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flynavy
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ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:21 pm

I hope this message finds you all well!

First, I would like to apologize for the bumpy road up to this point in regards to setting up this meet. I take full responsibility for what occurred back in September and I hope that we can all look past those events and make this meet the best Atlanta meet to date.

That being said, I'd like to update you all on what is and what is not planned as of today. Originally, I had wanted to get a tour of the Operations Control Center. Tours of the OCC are hard to come by in the winter months as IROPs (irregular operations) usually prevent them from being approved. As it turns out, the OCC portion of the meet was not approved by the airline.

The good news:
* The general offices/simulator support tour is still a go!
* Additionally, I am still awaiting confirmation from the folks at TechOps for that portion however I am optimistic.

In the interim, Delta Global Services has requested personal information from all folks attending this portion of the meet (full name of yourself and your guest, if applicable). The purpose of gathering this information is to facilitate registration upon arrival at both the General Offices and the Technical Operations Center.

*** Important! ***
Please email this information to me (along with your Airliners.net user name so that I can tell who is who) no later than November 25, 2008. On November 25, I will forward the information to DGS and they will have your name tags ready for pick-up at the gate upon arrival on December 13.

I will inform everyone of the final schedule for December 13 as soon as everything is finalized.

At last tally, this is the list of folks (excluding myself) who were still planning on attending the upcoming meet in Atlanta, scheduled for December 13, 2008:

N867DA
NWA757boy
Cadet 985
Trav110
Mir
9V-SPJ + 1
DL021
L1011
MSYtristar
JRadier
DeltaWings
RL757PVD
Windowseat
AndrewC75
LipeGIG
iflyatldl
727Lover
SNCntry32
Oswegobag +1

- We still need to decide on a place to meet on Saturday morning. I was going to recommend we all meet at 09:30am on the top level of the South Terminal daily parking deck, since its an easy spot to find for all parties involved. Once we gather, we can then car pool to the Delta headquarters area. What do you all think about this suggestion?

I'm looking forward to this meet and to meeting everyone. If you know of anyone going who might not see this thread for any reason, please forward them to it if possible.

Regards,
Chris in Atlanta

P.S. If anyone attending the meet is an employee of Delta, Northwest, or any other Delta subsidiary, please identify yourself as such via email. Thanks.

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9V-SPJ
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:06 pm

Hi Chris,

Sorry for the late notice, but I think I will have to pull out. It is the day after finals and after thinking about it, I don't think that I and my friend would be able to make it.

Sorry for the late notice!

Have fun!

9V-SPJ
 
flynavy
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:14 pm

Quoting 9V-SPJ (Reply 1):

No problem! Sorry you couldn't make it.

Updated list:

N867DA
NWA757boy
Cadet 985
Trav110
Mir
DL021
L1011
MSYtristar
JRadier
DeltaWings
RL757PVD
Windowseat
AndrewC75
LipeGIG
727Lover
SNCntry32
Oswegobag +1

While attempting to contact the folks who remain on the list, I found that iflyatldl had not renewed his memership at the site so I can only assume that he does not plan on attending the meet. I removed him from the list.

If anyone else who is not yet on the list is interested in attending, speak up now!  Smile

[Edited 2008-11-21 05:30:37]
 
cgnnrw
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:44 pm

Hello Chris,

After attending my first ever a.netters meeting in August in ZRH I was very tempted to sign up a while back but funds and job just wouldn't allow it. If you all have as much fun as the ZRH then it sould be a great meeting. Enjoy

cgnnrw
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:46 pm

I am also removing my name from the list, as the meet has changed too much from what was originally planned.

Updated list:

N867DA
NWA757boy
Cadet 985
Trav110
Mir
DL021
MSYtristar
JRadier
DeltaWings
RL757PVD
Windowseat
AndrewC75
LipeGIG
727Lover
SNCntry32
Oswegobag +1

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA
 
flynavy
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:17 pm



Quoting L1011 (Reply 4):
I am also removing my name from the list, as the meet has changed too much from what was originally planned.

Sorry to hear that. Not much has changed really, just the OCC tour and museum. As for what was "originally planned," I kindly remind you that all of that was clearly tentative to begin with. Should you change your mind, you are still more than welcome to attend.  Big grin
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:20 pm

I am very sorry Chris, I really really wanted to come, but as someone else said:

Quoting Cgnnrw (Reply 3):
but funds and job just wouldn't allow it.

More like, the funds.  sigh  After being laid off for 6 months earlier this year,I am just starting to get back on track.. But if I win the lottery in the next few weeks, I'll be there.
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:51 pm



Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 6):

Sorry to hear that! AndrewC75 has also informed me he will not be able to make it. He and his wife are expecting a baby so they have to plan accordingly!

The one upside to having less people is that a more personalized tour can be given. Though I'm certainly not hoping for such an event!  Smile

Updated list:

N867DA
NWA757boy
Cadet 985
Trav110
Mir
DL021
MSYtristar
JRadier
DeltaWings
RL757PVD
Windowseat
LipeGIG
SNCntry32
Oswegobag +1
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:38 pm

Thanks for the email and I'm very glad that your recent vacation has ended. I'll let you know MOnday about that other thing with email.
 
flynavy
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:50 pm

Added Deltajets to the list, he has stated he intends to go to the meet as well.

Flynavy
N867DA
NWA757boy
Cadet 985
Trav110
Mir
DL021
MSYtristar
JRadier
DeltaWings
RL757PVD
Windowseat
LipeGIG
SNCntry32
Oswegobag +1
Deltajets

Quoting DL021 (Reply 8):
Thanks for the email and I'm very glad that your recent vacation has ended. I'll let you know MOnday about that other thing with email.

Cool man, looking forward to positive news.

Something else we need to consider is transportation from the parking deck to the headquarters gate and then on to the TOC. My GTI seats four. RL757PVD can fit a few in his truck and Deltajets will be bringing his car as well. Any locals who are coming to the meet - would you be willing to give out-of-towners a lift if the need arises?
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:26 pm

Hi Chris, as much as I would have liked to, I won't be able to make it. I have to actually go out of town that weekend...found out a couple of days ago. Hopefully I'll be able to catch the next one. Heck of a job in setting all of this up.
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:14 pm

Wish I could come, but World just threw me on a 34 day trip. There's troops to move, crago to sling, and someone has to do it. Have fun!
 
flynavy
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:42 pm

Updated list:

Flynavy
N867DA
NWA757boy
Cadet 985
Trav110
Mir
DL021
JRadier
DeltaWings
RL757PVD
Windowseat
LipeGIG
SNCntry32
Oswegobag +1
Deltajets
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:49 am



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 9):
Any locals who are coming to the meet -



My car has 4 free seats  thumbsup 
 
flynavy
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:33 am

Lexy has informed me that he and his wife intend to attend the meet as well!

Flynavy
N867DA
NWA757boy
Cadet 985
Trav110
Mir
DL021
JRadier
DeltaWings
RL757PVD
Windowseat
LipeGIG
SNCntry32
Oswegobag +1
Deltajets
Lexy +1
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:25 pm

yay for the Waffle House.
 
flynavy
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:28 pm



Quoting STLGph (Reply 15):
yay for the Waffle House.

 checkmark  The question is, which one? There are so many to choose from in Hapeville!  Big grin
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:33 pm



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 16):

just find one. maybe i'll be there. wave.
 
runway23
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:50 pm

Hey Guys.

I come into ATL on Dec 13 on DL 9 which arrives 6:55pm.

Is there anything planned around that time/evening or on Sunday morning?
 
flynavy
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:07 pm



Quoting Runway23 (Reply 18):

We haven't really discussed that yet. I was thinking about making reservations somewhere for dinner.

Also, I spoke with Tiffany, the museum's Curator today. I'm happy to report that the museum will be open for us on Saturday, however, as they do not have museum folks on staff on the weekends, the aircraft will not be open for us. We will, however, be allowed into the museum.

In short, the museum tour is back on (to an extent) and I'll be your tour guide!  Big grin

Things are definitely coming together as I had hoped. If you have not yet provided me with your contact information as described above please do so as soon as you can so I can get that ball rolling.

Thanks,
Chris
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:23 pm



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 19):
We haven't really discussed that yet. I was thinking about making reservations somewhere for dinner.

Thanks for the update Chris. Sign me up for whatever is being done the Saturday evening and if anything/anyone is up for doing something on Sunday morning.
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:41 am



Quoting Runway23 (Reply 20):
Thanks for the update Chris. Sign me up for whatever is being done the Saturday evening and if anything/anyone is up for doing something on Sunday morning.

I'm available all day Sunday as I'm staying down until Monay night so I can take in some sights...namely CNN and the World of Coke.

Marc
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:53 pm

What about Friday? Does anyone have something planned before the meet? Since I have all day, I thought of going spotting or so, but will anyone else be around on Friday? Maybe a little pre-meet would be cool.
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:19 pm

Well, I'm due into ATL at around 5PM, so I could conceiveably do something Friday night....

Marc
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:42 pm

I'm up for doing something friday night. A nice dinner with some bar-time afterwards? (just a suggestion)
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:51 pm

What about the coke museum? Anyone fancy visiting it on Fryday?
 
Mir
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:29 am

As far as Friday night goes, I think there was the hockey game mentioned earlier if people wanted to do that.

I'd be up for that, or for something else.

-Mir
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:36 pm

Just to get an overview: who exactly will be in ATL on Friday during the day? what time are all you're flight arrivals? and for those who are driving: when do you want to arrive in Atlanta?

DeltaWings

[Edited 2008-11-26 10:36:58]
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:56 pm



Quoting DeltaWings (Reply 27):
what time are all you're flight arrivals?

I'm most likely arriving around 14:00 (KL621), but I might have plans for the afternoon.
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:52 am



Quoting DeltaWings (Reply 27):

While driving into work today I passed by Six Flags and it occurred to me that I could probably get my hands on some discounted tickets if anyone is interested. I've personally never been to the Six Flags here...
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:05 am



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 29):
While driving into work today I passed by Six Flags and it occurred to me that I could probably get my hands on some discounted tickets if anyone is interested. I've personally never been to the Six Flags here...

Are you sure they're open this time of year?

Marc
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:17 am



Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 30):
Quoting Flynavy (Reply 29):
While driving into work today I passed by Six Flags and it occurred to me that I could probably get my hands on some discounted tickets if anyone is interested. I've personally never been to the Six Flags here...

Are you sure they're open this time of year?

When I lived in Georgia, Six Flags closed by the first weekend of November each year. SkyGirl even mentioned something to me about going there one of the days when we were still planning to attend. Maybe in a summer ATL meet. As for discounted tickets - I could get tickets for about $25 per person through the Tickets and Tours at Robins AFB when we lived there - my friends and I took advantage of that a couple times.
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:27 am



Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 30):

You're right of course. I forgot they weren't open year-round. So much for that idea...
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:01 pm

With all the recent events in Mumbai, I have decided to go to Mumbai for a few days to be with family. Unfortunately, I won't be back before the meet. I have no option but to back out. Sorry guys.

cheers,
WindowSeat.
 
flynavy
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:34 pm



Quoting WindowSeat (Reply 33):

Hopefully all is well. Sorry you couldn't make it.

Updated list:
Flynavy
N867DA
NWA757boy
Cadet 985
Trav110
Mir
DL021
JRadier
DeltaWings
RL757PVD
LipeGIG
SNCntry32
Oswegobag +1
Deltajets
Lexy +1
 
flynavy
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:03 pm

I've received emails from the following folks who are planning to attend:

Oswegobag +1
Cadet985
DeltaWings
Trav110
RL757PVD
N867DA
Mir
JRaider
DL021
Deltajets
Lexy +1

Still haven't heard from:
LipeGIG
SNCntry32

Just so everyone's on the same page, plan on meeting Saturday, December 13 at 09:30 AM on the top level of the NORTH terminal's daily parking deck. I personally will be there earlier than that to catch the morning arrivals, anyone else who would like to join me prior to our meet time is of course welcome to do so. Note I changed the location from the south terminal as the south parking deck is backlit in the mornings.

Around 10:30 AM we will head to the Delta general offices for the Delta museum and simulator support tours. This will last I would estimate about 2 hours. Following a lunch break, at 1:00 PM we will then head to Delta TechOps for the TOC tour. This too will also last around two hours.

Does this sound good for everyone?
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:42 pm

Sounds great to me! Thanks again for putting this together.
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:55 pm



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 35):
I've received emails from the following folks who are planning to attend:

Just to confirm, this meet is still on.

As most people check email more often than forums, and with this exciting date now looming, we'll carry on the discussion, including any questions etc. by email.
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:26 pm

What hotels are people staying at? I'm looking to change my reservation hotel wise but don't know ATL.
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:02 pm



Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 38):
What hotels are people staying at? I'm looking to change my reservation hotel wise but don't know ATL.

Although I'm not attending the actual meet on Saturday. I am arriving later on Saturday evening and staying at the Sheraton overnight if anyone is still in town then??
 
Mir
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:22 pm

I was probably going to find a motel somewhere near the airport for Friday night (and perhaps Saturday as well).

-Mir
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:27 pm



Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 38):
I am arriving later on Saturday evening and staying at the Sheraton overnight if anyone is still in town then??

I'll be in town til Monday night.

Marc
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:18 am

I am in ATL. If anyone else is here, please let me know so we might exchange contact info (via PM, of course)

Marc
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:35 pm

I'm getting into Atlanta at 655pm tonight.

If anyone is up for a few drinks tonight, give me a ring after 720/730pm on 360-227-5298.
 
dxing
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:09 am

Looks like all our ATL meeters disappeared into a black hole!
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:21 pm



Quoting DXing (Reply 44):
Looks like all our ATL meeters disappeared into a black hole!

Or something worth 20 million  Wink
 
Mir
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:07 pm



Quoting Runway23 (Reply 45):
Or something worth 20 million

Yeah, that.  Wink

-Mir
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:35 am

Home safe, although Delta made good on it's name... Destination Everywhere, Luggage To Atlanta.... at least it's not in AMS.
 
Mir
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:21 pm



Quoting JRadier (Reply 47):

All thawed out now?  Wink

-Mir
 
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RE: ATL Meet - Countdown To 13Dec!

Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:23 pm



Quoting Mir (Reply 48):
All thawed out now? Wink

It wasn't that bad, it was only -7F (incl windchill) when I arrived! I actually found it quite bearable (for short periods of time) even when wearing normal clothing. I guess the fact that it was a fairly dry cold helped.

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