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Discussion in 'United Airlines | MileagePlus' started by gadling, Jul 8, 2011.
Can we ask any questions on behalf of milepointers? Any of you going to be there?
I will be there, and so will a few others, I'm sure.
And I will be there as well
Looks like I'll need to dress appropriately...
Randy is there, I believe. And so is tommy777.
Have fun, everyone! Sorry I can't be there.
And Jeff Smisek.
I've created an album on another site: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/members/legalalien-albums-tom-stuker-s-10m-celebration.html. Check out the pictures, almost live.
Album is empty, and won't be updated due to really limited FT software. See my post below for a different location.
c'mon Randy, Tommy, and others, we need a trip report!!
+1 any merger news?
Yes, I'm sorry, all my upload attempts last night were rejected by FT software.
Here's a link to Picasa: https://picasaweb.google.com/igor.matlin/7911.
Ceremony Part 1:
Ceremony Part 2:
Alrightalright. One photo from Gadling labs that we thought you all might like. Smisek and the groupies.
You should upload them here, Milepoint can handle it. And you can display youtube videos inline here:
Thanks for the tip! I've updated the original post.
He looks almost normal in that photo. No awkward hand fiddling.
Thanks for the photo. Where was the event at? Seems like an area where passengers don't normally get to see.
It's the RCC club at C18 (which is where they had the 747 with Tom's name parked!); Tom's flight arrived at C17. He didn't have to take the GS Golf Cart. I am so amazed and impressed United pulled out all the stops to honor this classy flyer.
If they siphoned off a few dollars from each of his flights since Mile 1 into a special account for this event, I'm sure they didn't have to come out of pocket for it -- even with all of the alcohol the Flyertalkers and MP'ers drank!
I think you might be underestimating us.
Whole event was pretty special: United did a great job, especially by including all the employees who have supported Tom over the years. Naturally, UAL management was on hand & gave some sincere tributes & special, thoughtful gifts, including a memento book with every UA flight he has taken! Named plane outside the RCC was a wonderful "end of speeches" touch, & I suspect one of the new Dreamliner's will also sport Tom's name too! Obviously, a lot of thought, time & attention was given to honor UA's #1FLYER!
Loved meeting Toms family, seeing old friends, making new ones & hanging out with SC801 for the weekend! Hyatt after-party was a great bonus!
Thanks Tom for sharing this amazing milestone with all of us & when/where is Tim posting his video?
UA closed off the area behind the barroom at the ORD C RCC and moved all
the furniture to make this largish space. Next day, it was all reinstalled and
back to normal.
Great party, and I thanked Tom and UA on the thread at TOBB (where he
hangs out when he's not up in the air).
My summary and videos from the event are now posted on my blog. Congrats again to Tom!
Thanks. I didn't recognize it as being the RCC but they had probably cleared out the chairs. But since they had his 747 parked there, I should have known it was there, since the only gates at ORD that UA parks their 747s is around the C RCC and the B17 area on the B concourse (not gonna count the M gates).