The day of the DO is FINALLY HERE!!!!

 

Old Feb 6, 09, 9:01 am
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The day of the DO is FINALLY HERE!!!!

Safe travels to all who are on their way to IAH for the festivities.

My wife still can't believe people would come from the far points of the world for a gathering of frequent flyer geeks. But then she didn't understand why I went to Memphis to see an museum exhibition of motorcycles.

Let the fun begin!!
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Old Feb 6, 09, 10:41 am
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Only 8 hours left till the first event!
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Old Feb 6, 09, 10:46 am
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See you all tonight! Got my hotel last night, figure instead of driving home each day, better to take the shuttle to the hotel, even though I live local

See you tonight!
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Old Feb 6, 09, 11:01 am
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Originally Posted by J.Edward
Only 8 hours left till the first event!
We started events in NYC at 7:30am EST. No need to wait until arrival in IAH to party.

We should be in the air soon and working through the stacks of drink coupons in no time.
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Old Feb 6, 09, 11:04 am
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I'm at the hotel waiting for my room, the excitement builds!
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Old Feb 6, 09, 11:07 am
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Wish that I would have signed up. This project should have been over (In Houston area). But I am still here and I may be sitting around with nada to do.

Always the next one.
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Old Feb 6, 09, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by copyman View Post
My wife still can't believe people would come from the far points of the world for a gathering of frequent flyer geeks.
Same thing here. I'm getting a lot of strange looks from people who ask me "what are you doing this weekend?"

Originally Posted by speedster1978 View Post
See you all tonight! Got my hotel last night, figure instead of driving home each day, better to take the shuttle to the hotel, even though I live local

See you tonight!
Yeah, with the liquor consumption, I agree... even if we're local, the hotel is the best bet.

Originally Posted by powerplantop View Post
Wish that I would have signed up. This project should have been over (In Houston area). But I am still here and I may be sitting around with nada to do.

Always the next one.
Last night, Cigarman made a frightening statement: that this will be the last big DO. He didn't elaborate, at least that I heard.
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Old Feb 6, 09, 11:37 am
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Originally Posted by IAHtraveler View Post
Last night, Cigarman made a frightening statement: that this will be the last big DO. He didn't elaborate, at least that I heard.
Maybe because 500+ is more than big and into huge?
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Old Feb 6, 09, 12:06 pm
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Maybe because 500+ is more than big and into huge?
I think he said Larry wanted to spread the wealth to some of their other hubs. Give locals in that area more of a voice and a chance to attend, which really makes sense if you think about it.

Anyway, it's way too early to quizz cigarman on all that. I'd let him get through with this one first.

I checked into the Sheraton yesterday. See you guys and gals promptly at 7 PM at the hotel whose name I will not mention.

Best regards,

William
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Old Feb 6, 09, 12:07 pm
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Headed east in an hour.

Did I see a reference to Marriott having free parking?

Is that only for those staying there,
or how does that work?
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Old Feb 6, 09, 1:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker View Post
I think he said Larry wanted to spread the wealth to some of their other hubs. Give locals in that area more of a voice and a chance to attend, which really makes sense if you think about it.

Anyway, it's way too early to quizz cigarman on all that. I'd let him get through with this one first.

I checked into the Sheraton yesterday. See you guys and gals promptly at 7 PM at the hotel whose name I will not mention.

Best regards,

William
I dont think I have your phone number anymore, but if you are interested in going a little early I can get you into the president's club I am going back about 3pm.

I am at the Sheraton..
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Old Feb 6, 09, 1:11 pm
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Lord, I wish I could get on the plane NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW!
alas, i have 3 more hours of waiting
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Old Feb 6, 09, 1:49 pm
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I'm leaving work soon and have to make quick stops at home and the DoubleTree. I should be there around 4...
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Old Feb 6, 09, 1:50 pm
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I'm only going on the tours tomorrow - if I can find out which tour I am on. I won't be able to go to the party tonight and pick up my registration packet.
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Old Feb 6, 09, 2:26 pm
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Curious since living in Houston, never stayed at any of the airport hotels...

Since the event tonight is at the Marriott IAH, which terminal would be best to arrive at, to take the underground train to the hotel?

I'm staying at a nearby hotel, and just taking the shuttle bus over to the airport terminal...
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