UA 10MM FF event @ ORD, 7/9

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  1. Can we ask any questions on behalf of milepointers? Any of you going to be there?
     
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    I will be there, and so will a few others, I'm sure.
     
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    And I will be there as well :)
     
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    courtesy lili 10MM1.JPG
     
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    Looks like I'll need to dress appropriately...
     
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    Randy is there, I believe. And so is tommy777.
     
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    Have fun, everyone! Sorry I can't be there. :(
     
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    And Jeff Smisek. :)
     
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    c'mon Randy, Tommy, and others, we need a trip report!! :)
     
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    +1 any merger news?
     
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  14. Alrightalright. One photo from Gadling labs that we thought you all might like. Smisek and the groupies.

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    You should upload them here, Milepoint can handle it. And you can display youtube videos inline here:
     
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    Thanks for the tip! I've updated the original post.
     
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    He looks almost normal in that photo. No awkward hand fiddling.
     
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    Thanks for the photo. Where was the event at? Seems like an area where passengers don't normally get to see.
     
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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    I think you might be underestimating us.
     
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    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?
     
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    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).
     
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    My summary and videos from the event are now posted on my blog. Congrats again to Tom!
     
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    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).
     

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