View Full Version : *UPDATED - CONFIRMED* Anyone want to join us?

2008-02-05, 07:05 PM
So, member Nick Greed and I have booked our flights and hotel down to IAD, below are the details:

NW1406. Fri, March 21st, 2008
Depart: DTW 1:56 PM EDT
Arrive: IAD 3:27 PM EDT
Econ, 18F, 19F (we might change these)
Aircraft: DC9S (DC-9-30)

NW1409. Wed, March 26th
Depart: IAD 4:18 PM EDT
Arrive: DTW 5:59 PM EDT
Econ, 14F, 15F (We might change these)
Aircraft: DC9S (DC-9-30)

Hyatt Dulles - 2300 Dulles Corner Boulevard
Herndon, VA 20171
Check-in date: Fri, Mar 21, 2008
Check-out date: Wed, Mar 26, 2008

Great price for the flights and 5 nights at the Hyatt, $214 per person total including all taxes and fees! It will also give me an opportunity to get on the DC-9 again! (it was such a long time ago that I can't even remember it)

Again, if anyone wants to join us, feel free to. PM me if you are going to come or need any info.

It would be great to get a good sized group going!

flyboy 28
2008-02-05, 08:39 PM
I do have spring break that week. It's a very definite possibility if I can scrounge up some cash. I may even just drive down.

2008-02-05, 08:59 PM
Let me know when you guys finalize the dates. Would be cool to meet up with you guys and do some spotting. :)

-Omar S.

2008-02-05, 09:00 PM
We are planning to book right now, if Nick ever calls me back.

Got a great deal on Orbitz, couldn't beat it myself.

flight plus 5 nights at the Hayat for $219 per person. If bought externally, the flights would be $119, that means for 5 nights, the hotel is only costing us $100 extra per person.

2008-02-06, 11:39 AM
I've always wanted to do IAD...let me know dates and I'll see about joining you!

2008-02-06, 11:47 AM

Matt Molnar
2008-02-06, 01:38 PM
I don't think I'll be joining you but nice job, that's a great deal for DC.

2008-02-06, 02:42 PM
Not sure I can join you, but be sure to sit in the last few rows of the Diesel 9! You won't regret it! Though not the last two rows as they don't have windows - refer to seatguru.com.

2008-02-06, 02:53 PM
Yeah, on the way down we are in the 1st and 2nd row away from the engines (with windows)

How is the view of the first window near the engine? Is it blocked at all?

2008-02-06, 03:08 PM
Probably not totally blocked, as I recall the view looking out the window towards the back will just be into the engine, but looking forward should be of the wing & scenery.

The view should either be something like this:

or something like this:

These are thumbnails from my videos that are up on Flightlevel350.com where I was sitting also in the 1st or 2nd row in front of the engine.

2008-02-06, 03:37 PM
I take it Nick will fly up from JAX and then you will fly together from DTW?

2008-02-06, 04:21 PM
I take it Nick will fly up from JAX and then you will fly together from DTW?

No, Nick is back in Michigan.

flyboy 28
2008-02-06, 08:08 PM
At this point, I will be joining you guys. I'm going to stay with my sister and her boyfriend, who live outside Baltimore and split my time between BWI and IAD. I may only be out to IAD once or twice, as the drive is well over an hour.

2008-02-06, 08:08 PM
No, Nick is back in Michigan.

For good, or just a few weeks?

2008-02-06, 09:09 PM
No, Nick is back in Michigan.

For good, or just a few weeks?

For good. The training at ATP was great, but I was having trouble keeping up with the fast paced schedule, and when it was time for me to take my instrument check ride, I was not ready. They told me that the program was not felxable and I would not be able to take more time to study what I did not understand. So I am going to finish my training here at my local flight school that I got my PPL at. I am still going to get to the airlines, it is just going to be a longer road to get there is all.

2008-02-07, 03:04 PM
I might make it down for the day, providing I'm not in Salt Lake or have other plans. I haven't been to IAD in awhile...maybe I can turn it into some funky AA milage run. lol

Iberia A340-600
2008-02-07, 05:15 PM
I'm tentatively looking at coming down for the day on the 24th. I'll be returning from a two week trip in Chile on the morning of the 23rd so there are some hesitations about coming down due to lack of sleep and rest etc etc but I'll keep working on it.

2008-02-08, 09:08 PM
I have school and am going to ny just prior

2008-02-09, 11:48 AM
I'd love to go, but that is Easter weekend. A little too busy at work for me to get away.

stuart schechter
2008-02-12, 10:35 PM
I may be down and sharing a room, Nick, if you read this, IM me, i'll fill you in on what Matt and I have talked about.

2008-02-21, 05:03 PM
Well, it is 30 days out now, who all is going to come, thinking of coming, etc?

2008-02-21, 05:04 PM
Thinking about it...

2008-02-22, 09:21 PM
Any other takers?

stuart schechter
2008-02-23, 12:16 PM
Matt, I'm bailin' on ya. Check my post.