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Discussion in 'New York | April 27 - 29, 2012' started by tommy777, Jan 20, 2012.
No, which is exactly why I keep coming.
I'm sure I could have a word with his 'brother' that's lending him the points and tell him not to...
went to chicago seminars last year and had a great time. looking forward to seeing everyone in april
Welcome! Well I am staying in Manhattan just because we like going to restaurants. I saw one of he earlier posts here that we can take a train to Secaucus and get the hotel shuttle from there. I'm hoping the commute won't be too ugly.
I was on the OWMD and the group is really fun - you'll probably get better 'initiated' (inebriated?) if you stay at the FTU hotel...
Just posted a thread offering rides to the Sheraton from midtown Manhattan.
I finally took leave of my senses and booked myself in. Why? If I had a psychiatrist possibly i might gain useful insight about that. In the meantime...I'm in!!
Hmmm so I am new here hi!!!!
I bought a tkt for FTU and living in NY
Am Deliberating the hotel vs commute-
Why it's better to stay over
Why it doesnt matter
I'm a big fan of Amtrak whenever I go to NYC (from DC), for both cost and time reasons (it's about the same time, but cheaper). I've never actually taken the bus though...and most of the trip i've made so far are on amtrak points (I participated in the bonus 50% sale earler this year, so going to NY ends up costing about $110 each way). Another option is to transfer Chase UR points if the fares are about $100 and over...you actually can get decent value that way. I've never seen flights less than $3-400 between DC and the NY area
If BWI counts as DC area and it looks like EWR is the closest option to the hotel then Continental/United has round trip flights April 27-29 for $200 (others for $20 more with better times).
Whelp, I'm in with both feet. Looking forward to meeting you all at ftu.
I just burned some Amtrak points I'm never going to use for anything else, so I'm set for the ride up. Still tinkering with a way back.
I think Southwest - am I allowed to mention them here? - is also in the $200 range from BWI.
Just because Southwest is the MegaBus of airlines doesn't mean it actually is MegaBus.
And unlike Megabus, you can pay the herders a few extra bucks ahead of time and be first in line out of the pens. Except for the live chickens in the overhead bins in Texas twenty years ago - well, at least everyone around me seemed like the kind of passenger who would bring live chickens onboard - I've had pretty good luck on Southwest. Haven't flown them in a few years, but not because of any bad experiences.
Southwest is WYSIWYG. As long as you're okay with that, they can be just fine point-to-point. And, their points are great for giving away to family members instead of giving them the really good points.
Do they still have backwards-facing seats in coach?
I haven't flown them since July 1993 LAX-PHX. I acknowledge that I did survive that experience. Somehow.
My girlfriend and I are both registered. I attended FTU last year and learned a lot. I wonder if we'll have the opportunity to personally meet the executives from the various FF programs on Sunday.
You know, that was one of the cool parts. Well, and the booty shorts. Like I said, they'll always be like a bus service to me, but a reliable one.
Welcome to MP. Thank you for joining and we look forward to exchanging knowledge with you.
Oh Gary............ I cry for you at night. How do you make it through the day? Come on, do a Southwest run with me and the toddler to MCO during spring break week. It'll do you good! Ha ha!
While Gary has been awesome around my kids, I suspect that Gary + WN + MCO + fried food at Disney = perma-trip to asylum.
For everyone giving Gary a hard time... the last time I flew on SW they did have backward facing seats. It's kind of cute. Are you telling me they retired those planes?
I bought my train ticket with my cap one card, so I'll get reimbursed for that charge.