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Westward Aviation Networking Group: Prime 2011

WingedillidanWingedillidan Registered User regular
edited July 2011 in PAX Archive
If you are like myself and still haven't purchased your airfare to Seattle, today would be a good day. Southwest (and Airtran, since SW just purchased airtran) are having a web-only sale - one way tickets are between $40-$120 depending on the distance. For me this was a great deal, as I saved over $100 over what the fare was just yesterday. (flying in from baltimore). Just wanted to pass this on:


http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/53733/southwest-airlines-southwest-airlines-40year-anniversary-sale-select-flights-from-40-one-way-for-travel-between-82311-111611


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Westward Aviation Networking Group


What it is: An attempt to group people together and the smallest amount of varying flights as possible, let it be connecting flight grouping or joining up the whole way down, you'll not have the feeling of sitting next to that sick and/or awkward person.

How: By putting up a list of flights that are recommended to go [and where to sit] and you book on them, though they are not always the cheapest; the market is just jumpy like that. Make sure to book in the desired seat area, if the airline allows selected seat booking; which most of them do.

Participation: Simple just reply with the following form:

Plane: Each of the flights will have their unique names, with the suffix PRE meaning a Wednesday flight.
Your Handle: Plus any additional +1's, 2's, etc.
Origin Town/Airport: Where you're coming/flying from.
Connection Arrival Time: If you're flying in on a unique flight and meeting up with a WANG flight, put when you arrive at the airport HERE.
Seat(s): You, and your possible traveling companions', seats.

Frequently Asked Questions:
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Who's Going:

[26] People who are TENTATIVE on going:
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[8] People who are either PENDING or ATTENDING on selected flights
Wednesday, March 24th, 2011 Departures
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Thursday, March 25th, 2011 Departures
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  • WingedillidanWingedillidan Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    *Disagree with any of these flights? Leave a reply!
    *DISCLAIMER: ALL LISTED FLIGHTS WERE SEARCHED AS ONE-WAY, YOU MAY GAIN OR LOSE COST IF YOU BOOK ROUNDTRIP OR IN A PACKAGE DEAL.


    List Last Updated: 5.22.2011 @ 9:20 PM (EST)
    The above date and the Last edit dates may not necessarily correlate. This is due to the fact that a true update of the list involves syncing flight prices to the most up-to-date status and checking for sold out flights. While the last edit could have been a simple grammar fix at a later date than the last update.

    Early Bird Pick up Group (PuG) Planes
    These flights are for those earlybirds who depart BEFORE Wednesday, August 24th and want to get a jump start on everything. Specific flights will not be posted here, but people can submit their own flights and their seating in this section; in hopes to increase PAX attendee numbers sitting around them.
    • Kansas City, MO (MCI) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      Plane: Reedtek Plane
      Flight: Frontier Flight #1717
      Departs: 2:10 PM (CST)
      Arrives: 4:05 PM (PST)
      Duration: 4 hours and 5 minutes
      Cost: $179.70
      Seats (try to book in these seats please): Rows 11-14 seats A and C

    Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
    These flights will depart [ 2 DAYS ] prior to the event and will generally arrive late in the evening, board these planes for maximum Pre-PAX community enjoyment; don't forget to book your Pre-PAX community events if you want to take advantage of them. They may get full and you may get closed out, so book 'em up as early as you can (but don't ask for them if they aren't up).
    • Atlanta, GA (ATL) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      PRE-BAWLZ PLANE
      Spoiler:

      Baltimore, MD (BWI) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      PRE-CLASSIC GAMING PLANE
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      Boston, MA (BOS) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      PRE-OTHER PAX PLANE
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      Chicago, IL (ORD) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      PRE-RAWK PLANE
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      Denver, CO (DEN) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      PRE-8-BIT PLANE
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      Houston, TX (IAH) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      PRE-LOLCAT PLANE
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      Newark, NJ (EWR) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      PRE-LINES PLANE
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      New York, NY (JFK) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      PRE-JoCo PLANE
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      Orlando, FL (MCO) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      PRE-/DANCE PLANE
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      Philadelphia, PA (PHL) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      PRE-AWESOME PLANE
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      Phoenix, AZ (PHX) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      PRE-CONSOLE GAMING PLANE
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      San Francisco, CA (SFO) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      PRE-CAKE PLANE
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      Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      PRE-PARTY PLANE
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      St. Louis, MI (STL) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      PRE-NOMNOMNOM PLANE
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    Thursday, August 25th, 2011
    These flights will depart [ 1 DAY ] prior to the event and will generally arrive in the morning or early afternoon, board these planes for minimum hotel expenditures; make sure to also check the room share thread (when it comes up) to save EVEN MORE on your trip! Enforcers generally fly earlier during this day to make Pre-PAX things and Pre-PAX community event organizers/goers should also shoot earlier, depending on which events they want to attend.
    • Atlanta, GA (ATL) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      BAWLZ PLANE
      Spoiler:

      Baltimore, MD (BWI) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      CLASSIC GAMING PLANE
      Spoiler:

      Boston, MA (BOS) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      OTHER PAX PLANE
      Spoiler:

      Chicago, IL (ORD) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      RAWK PLANE
      Spoiler:

      Denver, CO (DEN) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      8-BIT PLANE
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      Houston, TX (IAH) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      LOLCAT PLANE
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      Newark, NJ (EWR) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      LINES PLANE
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      New York, NY (JFK) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      JoCo PLANE
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      Orlando, FL (MCO) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      /DANCE PLANE
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      Philadelphia, PA (PHL) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      AWESOME PLANE
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      Phoenix, AZ (PHX) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      CONSOLE GAMING PLANE
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      San Francisco, CA (SFO) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      CAKE PLANE
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      Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      PARTY PLANE
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      St. Louis, MI (STL) -> Seattle, WA (SEA)
      NOMNOMNOM PLANE
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  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General in the treesRegistered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
    edited March 2011
    if I fly, I'll likely be out of ROC I think, so probably the same flight as you WI. I'll be participating in ONE damned travel group this year, I swear it.

  • PinkRangerPinkRanger Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I will be flying out of Colorado Springs, and then probably from Denver to Seattle, so I'm posting Denver to Seattle flights.

    Flights for 25 August
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  • LollerskateDJLollerskateDJ Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Well I'll be flying in from Knoxville, TN and having connecting flights in Houston. I haven't made my flight plans yet but will really soon.

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  • blAAAm!!!blAAAm!!! Cleveland, OhioRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I will be flying out of CLE

  • CloudwalkerCloudwalker Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Assuming I have enough money to make it, I'll be flying from Glasgow (don't imagine there'll be too many joining me there) and connecting in Philadelphia. US Airways seems to be the cheapest airline for the route.

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  • basicallygeekbasicallygeek Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Probably flying out of EWR. Whether I'll be going early for the MMT again is another question.

  • ChadTVChadTV Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Can I still reply if technically I'm Eastbound? My brother and I will be flying from Anchorage, AK on Wednesday if anyone is getting there early.

  • CreamsteakCreamsteak Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    My trip hinges on some friends wanting to go, and we would probably be flying out of St. Louis. If I went the way I traveled last time, it looks like it would cost me disproportionately more than would be reasonable.

  • _Cowsvils__Cowsvils_ Registered User
    edited March 2011
    I've actually already booked my flight on Southwest out of PHL. The wanna get away fare was way lower than anything else I could find for that same time period.

    Creamsteak, I think I might have a layover in St. Louis ^_^

  • psychopezpsychopez Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Flying out of PIT most likely, though CLE or CAK if it's cheaper enough to drive 2 hours to catch a flight (it sometimes is...) and/or to hook up with PAXers for the flight

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  • arwen_doll16_LOTRarwen_doll16_LOTR Commander Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    My boyfriend, I, and our friend will be flying out the Thursday before from Denver International Airport.
    We may have another group of my friends in tow. None of us have bought plane tickets yet though so no times.

    Hope to see some other PAXers there!

    I should go.
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  • PinkRangerPinkRanger Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    My boyfriend, I, and our friend will be flying out the Thursday before from Denver International Airport.
    We may have another group of my friends in tow. None of us have bought plane tickets yet though so no times.

    Hope to see some other PAXers there!



    If you get your flight before I do, let me know so I can try and get on the same flight. Would be cool to fly with someone going to the same area. I will be the only one from CS going, so yeah.... I'm meeting people in Seattle though.

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  • punziepunzie Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I will be flying (likely from Logan in Boston), but tend to fly too early (like the Tuesday before) to meet other PAXers on the way out...

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  • RicinRicin Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Assuming I have enough money to make it, I'll be flying from Glasgow (don't imagine there'll be too many joining me there) and connecting in Philadelphia. US Airways seems to be the cheapest airline for the route.

    I am actually flying out of Philadelphia, which day and flight are you looking at?

    Ricin

  • CloudwalkerCloudwalker Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Ricin wrote: »
    Assuming I have enough money to make it, I'll be flying from Glasgow (don't imagine there'll be too many joining me there) and connecting in Philadelphia. US Airways seems to be the cheapest airline for the route.

    I am actually flying out of Philadelphia, which day and flight are you looking at?

    Ricin

    I'd most likely be flying on the Wednesday. US Airways flight 74 from Philadelphia to Seattle, at 17.55.

    Token Scottish guy.

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  • olleeollee OhioRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    blAAAm!!! wrote: »
    I will be flying out of CLE

    I'm so sorry...

    I'm not 100% on it yet, but if i go(90%) ill be leaving out of SLC

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  • DeciusDecius Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I normally fly on Tuesday to get ready for some the Pre-PAX events. I'm actually thinking of flying in on Monday to get a day to just hang out.

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  • WingedillidanWingedillidan Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Decius wrote: »
    I normally fly on Tuesday to get ready for some the Pre-PAX events. I'm actually thinking of flying in on Monday to get a day to just hang out.

    Over-Over stuffing rooms or staying at a friend/family's place? Cause that looks like a destroyed hotel bill to me....

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  • arwen_doll16_LOTRarwen_doll16_LOTR Commander Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    PinkRanger wrote: »

    If you get your flight before I do, let me know so I can try and get on the same flight. Would be cool to fly with someone going to the same area. I will be the only one from CS going, so yeah.... I'm meeting people in Seattle though.

    Will do =) We are going to buy our flight the day we buy our passes so hopefully that will be the first day they are on sale! I think you said on another forum that this will be your first PAX as well or am I wrong?

    I should go.
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  • WingedillidanWingedillidan Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Lists and stuff created and updated... you should take a look!

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  • havok978havok978 Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Guess I'll be heading out on the CLASSIC GAMING plane from BWI that thursday

  • DurinthalDurinthal Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Scratch that, no longer applies.
    Durinthal wrote: »
    I already have my tickets through Southwest, but I can still change which flights of theirs I take.

    Planning on flying out Wednesday from either Cleveland or Columbus with one stop somewhere in the middle (currently St. Louis, but Chicago Midway and Phoenix were other options), so if anyone else is going with Southwest that day let's see if we can organize.

    Now waiting...
    @Durinthal
  • PinkRangerPinkRanger Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    PinkRanger wrote: »

    If you get your flight before I do, let me know so I can try and get on the same flight. Would be cool to fly with someone going to the same area. I will be the only one from CS going, so yeah.... I'm meeting people in Seattle though.

    Will do =) We are going to buy our flight the day we buy our passes so hopefully that will be the first day they are on sale! I think you said on another forum that this will be your first PAX as well or am I wrong?



    I plan on doing the same thing. Buying tickets when I get my pass.

    Yes this is my first PAX. I have always been a big gamer, and never really knew about conventions. I am originally from Indianapolis, and I never even knew that there was a gaming convention in Indianapolis.

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  • LollerskateDJLollerskateDJ Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Ah fuck yeah! LOLCAT plane = my connecting flight!! I can't wait to buy my travel plans this week! \o/

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  • punziepunzie Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Wow Wingedillidan! You put a lot of work into this. Definitely more than what was done last year. Kudos and thanks!

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  • basicallygeekbasicallygeek Registered User
    edited March 2011
    punzie wrote: »
    I will be flying (likely from Logan in Boston), but tend to fly too early (like the Tuesday before) to meet other PAXers on the way out...

    Exactly. Though I usually have a few on the flight home.

  • WingedillidanWingedillidan Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    punzie wrote: »
    Wow Wingedillidan! You put a lot of work into this. Definitely more than what was done last year. Kudos and thanks!

    :3, multiple posts for increased organization also helps... it was chaos trying to scroll through the end of a giant megapost of flights, who's on them, and details.

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  • ChronoHawkChronoHawk Registered User
    edited March 2011
    I'm flying out on Airtran in Boston at 6:30 am... damnit... now I wish I didn't book my flight 2 months ago X_X

    I am NOT Rider Miller!!!!

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  • stembystemby NASA Lead Internal Video Editor Houston, TxRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Not on the LOLCAT

    I will be getting off work at 9am on thursday, :zzz:, packing and flying out that night on
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  • shugaraeshugarae Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I'll be flying again this year :D no plane tickets yet, but it'll most likely be on Southwest, flying direct from Phoenix, AZ on Wednesday night before PAX. As soon as I have finalized numbers, I'll be sure to post!

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  • blAAAm!!!blAAAm!!! Cleveland, OhioRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    any possibilities of a Cleveland flight?

  • WingedillidanWingedillidan Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    blAAAm!!! wrote: »
    any possibilities of a Cleveland flight?

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the one airline that has a non-stop from CLE (Continental) is charging $474 a pop. I'll look more into this in the chance I am wrong.

    EDIT: If you fly in on Thursday, you can take United Airlines (which has Continental flights listed as well) and connect at IAH to get on the LOLCAT plane. You would pay $165 right now, it is a lot of travel time though. I'll continue looking up additional options...

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Hooray! This is back! Hells, I'm back!

    Granted I am more Northbound...coming from California...but we're all going to the same place in the end, right? RIGHT!?

    So!

    At the very least it will be me. It's all up to whether or not The Boyfriend has (a) a job and (b) if he can get time off. If there is no (a) then he will be joining. And if the employers are nice and give him (b) then he will go.

    Anywho! Precise Dates!

    Thursday, August 25th - Monday, August 29th.

    Times and flights are still up in the air (no pun intended) since I am still trying to see the pricing and if my mate is going or not.

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  • BoneriotBoneriot Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Winged, what are you or zer planning on taking?
    i'm Buffalo so i figure looking into a rochester/buff/toronto connection would be prime

  • EaliEali Registered User
    edited March 2011
    I will be booking my stuff this weekend. Flying out of Columbus, Ohio, and will provide details when I can.

  • kropotkinkropotkin Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Seeing as I'm flying in from London, I can't seem to be able to co-ordinate with any of the flights listed here. They are all in Canada, either Calgary or Vancouver. Looks like I'll have to give WANG a miss :(

  • WingedillidanWingedillidan Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Boneriot wrote: »
    Winged, what are you or zer planning on taking?
    i'm Buffalo so i figure looking into a rochester/buff/toronto connection would be prime

    Im not sure about my solid plans as of yet. I might depart from Maryland or Northern California, there is also the offchance of not making PAX at all!
    kropotkin wrote: »
    Seeing as I'm flying in from London, I can't seem to be able to co-ordinate with any of the flights listed here. They are all in Canada, either Calgary or Vancouver. Looks like I'll have to give WANG a miss :(

    Do you haz available flights from Vancouver? I still haven't setup the Canada area yet. Do you fly Air Canada or do you follow your carrier from UK or something?

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  • NeuralLinkNeuralLink Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    8bit Plane

    Handle: NeuralLink
    Origin Town/Airport: Wichita, KS
    Connection Arrival Time: 6:56am
    Seat(s): 15C

  • RicinRicin Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Ricin wrote: »
    Assuming I have enough money to make it, I'll be flying from Glasgow (don't imagine there'll be too many joining me there) and connecting in Philadelphia. US Airways seems to be the cheapest airline for the route.

    I am actually flying out of Philadelphia, which day and flight are you looking at?

    Ricin

    I'd most likely be flying on the Wednesday. US Airways flight 74 from Philadelphia to Seattle, at 17.55.

    Let me know when you book so I can get my flight, I sent you a PM.

    Ricin

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