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YVR Do September 14-16, 2018

YVR Do September 14-16, 2018

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Map for YVR Do - Hotels, Meet up points, etc
YVR Do Eventbrite signup

Availability for Friday evening for pre-drinks/dinner:
  1. Bohemian1 (I'm up for any pre-dinner drinks.)
  2. NewbieRunner (As I'm arriving on Thursday I'll be around on Friday for any daytime activities and drinks/dinner.)
  3. polkacat (I get in Friday around 12:45 pm so am up for some group functions that day.)
  4. ANC RED-EYE (arrive Thursday evening)
  5. jrl767 +1 (ETA ~1600)
  6. pudgym29 (Available for Friday daytime activities also.)
  7. boxo (arriving AS PDX YVR Friday 11:05 am)
  8. TravelKane (Arriving Thurs)
  9. angra (arriving Friday DL 1805 @ 1227)
  10. beckoa (AS2266 8:44 PM)
  11. DrunkCargo (should be around, but didn't register for tickets on time)
  12. greendx (arriving late Thursday night, may need to work from my hotel on Friday, if not will be available)
  13. Bob W (arriving Thursday)
  14. canadiancow (arriving AC 569 @ 1912)
  15. jackal (arriving Thursday)
  16. margarita girl (arriving AC103 @ 09:52)
  17. Altaflyer (arriving Flair 8135 @07:35am Fri)
  18. keitherson (i arrived Wednesday!! )

CONFIRMED for Do:
  1. nomadic.relief - Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
  2. NewbieRunner - Hampton Inn (Available for daytime activities and drinks/dinner on Friday)
  3. polkacat +1 - Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown
  4. angra - currently GEC Granville Suites Downtown - Arriving early afternoon friday
  5. aviationp
  6. monitor - Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
  7. Frantic - Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
  8. BOB W- Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
  9. Bohemian1 - Commuting from the burbs (signed up for Saturday dinner)
  10. jrl767 +1 - Marriott Delta Suites; ETA Fri ~1600
  11. CMK10 - Westin Grand
  12. keitherson - i live here!!
  13. Zorak - Westin Grand
  14. ANC RED-EYE
  15. Majuki- Westin Grand (Saturday activities only)
  16. pudgym29 - Hostelling International - Vancouver Downtown
  17. boxo - Park Inn & Suites
  18. TravelKane - Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
  19. beckoa Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
  20. DrunkCargo (is home)
  21. greendx - Park Inn & Suites
  22. canadiancow - Couch surfing
  23. PhilElite
  24. jackal - Ramada Limited Vancouver Downtown
  25. margarita girl - Sheraton Vancouver Airport
  26. Altaflyer - HI Vancouver Central
  27. Finkface - Local, but may get a room after looking at this list


MAYBES:
  1. CDKing
  2. rxgeek +1
  3. Smiley90
  4. Viridianne
  5. srletend
  6. canopus27

NOT THIS TIME:
  • mahasamatman
  • kirkwoodj
  • King Chung Huang
  • f0zzyNUE
  • Zorak
  • GrjApp

Walk details: (from https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30202123-post245.html)
Saturday: Meet at 10:15am for a 10:30am departure by the Starbucks inside Waterfront Station (601 W Cordova Street)
Sunday: Meet at 10:15am for a 10:30am departure in the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery (850 W Georgia Street)
Walks will last about 2 hours and should end in the vicinity of food.
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Old Jul 17, 18, 2:23 pm
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I get in Friday morning so am up for some group functions that day.
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Old Jul 17, 18, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by nomadic.relief View Post
Could I also ask that people indicate in the wiki if they are around on Friday evening for pre-drinks/dinner? I need a better idea of numbers to
Originally Posted by Zorak View Post
I'm arriving Thursday (planning on meeting up with local non--FT friends that evening) so will be around on Friday.
Originally Posted by NewbieRunner View Post
As I'm arriving on Thursday I'll be around on Friday for any daytime activities and drinks/dinner.
Originally Posted by Bohemian1 View Post
Securing space for Friday afternoon/evening drinks could be tricky, but I'm in. Fingers crossed on the weather.
Originally Posted by GrjApp View Post
I arrive Thu evening, so up for Friday activities.
Originally Posted by polkacat View Post
I get in Friday morning so am up for some group functions that day.
I took the liberty of updating the wiki with these responses above; hope that helps. I also am available and interested in meeting up Friday evening.

Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
we will be motoring up from SEA on Fri, leaving ~noon (I’ll most likely be flying WAS-SEA on Thurs evening)
Wasn't totally clear if this meant joining for the Friday evening activities, so haven't added @jrl767 to the wiki list
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Old Jul 17, 18, 8:00 pm
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Originally Posted by ANC RED-EYE View Post
... Wasn't totally clear if this meant joining for the Friday evening activities, so haven't added @jrl767 to the wiki list
fixed it for you
(had added our ETA in “confirmed” section of the wiki, but always better to be redundant in cases like this)


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Old Jul 29, 18, 1:34 pm
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I hate when that happens - found a flight, got everything else worked out to fit the flight, then went back to check on the flight and it is gone!!

I'm still trying
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Old Jul 31, 18, 3:34 pm
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Woo hoo! I tired of waiting for a price drop.
In an unorthodox manner (it was spread out over two days), I have booked non-stop flights to from YVR on two separate Star Alliance carriers [United and Air Canada].
My flight from ORD to YVR is Wednesday night, 12 September, on UA 563; arriving at 10:20 pm (PT). Yes, I realize this is not giving me much time to get from the airport to wherever I am staying Wednesday. Hotels are still in a complete flux. I'm staying at the HI hostel @ 1114 Burnaby St. (Downtown)
I will not leave Vancouver until Monday afternoon, 17 September, on AC 8040 {Jazz}; arriving at ORD at 7:27 pm (CT). Yes, this is probably my first time on a CRJ 900.
There are other things I want to do when in Vancouver, and the airfares were a little cheaper on Monday. This will be my first time in Vancouver since August 1989.
How much was it? I booked in Canadian dollars using my credit union Visa CC which doesn't charge a conversion fee. It is the same CC I use when in Japan. The AC fare was CDN$195. The UA fare was CDN$183.

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Old Jul 31, 18, 5:05 pm
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Yay, Alaska finally dropped SJC YVR fares. I am on AS SJC PDX YVR arriving Friday 11:05 am. No Sunday or Monday return scheduled as of yet, but an Amtrak-Alaska itinerary is probable. The Park Plaza is booked on C+P for 2 nights, but I will be continuing to check for other options.
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Old Jul 31, 18, 5:28 pm
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Yay, Alaska finally dropped SJC YVR fares. I am on AS SJC PDX YVR arriving Friday 11:05 am. No Sunday or Monday return scheduled as of yet, but an Amtrak-Alaska itinerary is probable. The Park Plaza is booked on C+P for 2 nights, but I will be continuing to check for other options.
of course you could just stay in Vancouver for a few more days and get to Seattle a couple days earlier ...
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Old Jul 31, 18, 5:36 pm
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of course you could just stay in Vancouver for a few more days and get to Seattle a couple days earlier ...
True true, if Seattle hotel rates weren't so abominably high... but I'd also be passing on the opportunity to do a SF/Monterey-LA Highway 1 road trip, which just reopened a couple weeks ago.
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Old Jul 31, 18, 5:38 pm
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...opportunity to do a SF/Monterey-LA Highway 1 road trip, which just reopened a couple weeks ago.
‘nuff said ...
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‘nuff said ...
To be honest though, the last time I did that drive with a friend ~15 years ago, I got horribly horribly carsick. So the jury's still out on whether or not I will do it. At the very least, I will spend a day or two in Monterey with a German friend who's never been to the Central Coast.
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Old Aug 2, 18, 5:24 pm
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I'm in!

Like I said, my CMN>YUL J Seat got taken. So I decided to turn right instead of left. Heading there via South Korea

FEZ-CMN>AUH>ICN>LAX>YVR

Will arrive Thurs 13th
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Old Aug 2, 18, 5:27 pm
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If anyone at the Holiday Inn or Hampton on rewards night is going to back out, let me know. I'd like to switch hotels.
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Old Aug 2, 18, 6:08 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelKane View Post
I'm in!

Like I said, my CMN>YUL J Seat got taken. So I decided to turn right instead of left. Heading there via South Korea

FEZ-CMN>AUH>ICN>LAX>YVR

Will arrive Thurs 13th

Wow! That is quite the haul.

I'm travelling about 15km to get there and you're doing about 15,000 miles.

You win.
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I wish I could join you guys, but just as I expected there is lots of work in September which means I can't get away.
Have fun guys!
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Old Aug 2, 18, 11:24 pm
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Still trying to get off of work- in Bloomington, IN currently sweating away but having fun.

I did reserve a hotel for two nights at least... that is changeable/refundable.
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