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Offline anniebc

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New dates for AMG and attendence
« on: March 11, 2008, 08:19:56 PM »
Hi everyone

13th--20th August.

Having seen the difficulties that our first choice of dates for our AMG were causing, due to the IAC and lack of Hotel rooms , I think it would be a lot easier for us with the dates mentioned above..and it would be (hopefully) at lot easier for Dennis as I'm sure there will be more Hotels available on those dates...I hope I'm not stepping out of line here, but we need to do this now...we need to get tickets booked and some need to change their tickets before it's too late so I'm locking in this date for this years AMG I hope this will be ok with everyone.

So can you please post in this thread if these dates are suitable and if you are going to be attending the AMG this year.

I know we have a thread going already about who is going to attend..I will see if I can get permission to *sticky* this one and will  * unsticky* (is there such a word?) the other ones, so please use this thread from now on..for the dates and attendence...thanks guys.

Edited because I meant to say "sticky" the thread not lock it
Hugs
Jan :-*



 
« Last Edit: March 11, 2008, 09:02:04 PM by anniebc »
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Offline mjmel

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2008, 08:48:27 PM »
yes to dates
yes I'm attending
(me: aug. 13-19)
Mike

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2008, 10:06:01 PM »
SŪ. I'm planning to attend. Arrive Aug 13, return Aug 20.

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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2008, 01:35:24 AM »
I think I can make these dates work.  I plan to attend.

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Offline David_CA

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2008, 08:42:17 AM »
Sounds good!
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Offline Iggy

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2008, 10:00:10 AM »
Yes for Jeromy and I, though I don't think we can afford cost/time of the full seven days - we will work out our actually days of stay within that time frame.

Thanks for taking the lead here, Jan.


Offline aztecan

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2008, 10:05:24 AM »
Yes, as your co whateveritisweare, I wholeheartedly agree and support this idea.

I am already looking for airline tickets, hopefully incluidng a trip that doesn't include a six-hour layover in Houston.

At any rate, good show Jan.

HUGS,

Mark

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2008, 10:36:58 AM »
Will NOT be attending AMG 08

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2008, 10:41:57 AM »
Si Si seenyourita  seniiorida  sceneurida   ???

Oh screw it!   ::)

Date change is fine by me!   ;D

RAB

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2008, 03:57:39 PM »
Hi Gang:

I'm sorry the earlier dates weren't possible -- but this really isn't surprising, given the tens of thousands of people converging on Mexico City for the International AIDS Conference.

I'm also sorry that I won't be able to catch up with all of you in Mexico City. While it certainly wasn't a problem extending my conference stay by a few days, it's not going to possible for me to return to Mexico City a second time over a two-week period.

I'm sure this year's AMG will be an incredible experience for all those who are attending and I look forward to seeing the gathering take form and unfold.

As an ex-Chilango, please keep me in the loop, if I can be of any assistance at all.

Cheers to all,
Tim

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2008, 05:04:46 PM »
Thanks guys, lets hope we get a good attendence again this year.

Tim

Thank you and I'm sorry the guys will not get the chance to meet you..I know there were quite a few who were looking forward to this, we certainly understand why this is not possible this year...but I hope I will get the chance to catch up with you again sometime during the IAC, I know it will be a busy time but I will be keeping my eyes open.

Oh and RAB..you can just call me "Madam".. ;)

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2008, 05:51:49 PM »
dates shouldnt be a prob for me. am hoping to come. starting a new job next month so will put in a leave request. might wait a while before booking flights in the hope of airfares going down. hoping to stay a little longer too in order to meet up with friends.
xxxx
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2008, 08:44:01 PM »
I don't see any reason not to attend and as always look forward to AMG.

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2008, 09:54:46 PM »
Yes, I will be there.  13Aug  (Wed.) to 20Aug.

I'll definitely arrive on 13 (Wed) but probably leave on the 17th(Sunday) or the 18 (Monday).

Mark...I understand about not staying 7 days.  That's a long time.  I would recommend arriving 14 Aug (Thurs) and leave on 17 Aug (Sun).  That makes for a nice long weekend.  Traditionally, we have held our AMG Memorial on Friday morning and our "Meet and Greet" get-together where we ALL gather for cocktails on Friday night. 

I can't wait to meet you and Jeromy.

Rab:  I believe the phrase your looking for ismucho gusto~~~

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2008, 07:19:48 PM »
Hi Everyone - I will be attending for the first time - looking forward.
Dates 13th to 21st.


Francis
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2008, 11:28:32 PM »
I will go if I can sit on Fireman Francis' lap (at the tranny bar next to Frida Kahlo's house, no less)
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2008, 05:08:58 AM »
I will go if I can sit on Fireman Francis' lap (at the tranny bar next to Frida Kahlo's house, no less)

Shameless hussie!  :D
I take it this is your declaration of intent to attend, dear?


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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2008, 10:54:25 AM »
It's $40 more expensive to fly out of Newark to MC than it is to fly out of Philadelphia, though the flights out of Newark are non-stop (5 hrs) and the ones from Philly take 8 hours because you change in Houston.

The Philly flights are about $360 RT at the moment.  How much are the rest of you slackers shelling out?
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2008, 05:41:53 PM »
It's $40 more expensive to fly out of Newark to MC than it is to fly out of Philadelphia, though the flights out of Newark are nonstop (5 hrs) and the ones from Philly take 8 hours because you change in Houston.

The Philly flights are about $360 RT at the moment.  How much are the rest of you slackers shelling out?

Hey Philly:

Before deciding to use mileage (which ended up costing me just under $150.00 with the change fee), the cheapest fare I found from the NW required me flying all the way to Charlotte NC.  ::) (Like that was going to happen!    >:() The best itinerary would have cost me just under $500.00 ($486.00 I think).

Sounds like you've got a couple of pretty affordable options.  If it were me, I'd pay the extra $40.00 and fly out of Newark.  (5 hrs vs 8 hrs?) Yep, that's what I'd do.

So Mister, does this mean your coming to MC? 

RAB

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2008, 09:48:18 PM »
Hey Philly:

Before deciding to use mileage (which ended up costing me just under $150.00 with the change fee), the cheapest fare I found from the NW required me flying all the way to Charlotte NC.  ::) (Like that was going to happen!    >:() The best itinerary would have cost me just under $500.00 ($486.00 I think).

Sounds like you've got a couple of pretty affordable options.  If it were me, I'd pay the extra $40.00 and fly out of Newark.  (5 hrs vs 8 hrs?) Yep, that's what I'd do.

So Mister, does this mean your coming to MC? 

RAB

Yes, but it costs $60 on Amtrak to get to Newark airport (plus the $10 taxi to the train station from my apartment), and then you have to transfer to the monorail to the terminal.  Or, a cheaper route is to take the SEPTA commuter line to Trenton for $8, then switch to NJ transit from there to Newark (another $9.25) and then hop on the monorail.

Dunno... sounds like a bit of effort and expense.  I can handle and 8 hour flight if I have copious amounts of klonopin, and I assure you I only fly with pills.  Anyway, I'm sure I can spend the 2 hour lay over in Houston practicing my Wide Stance.

Actually now that I think about it maybe I'll check flights from Dulles Airport -- then I could fit in a couple days visit with my parents, and they live only 15 minutes from the airport.  Plus my father will drive up to Philly to fetch me.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2008, 09:51:21 PM by philly267 »
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2008, 09:55:23 PM »
edit:  I was incorrect.  I have found flights out of Philly that only are 6.5 hour/7 hour flights @ $360.40 RT
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2008, 03:33:39 PM »
Little Miss Mini and I still plan on attending.  Haven't gotten airline tickets yet, trying to find the most direct / and cheapest route.  I really don't want to "run" through an airport, dragging Mini (who, by the way, can't run) the whole time.  Does anyone know if airlines provide for special needs?  Also, anyone have a favorite airline?  I haven't flown since 1998 and a bit nervous.  Anyone else looking at flying out of Pittsburgh?

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2008, 08:47:25 PM »
Hi Mum and Mini,

So glad to hear that you are planning to attend.  There are many of us looking forward to meeting both of you.  Mini will be a star for sure!!!

We have a favorite airline but when flying international it is not unusual to switch to one with the best price and best connections.  As for special accommodations are concerned, wheel chairs are readily available and you will be given special pre-boarding privileges.  (The gate agents always let us pre-board since I use a cane.)  Just let the airlines know what your special needs are when you make your reservations and they will take good care of you and your special traveling lassie.

Hugs to you both from Ric & Thom

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2008, 09:27:45 AM »
dates shouldnt be a prob for me. am hoping to come. starting a new job next month so will put in a leave request. might wait a while before booking flights in the hope of airfares going down. hoping to stay a little longer too in order to meet up with friends.
xxxx

Englishgirl, it would be nice to see you again. I hope you can pull together the funds to attend this year and that you're able to hookup with old friends.....and potential suitor, me thinks  ;). Think of it this way, at least you're not relying on the US dollar! eep!
 :)
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2008, 05:17:32 PM »
The dates work even better for me, and I'm planning on being there!

Philly, we may just have to wrestle over who gets to sit on that lap first!  :D

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2008, 02:35:57 PM »
Englishgirl, it would be nice to see you again. I hope you can pull together the funds to attend this year and that you're able to hookup with old friends.....and potential suitor, me thinks  ;). Think of it this way, at least you're not relying on the US dollar! eep!
 :)
Mike
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am checking flight prices regularly and keeping everything crossed. at the moment the cheapest are still around £800 so the british contingent might be a bit light at this rate!! hoping to see you in august in sunny mexico  8)
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2008, 04:30:59 PM »
Hey Mum:


Little Miss Mini and I still plan on attending.  Haven't gotten airline tickets yet, trying to find the most direct / and cheapest route.  I really don't want to "run" through an airport, dragging Mini (who, by the way, can't run) the whole time.  Does anyone know if airlines provide for special needs?  Also, anyone have a favorite airline?  I haven't flown since 1998 and a bit nervous.  Anyone else looking at flying out of Pittsburgh?

Mum


Looks like Continental and Delta are probably your two best bets out of Pittsburgh.  I like this site for checking airfares:

http://www.sidestep.com/

And don't worry about having to run through an airport with Mini.  Once you pick your airline, just notify them that you'll need a skycap to get to and from the gates and they'll bring one of those nifty little carts for you guys to ride on.  It'll be a piece of cake.

RAB

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2008, 04:42:14 PM »
Mum  as you settle on an airline be aware that they can be very accommodating..even provide special meals if you desire...  in today's airlines they charge for everything so don't be shocked if they ask you to pay for a sandwich....my recommendation is to bring your lunch and get anything else that airlines provides for free including better seating and help getting through the airport....
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2008, 10:40:11 PM »
We looked at Continental and they have 2 flights leaving Pitts.  Both have a layover in Houston - 1 is only 35 minutes and the other is 2hrs 5 minutes.  We're going to book the one with the longer layover.  That will allow us time for lunch and potty.  My biggest fear is missing our connecting flight, so the longer layover is worth it.  On the way back, we're opting for leaving Mexico earlier - about 7:10am so we can get in about 4pm to Pitts.  We'll still have about a 4hr drive home.  Our only other option is to arrive in Pitts after 9pm.  I don't drive well at night.  So, that's pretty much our schedule.  Just need to decide when we're arriving and leaving.

Can't wait to see you all there!

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« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2008, 09:03:09 AM »
edit:  I was incorrect.  I have found flights out of Philly that only are 6.5 hour/7 hour flights @ $360.40 RT

Not any longer, now up to $425 RT
« Last Edit: April 05, 2008, 09:06:54 AM by philly267 »
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2008, 09:30:22 AM »
Philadelphia cheapest flight $435
Newark $502
JFK $361
Baltimore $391

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2008, 03:13:02 PM »
Philadelphia cheapest flight $435
Newark $502
JFK $361
Baltimore $391



WOW! Prices sure have gone up in the last 2 months. I recall a flight out of LaGuardia for $270--that was in February.
I suppose I shouldn't be surprised by this hike. It was and is inevitable.
Skybus has announced on it's web site that they are ceasing operations as of April 5th; no more flights. They can't cut it at base fare pricing.

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« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2008, 05:13:50 PM »
::recession::

predicted a year ago

LGA - MEX is $491

JFK is $351 -- I could take a bus there ($23) and still get the cheapest, and it's non-stop -- save myself $60... but it's a bit of a hassle
« Last Edit: April 05, 2008, 05:30:26 PM by philly267 »
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« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2008, 06:23:53 AM »
OK... I just bit the bullet and purchased my airfare to Mexico City.  Horiby expensive, considering that taxes alone run $100... actual ticket cost was $423 RT on Continental with with layovers of 2.5 hours in Houston.  At last I get mileage on that airline as I already have enough with them to fly to France twice :)
« Last Edit: April 06, 2008, 06:55:52 PM by philly267 »
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2008, 04:09:53 PM »
Hey, Philly, sounds like we're on the same flight, or may be once we hit Houston.  We're flying Continental out of Pittsburgh - for about double what you're paying - with a 2hr 5 minute layover in Houston.  Just looked for the frazzled lady with the very happy go-lucky little Miss who's talking to everyone in the crowd, sporting a Dora backpack and black Converse hightops.

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2008, 06:59:42 PM »
I'm flying Continental all the way to MC, with 2 hour layovers in Houston.  The flight number for the 2nd league is CO1824, arriving at 8pm.  Then I'll prep quickly and head out in search of boys.

For some reason I get the feeling that a total of 5 people are attending.
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2008, 10:07:56 PM »
well, let's see: you - Philly (1), me and mini (2,3), Mike M (4), Jeromy (5), Mark (6), Jan (7), RAB (#8), Englishgirl (9), Ric and Thom (10,11),
Dennis (12)...

Am I missing anyone? 
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2008, 10:19:02 PM »
Girl, you better make your list and check it twice!

I see a few you missed...allanq, cayucosguy (did i spell that right?)

Oh, and...um...Francis!  Yes, Francis (Fireman73).  There may be others that I overlooked.

Still don't know if I am going to be able to go this year or not.  Some family stuff coming up this summer and I just don't know yet.  If I happen to get an affirmative nod, I'll post here immediately. 

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2008, 10:32:35 PM »
So far, i now count 15 people and 1 possible banana / jolly green giant giant. ;D

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #39 on: April 06, 2008, 10:35:45 PM »
I will be attending....I am foolishly waiting on finalized hotel arrangements before I purchase my airfare.  This will be my third AMG.

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #40 on: April 07, 2008, 12:36:05 AM »
dingleberries.

what about our own neuvo mexicano, Mark (aztecan), and our SFA's (Small Farmers of America) Mike (mjmel) and me (robert)?

And then, of course, there is David (david_nc) and David and Bonnie. 

Do you have JOdy in there?  And what about DEnnis, the AMG guy of the whole shebang?

But whose  counting?

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #41 on: April 07, 2008, 12:48:08 AM »
I thought that the return was on the 19th.
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #42 on: April 07, 2008, 12:54:56 AM »
I told you to bump your count, Mum!  You've been chastized by Robert now.  You's in trouble!
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« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2008, 01:01:20 AM »
wut
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2008, 09:00:15 AM »
23 and counting.  I already counted Dennis and Mike M. (who's graciously offered to collect me and the Wee One from the airport).

Didn't mean to start a riot, though.  I have been properly chastized and will now slink back into my corner and enjoy my tall glass of chocolate milk.

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2008, 09:05:41 AM »
will now slink back into my corner and enjoy my tall glass of chocolate milk.

At this hour?  Don't you think maybe it's a bit early for chocolate milk?

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #46 on: April 07, 2008, 11:12:36 AM »
Oh, and what about Nick, our man from havana, oops, I mean DAllas?  Don't forget to put him on your dance card.

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #47 on: April 07, 2008, 03:52:44 PM »
Tally these listed plus there are about six "maybes" in the wings....lurking about...still weighing their options, I guess.
Not a shabby attendance total, I'd say. Needless to say, the more the merrier!

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #48 on: April 07, 2008, 04:53:54 PM »
Where's Fireman????????????
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #49 on: April 07, 2008, 04:57:45 PM »
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #51 on: April 07, 2008, 11:09:50 PM »
I'm hijacking the thread to say: Timilicious, you are lookin' really beautiful, babe! 

I drink 2 cups of milk a day: 1 for breakfast and 1 before bed (which I just finished ;D)

It does look like we'll have quite the gathering.  I'm glad!  The more that get to meet me, the better ;)

Mum - who just got an email that my passport should be here on or before 4/13, but I"m thinking that I'm not getting mail on a Sunday. :P
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #52 on: April 08, 2008, 05:23:08 PM »
Hey, Philly,   We're flying Continental out of Pittsburgh - for about double what you're paying - with a 2hr 5 minute layover in Houston.  Just looked for the frazzled lady with the very happy go-lucky little Miss who's talking to everyone in the crowd, sporting a Dora backpack and black Converse hightops.

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Mum:

Please tell me you are talking about the cost of two (2) tickets , as opposed to one (1) for Philly.  I just checked and the cost of flying out of Pittsburgh is $483.00 (adult--not sure what the cost is for a minor passenger).  I'll be sick if you paid something like $800.00 for each.

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P.S. Does this mean you've actually booked your tickets?   ???

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #53 on: April 08, 2008, 05:57:51 PM »
OK... I just bit the bullet and purchased my airfare to Mexico City.  Horiby expensive, considering that taxes alone run $100... actual ticket cost was $423 RT on Continental with with layovers of 2.5 hours in Houston.  At last I get mileage on that airline as I already have enough with them to fly to France twice :)

Just to be clear -- my total cost with taxes was $524.50
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2008, 06:18:03 PM »
Flights for us are running about $700+ at present.  We can drive two hours and save about $50, which would be silly.  As a point of reference, to fly to SF again would cost less than half ($324).  Basically, it's going to cost as much to fly to Mexico City as it did to Montreal and San Francisco combined.  I'm just not feeling excited about this trip.  This is a major chunk of change for everybody who's planning to attend!

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #55 on: April 08, 2008, 07:01:05 PM »
Flights for us are running about $700+ at present.  We can drive two hours and save about $50, which would be silly.  As a point of reference, to fly to SF again would cost less than half ($324).  Basically, it's going to cost as much to fly to Mexico City as it did to Montreal and San Francisco combined.  I'm just not feeling excited about this trip.  This is a major chunk of change for everybody who's planning to attend!

David

David:

I can certainly understand your lack of enthusiasm for going to Mexico City.  I mean $700.00?  That's insane if you ask me.

But I also have to say that, even though I understand your concerns, I'd be awfully sad if  the two of you and Bonnie elect not to attend.

I don't want to reignite the drama that brought us to this decision, because that won't do a lick of good.  Plus, if I even venture into the topic of how we got into this position, Ann will lock the thread just as she did your  "Why the silence?" thread. 

The fact is, those who had such strong opinions about what this coming year's gathering should be (location, political statement, reality vs imagined cause) got absolutely everything they wanted in the selection of Mexico City.

The sad reality is, that in doing that, you (and I suspect countless others--because of cost), either elected to withdraw from the discussion or are now realizing that the cost is just too much.

David, you two have been a significant part of the last two AMGs. 

Your smiles, your gifts, and frankly your very presence, have contributed a lot.

Whatever decision you make in regards to this year's gathering, I just hope you both (and Bonnie too) realize, that.

RAB

(Who's feeling kind of sad to be honest.)

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #56 on: April 08, 2008, 07:01:32 PM »
Hey, it's a donation to the HIV Travel Ban brouhaha!

Just for shits & giggles I did a search on travelocity.com for the same dates, but from Philadelphia > Amsterdam and the cheapest tickets came to $1,086.00

Needless to say that due to the US recession the hotel, food, and general spending costs would inflate this expense greatly.

So I guess we should look at it that we're actually saving a LOT of money :)))))

Now, if we'd had AMG somewhere like Miami we'd be looking at ticket costs of $200, and with those savings we could all book rooms at the Ritz Carlton.
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #57 on: April 08, 2008, 07:53:47 PM »
I booked my flight from Aug. 13 to Aug. 20 using sidestep.com that Rab recommended and via cheaptickets got a round trip from JFK in New York non stop for 359 dollars plus 20 extra dollars for insurance...It is with Delta so I hope they are still in business  ;)

Now I am reading Aztec by Gary Jennings that Tim Horn recommended to get in the mood.  I am now hoping that we can book our hotel reservations soon.

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #58 on: April 08, 2008, 08:58:28 PM »
We've not booked our tickets yet for 2 reasons: 1- Hubby and i are still trying to agree as to the amount of time we're going to be gone.  I was opting for a long weekend, like Jeromy and Mark.  Hubby wants us to stay for the entire time.  Makes me wonder...lol!  2- my father flies a lot for work and is going to see if we can use his frequent flier miles for our tickets if he buys them, but puts them in our names.  We're also waiting to see what the hotel is going to cost / night and go ahead and book our room.

When we looked up the flight times and tickets, I'm wanting to say that the Continental flight from Pitts to Mexico with the 2hr 5min layover in Houston was very close to $700 / each with taxes and insurance.  There's no discount for a minor child.  But, again, i could be losing my mind, but, at least this time, I dont' think I am. (but that doesn't mean I haven't. Denial may not be a treatment option, but it could be a viable alternative)  Anyway, we'll look again once the contract is finalized with the hotel and we figure out our exact travel days.  At the moment, we will probably arrive on Thurs. and leave on Monday or Tuesday.

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #59 on: April 08, 2008, 09:11:34 PM »
RAB,
It's making me sad, too.  And f'in pissed.  I took a Klonopin and went and raked the yard for two yours (I hate raking the yard) to get out some of the anger.  Here's the deal.  D and I do have the money to go.  There will be outstanding medical bills left outstanding.  Credit cards will still have those balances.  Things that really need to be done around the house will remain undone.  The main point that really gets me pissed is when I think why are we doing this?  Why are so many folks with fixed / limited incomes who'd absolutely love to attend not going to be able to attend?  It's not because of a ban that we are effectively powerless to change at this point.  It's because of a location chosen to allow, on paper, anybody to attend.  In actuality, it eliminates many people from even having hopes of attending.  Why?  WHY?.  That's as far as I'm going with this thought, as I too know what will happen.

Now, if we'd had AMG somewhere like Miami we'd be looking at ticket costs of $200, and with those savings we could all book rooms at the Ritz Carlton.

Or SF again for the mid $300's (accomodations were reasonable and I think we all had a blast.  Or a BIG city like Chicago or Boston for $235 to $260.

I'll also add that I've stayed out of the Gatherings forums for quite a while.  It only served to fuel the anger I feel about depriving many members, who'd really benefit from the gathering, of attending.  Thanks for that.


Maybe it's time for a mixed drink.  Those certainly help Klonopin do its thing.

David

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #60 on: April 08, 2008, 11:35:29 PM »
Those certainly help Klonopin do its thing.


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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #61 on: April 09, 2008, 05:40:26 PM »
If it's any consolation, I too wait till I'm angry/frustrated about something before I attempt to rake the yard. We have several trees on the property.
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #62 on: April 09, 2008, 09:29:50 PM »
Dear All,

I've just had it confirmed that I will be working at the Conference in Mexico City. Like Tim I just can't add on the extra days that would require my hanging out until AM4 begins. So I will just wish you all well.

I hope that next year time and place will work out and I will be able to attend.  If the legislation now in Congress passes then the onerous law preventing those with HIV from traveling to the US will be lifted and AM could meet here sometime soon.

Best wishes to you all for another happy reunion,

 
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« Reply #63 on: April 09, 2008, 11:00:21 PM »
Hey all,

If you haven't booked flights yet keep an eagle eye on fares.  Two weeks ago Thom and I could only afford to fly out of Chicago.  That means ground transport from Milwaukee to Chicago.  Believe it or not, we can now fly out of Milwaukee with only one stop and we get into Mexico City around 2:00pm.  Total cost for both of us is just a tad over $1000 plus the town car from home to airport.  (It's cheaper than paying $13 per day to park at the airport.)  Have no idea why things are changing in our favor but we won't complain.

We are both getting excited and have seriously considering putting off the breeding of Miss Tucker until fall since she is not being cooperative with her breeding season this spring.

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« Reply #64 on: April 11, 2008, 05:09:40 PM »
Unfortunately, I'm afraid that I'm going to have to bow out of the AMG this year. There are just too many other big trips that I have to take this year, including three to the east coast that are family-related.

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #65 on: April 12, 2008, 04:45:25 AM »
Dear Allan

I'm so sorry I won't be able to meet you again or talk to you face to face, I so enjoyed meeting you in SF and thank you so much for the wonderful sight seeing tour you took me on the first day I arrived, not to mention our day out at the Golden gate bridge and Muir woods...I know you will be missed by many at this years AMG.

Hugs to you
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #66 on: April 15, 2008, 07:08:30 PM »
Howdy from Texas.   :)

These dates actually work a lot better for me, and I'm wondering why it's so much more expensive to fly to Mexico City from the East Coast than it was to San Francisco.  Someone even said more than SF and Montreal combined.  So, I'll have to look at the cost too.  I'm very interested in seeing people again.

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #67 on: April 16, 2008, 02:38:13 PM »
Howdy from Texas.   :)

These dates actually work a lot better for me, and I'm wondering why it's so much more expensive to fly to Mexico City from the East Coast than it was to San Francisco.  Someone even said more than SF and Montreal combined.  So, I'll have to look at the cost too.  I'm very interested in seeing people again.

Curtis

That was me that said that about prices for SF and Montreal.  SF seems to be the cheapest place for flights, for some reason.  I doubt if a flight from TX will be all that pricey.

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #68 on: April 16, 2008, 04:33:37 PM »
Curtis...I have a flight from Dallas to Mexico city for $285.00  RT  including taxes  Flying  on American Airlines

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #69 on: April 16, 2008, 07:52:07 PM »
Curtis...I have a flight from Dallas to Mexico city for $285.00  RT  including taxes  Flying  on American Airlines

Nick


Hey, Nick! Everything costs more in Austin, even flights.  I talked to Curtis today and he said he was willing to fly out of San Antonio, which is really no cheaper than Austin.  However, my BF said he has friends with whom we could ditch a car in Houston so I will look into that.  Money is the only thing that's keeping me from jumping in right now. I will be majorly pissed if I don't get to see everyone this year!

Creighton

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« Reply #70 on: April 17, 2008, 07:15:46 AM »
Howdy Curtis! Was unsure whether it was the same Curtis I met in San Francisco. The goat charmer.  ;)

It will be so nice to see you again, handsome.

And Creighton, Be there.

Mike

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« Reply #71 on: April 17, 2008, 05:12:53 PM »
Hey, Nick! Everything costs more in Austin, even flights.  I talked to Curtis today and he said he was willing to fly out of San Antonio, which is really no cheaper than Austin. However, my BF said he has friends with whom we could ditch a car in Houston so I will look into that. Money is the only thing that's keeping me from jumping in right now. I will be majorly pissed if I don't get to see everyone this year!

Creighton

Creighton and Curtis

Looks like the cheapest fare (according to sidestep) is about $410.00 for you guys.  I know that the travel cost,
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("Money is the only thing that's keeping me from jumping in right now.")
is a concern.  But one thing to consider is that we're paying  >$40.00 per night less for our hotel this year.  Also, I'm told by Damn Fool (who goes to Mexico a couple of times a year--though not Mexico City) is that our dollar actually goes pretty far when it comes to shopping/dining/clubbing (don't know about tattooing though!   ;D).  So, even though the airfare might seem expensive, some of that can be offset.

Creighton, I truly hope you guys are able to come to this year's gathering.

Maybe you could pawn your Versace thong?   :D

NOW BOOK THOSE DANG TICKETS!

RAB

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #72 on: April 27, 2008, 03:26:49 PM »
I'm thinking to book in the next three weeks or so, but I'm not sure I'll be flying back from Mexico City.  Have some other ideas in the works. 

Yes, Mike........the goat charmer.  (For some reason that's rather endearing.)

Curtis  :)
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« Reply #73 on: May 15, 2008, 06:57:15 AM »
Hey guys (and gals)...

Looks like I will be there.....not sure who will be joining me yet....

stay tuned!!

Craig
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« Reply #74 on: May 15, 2008, 07:17:22 AM »
Hi Craig

So glad you called in, I look forward to seeing you again.

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #75 on: May 15, 2008, 10:09:04 AM »
Hey guys (and gals)...

Looks like I will be there.....not sure who will be joining me yet....

stay tuned!!

Craig

 ;D ;D ;D

Thanks for starting my morning off with such great news! 

RAB


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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #76 on: May 15, 2008, 10:36:10 PM »
hey tg.

this is great news.  I can't wait to see who you bring either.

You are such a player....

robert
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« Reply #77 on: May 16, 2008, 07:25:25 AM »
((((((HUGS))))))

BACK TO JAN, RAB, AND ROBERT!!

THIS IS SUCH A GREAT GROUP!!

SEE YOU IN 3 MONTHS!

XOXO

CRAIG
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #78 on: May 16, 2008, 10:07:14 AM »
I really enjoy traveling and would love to meet everyone but I just don't have a desire to go to Mexico city.  :(

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« Reply #79 on: May 16, 2008, 10:42:59 PM »
Hey DCGUY,

Hope you will reconsider.  AMG, no matter where it is held, is an awesome experience.  Just consider this quote from one of our dear members, "It's okay.  I understand.  I'm positive, too."  That is what AMG is all about.  Laughs, tears and more hugs than you can imagine.  Hope you will join us.

Hugs, Ric
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #80 on: May 16, 2008, 10:50:57 PM »
Hey Craig,

Great to hear that you will be joining us again this year.  Can't wait to see who you are bringing with you.  See you soon, R&T

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« Reply #81 on: May 17, 2008, 07:46:07 AM »
Hey DCGUY,

Hope you will reconsider.  AMG, no matter where it is held, is an awesome experience.  Just consider this quote from one of our dear members, "It's okay.  I understand.  I'm positive, too."  That is what AMG is all about.  Laughs, tears and more hugs than you can imagine.  Hope you will join us.

HEY DCGUY....

I echo your thoughts....and Ric's comment above....
I was thinkin "why not a city on the coast....Cancun or Puerto Vallarta....Mexico City does not "flip switches" for me either.....but I went to the AMG last year and Ric is right....the energy of this group is SO over the top...
I have never felt anything like it before.....WE AS A GROUP will make Mexico City an amazing place to hang!

Peace...
Craig

PS.....Hey Ric!  Looking forward to seeing you guys as well!!
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #82 on: May 17, 2008, 10:40:22 AM »
Hey gang,

Just wanted to let you know I'm committed (don't even go there!). My airline tickets have been purchased.

Albuquerque to Mexico City ($398 plus tax - $502) American Airlines. They were the cheapest and I don't have a huge layover anywhere.

Now, all I need to do is make hotel reservations. Do I remember anyone wishing to share a room. I promise not to snore too loudly.

HUGS,

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #83 on: May 17, 2008, 03:22:21 PM »
((((((HUGS))))))

BACK TO JAN, RAB, AND ROBERT!!

THIS IS SUCH A GREAT GROUP!!

SEE YOU IN 3 MONTHS!

XOXO

CRAIG
Well, look what the cat drug in!  Nice to see you around mister.

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« Reply #84 on: May 18, 2008, 07:17:55 AM »
Well, look what the cat drug in!  Nice to see you around mister.

MEOW!!!

How is Cliff doing??

Will I be seeing you this year at AMG??  :P
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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #85 on: May 18, 2008, 05:45:32 PM »
AMG definitely sounds great. Its just that I am thinking of a few vacations. I also saw the poz cruse mentioned. I am also going to Europe again next summer. But this AMG event does sound great. I will seriously have to think about this. Maybe I will win the lottery  so I can quit my job and just travel :D

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« Reply #86 on: July 01, 2008, 11:22:49 AM »
It would be awesome if I could make it this time... and DCGUY2007 if you win it can you share with me? lol
oh and hi everyone.. I haven't logged in for sooooo long!

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Re: New dates for AMG and attendence
« Reply #87 on: July 02, 2008, 06:51:36 PM »
It would be awesome if I could make it this time... and DCGUY2007 if you win it can you share with me? lol
oh and hi everyone.. I haven't logged in for sooooo long!

yeah, I'd say about a year or so.  Where have you been?  I don't want to get too nosy, but by your picture it looks to me like you  might be in jail ::)  Think you can get time off for good behavior?

Anyway, can you come?  uh?  can ya?  can ya?  I sure hope so.

robert

ps...and get dcguy to come along with.
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« Reply #88 on: July 08, 2008, 05:38:21 PM »
yeah, I'd say about a year or so.  Where have you been?  I don't want to get too nosy, but by your picture it looks to me like you  might be in jail ::)  Think you can get time off for good behavior?

Anyway, can you come?  uh?  can ya?  can ya?  I sure hope so.

robert

ps...and get dcguy to come along with.

hahaha been here.. just more busy growing up  ;D

I doubt we can go. We are going to move to our own place this weekend (finally after 4 years) and its just a lot of money we have to spend during the first few months buying and fixing stuff. Maybe the next meeting should be in Miami  ???  lol.

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« Reply #89 on: July 20, 2008, 12:22:23 PM »
Hello all,

There's no way I can afford the costs or get the time off work to attend this year unfortunately but I hope everyone has a good time and see you next year hopefully.

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« Reply #90 on: July 20, 2008, 08:18:04 PM »
Hello all,

There's no way I can afford the costs or get the time off work to attend this year unfortunately but I hope everyone has a good time and see you next year hopefully.

Chris

I will surely miss seeing your warm, sincere smile and friendliness, Chris.  We never got to finish that chat, did we.

Mike

 


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