FFG/UA July 2015 SEA mini-DO with Boeing

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  1. JC1120

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    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    It's been a while since all of you have heard from us, so we want to start off by saying thanks to everyone at the Austin MegaDO who helped us start the year with a bang! We raised over $5,500 from the event for United We Care (pre-matching from the directors), giving us a great head start to our 2015 fundraising efforts. This means we've already beat our record amount last year with two events still to go.

    So with that, we'd like to introduce our next event and it's extra special. In appreciation of the funds each mini-DO raises to benefit United Airlines employees in times of need, our friends at United and Boeing have planned an amazing mini-DO in Seattle on Saturday, July 25 that will surely be hard to repeat. Here's the planned itinerary:

    9:15am – 2:30pm: A Day with Boeing
    · Everett VIP Factory Tour - floor level visit!
    · Time at the Boeing Store
    · Renton VIP Factory Tour - floor level visit!
    · Boxed lunches provided on bus between Everett and Renton
    · Transport for Boeing tours will be provided from our designated pick-up point at the Seatac Airport Marriott

    3:30pm – Transport back from Boeing Tours
    · Stop 1: Seatac Airport Marriott (for those with vehicles)
    · Stop 2: Seattle Museum of Flight

    3:30pm – 6:00pm: Seattle Museum of Flight
    · From 3:30 – 4:30 you’ll have free time to explore the various exhibits, and from 4:30 – 6:00 we’ll receive a private tour of the museum

    6:00pm – 9:00pm: Charity Auction and Raffle to benefit the United We Care Employee Relief Fund
    · Buffet dinner catered by McCormick and Schmick’s
    · As always, we will have a great line-up of unique airline memorabilia for the auction and raffle, including an authentic piece of United Global Services airport signage

    9:00pm: Event end and self-transport to next destination
    There are public transport options available after the event. Parking at the museum is free as well.

    The cost of the event is $180 per person, or $330 per couple/parent-child, which will include a $80 donation (per person) or $130 donation per couple to FFG which will directly benefit the United We Care Employee Relief Fund.
    This event is now sold out!

    Event pricing includes all activities on the agenda, lunch during the Boeing tour, the event dinner, and non-alcoholic beverages (alcoholic drinks will not be available at the dinner). Airfare to/from Seattle, hotel accommodations, and transportation to/from the bus pick-up and drop-off locations for the Boeing tour are NOT included. FFG is a 501(c)3 organization and therefore the donation portion of the event should be tax-deductible, but please see your tax accountant for more information.

    Some additional notes on the Boeing portion of the miniDO:
    · Children over the age of 12 are able to attend
    · The tours will be walking intensive and therefore no high heel, open-toed, or ballet-flat shoes are allowed. Guests with wheelchairs or those needing extra assistance can be accommodated with prior notice to FFG.
    · Cameras will not be allowed on the factory portions of the tours

    This is going to be a great mini-DO and we hope to see you there!

    J. Edward, xyzzy, and JC1120
     
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  3. Weatherboy

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    I'll be there.
     
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    Looking forward to it.
     
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    Just signed up!
     
  6. Weatherboy

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    BYOB to the dinner? :)
     
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    Going...
     
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    I'm in.
     
  9. JC1120

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    List updated!

    Remember, if you're on the interested list it means you aren't officially registered yet...
     
  10. skyvan

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    How different will the tours be from the normally available ones?
     
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    Boeing doesn't normally give tours of the Renton facility. It's only been opened to people a few times
     
  12. ParanoiaTX
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    I've done it twice. :D

    It's cool to see the 737 line, but you do stay up in the rafters (Everett VIP is factory floor). They also won't let you see the 737 MAX line yet.
     
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    I haven't had the opportunity to do it yet.
     
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    215.00 for the Marriott...Brutal.
     
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    After you look at what downtown hotels go for during that weekend, 215 doesn't seem quite so bad. I'm quite used to seeing 300+ in the summer, but this surprised even me.
     
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    Can we bring a carryon bag with us? Considering leaving for a flight after right after the event.
     
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    There is a convenient bag storage facility at SEA with reasonable pricing - http://www.kensbaggage.com/
     
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    But I wouldn't be at the airport until after the tour.
     
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    Definitely interested. Just double checking my schedule...
     
  20. okrogius

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    I'd guess a quick detour in the morning to drop off your bag (Ken's to Marriott is a 5-10 minute walk, using the light rail stop walkway) will be less hassle than leaving your bag on the bus and then trying to find a place to store it at the museum, at least IMHO.
     
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    It should be fine to leave your bags on the bus during the Boeing portion of the tour. is that what you're asking?
     
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    Yeah although I think I'll just leave the bags at my hotel and sleep in the next day :)

    The dinner is at the Museum of Flight or someplace else?
     
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    Yes, at the MoF in a very appropriate room - the building that housed the first factory for Boeing.
     
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    I'm interested. It's a quick trip up there for me.
     
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    Take the train it's awesome.
     
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