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PIT DO 2018: Post AS SEA-PIT Inaugural celebration Sept 6-9, 2018 [Alaska DO Series]

PIT DO 2018: Post AS SEA-PIT Inaugural celebration Sept 6-9, 2018 [Alaska DO Series]

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Thurs airside
(those arriving AS198 from SEA and those departing AS199 to SEA, plus any PIT local strap-hangers / party crashers )
jrl767
davetravels

Thursday dinner (Girasole) 6PMish (walk in, call ahead to let them know)
  1. beckoa
  2. beckoa+1
  3. jackal
  4. Bob W-confirmed
  5. davetravels - - Probable
  6. Rxgeek
  7. Rxgeek+1
  8. pgh234 - Probable

Please confirm attendance to Pamela's Diner brunch Friday late morningish:
  1. beckoa
  2. beckoa+1
  3. jackal
  4. Bob W
  5. DaveTravels - Hopefully not too early
  6. Rxgeek
  7. Rxgeek+1
  8. Mr_Tudball



Please confirm attendance to Meat and Potatoes dinner Friday 5 PM:
  1. beckoa
  2. beckoa+1
  3. jackal
  4. Bob W-confirmed
  5. rxgeek
  6. rxgeek+1
  7. krazykanuck-depending how fast I hustle from PIT
  8. davetravels
  9. Mr_Tudball
  10. AASweets
  11. DaveTravels
  12. AKronin

Pirates game at 7:05 PM 9-7-18 [ Infield Grandstand Group seating, please bring $20]
  1. beckoa
  2. beckoa+1
  3. jackal
  4. Bob W-confirmed
  5. Mr_Tudball
  6. krazykanuck
  7. rxgeek
  8. rxgeek+1
  9. AKronin
  10. DaveTravels will take a ticket, if it's not too late
  11. AASweets


Saturday/Sunday activities:
  1. beckoa
  2. beckoa+1
  3. jackal
  4. GrjApp
  5. Bob W4
  6. Mr_Tudball
  7. krazykanuck
  8. kipper
  9. DaveTravels - maybe <depends on work>

Saturday dinner SmokeNo set time yet (walk in, call ahead to let them know)
  1. beckoa
  2. beckoa+1
  3. jackal
  4. GrjApp
  5. krazykanuck

Hotels/lodging:

beckoa: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh Green Tree Thurs-Sun
beckoa+1: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh Green Tree Thurs-Sun
Bob W: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh Green Tree Thurs-Sun
GrjApp: ditto above, Sat night
Rxgeek: Hampton Monroeville (near sister in law)
krazykanuck: DoubleTree Fri-Sun; Hyatt Place Pit Airport Sun-Mon
jackal: His old house
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Old Aug 6, 18, 9:30 pm
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Cool PIT DO 2018: Post AS SEA-PIT Inaugural celebration Sept 6-9, 2018 [Alaska DO Series]

This might as well be called "The Alaska DO in PIT 2018" as many of our key organizers will be in attendance.

Many of us will be arriving into Pittsburgh on AS' Inaugural flight, AS198 on September 6, 2018.

New route: Seattle-Pittsburgh starting Sept. 6, 2018

Those not arriving then might have luck getting a gate pass, as I anticipate there will be a celebration of some sort. Heck, when AS started PHL, even the Mayor came out

This flight is scheduled to arrive at 3:53 PM. We'll have time for the meet & greet afterwords. Pre-dinner drinks perhaps?

The Welcome Dinner is Thursday Night at 6:00 PM.

We've also included a spot for coordinating lodging in the wiki.

Sadly the Steelers are not in town. We're catching a Pirates game Friday.

DO Schedule details in post 3.

~beckoa & jackal

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Old Aug 6, 18, 10:22 pm
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I am on the same flight so I will be there.
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Old Aug 6, 18, 10:40 pm
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Welcome dinner Thursday night 6 PM at Girasole
Brunch at Pamela's Diner Friday Morning
Pre-game dinner & drinks Friday at Meat & Potatoes
Pittsburgh Pirates home game 7pm Friday evening
Strip District food crawl Saturday morning
jackal Reality Tour Saturday afternoon
PGH Irish Fest
Dinner and pub/brewery crawl Saturday evening
Excursion to Fallingwater Sunday morning (tickets in advance recommended)
Official flight home: AS199 PIT-ANC 5:00 PM 9/9/18

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As featured in the August 2018 Alaska Beyond Magazine, Pittsburgh is in the midst of a revitalization.

http://www.paradigmcg.com/digitaledi...bm-0818/html5/

Page 130 is where the fun starts.

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Old Aug 7, 18, 12:04 am
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I’m doing an out-and-back, so won’t be able to join in any of the off-airport fes-DO-vities
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Old Aug 8, 18, 8:19 am
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Wish I could but that's the day Spirit is starting flights to GSO and I booked the inaugural GSO-TPA flight on them.
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We're not on the flight but might join yinz.
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Depending on timing, you might convince me to drive out to PIT for a late-ish dinner or drinks.
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I will not dream of crashing the AS love fest on Thursday, but will bring my AA flying self to any “+more” that may happen on Saturday or Sunday.
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Well, sheesh, jump the gun and post it publicly already...

Since most folks aren't doing the AS inaugural, my working thoughts were to do the Do Friday evening through Sunday morning.

-Welcome pre-game dinner & drinks Friday
-Pittsburgh Pirates home game 7pm Friday evening
-Strip District food crawl Saturday morning
-jackal Reality Tour Saturday afternoon
-Dinner and pub/brewery crawl Saturday evening
-Excursion to Fallingwater Sunday morning

But since you posted the announcement, I assume you have a plan all in place.
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Originally Posted by jackal View Post
Well, sheesh, jump the gun and post it publicly already...

Since most folks aren't doing the AS inaugural, my working thoughts were to do the Do Friday evening through Sunday morning.

-Welcome pre-game dinner & drinks Friday
-Pittsburgh Pirates home game 7pm Friday evening
-Strip District food crawl Saturday morning
-jackal Reality Tour Saturday afternoon
-Dinner and pub/brewery crawl Saturday evening
-Excursion to Fallingwater Sunday morning

But since you posted the announcement, I assume you have a plan all in place.
Do not ...-ume that Beckoa has anything in place. As of last night he was still "thinking about a Double Tree" as his place to stay. Plan away and Beckoa can work with you on the final plans. And, I like your schedule.
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gotta say I like what jackal has proposed, but sadly I can’t adjust my calendar
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Originally Posted by jackal View Post
Well, sheesh, jump the gun and post it publicly already...

Since most folks aren't doing the AS inaugural, my working thoughts were to do the Do Friday evening through Sunday morning.

-Welcome pre-game dinner & drinks Friday
-Pittsburgh Pirates home game 7pm Friday evening
-Strip District food crawl Saturday morning
-jackal Reality Tour Saturday afternoon
-Dinner and pub/brewery crawl Saturday evening
-Excursion to Fallingwater Sunday morning

But since you posted the announcement, I assume you have a plan all in place.
If we do group tickets for the Pirates, you might convince me to go, assuming they are still giving freebies with group tickets. LOL, I'm up for at least the Saturday activities, although perhaps the jackal Reality Tour should be the jackal and kipper Reality Tour, since some of us spent 20 or so years there.
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Originally Posted by kipper View Post
If we do group tickets for the Pirates, you might convince me to go, assuming they are still giving freebies with group tickets. LOL, I'm up for at least the Saturday activities, although perhaps the jackal Reality Tour should be the jackal and kipper Reality Tour, since some of us spent 20 or so years there.
We'll gladly include your input and suggestions ^
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*Revised*
We have a reservation for 10 at Meat & Potatoes, 5 PM the 7th of September. This was recommended by @jackal.

It will segway nicely into the Pirates game that evening.

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