Delta 2010 DO Update

Old Nov 18, 09, 1:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Gargoyle View Post
atldlff was concerned about the number of people attending. If people know in advance that Deltalina will be there, this will dwarf the StarMegaDO.

Argh blur me out lol - I'm more concerned on who is going to guest me at the Hilton top floor lounge since I lost my Gold status. Errr economy.

Seriously can't wait to see everyone again.
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Old Nov 18, 09, 2:10 pm
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Originally Posted by WesNSpace View Post
Argh blur me out lol - I'm more concerned on who is going to guest me at the Hilton top floor lounge since I lost my Gold status. Errr economy.
I will, I have Gold through March 2011!
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Old Nov 18, 09, 2:11 pm
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Oh, sorry. Meant to say she was intersted in NOT ATTENDING...
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Old Nov 18, 09, 2:12 pm
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Originally Posted by me4yankees View Post
I will, I have Gold through March 2011!
Actually, you need a Diamond to guest you in unless the Gold is upgraded....

I'm willing to guest...
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Old Nov 18, 09, 3:45 pm
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Fingers crossed that the dates work for me - May is peak tour season and I've already got work booked for that month that might conflict.
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Old Nov 18, 09, 4:02 pm
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Originally Posted by ShopAround View Post
Fingers crossed that the dates work for me - May is peak tour season and I've already got work booked for that month that might conflict.
there will be issues if you are not there.
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Old Nov 18, 09, 4:09 pm
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Originally Posted by WBurcham View Post
Actually, you need a Diamond to guest you in unless the Gold is upgraded....

I'm willing to guest...

It would work if they share a room on an Executive Level.
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Old Nov 18, 09, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by WBurcham View Post
there will be issues if you are not there.
I really would hate to miss it, but work has to come first when you're a freelancer and work is seasonal. Definitely cannot do it if it's the last weekend in May; I'll try to leave the others free if possible (I have mostly mid-week work booked in May so far).
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Old Nov 18, 09, 6:49 pm
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Originally Posted by ShopAround View Post
I really would hate to miss it, but work has to come first when you're a freelancer and work is seasonal. Definitely cannot do it if it's the last weekend in May; I'll try to leave the others free if possible (I have mostly mid-week work booked in May so far).
I can accept/understand that. Hoping you can make it though.
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Old Nov 18, 09, 9:33 pm
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Originally Posted by MikeMpls View Post
Just stop in the roofing depart of a Home Depot or Lowes after you arrive.
Just stop by a Waffle House and see if they have some past-dated syrup...

Seriously, I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how they have taken our comments and suggestions to heart, and how much they actually appreciate our bringing system bugs and issues to light, even with the merger and system integration. The people we met are 100% people persons who care about their work, and Delta's image and integrity.

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Old Nov 18, 09, 9:45 pm
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I would really like to attend..... seems like ALOT of interest.
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Old Nov 18, 09, 10:06 pm
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Originally Posted by atldlff View Post
Well, slight correction as Gargoyle already pointed out. RWT is not nearly as intense as 6 weeks of FA training. Although we learned how to be prepared and deal with a variety of emergencies, and got a lot of practice on how to quickly and safely evacuate the plane, I am certain that many of FT'ers were glad there wasn't a test and certification at the end. With that said, I think many who participated will tell you they had fun and they are really much more prepared to assist with handling an emergency, in the unlikely event one should arise.

Who says we are not working on a GA program? Do you think you can handle 8-10 outbound flights in day, during bad weather, with a few cancellations thrown in for good measure? And how about managing the Breezeway boarding at the gate and scanning boarding passes, while fielding all those questions about did FC really board full, and why do I have to gate-check this 29" rollerboard that I got through security?

I even thought of a really creative idea of letting the FAs be passengers and having FT members be that FAs in one of the mock-up cabins at the training center. Now that would be good material for the comedy channel.

A wise man once said, "Walk a miles in another man's shoes...."

Who knows what we have in store for the next event One never knows. Like Canarsie and I have said before, stay tuned...
That O2 mask photo in post #1 reminds me WHY they say "Put your mask on first before helping others" -- and that means the F/As too, they reminded us.

1. Tour Catering kitchen. Frisk Gargoyle for packs of Biscoffs upon exit. (Nutella sampling optional.) No plastic shrimp.

2. 1-day Deltamatic or Amadeus training. Availability, PNR construction, seat assignment, and basic faring. Book a rental car and hotel. Check out a cruise. Read the bulletin pages, the baggage rules and oversize/overweight bag rates, and the policy pages. I'll be happy to put together a 1-day class, but I know several other airline and travel agent CRS systems better. There is still enough info out there to condense it into a 1-day mini-course - or even 2 x 1/2 day sessions if demand requires.

3.a./b. Ticket counter and Gate agent sims (these really are very different): 1 cranky pair from NY/NJ; one UM; one laptop left in the overhead bin; California surfer with board; wx xxln for the last flight of the day, reaccommodation for the little old lady from Santo Domingo, 1 international ticket reissue.
3.c. Queue desk: Speaking of xxln, reaccommodations and schedule change notifications...
3.d. Rate desk: Domestic and international: How you really fare a backhaul, circle-trip minimum, x/800 for HNL, and "NUC" the ticket rate to USD - and interpret all those taxes and fees. - I can help with this one, too.

4. Baggie heaven: How the baggage system and control center works. How you trace a lost bag (and find it), not to mention tracing the owner who reported it is a black 22 rollaboard with 1 pr. blue jeans, 1 pr. black slacks, 1 white shirt, 2 black pr socks, unmentionables and no tag -- only -- except for that bizarre tourist brochure and swizzle stick from Bronson MO in the mesh part.

4.b. Behind the scenes with the TSA. Q&A on training (not SNL / 3 oz mustard) and procedures, what they look for and how they identify items on those screens. What about fast-clear-type programs and "the list".

5. Skymiles and WP Trivia / NW Trivia / DL Trivia for $200, Alex. Pick Mersk862 as moderator since he (with others) can tell you the answers before the questions are finished...and thus put together the best questions.

---and I'd like to see AmEx be a sponsor...
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Old Nov 18, 09, 10:53 pm
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As a new member to the Delta family (previous NWA Plat), I'd love to be able to attend my first DO. Sounds like a great bunch of folks and a lot of fun. If I'm about to be Delta-ized, I mine as well jump in all the way!

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Old Nov 19, 09, 2:47 pm
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Thank you for the e-mails and responses so far. Clearly there is a great deal of interest. Canarsie and I are actively working on the plans!

Originally Posted by bkmn View Post
I definitely would recommend extending him an invite as he would be another great resource for the event.
We will certainly take that into consideration. We are still very early in the planning stages. At this point, we haven't determined what, if any, PR we will have for the event.

Originally Posted by WBurcham View Post
I'd tend to disagree as I see this as a customer appreciation event versus a PR event.
I would agree that it was evident at the last event that Delta appreciates FT members. PR certainly isn't the primary focus of this event, but again, we are still very early in the planning stages and at this point we haven't ruled anything out.

Originally Posted by WBurcham View Post
On another note, the ever famous Deltalina has indicated her interest in attending...
Hmmm.... no comment.

Originally Posted by Mileage Lover View Post
As a new member to the Delta family (previous NWA Plat), I'd love to be able to attend my first DO. Sounds like a great bunch of folks and a lot of fun. If I'm about to be Delta-ized, I mine as well jump in all the way!
We have several pre-merger NW flyers at the last event, and encourage an even greater number to participate at the next event. One forum, one diverse group, and by the time we have this DO, one airline. So, we will be in this together. YES, it was and will be a lot of fun. One of my favorite quotes from the last event, "Best Field Trip Ever!"

Flyzabit - Thanks for the suggestions, we will certainly take those into consideration.
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Old Nov 19, 09, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by atldlff View Post
We have several pre-merger NW flyers at the last event, and encourage an even greater number to participate at the next event. One forum, one diverse group, and by the time we have this DO, one airline. So, we will be in this together. YES, it was and will be a lot of fun. One of my favorite quotes from the last event, "Best Field Trip Ever!"
It was only mentioned a few times in the still-separate NW forum. A lot of people apparently just don't go back & make sure they haven't missed anything.

This time there is only one active forum & there will be no excuse, since it will be a very active thread.
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