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OCT 23-25, 2016 - GUM Airport Tour + Island Hopper Event w/ FFG and UA

OCT 23-25, 2016 - GUM Airport Tour + Island Hopper Event w/ FFG and UA

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Island Hopper Flight Date: MONDAY October 24, 2016 - Departs HNL @ 7:25am (may need to overnight if flying in the night before)

Reception at GUM: TUESDAY evening October 25, 2016 after landing at GUM.

GUM Airport Tour: WEDNESDAY October 26,2016

Can I book an award? Absolutely! 25k for HNL > GUM, 35k US > HNL > GUM.

Discount on paid tickets? Yes - use offer code ZWWW536956 when searching for flights on ua.com (more details in 2nd post in thread).

Hotels? The event hotel will be the Westin Resort Guam. Room rates are as follows:

Base room: $160 plus tax
Ocean view room: $180 plus tax
To get these rates you will have to call the hotel directly and mention the UA Frequent Flyer Giving event. The direct number is +1.671.647-1020. Starwood reservations knows nothing of our special rate.

Resturants? TBD.

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Old May 25, 16, 1:56 pm
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OCT 23-25, 2016 - GUM Airport Tour + Island Hopper Event w/ FFG and UA

Hi, everyone! Two updates for Frequent Flyer Giving...first, we raised $930 + matching at the CLT DO for United WeCare Employee Relief Fund, so thanks to Mackieman and UA for organizing the event!

FFG are asking for potential interest in a GUM + Island Hopper event October 24-26. The general plan would be to make your own way to HNL, where the group would hit the 5-stop ex-CO Micronesia route that leaves at 7:25am, arriving in GUM. After an arrival party/charity auction and a good night's sleep, there would be an airport tour and likely breakfast. We're targeting around $150 cost for the ground event in GUM (including a donation to FFG) plus the cost of airfare and hotels. Optional (and extra cost) dinners in HNL is being planned. You'll have to price out your own flights to get a sense for cost. Group rate on hotel is currently still in the works.

UA Meeting Works Discount Information: As long as your flight(s) stop or start at one or more of these cities during the dates listed, you should be eligible to use this offer code: ZWWW536956 for a discount.

Honolulu, HI, US (HNL) - 10/20/2016 to 10/27/2016
Guam, GU, US (GUM) - 10/22/2016 to 10/30/2016

Fares are discounted as such:
2% off: D / Z / P / Q / V / W / S / T / L / K / G / N
5% off: A / C / B / M / E / U / H
10% off: F / J / Y
You may book online at www.united.com and enter your Offer Code in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.

Note: there may also be award space as well. Currently it is only 25k for a HNL > island hopper > GUM one-way award or 35k for a US Mainland > HNL (overnight) > HNL > island hopper > GUM award. Heads up!

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Very interested...
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Interested. When will you know the actual dates?
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Originally Posted by tarheelnj View Post
Interested. When will you know the actual dates?
Hopefully soon - we are working on pinning down the logistics for us and UA and needed to put out a feeler to the community to gauge interest.

As JC1120 mentioned a week will be required to allow for:
1. Positioning to HNL the night before.
2. Flying the Island Hopper flight - leaves HNL at 7:30ish am and arrives GUM in the late afternoon on the following day (as you cross the IDL).
3. An arrival reception at GUM that evening.
4. An event at GUM airport the next day.
5. Allowance for 1-2 days to return back.
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What specific hotels are you planning to use?
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What a pity - already booked UA154 aka the Island Hopper for Dec 19th 2016 - oh well no way can I get the time of work/wife for another. Still a weekend in HNL maybe doable.

Have fun all - hope this plan comes together - sounds like tremendous fun.
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Old May 25, 16, 4:02 pm
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I'm interested, depending on exactly when in October (so as not to overlap with another already planned trip.)
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Interested, though likelihood of joining is relatively low. Have to see how details evolve and more importantly how work shakes out over the next two to three months.
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Interested. Hopefully the timing works.
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Interested as long as UA can guarantee we won't end up stuck on Kwajalein for 13 hours like last time I took the Island Hopper.
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october would be perfect for me. i can't commit to anything now, but i'd definitely be interested in going.
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Interested, but how far in advance would this need to be booked?
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I'd be very interested.
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