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Offline Dennis

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AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« on: February 10, 2012, 10:04:18 AM »
Directions for on-line Bookings for Residence Inn Arlington at Rosslyn
1. Visit the hotels website: http://www.marriott.com/wasrr
2. Look for the section titled "Check rates and availability"
3. Enter your arrival date and departure date
4. Under Special Rates and Awards, enter your group code: AMGAMGA   
                         1. , Studio Suite Rate $109.00
         
5. Follow prompts until you receive a reservation confirmation number
 
Reservations using Toll-Free numbers for Residence Inn Arlington at Rosslyn

1. Dial 1-800-831-3131
2. Give the agent the Hotel name, "Residence Inn Arlington and Rosslyn"
3. Give the arrival and departure dates
4. Give the group code: AMG

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2012, 10:12:18 AM »
Thanks Dennis.  Appreciate your hard work.

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012, 01:08:00 PM »
Thanks Dennis  ;)

Booked Confirmation Number: 82****06

check-in Thursday July 26th 2012 (03:00PM)

Check- out Monday July 30th, 2012 (12:00 noon)
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 05:21:01 PM »
Thanks Dennis,

I will be making reservations this weekend for Friday July 27th. Check out on Monday July 30th.



Thanks again ---Ray
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2012, 10:13:41 PM »
Dennis,

It seems you must check out on Tuesday, July 31.  I had been hoping to leave Wednesday, but the website says the rate is unavailable.  Does the contract have us all leaving the group rate on Tuesday?

Thanks for all your work,

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
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01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
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Offline Dennis

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2012, 09:35:23 AM »
Dennis,

It seems you must check out on Tuesday, July 31.  I had been hoping to leave Wednesday, but the website says the rate is unavailable.  Does the contract have us all leaving the group rate on Tuesday?

Thanks for all your work,

Gary

Hi Gary,

Yes, the contracted rate is only setup in their system through Tuesday.  Please call the hotel directly if you would like to extend your stay past that and see if they will honor the group rate beyond Tuesday.  Please let me know if you have a problem getting the group rate beyond Tuesday and I'll contact the group manager to see if she will adjust the rate for that night.

Dennis

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2012, 10:02:54 AM »
I made my booking for the 27th thru the 30th.  look forward to seeing everyone

Thanks Dennis.
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10/10/2011  cd4-666, vl-80
01/05/2012  swiched med (prezista,norvir ,isentress, )
02/10/2012  cd4-733, vl-UD  Viread removed
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2012, 01:31:37 PM »
I booked my hotel this morning.  Also searching for flights, but the prices from Austin to Washington are surprisingly high.   :o   I'll need to keep searching.

Can the offical "Arrivals and Departures" thread be far behind?   ;)



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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2012, 02:40:49 PM »
Also searching for flights, but the prices from Austin to Washington are surprisingly high.   :o   I'll need to keep searching.

I noticed that too. I'm trying to schedule my NIH visit around this time so they can cover my flight but I'm still looking for a flight for Santi. Southwest is pretty cheap to fly into Baltimore but it looks like a bus and three trains to get to Arlington. He's not down with that. I take a bus and two trains to get to Miami from Ft. Lauderdale and it's not a bad trip--way cheaper than a cab. Some airlines want to fly you to Chicago then Charlottesville then back to Alabama then DC--what's that about?

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2012, 03:18:22 PM »
BWI isn't as difficult as it sounds. It's just a Metrobus (express) to the closest subway station (~25 miles), then take that an transfer from the Green line to the Orange line  at Gallery Pl/Chinatown, then that will take you to your hotel. It's really no worse than what one would encounter in NYC with airports. And if you fly into Dulles you're going to have to do something similar, though with a bus and one subway instead of two subways and a bit less total distance. I think if you're looking to fly into Reagan/National the prices are going to be high.

Welcome to the reality of the Northeast, travel n00bs.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2012, 03:21:05 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2012, 03:26:00 PM »
I just booked both my flight and room. I got a roundtrip ticket out of Boston for about $160 on JetBlue that includes extra legroom, priority boarding, and travel insurance. Otherwise it would only have been about $110. I'll be flying into Reagan. I have a cousin in the area and she said that's way closer and easier!
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11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
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10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2012, 03:35:59 PM »

We're booked Conf. # 8******7 , For July 27th, check out on July 30th.

Next weekend, we"ll book the auto train.


 FYI--- By the way, for those driving, I noticed an additional charge of $14.00 per day for the on site parking.


Ray
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2012, 03:58:26 PM »
We're booked Conf. # 8******7 , For July 27th, check out on July 30th.

Next weekend, we"ll book the auto train.


 FYI--- By the way, for those driving, I noticed an additional charge of $14.00 per day for the on site parking.


Ray

I noticed that too Ray  :(  you would think that it would be included in the price tag of that $479, but i guess not, looks like I'm gonna have pay about $60 to park, and that kinda SUCKS  :-[
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2012, 04:14:37 PM »
I noticed that too Ray  :(  you would think that it would be included in the price tag of that $479, but i guess not, looks like I'm gonna have pay about $60 to park, and that kinda SUCKS  :-[

Seeing as the rooms we're getting normally go for a ton more than we're paying, I don't think shelling out a 14 measly bucks a day to park is that awful.
01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%  VL- 32,415
11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%  VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
12/30/11  CD4- 523  29%
03/08/12  CD4- 503  31%  VL 57
07/02/12  CD4- 897  43%
08/31/12  CD4- 745  39%
12/27/12  CD4- 884  40%
03/28/13  CD4- 819  39%
07/19/13  CD4- 739  40%
10/17/13  CD4- 535  36%
01/16/14  CD4- 743  43%

02/14- switched from R/N/T to Tivicay/Epzicom because of CKD 3 suspected from tenofovir.

03/14- switched back to R/N/T due to severe nausea and inability to eat on T/E.
 
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Offline denb45

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2012, 04:19:44 PM »
Seeing as the rooms we're getting normally go for a ton more than we're paying, I don't think shelling out a 14 measly bucks a day to park is that awful.

It's not as bad as it sounds, I'd probably spend that on a tank of gas, or on something else, and besides they do have the subway to get around, and we were planning on using that anyway (we just need to find someone that knows how to get around D.C.), as I'm sure well will, I can't wait to meet you all  ;)
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2012, 04:34:19 PM »
It's not as bad as it sounds, I'd probably spend that on a tank of gas, or on something else, and besides they do have the subway to get around, and we were planning on using that anyway (we just need to find someone that knows how to get around D.C.), as I'm sure well will, I can't wait to meet you all  ;)


I was just kind of surprised by that charge.  I can't ever remember being charged for parking.   :P  At least we know it will be secured parking !
I haven't driven in Washington, for years now.  Ed's insisting on just leaving the car parked, and just taking the mass transit, And I don't have a problem with that.

We also asked for an early check in@ 12:00 ( if it was possible) cause we're both going to be needing a shower after riding the train for 17 1/2 hours ! We should arrive in Lorton, VA @ 9:30 AM on Friday.  From the auto-train station to the hotel, is about 20 miles or so. That's not too bad, but a 3:00 pm check in, we're both going to be ripe!   :)


Ray
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2012, 05:41:45 PM »
Ray,  bob & I were considering Amtrak, but ( with a sleeper-car-package), it's kinda pricey, and still cheaper for us to drive from ABQ to VA. we just take I-40 all the way it's gonna take us about 26 hrs. maybe longer as well like to stop, eat & stay the night in OK. City........that's a fun place w/ a Gay Hotel
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2012, 05:47:03 PM »
ahh yes, the old habana inn in oklahomo.  sort of like the parliament house in orlando
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12/09/2010  started Atripla
02/18/2011  cd4-425, vl-800
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10/10/2011  cd4-666, vl-80
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Offline denb45

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2012, 06:15:47 PM »
ahh yes, the old habana inn in oklahomo.  sort of like the parliament house in orlando

yup, fun place to stay , even more fun after the sun go's down  :P
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2012, 06:19:56 PM »
Ray,  bob & I were considering Amtrak, but ( with a sleeper-car-package), it's kinda pricey, and still cheaper for us to drive from ABQ to VA. we just take I-40 all the way it's gonna take us about 26 hrs. maybe longer as well like to stop, eat & stay the night in OK. City........that's a fun place w/ a Gay Hotel

That's not bad.  It sounds like a good road trip.
 We took the auto train last summer from Sanford, Florida to Lorton , VA. It's a non-stop train.

I was just checking out the cost. For both of us, ( and the car) the cost is $365.00 ( one way). We'll drive back to Florida. $196.00 ( for us)  and $169.00 ( for the car). Not too bad.

  sort of like the parliament house in orlando

We spent a weekend at the Parliament house, a couple summers ago ! We have a few friends of ours that  go to the Sawmill in Pasco County :

http://www.flsawmill.com/
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2012, 06:20:52 PM »
I'm not surprised that there's a charge for parking. I've stayed at hotels where you not only paid for parking, but had to also pay for valet service to get the car in and out of the garage.

ps: are you folks figuring in depreciation costs of driving a car (plus gas, meals and lodging) when comparing the cost of doing that as opposed to flying?
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2012, 06:39:17 PM »
I'm not surprised that there's a charge for parking. I've stayed at hotels where you not only paid for parking, but had to also pay for valet service to get the car in and out of the garage.

ps: are you folks figuring in depreciation costs of driving a car (plus gas, meals and lodging) when comparing the cost of doing that as opposed to flying?

I've really never thought of depreciation costs. From Washington back to Florida ( Home) will require a one night stay in Fayettville, SC. Last year we stayed at a Comfort inn. That was about $80.00

I get 36 miles to the gallon on my car, as far as meals there not too expensive. I really don't mind driving, and enjoy taking these road trips,  and with both of us driving we can switch when need be.
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2012, 07:13:26 PM »
I really don't mind driving, and enjoy taking these road trips,  and with both of us driving we can switch when need be.

It's still cheaper for us to drive, and we love road trips, are lodging really isn't that much, however the further
east you get things can get a little pricey, like gas, food, and some hotels range around $150 a night in the east, I can get 28 MPG on the highway w/ my Truck, that's about 375 miles a tank , so it will take 4 tanks of gas to get to VA. and 4 tanks back, @ about $41 bucks a tank.....

beside we like the open road, we always have ( bob hates to fly) it's too much of a hassle he says, we flew 2 yrs ago, and he HATED IT so much he never wanted to do it again......
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2012, 12:06:17 AM »
All set!  I can't come until Saturday morning (July 28) but I got a nonstop flight at 6:15 am and will be at Reagan by 8 am and easily to the hotel while everyone is eating breakfast (well, the ones who did not burn the midnight oil on Friday...)  I will go back home on Tuesday afternoon.  Love the ease of online booking!

Also, several posters have expressed concern about us knowing how to get around DC on mass transit.  I and several others know the area very well and you will be pleasantly surprised how easy and accessible it is.  We will have a great time in our nation's capital this summer!

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2012, 11:15:27 AM »
I don't think any of us drove to Seattle last summer, but if I recall the Roosevelt charged a lot more than $14 dollars a day for parking!

I never considered taking Amtrak, although it would be an option for me. However, if I recall last time I checked Amtrak's prices it probably would be much more expensive for me than the flight I booked!

BTW, I'll be there from the 26th through the 30th! Can't wait to see my pozbuddies again!
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2012, 12:58:06 PM »
I can take an express Bolt Bus to DC for $1.
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2012, 01:52:20 PM »
I booked my hotel this morning.  Also searching for flights, but the prices from Austin to Washington are surprisingly high.   :o   I'll need to keep searching.

Can the offical "Arrivals and Departures" thread be far behind?   ;)

I'm finding the same thing.  From my corner of the country I'm looking at >$600.00 RT.
But I'll continue looking, hopefully fares will fall.   :o

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2012, 02:07:16 PM »
I've booked my room.  It is nice to not need a flight -- a short 90 min (give or take) drive up from Richmond and I'll be there.  Unless I decide to take the train up and not deal with the car.....

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2012, 03:03:07 PM »
I booked my hotel this morning.  Also searching for flights, but the prices from Austin to Washington are surprisingly high.   :o   I'll need to keep searching.

Can the offical "Arrivals and Departures" thread be far behind?   ;)

AirTran (now/soon to be Southwest) usually has decent rates from SA to DC, especially into Dulles. (They have a shuttle from Dulles to the Metro line). Also if you sign up for Airtran A+ rewards you will get emails with sweet deals into DC , the last I saw a few weeks ago was $159 each way.

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2012, 03:12:21 PM »
AirTran (now/soon to be Southwest) usually has decent rates from SA to DC, especially into Dulles. (They have a shuttle from Dulles to the Metro line). Also if you sign up for Airtran A+ rewards you will get emails with sweet deals into DC , the last I saw a few weeks ago was $159 each way.

uh scratch Dulles, Airtran is discontinuing service there in June. Oh well, it's more fun to fly into Reagan and fly down the Potomac at minimums  ;)

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2012, 03:15:00 PM »
AirTran (now/soon to be Southwest) usually has decent rates from SA to DC, especially into Dulles. (They have a shuttle from Dulles to the Metro line). Also if you sign up for Airtran A+ rewards you will get emails with sweet deals into DC , the last I saw a few weeks ago was $159 each way.


Actually don't take a shuttle to the closest subway, take the Metrobus 5A and it will take you directly to Rosslyn (Arlington) where your hotel is without having to make a transfer.

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2012, 03:26:44 PM »
So, a quick scan of airfares on Expedia from major cities (US and abroad) to DCA (Reagan National) for July 27th thru 30th found varying rates for round trip travel (some of these flights are nonstop - others 1 or more stops). Rates fluctuate so much that they may dip substantially - of course, if things heat up in Iran with oil concerns, they could rise substantially. Also, good to check individual carrier websites as Expedia does not carry all airlines (Spirit, Southwest, etc) -

All routes are to DCA:

Fort Lauderdale - $193
New York - $160
Dallas - $401
Albuquerque - $496
Oakland/San Fran - $515
Charlotte - $250
Boston - $149
Philly - $408
Phoenix - $467
Chicago - $322
London - $1,166
Toronto - $380
Auckland - $2,074
Sydney - $2,413
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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2012, 08:12:46 PM »
Still cheaper for bob & I to drive from Albuquerque - $496 x 2 =992 for round trip for 2, it will only cost us $480 to drive there with a saving of $512, I'm a cheap old QUEER , I rather spend that $500 on our room when we check  out on Monday  ;)
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2012, 08:52:05 PM »
As all of you check fares, don't neglect BWI (Baltimore) as well as IAD (Dulles.)  Unless you are in a USAir market, it is not easy to get a cheap fare to Reagan.  It is very easy (and uncomplicated) to get from either BWI or Dulles to our hotel.  As Philicia pointed out it is a very simple bus trip to the metro stop very close to our hotel from Dulles.  From Baltimore, you can take a MARC train at the airport all the way into Union Station in DC and then switch to the Metro line taking you directly to Rosslyn. 

From Reagan, for heaven's sake take the Metro!  It is right outside the door of the airport and will get you directly to Rosslyn.  Don't worry about schlepping your luggage, everyone does it! 

I'm getting excited about our summer plans.

Gary
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10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
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01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2012, 10:14:05 PM »
If I decide to fly, which destination is best?  Flying from Columbus, it's basically the same cost to all 3 airports mentioned.  Which one is going to be the least confusing?  Even though I'm no longer a virgin flyer, I still get anxious and it caused me to get quite confused and lost several times. 

I almost didn't leave Seattle, I pert near missed my flight.  This time I'll leave bread crumbs.   ;D

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2012, 10:19:12 PM »
If I decide to fly, which destination is best?  Flying from Columbus, it's basically the same cost to all 3 airports mentioned.  Which one is going to be the least confusing?  Even though I'm no longer a virgin flyer, I still get anxious and it caused me to get quite confused and lost several times. 

I almost didn't leave Seattle, I pert near missed my flight.  This time I'll leave bread crumbs.   ;D

Wolfie

National (DCA)  is the closest to the hotel - you basically just hope on the Metro and one of the stops is the Roslyn station ---- only four or five stops from the airport -- Catch the Blue line at the airport terminal and take it five stops to Roslyn station which is right after Arlington Cemetary and Pentagon Stations (the order is Airport, Crystal City, Pentagon City, Pentagon, Arlington Cemetary, then Roslyn).  Piece of cake and should only cost around $3.00 one way.
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Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2012, 10:19:55 PM »
If I decide to fly, which destination is best?  Flying from Columbus, it's basically the same cost to all 3 airports mentioned.  Which one is going to be the least confusing?  Even though I'm no longer a virgin flyer, I still get anxious and it caused me to get quite confused and lost several times. 

I almost didn't leave Seattle, I pert near missed my flight.  This time I'll leave bread crumbs.   ;D

Wolfie

If the cost is the same -- fly to Reagan National.  The subway stops right there.

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2012, 10:22:08 PM »
For all you AirTran folks -- they still do fly into Richmond.  While DC is usually a cheaper destination, if Richmond works out, PM me and we can see if timing works for you to travel up to DC and back with me.  The Richmond airport is only 20 mins from my house. 

Not a likely scenario -- but thought I'd put it out there.

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #38 on: February 13, 2012, 12:00:00 AM »
Agreed...if all things are equal or even within $50...Reagan is the clear choice.
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10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2012, 07:33:40 AM »
i work in the travel business, so I can keep an eye on all the major cities everyday/week, so if i see something special i will post it.  i can get fares from all carriers with a couple easy keystrokes.
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2012, 10:47:27 AM »
i work in the travel business, so I can keep an eye on all the major cities everyday/week, so if i see something special i will post it.  i can get fares from all carriers with a couple easy keystrokes.

I used to be able to get lots of good fares and other things with a couple of easy strokes also back in the day   :)
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Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #41 on: February 13, 2012, 06:34:09 PM »
Thanks Phil.  It's been said that certain days of the week like Tuesday are good days to book flights.  Would you know about good train deals, such as Amtrak?

BTW, if arriving at Union Station is it one train to the hotel?

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2012, 06:39:40 PM »
So, is the Metro right next to the hotel.....anyone know, I'm confused  :-[
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2012, 07:31:15 PM »
Thanks Phil.  It's been said that certain days of the week like Tuesday are good days to book flights.  Would you know about good train deals, such as Amtrak?

BTW, if arriving at Union Station is it one train to the hotel?

Jody

Hi Jody:

From Union Station take the RED Line toward Shady Grove (it will be marked that) - get off at Metro Center (this is where all the stations meet up) - from there you can either hop on the ORANGE line toward Vienna/Fairfax or the BLUE line toward Franconia/Springfield..... both stop at ROSSLYN (which is three stops away from Metro Center)

The nice thing about Metro is that if you see you've gotten on the wrong train or right train but in wrong direction you just hop off and get on the correct one - as long as you don't go outside of the que, you don't have to pay again. Also there are no "transfer" fees..... the rates do fluctuate a bit depending on time of day, with the fare being slightly higher during rush hour in the AM and again in the PM (but never more than $4.50 --- max)  I usually buy a Metro Card and load it with $10 or $20 ($20 is probably a good amount to start this trip with). They are re-loadable and you can use cash or credit/debit card to purchase at machines at any of the stations (just like NYC/Philly/Atlanta and other subway stations).

I basically swear by the Metro - it is efficient, easy to use, and super clean.  No food allowed to be eaten onboard, no smoking at any of the stations, and they are not to keen on people reading newspapers onboard - although, it is allowed (back in the past, they would not even let you take a newspaper out when riding). Most of the Metro stations close around midnight on weekdays and 2 am on weekends (so you have to plan accordingly for a taxi if your going to stay out late).

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Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2012, 07:38:42 PM »
Hi Jody:


The nice thing about Metro is that if you see you've gotten on the wrong train or right train but in wrong direction you just hop off and get on the correct one - as long as you don't go outside of the que, you don't have to pay again. Also there are no "transfer" fees.....


Thanks Phil, kinda like B.A.R.T subway system in S.F. Bay area, I'll just hang out with some of you all ( ones that know where things are) and I'll be just fine, and won't be LOST  :D
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #45 on: February 13, 2012, 08:21:21 PM »
OK, I'm just gonna book into DCA.  Not sure why today the cost is only $10 difference.  It's too early for all those other tiny details about how to get to the hotel.  I'd forget it anyways and would only bug you all again when it gets closer.

One question though, is that an underground type rail system?  Are there other options?  Maybe it's another fear to get over.  Watched too many Charles Bronson movies growing up I guess. ;D

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #46 on: February 13, 2012, 08:25:24 PM »
OK, I'm just gonna book into DCA.  Not sure why today the cost is only $10 difference.  It's too early for all those other tiny details about how to get to the hotel.  I'd forget it anyways and would only bug you all again when it gets closer.

One question though, is that an underground type rail system?  Are there other options?  Maybe it's another fear to get over.  Watched too many Charles Bronson movies growing up I guess. ;D

Wolfie

lol......Greg just hang with hubby I me, I'm sure we can find some gay obscure watering hole to get our bearing  ;D
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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #47 on: February 13, 2012, 08:38:09 PM »
Thanks Phil.  It's been said that certain days of the week like Tuesday are good days to book flights.  Would you know about good train deals, such as Amtrak?


Jody

Hi Jody:

If you are willing to depart NYC early in the AM (I mean like 4:30 am) and depart DC at the same time then you can get round trip tix on Amtrak for $98 ---- otherwise it runs about $320 R/T to go when everyone is awake....
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Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #48 on: February 13, 2012, 08:43:55 PM »
So, is the Metro right next to the hotel.....anyone know, I'm confused  :-[

Hi Dennis:
The Metro is about 3/10ths of a mile from the Metro - a short walk or cheap taxi ride away - fare is around $2.00

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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: AMG 2012 Hotel Booking Details
« Reply #49 on: February 13, 2012, 08:53:15 PM »
OK, I'm just gonna book into DCA.  Not sure why today the cost is only $10 difference.  It's too early for all those other tiny details about how to get to the hotel.  I'd forget it anyways and would only bug you all again when it gets closer.

One question though, is that an underground type rail system?  Are there other options?  Maybe it's another fear to get over.  Watched too many Charles Bronson movies growing up I guess. ;D

Wolfie

Hi Greg:

Metro is primarily underground - but is one of the safest and cleanest subway systems around - some of the stations are absolutely awesome in design.

You could always take a bus; however, you would have to walk 7/10ths of a mile at the airport to the bus stop, then take 3 buses with another 2/10th of a mile walk at the end of the journey to the hotel.

Total travel time via bus would be about 1 hour and thirty minutes

Total travel time on Metro Rail is 10 minutes.

There is also always taxi which would run about $12 - $15 each way (depending on traffic)

The subway really is the most convenient and I actually think that once you experience it, you would fall in love with it. Most everyone takes it in D.C.
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
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