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NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Mon Aug 16, 2004 10:22 pm

Now that we have the dates set for the NYC meet to be 10/30 and the 31st we should have a list of the people who are attending, and furthermore other details of flights, meeting places, and a mini schedule

So of course you can count me in for the 2 days. Now who else?
 
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Mon Aug 16, 2004 10:42 pm

I will be there. I Live out on Long Island and I spot JFK all the time, See you guys out there.



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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Tue Aug 17, 2004 3:53 am

we should have a list of the people who are attending, and furthermore other details of flights, meeting places, and a mini schedule

Count me in. I'll be flying in from Long Island in my Toyota. I might even bring Futterman if his parents let him out of his cage.

You're the organizer of the event...YOU tell US what the schedule will look like. Big grin

Here's my two cents... We will likely have the same problem that we recently had at the big DCA/IAD meeting with trying to do two airports in one day. It can be done, but there will undoubtedly be people who want to see one airport more than the other. I would suggest that we spend an entire day at JFK...perhaps on Saturday, when most people are likely to be there. Then, LGA can be done on Sunday for those who are still in town. If, on the other hand, some people want to splinter off for a few hours on Saturday and visit LGA, I'm sure we could find one or two locals to take people to LGA and show them around. There's this BIG guy who thinks LGA is his airport and who knows a thing or two about good spotting locations. Big grin

I would also suggest that you plan some sort of a group dinner for Saturday night, perhaps pizza/beer (or soda, for Futterman).

I'm in no position to plan an event like this, but those are my thoughts.

Josh
 
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Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:47 am

I'm in no position to plan an event like this, but those are my thoughts.


No no, i cant do all this myself!I need help. Thanks for you info! And I like the 2 day event with 1 day dedicated to each airport! Prob LGA on Sat and JFK on Sun thats what I think cuz JFK has more variety on Sundays I believe!

And your other suggestion of the Dinner is perfect also! But I'd prob be having a Soda also Big grin

Ya I hope people like Phill, Joe Pries, Art Brett, Futterman and all the other BIG NY SPOTTERS can make it.!!
 
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Tue Aug 17, 2004 6:36 am

I think I might be on for this one. Plenty of time to plan ahead, and book arrangements. I guess the first thing to do is ask where a hotel is that might give a group rate for the evening, and who is renting a car, that way some of us poor folk can bum off other people  Big grin Hope to have a new camera by then, and looking forward to better weather!
Yay Pudding!
 
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Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:16 am

I intend to be there as soon as more details become apparant. Like, how will I know you guys? Do I look for a bunch of people in handcuffs?
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Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:58 am

"How will I know you guys?"

As far as I can tell, Futterman likes to spill his drinks and talk a lot.
Jakbar likes to wear his purple hat.

Thats all I can come up with right now.

As far as cost projections for the trip, I am looking at close to $700.  Wow!
$200 for the flight
$300 for the room (3 nights at the Crowne Plaza)
$180 for the rental car.
 Nuts  Nuts  Nuts

[Edited 2004-08-17 01:01:16]
Yay Pudding!
 
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Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:18 am

Well Go team you dont have to waste 300 on the crowne plaza when you can prob get the LGA Marriot for cheaper!!! Which is IN FRONT of LGA!!! And close to LGA. If we meet at LGA first we will most likely meet at LGA and depending on runway conditions continue from there!
LGA would be better to do the first day! And continue at JFK on Halloween!


Also since this is not peak season you can find good deals on tickets. Especially with Jetblue's low fares!!

Hopefully this is a sucess!!!

PS Your ideas are always wanted to make this a better meet!!!
 
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Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:50 am

JFK is going to be very slow on sunday morning. remember last time josh? jetpupu after jetpupu. then again, you did get that DHL DC-8. i am still unsure if i can make it. i may be able to fly down to JFK thru PHL on saturday morning. anyone willing to pick me up?
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Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:08 am

"You dont have to waste 300"

Marriott is $1 more a night  Sad
Any other suggestions?

The closest Jetblue flies out of is IAD, and they don't show JFK as a destination. I was going to do US to LGA. EWR is cheaper, but its always a pain to cross the bridge.

[Edited 2004-08-17 04:13:05]
Yay Pudding!
 
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Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:29 am

Count me in! I'm gonna take avantage of AA's $115 r/t fare (every weekend in September-November) offer. Plus two nights ( Friday and Saturday ) of hotel. I'm looking right around $300 for everything. Not too bad. I can't wait. I talked to Futterman tonight and he said he might be up for it depending on school and such. We'll see.
 
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Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:34 am

Dont look at me i dont drive! I have heard of J. Akbar being futtermans driver so you can ask him  Laugh out loud
 
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Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:36 am

BTW if you want a hotel you can go for a motel close to Plainview park which might be cheaper! Much cheaper!
 
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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:52 am

And if you want to live you will stay at the marriott  Laugh out loud

Ill have to check and see what the school schedule looks like...might be out of town on the 30th but there on the 31st.....

-Matt

[Edited 2004-08-17 04:54:42]
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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:54 am

...heard of J. Akbar being futtermans driver...


that all depends on how annoying futterman is during the week before. either that, or if he picks up dunkin donuts too.
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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:58 am

IMO, Sunday morning at JFK sucks. LGA pretty much sucks all weekend, unless you really like RJs. Big grin

Frankly, I'm sick of LGA these days, so I'm not going to be one of the volunteers to chaperone visitors who want to split off and do LGA while others are at JFK.

There is one point worth mentioning that is very important: for Howard Beach or Bayswater Park (for 31L departures, and 04 arrivals, at JFK), you will need a minimum of 300mm zoom on your camera. With the exception of Planeview Park and certain areas near the Marina, you will also need a lot of mm at LGA, especially at MacNeil Park for 22 arrivals in the morning. Check out Art Brett's website http://www.anniebees.com for lots of very helpful information regarding how much glass you'll need at each spotting location around LGA and JFK.

The likelihood that you could get away with less than 300mm zoom for an entire weekend of NYC spotting is slim to none. Futterman can attest to this.  Big thumbs up

Here's another important tip: BRING WARM CLOTHES. It can be quite chilly in the morning at the end of October. Those people who are not used to cold weather should talk to Futterman about how to dress warm (especially about what shoes/socks to wear).

Matt - You'll fly to JFK??? From Brooklyn??? Am I missing something?

Lastly, Burke...why fly for $200 when you can drive for much less (and also not have to rent a car)??? $100/night at the Crowne Plaza is not bad, although I'd be surprised if you couldn't find ANY place for less than that if you're on budget.

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RE: NYC Meet Futterman 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:05 pm

"Hey, look Ma! I'm popular on an internet forum!"

Futterman, Futterman, Futterman, Futterman... Who is this guy??

It's hard to say when you're going to be free. Like Matt, school gets in the way, so I'm not going to know until the last minute. Traveling plans aren't exactly hard, anyway, so I could say yes right now and it'd still be up in the air until the day of.


And Josh, I can attest to a lot more than just a bare minimum of 300mm and two pairs of socks. My weeks with you guys have got me thinking that MC said 'Drunkin Donuts' not 'Dunkin.'  Wink/being sarcastic


Bri...wait, no...
Futterman
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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:07 pm

I'm not always Futterman's driver, right Matt? Sometimes he goes in other people's cars....  Big grin
 
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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:18 pm

Dont worry if you cant pick him up I think he can hitchhike! Wink/being sarcastic

It also looks liek Ill have to invest in a better camera than my 2MP!! Or borrow my sisters!
 
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Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:20 pm

Better yet I just thought of something! We could always meet teh weekend of LGA kids day whenever that is!
 
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Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:48 pm

I will beg and plead my parents to let me come! I can take Acela down from South Station.

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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:09 pm

Anyone know how someone under 21 is able to check into a hotel? I was looking at the Pan American Hotel for a room but they said u have to be 21 to check in. I believe that is the rule for every hotel, isn't it? This might through off some plans.
 
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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:27 pm

Are you sure you have to be 21?? If so let some big guy check in for you, and u live in the room!
 
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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:56 pm

What are the exact plans? Iam thinking abiut going, i just need to know in advance all of the details.


joe Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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Wed Aug 18, 2004 5:10 am

Well the plan COULD be like this

Sat-LGA:

Meet up sometime in the morning or at noon! Check the runway assignments and then head to either Plainview, the Marina, or Herman Park, or possible the Centeral Terminal! Then we break for Lunch which could be at a diner near LGA or a few pizza pies we all order.Then possibly we could all head to JFK for the remainder of 1 day! But if the majority of the people want to stay at LGA we could always stay!

This is what I think it could be like. Maybe someone else has a better idea!
 
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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:58 am

I am slightly up for it, although I have no clue what my schedule will be.

I too will need a driver.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:07 pm

People who need rides should tell us where they are coming from!
 
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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:46 pm

If anybody does need a ride I will be happy to give one.



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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Thu Aug 19, 2004 2:27 am

Matt - You'll fly to JFK??? From Brooklyn??? Am I missing something?

im glad you cought that! you're the first one... we don't even serve JFK.  Laugh out loud



I'm not always Futterman's driver, right Matt? Sometimes he goes in other people's cars....

that was a riot!! ah the memories... Big grin



My weeks with you guys have got me thinking that MC said 'Drunkin Donuts' not 'Dunkin.'

huh?



anyway, count me out. i have to work, need $$. if you see a USAir Express a/c then you can at least have the knowledge that i probably serviced it..

[Edited 2004-08-18 19:28:52]
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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Thu Aug 19, 2004 3:09 am

if you see a USAir Express a/c then you can at least have the knowledge that i probably serviced it..

Or fell out of its luggage compartment.... Big grin

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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Fri Aug 20, 2004 12:26 am

Cancidas, if you work at LGA maybe u can get us tarmac passes!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Fri Aug 20, 2004 12:49 am

Cancidas, if you work at LGA maybe u can get us tarmac passes!!!

Dude...I'm sure Cancidas will tell you that if you want "tarmac" access, go to Kids Day.

Maybe instead we should all go to Futterman's favorite spot at the end of 04 and stick all of our cameras through the fence...I sure do love the ideas that the kiddies come up with!

If you really want to put together a meeting, stick to the publicly-available spots that we NYers regularly visit, because that is what all of the out-of-towners want to see. Besides, the details of planning a meeting like this are not so much where we will go, but instead making sure that you have a list of contact information for everybody, making sure people have driving directions to where we're gonna meet, etc. It's quite easy to tell people to meet at a pre-determined location, and then have the group proceed as a caravan to whatever spot is good at the time.
 
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Fri Aug 20, 2004 2:16 am

That can all be done once we have a SOLID list of people who are definately coming. This can take anywhere from 1 week to 1 month!
 
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Fri Aug 20, 2004 2:58 am

That's right...it can take a while...and the meet is far enough away that you aren't going to get anything "solid" for a while. Like most people, I can't really give a definitive answer until shortly before the date...mostly because of my work schedule. Just be patient, and people will start responding slowly. And, if I know some of the NYers (and NJers!), they might not necessarily respond to this thread, but they'll likely be out spotting out the same locations the group ends up at.

Just don't worry so much about the schedule...there's enough NYers who know what to do based on any combination of runway usage at LGA/JFK.
 
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Fri Aug 20, 2004 9:06 am

Yes, please be patient. I want to come to meet fellow A.netters and put some faces with the names I see each day. I already have access to everything else associated with spotting, but not fellow spotters. Hope to see you there. Think of this as a tailgateing party, only you bring the steaks.  Smile
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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:23 pm

Hey good news, hopefully if everything goes perfectly, we COULD HAVE a JFK TOWER TOUR for the meet! I just asked a person who can give us the tour and hopefully this works out!

Theres another reason to come to the NYC MEET!!
 
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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Sun Aug 22, 2004 7:05 pm

Sounds good. How about picking a date to start Part3. Maybe about two weeks before the meet. Everyone should pretty much know their schedules by then and still leave time to iron out any wrinkles.
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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:50 pm

?? Blackbird are you talking about the Tower tour because that can be on one of the two days of the meet! However If you dont know, we are aiming for the 30th and 31st of October for the meet!
 
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Mon Aug 23, 2004 4:32 am

No, PIA, I was thinking it would be a good time to start a list of spotters who have finally made up their minds and start discussing final details. I guess this thread will be archived by mid October.
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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Mon Aug 23, 2004 4:52 am

If you do decide to get a tower tour on one of the days, I could set something up. I know one of the guys that works JFK tower. I'll talk to him about it. The only problem is that, this will probably be ALOT of people. But I think he wouldn't mind.

BTW, why isnt this in general Av?
 
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Mon Aug 23, 2004 6:54 am

Because all of us will be carrying cameras.
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Sun Aug 29, 2004 12:19 am

Wellllll... no one had posted on here in 5 days so I thought I'd say something. I'm definately up for going to NYC for that weekend!!! However, I'm only 16 and need someone who is over 18 to help me get checked in to a hotel. I can make the reservations and everything but I need someone at my hotel that Friday afternoon when I get in to check me in. Any volunteers? Thanks!

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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Sun Aug 29, 2004 5:05 am

Finally someone else started.... Sure just ask one of the big guys at the meet. Im sure they will gladly check you in. BTW what hotel are you staying in?
 
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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Sun Aug 29, 2004 10:49 am

Ok, I hope to be able to come. I'd arrive on Friday into EWR and leave on Sunday from JFK. No rides needed.  Smile
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Mon Aug 30, 2004 4:57 am

Sure just ask one of the big guys at the meet. Im sure they will gladly check you in. BTW what hotel are you staying in?

I can't just randomly grab someone over 18 and take them with me to the hotel lobby. I have to have someone who is dependable to put there name in my reservation and be there at the time of my check-in. They don't have to be the credit card holder or even be staying in the same room. They just need to be there at the time of checkin. I wanna stay at the Courtyard Marriot next to Planeview Park but I'm certainly not making any reservations until I get someone to help me out.

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Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:04 am

Anyone? Anyone?

No one has replied for 3 days now and I need to know what I'm doing so I may book my hotel reservations. I need someone over 18 to be there at my hotel (Courtyard Mariott at LGA) when I check in. Please help.
 
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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:08 am

LOL ive seen people havent responded either! But someone can help you maybe
 
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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:38 pm

i might come in. depending if the parents will give the car out. if not ill use the transportation.
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RE: NYC Meet 10/30 - 10/31! Part 2

Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:41 am

Well, let me know as the dates comes. I can probably chill on sat night and perhaps an hour or two on sunday, depends on whether we secure a home soon or not.

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Sat Sep 04, 2004 11:02 pm

Hey everyone. Count me out. I was gonna come but I seem to not be having too much luck getting someone to help me get checked in to a hotel plus money is running thin right now with these hurricanes and such here in Orlando. Instead, I'm gonna go to LGA for kids day Sept. 18th and that way I won't need hotel or anything. Have fun you all! See ya!

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