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Dublin_rfk
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JC1120, post: 2733805, member: 11306 wrote: Hi, everyone! Two updates for Frequent Flyer Giving...first, we raised $930 + matching at the CLT DO for United WeCare Employee Relief Fund, so thanks to Mackieman and UA for organizing the event!

Now secondly and probably more exciting for everyone, we at FFG are asking for potential interest in a GUM + Island Hopper event in late October. The general plan would be to make your own way to HNL, where the group would hit the 5-stop ex-CO Micronesia route that leaves at 7:25am, arriving in GUM. After an arrival party and a good night's sleep, there would be an airport tour, charity auction/lunch. We're targeting around $150 cost for the ground event in GUM (including a donation to FFG) plus the cost of airfare and hotels. Optional (and extra cost) dinners in HNL and GUM are also likely.

There is expected to be plenty of Mileage Plus award inventory on the Island Hopper for those wishing to use points at least for that segment. There will also be a small % discount via UA for any flights you wish to pay cash for on this event.

Keep in mind that the itinerary + date change would likely require people to take the bulk of the work week off to make it, so might as well plan on the full week. You'll have to price out your own flights to get a sense for cost. Group rate on hotel is currently still in the works.

Please let us know if you're interested in potentially coming along on such a trip by replying to the thread. Assuming we get enough interest, we'll make this a reality!

Very much interested, after three aborted Island hoppers. :mad:Definitely on GUM do. Annual NRT expedition ends 10/28.:p
Will see what shakes out as time frame shrinks.:D

Please make this work as I will already be on / near GUM:D

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Posted : May 26, 2016 10:34 pm
alanro
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Very interested, depending on work commitments.

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Posted : May 27, 2016 2:15 am
Dublin_rfk
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As a point of interest. I would like to point out that Nov.1 (first Tuesday) is election day and as much as I would like to attend if it overlaps I will need to bow out.:(

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Posted : May 27, 2016 12:58 pm
Dublin_rfk
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It's a shame I can't ticket this now.:( NRT-GUM

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Posted : May 27, 2016 1:03 pm
alanro
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Dublin_rfk, post: 2734354, member: 18572 wrote: As a point of interest. I would like to point out that Nov.1 (first Tuesday) is election day and as much as I would like to attend if it overlaps I will need to bow out.:(

AFAIK, the election is on November 8th this year.

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Posted : May 27, 2016 7:30 pm
Dublin_rfk
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alanro, post: 2734423, member: 82456 wrote: AFAIK, the election is on November 8th this year.

I stand corrected and relieved. 🙂 The rule of thumb has been the first Tuesday in November.:rolleyes: Just like the 'known' rules about the primaries. I'm sure that deep in the election rules and laws there some exceptions for the second Tuesday, like if the first Tuesday falls on a new moon.:D

ETA: first Tuesday after the first Monday.

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Posted : May 27, 2016 7:42 pm
Biggles209
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Definitely interested; possibly +1

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Posted : May 30, 2016 5:03 am
genemk2
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Very interested

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Posted : May 30, 2016 11:03 am
JC1120
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Alright everyone, October 24 will be the date of the Island Hopper from HNL. GUM tour will be on October 26. More details will come, such as the location/cost of the group hotel, Meeting Works code, cost of the program, registration website, etc. But this should allow people to start booking flights, especially those trying to use Mileage Plus availability. You should be able to leave GUM late afternoon (suggest 5pm or later) on the 26th.

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Posted : June 1, 2016 3:02 am
Kiwii_Xan
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Hello all! I am definitely interested!

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Posted : June 1, 2016 1:08 pm
Dublin_rfk
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Looks like I'm a no show.:( It's in the middle of my NRT trip. And here I was concerned about it being in Nov. earliest I can get the is the weekend.:mad:

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Posted : June 1, 2016 3:49 pm
bmg42000
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The day does not workout for me . Maybe next time

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Posted : June 1, 2016 4:47 pm
webdes03
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Would totally be in... island hopper is on my bucket list, but with teh honeymoon flug leaving on 10/30 I'd be hard pressed to take any additional time off... I already got several evil eyes for taking off 10/30-11/19.

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Posted : June 1, 2016 5:46 pm
IDGflygirl
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IDGflygirl, post: 2733831, member: 98 wrote: I am tentatively interested, pending work commitments.

Self-quoting, but have booked award tix, pending an affordable rev. fare w/discount!:)

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Posted : June 1, 2016 10:07 pm
CGK
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Booked positioning flights.

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Posted : June 1, 2016 11:51 pm
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