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The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:00 pm

Anyone Interested?

I am in the early stages of planning an a.net meet Keflavik, Iceland, for either January or February 2007.

Amongst spotting, we have an opportunity to explore the city of Reykjavík, complete with the great nightlife it can offer. Yes, I know this is a few months away, but this opportunity is not one to be sniffed at  

Chances are not many people have anything booked for early next year, so many of us could all hook up  

We have a good catchment area to start with - FI serve BWI, BOS, SFB, MSP, JFK, SFO and also BWI, so i'm sure many of you guys from the states and Canada could connect from one of these points  

We also have 16 cities in europe from which to poach a.netters  

For our friend Skidmarks, we have the generous offer of being able to fly him in Saga Class (yes thats what its called!) so he shall surely be very comfortable    

So, who is interested and also, we need an idea on dates for Jan or Feb 2007  


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RE: The Jan/Feb 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:02 pm

Im in Lee! one place ive always wanted to visit!
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RE: The Jan/Feb 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:03 pm

You know I'm interested  Smile I'm voting for Febuary as I'll be in Australia until January 29th. Big grin
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RE: The Jan/Feb 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:07 pm

Quoting Jap (Reply 2):
I'm voting for Febuary as I'll be in Australia until January 29th.

I'd vote for some warmer months with longer days, I was there in March and the weather was well, unpleasant....

Besides I want to combine it with a visit to BOS, January is not the month I'd go..

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RE: The Jan/Feb 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:08 pm

I´m interested as well. Always wanted to fly to Iceland. Even if it might be a little bit dark in January.
 
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RE: The Jan/Feb 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:10 pm

Firstly, why not do this in August? What's the point when it's dark most of the time?

Secondly, FI flights tend to be really expensive, so we should book in advance.

Generally, I might come.

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RE: The Jan/Feb 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:13 pm

BA £79 return from LGW on a boneshaking 737 lol

Ill be there!
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RE: The Jan/Feb 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:14 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 5):
Firstly, why not do this in August? What's the point when it's dark most of the time?

Well, you've seen the midnight sun, now you can see the northern lights  Smile

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 5):
Secondly, FI flights tend to be really expensive, so we should book in advance.

Usually FI is the cheapest way from MSP to Europe, and I could make a stopover in Iceland for this meet before heading off to Europe  Smile

I am definately interested.
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RE: The Jan/Feb 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:16 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 5):
What's the point when it's dark most of the time?

Aurora borealis/northern light, for instance. It's stunningly beautiful, hopefully it can be observed in Iceland which is farther south than where I've seen it.

Oh, and what's the point of sleeping in a tent on permafrost soil?  Wink
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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:18 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 5):
why not do this in August?

August 2007??

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 5):
FI flights tend to be really expensive, so we should book in advance

Exactly why I start the thread now  Wink
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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:21 pm

Quoting Jap (Reply 2):
I'm voting for Febuary as I'll be in Australia until January 29th.

Another reason for having the meet during January Big grin  duck 
 
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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:21 pm

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 9):
August 2007??

The thing though, tickets are probably cheaper in Jan/Feb as it is low season, rather than August (peak season)
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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:26 pm

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 11):
The thing though, tickets are probably cheaper in Jan/Feb as it is low season, rather than August (peak season)

Exactly why I suggested Jan or Feb  Wink



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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:27 pm

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 11):
The thing though, tickets are probably cheaper in Jan/Feb as it is low season, rather than August (peak season)

But the high season starts end of June...

April? Anyone?

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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:29 pm

Quoting LO231 (Reply 13):
April? Anyone?

OK, Jan, Feb or April. We have plenty time to decide  Smile



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Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:41 pm

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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:44 pm

We should book early. Just looked at Icelandair for Jan and some flights are sold out while others are way expensive. The cheapest I found was 200 €.  Sad
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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:54 pm

Quoting Skyman (Reply 16):
We should book early. Just looked at Icelandair for Jan and some flights are sold out while others are way expensive. The cheapest I found was 200 €.

Well generally FI are pretty expensive, but not from every city.

Kinda wierd how the flights are already full tho  scratchchin 


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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:54 pm

Quoting Skyman (Reply 16):
We should book early. Just looked at Icelandair for Jan and some flights are sold out while others are way expensive. The cheapest I found was 200 €.
Flights from FRA.

Icelandair can be tricky to find a good price on. Sometimes they are extremely cheap, other times more average. I ordered a ticket three days before travelling and went roundtrip MSP-OSL-MSP in April for $520.
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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:56 pm

Quoting BMIFlyer (Thread starter):
January or February 2007

Too early for me.

Quoting BMIFlyer (Thread starter):
Chances are not many people have anything booked for early next year

Will be on vacationin in Texas and Southern New Mexico by then, return will be cia SFO. Award flights are already booked (in C-class).

Quoting LO231 (Reply 3):
I'd vote for some warmer months with longer days

Copy that.
April / May would be more suitable IMO.
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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:58 pm

Depending on the exact date, me and Rob will be there I would imagine
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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:01 pm

Ok, at the moment, who thinks April would be more suitable??



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Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:07 pm

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 21):
Ok, at the moment, who thinks April would be more suitable??

Are we talking weekend here?
If so, it doesn't matter when it is for me and rob, we are Mon-Fri workers.
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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:09 pm

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 22):
Are we talking weekend here?

I was thinking Fri/Sat/Sun, Sat/Sun or Sat/Sun/Mon  Smile

I would more than likely arrive Thursday afternoon and leave Monday morning  Smile


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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:18 pm

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 23):

I guess we'll make a decision when dates are confirmed and a plan is put in place....  Smile
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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:29 pm

I'd love to - having been to Iceland before I'd love to go again - but i'm going to be very short on funds!

Although, if you select a certain sate range in April I could possibly make it, though it's unlikely as Iceland is not a cheap place to visit!
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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:33 pm

Lee, a damn good idea. I havent visited Iceland since 1972. But january/February? No way! I'd prefer to go at a time when I could actually SEE some of the countryside! And get about!

April would be better.

Make it April and I'll say a tentative yes to coming.

How about a side trip to Akureyri? I'd like to see if it is as dead as the last time I went! Big grin

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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:39 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 26):
Make it April and I'll say a tentative yes to coming.

Right, it's official, we have switched to April  Smile

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 26):
How about a side trip to Akureyri? I'd like to see if it is as dead as the last time I went!

I'm in for that Big grin


Apologies for the Saga remark (it's business class in case you didn't know)  Wink



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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:46 pm

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 27):
Right, it's official, we have switched to April Smile

Excellent
I'll keep an eye on this post as I'm definitely very interested, just need some definite dates
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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:50 pm

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 28):
Excellent
I'll keep an eye on this post as I'm definitely very interested, just need some definite dates

No problem, I'm sure this will be a popular event  Wink


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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:59 pm

April - I'm sorely tempted!!
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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:00 am

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 30):
April - I'm sorely tempted!!

Go on, you know you want to!!  devil 

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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:04 am

I'm freebetween the 7th and the 27th, though I think my parents 25th anniversary falls in there somewhere, as well as my brothers 18th which I can't miss! All depends what happens when, really.
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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:07 am

Well, my wedding anniversary is on the 14th April, so I might have to bring the dragon with me. If we can afford to go that is.

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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:22 am

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 33):
the dragon

HIM?!?



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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:27 am

Iceland is one of many places I would like to visit. The crystal ball is too hazy to see that far in the future, but I am very interested. Perhaps someone should find out what (if any) special events/festivities are in Reykjavik in April so we might be able to attend?
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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:27 am

Howdy,

One of my "places to visit" so please stick me down!

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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:38 am

I'd like to come, but August would be fine

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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:25 am

Right, the list so far is looking good.... 

All tentative  

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Ilikeyyc
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KaiGywer
Skyman
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If I have missed anyone out, add yourselves  


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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:26 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 38):
KaiGaywer

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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:37 am

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 39):
Hmpf!

Oops, sorry!

Fixed now  Smile
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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:27 am

I think I may be interested in this one too, I've always wanted to visit Iceland!!  Smile

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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:39 am

Now this one I am definately interested in!  Smile Like a few others here, it's somewhere I find fascinating and have always wanted to visit.

As for cheap fares from Europe, How do Iceland Express compare? (with those MD-90's!  Smile )
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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:16 am

Quoting Capital146 (Reply 42):
As for cheap fares from Europe, How do Iceland Express compare?

Dave, no prices for April yet, as the site would only let me check prices for March  Wink

Anyway I got a rtn from STN to KEF for £138 all inc, dep thurs rtn Sun  Smile



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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:25 am

CPH-KEF on FI: 210 quid... niiice  bigthumbsup 
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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:26 am

I just checked BA (hotline) - LGW-KEF, April 13th - 18th - £76.20 return.

Hotels are not cheap - 2 star guesthouse works out @ £222.55 for 5 days. And thats the cheapest so far.

Anyone else? Bulk bookings maybe?

Oh yeah, and I tried BA staff travel (hotline) for a hotel - £1280 for the 5 nights. No ta!!

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Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:28 am

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 45):
I just checked BA (hotline) - LGW-KEF, April 13th - 18th - £76.20 return.

Hotels are not cheap - 2 star guesthouse works out @ £222.55 for 5 days. And thats the cheapest so far.

Anyone else? Bulk bookings maybe?

Oh yeah, and I tried BA staff travel (hotline) for a hotel - £1280 for the 5 nights. No ta!!

Thinks......  scratchchin 





























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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:28 am

If I do come, it will be on a BA flight out of LGW
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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:32 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 21):
Ok, at the moment, who thinks April would be more suitable??

I need dates. The family is planning a spring break euro trip, so Iceland would be interesting....

edit: April 6th - 15th is what we're looking at

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RE: The Spring 2007 KEF (Iceland) A.Net Meet.

Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:32 am

Andy, Expedia has some hotels, for April a 3 star would be £200 for 4 nights  Smile



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