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Join us for a flight with Captain Denny on March 26 (and dinner on March 25) 2011!

Join us for a flight with Captain Denny on March 26 (and dinner on March 25) 2011!

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Old Mar 25, 11, 6:30 am
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Was going to post have a fabulous time everyone! So I will - have a fabulous time everyone!

Re: bill splitting. One of the tips I learned from an FTer is figure out your individual subtotal (your food, drink) & add 25% to it. Covers tax & tip. That helped when we came up short a few times & is the method I use now for Dos. Would be intered in getting a copy of Pat's chart though.

There's a very outside chance I can make it to ORD tomorrow eve. I'm swamped w/ work & had to cancel this weekend's ski trip (the reason I couldn't sign up for the flight), but ORD is only 2.5hour drive. Just depends on work.

Cheers.
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Old Mar 25, 11, 8:22 am
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Originally Posted by SkiAdcock View Post
Re: bill splitting. One of the tips I learned from an FTer is figure out your individual subtotal (your food, drink) & add 25% to it. Covers tax & tip. That helped when we came up short a few times & is the method I use now for Dos.
Here, is it a bit higher and more complicated than 25%. Tax in San Mateo County (Burlingame) is 9.25% (9.5% in San Francisco plus an additional 4% Health Care in some restaurants that don't build it into the menu price) and tip for large parties in most restaurants (tables of 8 or greater) is 18% (some smaller ones it is 15%).
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Old Mar 25, 11, 9:53 am
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Folks, I just got the tentative itinerary for the tour tomorrow. We're in for a real treat.
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Old Mar 25, 11, 9:54 am
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Originally Posted by Pat89339 View Post
Here, is it a bit higher and more complicated than 25%. Tax in San Mateo County (Burlingame) is 9.25% (9.5% in San Francisco plus an additional 4% Health Care in some restaurants that don't build it into the menu price) and tip for large parties in most restaurants (tables of 8 or greater) is 18% (some smaller ones it is 15%).
What about just adding 30%?

Also, rounding up one's total to the nearest $5, instead of rounding it down, would help a lot! That alone could account for a couple of hundred dollars over fifty people.
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Old Mar 25, 11, 10:14 am
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Originally Posted by Pat89339 View Post
Here, is it a bit higher and more complicated than 25%. Tax in San Mateo County (Burlingame) is 9.25% (9.5% in San Francisco plus an additional 4% Health Care in some restaurants that don't build it into the menu price) and tip for large parties in most restaurants (tables of 8 or greater) is 18% (some smaller ones it is 15%).
And a further quirky complication is that the CA sales tax law prescribes that if the amount of the tip is totally discretionary (i.e., not a mandatory percentage of the bill), then that amount is NOT taxable. However, if the "tip" is really a mandatory service charge (as our evening will be), then it IS taxable ...

I think one of the services we should get for our mandatory service charge is individual checks ... so we can each get our individual miles!!!
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Old Mar 25, 11, 10:20 am
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As far as tipping for the dinner, won't they add on a gratuity for a large party? Almost every restaurant I have gone to says that parties of 6 or more get an 18% automatic surcharge..


Originally Posted by lucky9876coins View Post
Folks, I just got the tentative itinerary for the tour tomorrow. We're in for a real treat.
As long as the rain moves out of town, I'm sure it will be a great day
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Old Mar 25, 11, 10:52 am
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Originally Posted by lucky9876coins View Post
Folks, I just got the tentative itinerary for the tour tomorrow. We're in for a real treat.
Oh stop being a tease! Spill the beans so I can get over the tears in missing out on it before dinner tonight.
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Old Mar 25, 11, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by lucky9876coins View Post
Quick show of hands: How many of you would be up for dinner near ORD on Saturday night? We'll mostly be on west coast time, so it'll likely be around 9PM, which is still a reasonable hour. Captain John McFadden might be able to join us as well.


Thanks Pat, I think that would be helpful, if you don't mind (though maybe you don't need all 40 of them, some can hopefully share).
I can do an ORD dinner.
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Old Mar 25, 11, 12:11 pm
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At ORD in RCC (C) now if anyone wants to meet.
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Old Mar 25, 11, 12:16 pm
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I'll be in DEN from 5-5:30 and LAX from 7-8:30 (with potential for an In-N-Out run) today - PM me if you'd like to meet up or grab a burger!

I'm also in for dinner at ORD tomorrow evening.

Looking forward to meeting everyone tomorrow!
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Old Mar 25, 11, 1:17 pm
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Originally Posted by FriendlySkies View Post
Were you able to convince your wife to let you fly with us?
Not looking good. It's our daughter's 3-month birthday tomorrow and we were planning on taking her to The City for the first time, and I don't think I'm going to be allowed to skip out.

In addition, I was planning to come back on UA155, which was showing all 9's yesterday and even NY9 this morning, and now it's zeroed out. UALcargo is showing a gauge change from B767 to 67I.

[edit: now UALcargo is showing 155 as a B767, but a res agent says it's a 757. strange.]

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Old Mar 25, 11, 4:18 pm
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My ORD flight went mechanical.

I'll miss the dinner. See you all tomorrow morning in SFO.
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Old Mar 25, 11, 4:22 pm
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Originally Posted by MatthewLAX View Post
My ORD flight went mechanical.

I'll miss the dinner. See you all tomorrow morning in SFO.
Darn. I was looking forward to catching up with you over dinner tonight.
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Old Mar 25, 11, 5:13 pm
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Fellow Captain Denny Fans,

I've been looking forward to joining one of his famous dinners for a while now, and it looks like I can make it tonight! I'll be driving and am happy to provide a round-trip ride to and from the dinner from anywhere along Highway 85 (Los Gatos, Campbell, Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Mountain View) and/or Highway 101 (Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Mateo, etc.) or perhaps even a ride to/from SFO. Please just send me a PM if you'd like to make arrangements.

Is there still a pre-party? Time/place? Any special access/membership level necessary? Looking forward to meeting up with y'all and seeing Captain Denny's magic in person again!
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Old Mar 25, 11, 5:36 pm
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Is it possible to guest me in to the Hyatt club room ? I can show up at the Hyatt at ~ 18:30 if its doable.
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