHR - HEL 13:50 Jason8612

11th July
AA0686 PHL - PHX 13:50 AlisonB84 + 1
BA6005/AY HEL - JFK 12:45 Jason8612
BA4344/AA JFK - SFO 21:15 Jason8612


12th July
AA 1844 SFO - PHX 16:00 Jason8612

16th July
AA480 PHX - SAN 17:10 AlisonB84 + 1
BA0272 SAN - LHR 20:30 AlisonB84 + 1

17th July
BA884 LHR–OTP 18:55 : AlisonB84 + 1

18th July
BA886 LHR/OTP 0815 Gastrocnemius+1
BA887 OTP–LHR 17:55 : AlisonB84 + 1

19th July
BA885 OTP/LHR 0755 Gastrocnemius+1
BA115 LHR/JFK 1420 Gastrocnemius+1
AA2615 JFK/SFO 2115 Gastrocnemius+1

20th July
AA1868 SFO/PHX 0915 Gastrocnemius+1

22nd July
AA12339 PHX/JFK 0843 Gastrocnemius+1
BA116 JFK/LHR 2010 Gastrocnemius+1

23rd July
BA886 LHR/OTP 1140 Gastrocnemius+1
BA885 OTP/LHR 1750 Gastrocnemius+1

24th July
BA886 LHR-OTP 11:40 : thejohn

25th July
BA885 OTP-LHR 07:55 BA177 LHR-JFK 13:10: thejohn

26th July
BA 4310 JFK-LAX 06:00 BA 1742 LAX-PHX 16:33 : thejohn

28th July
BA5244 PHX-LAX 09:54 : thejohn

29th July
BA4751LAX-BOS 14:00 BA202 BOS-LHR 21:40 : thejohn

30th July
BA886 11:40 LHR-OTP : thejohn

31st July
BA885 07:55 OTP-LHR : thejohn
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Old Nov 11, 18, 11:05 am
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OTP-PHX TP runs in 2019 Meet Up Thread

As there seem to be a few of us taking advantage of the great OTP-PHX prices for April 2019 I thought it would be good if we had our own thread (thanks for the suggestion @madfish) and so perhaps we might meet up on the way?

So, to kick things off these are my plans:

14/04/2019 Drive to LHR

14/04/2019 Good to go parking Drop & Go T5

14/04/2019 Hotel 1 night Premier Inn T4

15/04/2019 LHR OTP BA 886 11:40 17:00

15/04/2019 Hotel 1 night Ramada Plaza Bucharest (Spa/Sauna)

16/04/2019 OTP LHR BA 885 08:35 10:10 stopover 03:55

16/04/2019 LHR JFK AA 105 14:05 17:00 stopover 04:15
16/04/2019 JFK LAX AA 185 21:15 00:43 (17/04/2019) stopover 05:17 (wait in lounge)
17/04/2019 LAX PHX AA 2027 06:00 07:19

17/04/2019 Car Hire Avis Focus 3 Days

17/04/2019 Hotel 3 nights Best Western North Phoenix Hotel

20/04/2019 PHX LAX AA 3196 06:00 07:18 stopover 01:42
20/04/2019 LAX JFK AA 2 09:00 17:39 stopover 01:36
20/04/2019 JFK LHR AA 106 19:15 07:40 21/04/2019 stopover 04:00
21/04/2019 LHR OTP BA 886 11:40 17:00

21/04/2019 Hotel 1 night Ramada Plaza Bucharest (Spa/Sauna)

22/04/2019 OTP LHR BA 885 08:30 10:05

It sure would be good to meet up if our paths cross

Paul

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Old Nov 11, 18, 11:47 am
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Very similar to you @snaxmuppet but about 24 hours later.

My flights are:

19/4 BA884 1900 LHR to OTP
20/4 BA885 0825 OTP to LHR
20/4 BA213 1115 LHR to BOS
20/4 AA2588 1630 BOS to PHX
21/4 AA1569 0905 PHX to BOS
21/4 BA202 2205 BOS to LHR
22/4 BA886 1140 LHR to OTP
22/4 BA887 1755 OTP to LHR

22/4 have a rest!

cheers Rupert

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Old Nov 11, 18, 12:31 pm
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Somehow seem to miss you both!

18/4 BA884 19:00 LHR / OTP
Hotel Vienna (recommended by previous runners)
19/4 BA887 11:00 OTP / LHR
20/4 BA117 08:30 LHR / JFK
20/4 AA341 14:30 JFK / LAX
20/4 AA650 19:25 LAX / PHX
Hotel TBA
21/4 AA445 07:20 PHX / LAX
21/4 AA238 10:30 LAX / JFK
21/4 AA 6135 21:30 JFK / LHR
22/4 BA886 11:40 LHR / OTP
Hotel Vienna
23/4 BA885 08:35 OTP / LHR

Safe travels!
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Old Nov 11, 18, 12:41 pm
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Somehow seem to miss you both!

18/4 BA884 19:00 LHR / OTP
Hotel Vienna (recommended by previous runners)
19/4 BA887 11:00 OTP / LHR
20/4 BA117 08:30 LHR / JFK
20/4 AA341 14:30 JFK / LAX
20/4 AA650 19:25 LAX / PHX
Hotel TBA
21/4 AA445 07:20 PHX / LAX
21/4 AA238 10:30 LAX / JFK
21/4 AA 6135 21:30 JFK / LHR
22/4 BA886 11:40 LHR / OTP
Hotel Vienna
23/4 BA885 08:35 OTP / LHR

Safe travels!
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I’ve noticed an error on my flight list. My last two are on 22/4 so I’ll be on the BA886 to OTP with you. I’m in 1A ready for a swift exit to do a B2B (worked last time so fingers crossed!).
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Old Nov 11, 18, 12:53 pm
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What's the TP per £ this time?
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Old Nov 11, 18, 12:54 pm
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Enjoy. Would love to join you but I’m just back from MIA and then off again at beginning of May. Think my OH would kill me! But I may sneak a quick visit to T5 in around that time.

Which Ramada is that one @snaxmuppet? I stayed in one last Easter. It was fine but I much preferred the Hilton. Uber’s were fairly cheap so didn’t make much difference with the extra distance.
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What's the TP per £ this time?
Check out the TP Run thread for deets.

BA Tier Point Runs | 2018 master thread
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Old Nov 11, 18, 1:41 pm
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I’m doing an OTP-PHX Mar29/30/31/1Apr if anyone is around ?
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Old Nov 11, 18, 2:34 pm
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Which Ramada is that one @snaxmuppet? I stayed in one last Easter. It was fine but I much preferred the Hilton. Uber’s were fairly cheap so didn’t make much difference with the extra distance.
I recommend you Ramada Plaza (BA crew stay here as well, afaik). Ramada Park, which is very close to Ramada Plaza, is quite old. Hilton is a good idea as well, but avoid Radisson Blu. Vienna House, someone mentioned about it is close to the airport and quite nice.
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Old Nov 11, 18, 3:40 pm
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I’d get murdered by the OH if I disappeared over Easter weekend! Her hen do is 12 Apr so I can justifiably go then, however or perhaps the end Mar run. Mine would literally be a there and back, unlike @snaxmuppet.

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Old Nov 11, 18, 4:27 pm
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I am staying 3 nights for no other reason than I can. I haven't got anything in particular I want to do in Phoenix but I am getting a car so I will enjoy just driving around the local area and getting out into the one or two of the national parks or getting into the mountains.

I booked my hotels through booking.com as they are all cancellable and I use the ratings there and on Tripadvisor to determine if I want to stay there so it looks like the Ramade Plaza is pretty good from what I can tell. Not the cheapest but not too bad at about £90 per night as it has some nice spa and gym facilities which I will definitely use.
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Old Nov 11, 18, 7:19 pm
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16/04/2019 LHR JFK AA 105 14:05 17:00 stopover 04:15
16/04/2019 JFK LAX AA 185 21:15 00:43 (17/04/2019) stopover 05:17 (wait in lounge)
17/04/2019 LAX PHX AA 2027 06:00 07:19
FYI, the last OW lounge at LAX closes at 00:30 and the first opening is at 04:30 so you would have ~4 hours of that 5:17 layover without a lounge (assuming you're referring to waiting in one of the AA/OW lounges).
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Can I still get this fare?
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Old Nov 12, 18, 12:49 am
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Can I still get this fare?
Matrix says so - April 19th still showing at £1160.
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Old Nov 12, 18, 1:04 am
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FYI, the last OW lounge at LAX closes at 00:30 and the first opening is at 04:30 so you would have ~4 hours of that 5:17 layover without a lounge (assuming you're referring to waiting in one of the AA/OW lounges).
Yes, that is a bit of a PITA. but at least at that time there won't be too many people around I would imagine. All I need is a place to bunker down until the lounge opens at 4am so not so bad IMO. The main benefit of the lounge for me is less people and easy access to refreshment but in the middle of the night I probably won't be bothered about either of those things tbh. I'll let you know

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