FFG/UA November 2015 Chicago mini-DO

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  1. JC1120

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    We are delighted to announce our third and final Frequent Flyer Giving (FFG) and United Airlines WeCare Employee Relief Fund event for 2015. After fantastic turn-outs in both Austin and Seattle, we've turned to the north coast — Chicago — home to United Airlines for this event. Attendees will enter the iconic Willis Tower for an in-depth tour of United's National Operations Center and a presentation and Q&A session with UA management. Afterwards, there will be three course dinner and all you can drink alcohol a few blocks away at another Chicago icon, the Berghoff. Don't be surprised if you see some special guests from United there.

    Event details
    1:00pm: Willis Tower event with United Airlines
    • United National Operations Center tour
    • Presentation by UA management
    • Q&A session with UA management

    7:00pm
    Dinner and charity auction at The Berghoff to benefit the United We Care Employee Relief Fund

    Dinner menu as follows:
    House Salad and Housemade Bread Basket
    Field greens, shaved fennel, tomato & asparagus in citrus vinaigrette

    Main course — Choice of one of the following:
    Wiener Schnitzel
    Breaded veal cutlet, petit asparagus & pepper salad, German potatoes
    Lake Superior White Fish
    Line caught with dill-caper butter sauce, roasted vegetable Napoleon, jasmine rice timbale
    Chicken and Sausage German Gnocchi (also available w/o meat as a vegetarian option)
    Plump pillows of pasta in a three cheese blend, sautéed spinach, a dollop of mascarpone

    Dessert — Choice of one of the following:
    Apple Strudel
    Tart Granny Smith apples sautéed then baked with toasted pecans in flaky pastry with sweet caramel sauce
    Black Forest Cake
    Dark chocolate cake with layered with kirsch-scented whipped crème and sour cherries garnished with chocolate shavings

    All you can drink bar — The following are scheduled to appear:
    Tito’s Vodka
    Tanqueray Gin
    Dewars Blended Whisky
    Seagram’s Seven Whiskey
    Buffalo Trace Bourbon
    Bacardi Silver Rum
    Sauza Tequila
    Vermouth
    Canyon Road Cabernet & Canyon Road Chardonnay
    Berghoff Dortwunder Lager, Sir Dunkle Dark Lager, Reppin’ Red Ale, Germaniac Pale Ale, Berghoff Seasonal & Straight-Up Hefe Weizen on Tap
    Berghoff Root Beer & Diet Root Beer
    Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite
    Sparkling Water

    The date for this event is Saturday, Nov 7, with a cost of $100 per person.
    This amount includes the event at Willis Tower and dinner/drinks
    This event is open to a maximum of 40 guests
    This event is open to children over the age of 12

    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.

    REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2015
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  3. genemk2

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    Gaaaaaah. I really want to go to this. But I made a prior commitment.
     
  4. ella
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    I would really like to attend this, but dates don't work unfortunately.
     
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    Tell me about it - looks awesome, almost wish I weren't out of the country at the time.
     
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    Trying to figure out how to get there from PDX without taking a mid-con redeye. :oops:
     
  7. Weatherboy

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    I would love to go but have a conflict right now with the 11/7 date.
     
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    Sold. Man JC you really deliver.
     
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    Please count me in. I can fly to Chicago twice in one month... :)
     
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    I am in the same boat!
     
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    I'm interested. It will require moving a conflicting event...
     
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    JC1120, I tried to sign up but Paypal is timing out. It may be because I have a security device with my Paypal. Is there a direct way to sign up?
     
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    Signed up online using the link posted on FT. Really looking forward to this!
     
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    We are now up to 18 paid attendees! Please check the list on page 1 to make sure I have you listed correctly if you are one of the 18.
     
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    Probable schedule conflict return from customer keeps changing. Hopefully a ticket or two will be available close in.
     
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    Figured it out; in. :cool:
     
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    Up to 25 paid and registered attendees!
     
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    We're now at 27 paid and registered attendees. Shutting off registration on the Oct 28th.
     
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    4 more days before we close registration. Sometime after Oct 28, all the paid and registered attendees will receive emails (at their Paypal address) asking them for any additional information required, along with more details about the event.
     
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    1 more day before we close registration!
     
  22. scott6067
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    FYI, on Saturday morning Nov. 7th there is an airliner show near Oak Grove and there will be a large UA sponsored table selling archive items not needed.

    http://www.wahsonline.com/show_info.php
     
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    Registration is now closed. You should have received an email with some additional details and a request for information.
     
  24. MSPeconomist
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    Where are people staying in Chicago. It looks like the W and the new Hyatt Centric are very close to both events.
     
  25. alanro

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    I'm staying at the Hyatt Centric. It's walking distance from both venues, and from the Blue Line to ORD. And I had a suite upgrade to burn...
     
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