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monitor Apr 12, 11 3:02 pm


Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker (Post 16206098)
...I posted a poll in another travel-related web site and have asked the moderators of the Community Buzz forum to post one for me here at Flyertalk...

^ ^

At last. An election in which I legally will be able to cast two votes. :D

Starwood Lurker Apr 12, 11 3:36 pm


Originally Posted by monitor (Post 16206319)
^ ^

At last. An election in which I legally will be able to cast two votes. :D

LOL. :D

Best regards,

William R. Sanders
Social Media Specialist
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

[email protected]

Mtbroxs Apr 12, 11 4:17 pm


Originally Posted by Mackieman (Post 16205972)
That's why I mow the flowers in the morning. :-:

Fixed it for you!

mnmag Apr 12, 11 4:35 pm


Originally Posted by monitor (Post 16206319)
^ ^

At last. An election in which I legally will be able to cast two votes. :D

Here, too!:p

cheepneezy Apr 12, 11 4:44 pm


Originally Posted by snod08 (Post 16203792)
Long day ahead.:rolleyes:

But, did my duty at the gym. :D


Originally Posted by GTITAN (Post 16204757)
Outstanding! Ran 4 miles this morning. Do a lot of "hill work", and it was made oh so :rolleyes: by alternating cross-winds and tail-winds. Was a wee tired thereafter.:D


Originally Posted by snod08 (Post 16204766)
Thats great!
I used to run a lot...trained for one Houston marathon (but ran the Half instead). These days, my knees cant support running:eek:

I had a cookie at lunch and a brownie after dinner. :o:o

notabob Apr 12, 11 6:45 pm

Discovery of the night: Clanton's in Vinita, :rolleyes:K actually makes a half-decent sirloin. Too bad that there wasn't room left for pie, sacrilegious as that sounds...

snod08 Apr 12, 11 7:21 pm


Originally Posted by GTITAN (Post 16205900)
Yeah, the "very early" run helps with heat and humidity. I do a mix of treadmill and outdoor running. I am not teh most athletic person on the planet, so I generally keep it around 7.5 minute miles or so with a little faster if not working "distance". No one will mistake me for the superhero "Flash". :D

"IF" i do run these days...its more like a 12-13 minute mile.


Originally Posted by Mackieman (Post 16205972)
That's why I mow in the morning. :-:


Originally Posted by Mtbroxs (Post 16206777)
Fixed it for you!

[email protected]Mackieman .. we are watching you (i mean we are watching the flowers!:D


Originally Posted by carvalh2 (Post 16205945)
Hello Box reincarnated. Quiet day here so far. We will see how long that lasts. :eek:

Hello Back!


Originally Posted by cheepneezy (Post 16206919)
I had a cookie at lunch and a brownie after dinner. :o:o

Dont worry, I will get the bad stuff in the weekend. Have a couple of dinners to go to, etc.

monitor Apr 12, 11 8:23 pm


Originally Posted by snod08 (Post 16207650)
"IF" i do run these days...its more like a 12-13 minute mile.

In my best day I think I might have gotten under 11. :o

Originally Posted by snod08 (Post 16207650)
Dont worry, I will get the bad stuff in the weekend. Have a couple of dinners to go to, etc.

Big trouble for me this week. Off to work in the Midwest and all four flights are at mealtimes but too short for food. That snack basket is caloric disaster but it is difficult to keep away from when you are hungry and they wave it in front of you. :mad:
Add in a couple of business lunches and dinners and you get the picture.

Then comes the weekend when we will be at a riverside table for Thunder over Louisville at a place with a huge buffet and a very good wine list. I will have trouble getting out of this trip with less than a +3. Just hoping to avoid the +5-6 which sometimes does happen. :eek:

Driving by DCA Apr 12, 11 8:31 pm

Good evening Box the Third.

Just thought I'd poke my head in before I headed to bed. Tired and have an early start tomorrow.


Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker (Post 16200882)
Yes. Thursday, April 26 - Sunday, April 30, 2012.

We are thinking of making The Salt Lick the regular Sunday-ending event for all future Austin Mega Do's because it was so popular a venue, but it will be changed substantially otherwise.

Would definitely be in for this.


Originally Posted by monitor (Post 16206024)
There are others whom I know who might probably like to get to both events. I think that a poll might be of value.

I didn't know about the Tour DO (so many things I don't know about...but I'm learning). Now I have even more interesting stuff to try to fit into my schedule and budget.


Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker (Post 16206098)
So let it be written; so let it be done. - Pharaoh

Voted here. Will go track it down in the other place too.

monitor Apr 12, 11 8:45 pm


Originally Posted by Driving by DCA (Post 16208013)
...I didn't know about the Tour DO...

Very few did since AFAIK, it has not yet been formally announced on FT.

radonc1 Apr 12, 11 9:27 pm

Help me!!!
 
I am booking flights to FCO in August. I can take care of Mr and Mrs Radonc1. The flights are a mix of CO and UA both ways. I will be booking my wife and myself in BF (I guess that is C in UA). The problem is that I will be booking my son in Y, and I would like to use miles to upgrade him, if possible. However, I have no idea how to go about it. If someone could tell me if I can us CO miles to do an upgrade on UA metal (although the ticket is though CO.com and is CO flight nos,) and how to go about it, I would really appreciate it. Thanks all
Radonc1

sbm12 Apr 12, 11 9:35 pm


Originally Posted by radonc1 (Post 16208285)
I am booking flights to FCO in August. I can take care of Mr and Mrs Radonc1. The flights are a mix of CO and UA both ways. I will be booking my wife and myself in BF (I guess that is C in UA). The problem is that I will be booking my son in Y, and I would like to use miles to upgrade him, if possible. However, I have no idea how to go about it. If someone could tell me if I can us CO miles to do an upgrade on UA metal (although the ticket is though CO.com and is CO flight nos,) and how to go about it, I would really appreciate it. Thanks all
Radonc1

On UA metal you must be booked on the UA code for a miles-based upgrade. You would transfer those CO miles to UA by linking your accounts and then redeem the UA miles for a UA upgrade.

If you are booked on CO metal then the booking code does not matter.

radonc1 Apr 12, 11 9:57 pm


Originally Posted by sbm12 (Post 16208320)
On UA metal you must be booked on the UA code for a miles-based upgrade. You would transfer those CO miles to UA by linking your accounts and then redeem the UA miles for a UA upgrade.

If you are booked on CO metal then the booking code does not matter.

sbm12
I have linked my accounts and have both UA and CO miles (plenty). So, I make my reservation on CO no matter what the code, then do the upgrade. I have not done an upgrade in years so I will need to brush up on my upgrade skills. This should be interesting.
Radonc1

snod08 Apr 13, 11 5:16 am

Hello Box!
Have a great day.

GTITAN Apr 13, 11 6:28 am

Good Morning Classic B:rolleyes:x III

snod08 Apr 13, 11 7:10 am


Originally Posted by GTITAN (Post 16209699)
Good Morning Classic B:rolleyes:x III

Hello to you too.

Morning meetings (again):rolleyes:
So could not go to gym. However will put in a few miles (walk) this evening.

monitor Apr 13, 11 8:22 am

Finished packing for this afternoon's trip (took me almost 5 minutes) and getting ready to leave for appointments and errands all over PB County before heading down to FLL.

sbm12 Apr 13, 11 8:34 am

Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry9630/5.0.0.591 Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)

EWR AirTrain is FUBAR. And CO apparently sold me an illegal connection (22 min in MCO). Gonna be an interesting morning.

snod08 Apr 13, 11 8:53 am


Originally Posted by monitor (Post 16210148)
Finished packing for this afternoon's trip (took me almost 5 minutes) and getting ready to leave for appointments and errands all over PB County before heading down to FLL.

Hope its somewhere as sunny as FL.


Originally Posted by sbm12 (Post 16210209)
Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry9630/5.0.0.591 Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)

EWR AirTrain is FUBAR. And CO apparently sold me an illegal connection (22 min in MCO). Gonna be an interesting morning.

Oops! good luck!

Trustguy Apr 13, 11 8:59 am

Good morning FT Box.

monitor Apr 13, 11 9:23 am


Originally Posted by sbm12 (Post 16210209)
EWR AirTrain is FUBAR. And CO apparently sold me an illegal connection (22 min in MCO). Gonna be an interesting morning.

If the inbound is anywhere near on time, 22 minutes or even 10 should be plenty there.

BTW, your Loyalty program post in another forum was quite interesting. You did however leave enough of a clue to permit this reader to make a solid guess as to whose it is. :)

GTITAN Apr 13, 11 9:23 am


Originally Posted by sbm12 (Post 16210209)
Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry9630/5.0.0.591 Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)

EWR AirTrain is FUBAR. And CO apparently sold me an illegal connection (22 min in MCO). Gonna be an interesting morning.

:eek: Good luck sir!

mnmag Apr 13, 11 9:29 am


Originally Posted by sbm12 (Post 16210209)
Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry9630/5.0.0.591 Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)

EWR AirTrain is FUBAR. And CO apparently sold me an illegal connection (22 min in MCO). Gonna be an interesting morning.

Oh dear!:(

EUA came through for DEN tomorrow!^

GTITAN Apr 13, 11 9:31 am


Originally Posted by mnmag (Post 16210513)
EUA came through for DEN tomorrow!^

Not possible. It is broken. I read about that on FT:p

mnmag Apr 13, 11 9:35 am


Originally Posted by GTITAN (Post 16210524)
Not possible. It is broken. I read about that on FT:p

yep -- broken indeed!:D

trm2 Apr 13, 11 9:52 am

Happy hump day box.

jcwoman Apr 13, 11 9:56 am

What's a penalty box? I thought it was the place the plane had to park when the gate agents were delayed or the gates were all full.

monitor Apr 13, 11 10:05 am


Originally Posted by jcwoman (Post 16210677)
What's a penalty box? I thought it was the place the plane had to park when the gate agents were delayed or the gates were all full.

I guess you got the idea. :)

sbm12 Apr 13, 11 10:06 am


Originally Posted by jcwoman (Post 16210677)
What's a penalty box? I thought it was the place the plane had to park when the gate agents were delayed or the gates were all full.

That's one answer. Also where hockey players go when they get caught breaking the rules. Or where we hang out and socialize.


Originally Posted by monitor (Post 16210480)
If the inbound is anywhere near on time, 22 minutes or even 10 should be plenty there.

Agreed. Only thing I'm slightly worried about is that it is an ERJ inbound so if we all have to wait for gate-checked bags I'll be slowed down enough that it'll be annoying. There is a flight MCO-ORD that catches me back up that I can always go for if needed.

Originally Posted by monitor (Post 16210480)
BTW, your Loyalty program post in another forum was quite interesting. You did however leave enough of a clue to permit this reader to make a solid guess as to whose it is. :)

Solid, but incorrect. ;)

mnmag Apr 13, 11 10:12 am


Originally Posted by sbm12 (Post 16210738)

Solid, but incorrect. ;)

I have a 2nd guess- formerly goldpointsplus?

sbm12 Apr 13, 11 10:39 am


Originally Posted by mnmag (Post 16210768)
I have a 2nd guess- formerly goldpointsplus?

Nope. :p

paranoiatx Apr 13, 11 12:30 pm


Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker (Post 16200882)
Yes. Thursday, April 26 - Sunday, April 30, 2012.

We are thinking of making The Salt Lick the regular Sunday-ending event for all future Austin Mega Do's because it was so popular a venue, but it will be changed substantially otherwise.

Ever since I missed the 2010 Austin DO (I was too much of an FT newbie to know about it) I've always hoped for another. Is there really not going to be any 2011 event (maybe something less formal)? April 2012 is soooo far away...

In any case, since I'm in Austin, do feel free to ping me for any local coordination support. Salt Lick is an absolute must. I think Rudy's is too if you're still going for a BBQ theme.

Starwood Lurker Apr 13, 11 12:44 pm


Originally Posted by paranoiatx (Post 16211634)
Ever since I missed the 2010 Austin DO (I was too much of an FT newbie to know about it) I've always hoped for another. Is there really not going to be any 2011 event (maybe something less formal)? April 2012 is soooo far away...

Not unless someone else puts it together.


In any case, since I'm in Austin, do feel free to ping me for any local coordination support. Salt Lick is an absolute must. I think Rudy's is too if you're still going for a BBQ theme.
Thanks. It always helps to have as many local folks as possible lend a helping hand, but when Franklin BBQ (in Austin), Snow's BBQ (in Lexington), City Market (in Luling), and the Salt Lick (in Driftwood) are among the establishments being visited, Rudy's would be such a disappointment by comparison that I'd probably be tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail if it was included. :o

Best regards,

William R. Sanders
Social Media Specialist
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

[email protected]oodhotels.com

Mackieman Apr 13, 11 1:10 pm


Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker (Post 16211739)
Thanks. It always helps to have as many local folks as possible lend a helping hand, but when Franklin BBQ (in Austin), Snow's BBQ (in Lexington), City Market (in Luling), and the Salt Lick (in Driftwood) are among the establishments being visited, Rudy's would be such a disappointment by comparison that I'd probably be tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail if it was included. :o

Best regards,

William R. Sanders
Social Media Specialist
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

[email protected]

Agreed. Rudy's is fine when I'm pressed for time since it's just down the street, but if I have a choice, it doesn't make the list.

paranoiatx Apr 13, 11 1:27 pm


Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker (Post 16211739)
Not unless someone else puts it together.

I'm not sure I can jump right in and arrange a DO of this scale, but I would be up for a smaller dinner-DO (Salt Lick?!). I bet we could rally a bunch of the Austinites together...


Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker (Post 16211739)
Thanks. It always helps to have as many local folks as possible lend a helping hand, but when Franklin BBQ (in Austin), Snow's BBQ (in Lexington), City Market (in Luling), and the Salt Lick (in Driftwood) are among the establishments being visited, Rudy's would be such a disappointment by comparison that I'd probably be tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail if it was included.

Waaaait a sec, are you really gonna put down Rudy's?!? Unacceptable.

Starwood Lurker Apr 13, 11 1:36 pm


Originally Posted by paranoiatx (Post 16212039)
I'm not sure I can jump right in and arrange a DO of this scale, but I would be up for a smaller dinner-DO (Salt Lick?!). I bet we could rally a bunch of the Austinites together...

No doubt. We do that from time to time anyway, but something on this scale? I'm not touching that more than every two years. ;)




Waaaait a sec, are you really gonna put down Rudy's?!? Unacceptable.
It's pedestrian quality at best, IMHO. Good enough to stop for with regard to convenience sake, but I can name 10 better BBQ places inside Austin's city limits with no problem whatsoever. :p

Best regards,

William R. Sanders
Social Media Specialist
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

[email protected]

ande777emt Apr 13, 11 6:07 pm


Originally Posted by sbm12 (Post 16210738)
Or where we hang out and socialize.

Best answer.

Hartmann Apr 13, 11 6:07 pm


Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker (Post 16211739)
Thanks. It always helps to have as many local folks as possible lend a helping hand, but when Franklin BBQ (in Austin), Snow's BBQ (in Lexington), City Market (in Luling), and the Salt Lick (in Driftwood) are among the establishments being visited, Rudy's would be such a disappointment by comparison that I'd probably be tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail if it was included. :o

Best regards,

William R. Sanders
Social Media Specialist
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

[email protected]

Got a bad report from a friend of mine (who I trust with BBQ opinions) on Snow's. He had overcooked brisket and undercooked sausage last week when he was there.

I am gonna be making my way there in a few weeks so I'll double check. Will be sad if it wasn't a simple one-off type thing.

Starwood Lurker Apr 13, 11 6:10 pm


Originally Posted by Hartmann (Post 16213706)
Got a bad report from a friend of mine (who I trust with BBQ opinions) on Snow's. He had overcooked brisket and undercooked sausage last week when he was there.

I am gonna be making my way there in a few weeks so I'll double check. Will be sad if it wasn't a simple one-off type thing.

Yes, please keep us apprised. I certainly hope that it was a one-off experience and that things haven't gone to hell in a handbasket.

Best regards,

William R. Sanders
Social Media Specialist
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

[email protected]

snod08 Apr 13, 11 7:44 pm

Have a great night all.


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