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Flying to PAX - Now with 50% more shirt!

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Games from The Boyfriend will be eventually announced.

    Games from The Inane Outsider will be also eventually announced.


    Okie! Since The Boyfriend is the poor one--and I LOVE to spoil him rotten--the following will be The Boyfriend's game listing.

    TWEWY
    GH: OT
    Mario Kart

    And mine!

    TWEWY
    GH: OT
    Mario Kart
    Pokemon Diamond and/or Pearl (Haven't decided which one)

    The lists are NOT final...but these are the ones FOR SURE going.

    EDIT TO ADD

    I have received the awesome CCFT shirts yesterday. The female shirts are a bit snug (even as "classic"; but it still works!)

    The Girl Who Gave Everyone the Shortest Jenga Game Ever.
  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Oh, I didn't look at the back of the t-shirt!!

    Now i understand about not wearing it to fly. Hmm...

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  • mentok1982mentok1982 I could never leave you PAX baby. BaltimoreRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Here is my info that you can add to the first post:

    Washington DC to LAX then LAX to SEA is my departure:

    Departure

    IAD (Wash DC)
    August 27th

    LAX
    Virgin America #1607 Main Cabin
    7:50 am (est) to 10:15 am (pac)

    Then from:

    LAX
    August 27

    SEA
    Virgin America #707 Main Cabin
    11:40 am (pac) to 2:10 pm (pac)



    SEA to SFO and then SFO to IAD are my return flights:


    Return Flights:

    SEA
    September 1

    SFO
    Virgin America #1733 First Class
    6:00 pm (pac) to 8:05 pm (pac)

    Then from:

    SFO
    September 1

    IAD
    Virgin America #469 First Class
    9:35 pm (pac) to 5:45 am (est)

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    For the folks who are Buttoners and are flying...here's a tip from Strife23, redhalo, lordthanda and the rest of the Button Exchange Gang.
    redhalo wrote: »
    Strife23 wrote: »
    I've tried to look for the answer this (so forgive me if I missed it) but does anyone know what the rule is about bringing a large bag of buttons on an airplane? Is this an item that would have to be checked, or can it be carry on?

    Well, airplane rules vary from airline to airline. It could certainly be a carry on, but I don't understand why you couldn't just put it in with whatever checked luggage/carry on you would be bringing.
    lordthanda wrote: »
    redhalo wrote: »
    Strife23 wrote: »
    I try not to check baggage unless absolutely necessary, they've just lost too much of my stuff over the years.

    These bags of buttons aren't that big. If you check just the buttons they will likely get lost, if you're already bringing a carry on then just stash them in that. Worse case scenario you could probably fit them into the pocket of some cargo pants.

    I believe this is what is generally called a BAD IDEA.
    If you recall, it is still illegal to travel with a pen-knife, let along 50-100 tiny stabbing instruments of death. If you try to take your buttons through carry-on, security is going to be all over your ass and will probably confiscate them.

    Possible solutions:
    • Mail them to yourself C/o whatever hotel you're staying at
    • Give them to a friend who's riding the CCST or the WCTT
    • Claim that you're an acupuncturist and you need them for your work*
    • Give in and check your luggage

    * NOTE: Not Recommended.
    Strife23 wrote: »
    I finally stopped by the airport here and talked to the TSA. 1' -1.5' buttons are not classified as an instrument of death even if you have a 100, and can be carried on or checked (they did say that depending on the TSA Agent you may be asked [forced at gun point] to check the buttons).
    But remember this only applies to people whose flight originates in the US. If you are flying into the US with buttons make sure you check with your TSA equivalent before bringing them on a plane. The TSA people here also highly suggested that you check with US Customs (contact via your local embassy) before you try and bring them into the country (they indicated that the problem isn't with the button it's with what you could be hiding in the button).

    Recap: If you’re in the US you can fly w/ buttons, if you’re not your probably better off mailing.

    The Girl Who Gave Everyone the Shortest Jenga Game Ever.
  • jonxpjonxp [E] Alumnus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    And here's my take on that:

    I don't think I'll be adding it to the OP of the flying thread because I can almost guarantee that someone (perhaps many of you) will be stopped and have your buttons thrown out with all the other "weapons" they find. Please, *please* clear this with your local TSA and try to get something in writing that is OFFICIAL and guarantees that you'll be allowed to bring them on the plane as a carry-on. When they confiscate items from you, they don't ask you to check it, they take it, save it for evidence for some amount of time, and then throw it away. Despite the hard work of Strife (and thanks for figuring that out!) TSA agents are largely on a "best judgment" basis. They don't want to get fired or end up on the news, so they almost always err on the side of caution.

    Sorry, I'm pessimistic about it because I've been through all this before. I strongly suggest packing your buttons in your checked luggage, even if it means bringing a small bag just for that.


    It's your call, but I strongly recommend against it.

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    To go along with VT and bumping the Mystery Tour...I am bumping this. Since for some odd reason this way of traveling is not a Sticky, but whatevs!

    The Girl Who Gave Everyone the Shortest Jenga Game Ever.
  • jonxpjonxp [E] Alumnus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Admins hate flight!


    Also, I suck at keeping OPs up to date. I'll do it during my conference call tomorrow.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited July 2008
    There are too many stickies already. Also it's not like you guys are arranging to fly on the same flights.

    edit: also I do really hate flying, but that doesn't affect my decision here

  • redhaloredhalo Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    There are too many stickies already. Also it's not like you guys are arranging to fly on the same flights.

    I thought that was the point of posting our schedules, to do just that.

  • kropotkinkropotkin Mr London UKRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Oh, I didn't look at the back of the t-shirt!!

    Now i understand about not wearing it to fly. Hmm...

    Yes I see your point there LPM <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" /> You can just imagine trying to get onto the flight at Heathrow with that shirt on would be close to impossible without being on the receiving end of a rubber glove going places you rather it didn't. Security officials have no sense of humour.

    Personally I'd like to see an international version of the shirt anyway with the following text on the back:

    "This person is travelling to the USA in order to sell copies of the Socialist Worker. Please tap them on the shoulder for a copy."

  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited July 2008
    redhalo wrote: »
    I thought that was the point of posting our schedules, to do just that.
    Well there's a difference in co-ordinating a head of time to take the same flight and posting your schedule to find out if you just happen to be on the same flight as somebody else.

  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    kropotkin wrote: »
    Oh, I didn't look at the back of the t-shirt!!

    Now i understand about not wearing it to fly. Hmm...

    Yes I see your point there LPM <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" /> You can just imagine trying to get onto the flight at Heathrow with that shirt on would be close to impossible without being on the receiving end of a rubber glove going places you rather it didn't. Security officials have no sense of humour.

    Personally I'd like to see an international version of the shirt anyway with the following text on the back:

    "This person is travelling to the USA in order to sell copies of the Socialist Worker. Please tap them on the shoulder for a copy."

    Followed by:

    "Or, if they have run out, please see the Big Issue salesperson outside the building for your copy"

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  • FallenEverdarkFallenEverdark Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Two Enforcers will be on these flights: (they connect in Chicago!)

    DEPARTING:
    Wednesday, August 27, 2008
    American Airlines # 4176

    Port Columbus Intl (CMH) to Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)
    Departure (CMH): August 27, 6:15 AM EDT (morning)
    Arrival (ORD): August 27, 6:25 AM CDT (morning)
    Class: Economy

    American Airlines # 1611

    Chicago O'Hare International (ORD) to Seattle/Tacoma Intl (SEA)
    Departure (ORD): August 27, 7:25 AM CDT (morning)
    Arrival (SEA): August 27, 9:40 AM PDT (morning)


    Class: Economy
    RETURNING
    Tuesday, September 2, 2008
    American Airlines # 1288

    Seattle/Tacoma Intl (SEA) to Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)
    Departure (SEA): September 2, 6:10 AM PDT (morning)
    Arrival (ORD): September 2, 11:59 AM CDT (morning)
    Class: Economy

    Tuesday, September 2, 2008
    American Airlines # 4291

    Chicago O'Hare International (ORD) to Port Columbus Intl (CMH)
    Departure (ORD): September 2, 1:10 PM CDT (afternoon)
    Arrival (CMH): September 2, 3:25 PM EDT (afternoon)


    Class: Economy


    As far as buttons go, I will be having mine shipped to another Enforcer ahead of time and will ship mine back home before I fly. It'll be easier that way. I'm doing all carry on after United lost my bag last year.

    Oh yeah, I don't recommend flying United. They're asshats.

    Feel free to add info to OP.

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  • VanderVander Registered User
    edited July 2008
    So I'll be flying Alaska Airlines there and Delta, via Express Jet, back.

    Anything I should be forewarned about or are these two airlines pretty decent?

  • MaoChanMaoChan Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Alright, keep forgetting but here is my flight info:
    Spoiler:

    Yes I know, 2 connections will be hell but hey, can't complain when the tickets were $230 roundtrip.

  • jonxpjonxp [E] Alumnus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Vander wrote: »
    So I'll be flying Alaska Airlines there and Delta, via Express Jet, back.

    Anything I should be forewarned about or are these two airlines pretty decent?

    The "Delta Connections" guys can be of wildly varying quality when it comes to service. They are the airline version of franchises...independently owned and operated, just with the Delta name. It could be just fine, and could be terrible, but you won't know till you fly with them.

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  • HaterotHaterot Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    JUST AN FYI.
    I was checking my reservations last night. My flight had been canceled and my itinerary reflected a new flight, with a new flight time.
    With all the hell the airlines are going through it is in your best interest to keep tabs on your flight reservations. Almost 20,000 flights have been canceled or re-booked.
    Keep vigilant, citizens!

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited July 2008
    How nice of them to e-mail you with that new info.

  • kingmob13kingmob13 Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Here's my flight info (flights were 260 round trip, I got them a month ago though so probably booked up by now):
    Spoiler:

    Long story short, I have hour-long layovers in Cleveland, OH Thursday night and New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty) Sunday afternoon, so let me know if anybody is stuck there at the same time...

    ps. Any hints for people riding Continental?

  • Royale Wih CheeseRoyale Wih Cheese Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    So yeah, anyone who makes it thru security at an airport, wearing that shirt, will get one (1) free drink and seven (7) internets from me. Pics or it never happened :-)

    *Drink redeemable only during PAX08, internets subject to change. Shirt is made of win and awesome. Void where inhibited.

  • WhytmageWhytmage Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Ditto Royale. If someone has pictures of themselves getting through Airport Security wearing that shirt (I suggest sending any co-fliers through first and having them take pics from the other side), I will buy them a drink also.

    Bonus drink if you get a pic of security making sure that nothing illegal is being smuggled anally...

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    Spoiler:
  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Hmm, tempting, I love a challenge (blagged me, Lewie and his dad into private press party, free bar, free food and K T Tunstall), so I might just have to buy a shirt...

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  • Pat McRotchPat McRotch Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    This includes 2 PAXers.
    Spoiler:

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  • MaoChanMaoChan Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    So yeah, anyone who makes it thru security at an airport, wearing that shirt, will get one (1) free drink and seven (7) internets from me. Pics or it never happened :-)

    *Drink redeemable only during PAX08, internets subject to change. Shirt is made of win and awesome. Void where inhibited.

    You will so owe me a drink and internets come PAX. I assume that if you are seen at the Gate to your flight, that it will count as a pic as trying to take a photo at TSA checkpoint will probably land you in jail (they get touchy about random shit like that).

  • DorkaliciousDorkalicious Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Whytmage wrote: »
    Ditto Royale. If someone has pictures of themselves getting through Airport Security wearing that shirt (I suggest sending any co-fliers through first and having them take pics from the other side), I will buy them a drink also.

    Bonus drink if you get a pic of security making sure that nothing illegal is being smuggled anally...

    ^That sounds like a bad idea.

    But, I too did not find anything cheap flying from DC to Seattle. Two tickets were about 300 a piece o_O But, checking the prices to fly out now I got a good deal.

  • WhytmageWhytmage Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    MaoChan wrote: »
    So yeah, anyone who makes it thru security at an airport, wearing that shirt, will get one (1) free drink and seven (7) internets from me. Pics or it never happened :-)

    *Drink redeemable only during PAX08, internets subject to change. Shirt is made of win and awesome. Void where inhibited.

    You will so owe me a drink and internets come PAX. I assume that if you are seen at the Gate to your flight, that it will count as a pic as trying to take a photo at TSA checkpoint will probably land you in jail (they get touchy about random shit like that).

    The problem with that is that you could have put the shirt on AFTER security.... We want proof you went through the machine with the shirt on...

    And of course it's a bad idea... I'm offering a drink to people who are getting a cavity search. I never said it was a good idea. i just offered alcohol for proof. :D

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Whytmage wrote: »
    MaoChan wrote: »
    So yeah, anyone who makes it thru security at an airport, wearing that shirt, will get one (1) free drink and seven (7) internets from me. Pics or it never happened :-)

    *Drink redeemable only during PAX08, internets subject to change. Shirt is made of win and awesome. Void where inhibited.

    You will so owe me a drink and internets come PAX. I assume that if you are seen at the Gate to your flight, that it will count as a pic as trying to take a photo at TSA checkpoint will probably land you in jail (they get touchy about random shit like that).

    The problem with that is that you could have put the shirt on AFTER security.... We want proof you went through the machine with the shirt on...

    And of course it's a bad idea... I'm offering a drink to people who are getting a cavity search. I never said it was a good idea. i just offered alcohol for proof. :D

    ...Not like I will ever do it; but if someone is going along with someone else, the person who is NOT wearing the shirt should record it--a la digital camera or camera-mobile. And the person recording should be like three or four people behind so they will have time to put away the camera or mobile. Mere suggestion. And I will give them also a drink...or something totally coolville if they are under-age.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited July 2008
    Khoo would probably be very cross with me if I didn't remind people that it's a bad idea to wear this shirt through security checkpoints at the airport, or probably at the airport at all. Seriously, don't miss your flight because you're getting anally probed by an angry TSA agent named Frank.

  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    Khoo would probably be very cross with me if I didn't remind people that it's a bad idea to wear this shirt through security checkpoints at the airport, or probably at the airport at all. Seriously, don't miss your flight because you're getting anally probed by an angry TSA agent named Frank.

    Ironically, there is a TSA at the Sacramento International named Frank...at least there was as of four years ago.

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  • ZineZine Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Departing
    AC8301 Calgary (YYC)
    Thu 28-Aug 2008
    08:55
    To
    Seattle, Seattle/Tacoma Int'l (SEA)
    Thu 28-Aug 2008
    09:28

    Return
    AC8302 Seattle, Seattle/Tacoma Int'l (SEA)
    Mon 01-Sep 2008
    10:00
    To
    Calgary (YYC)
    Mon 01-Sep 2008
    12:24


    I booked these like in Dec and it cost me 360 round trip.


    Denver to Fayetteville
    United Airlines #6074
    9:08 pm (est) to 11:58 pm (cst)

  • MaoChanMaoChan Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Don't worry I will be doing it, just need to order the shirt.

  • WhytmageWhytmage Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    Khoo would probably be very cross with me if I didn't remind people that it's a bad idea to wear this shirt through security checkpoints at the airport, or probably at the airport at all. Seriously, don't miss your flight because you're getting anally probed by an angry TSA agent named Frank.

    Moe is right. Don't miss your flight.

    I'd plan on an extra 2 hours for the anal probing (you could get away with it in one, but if you want frank to talk softly to you and have time for afterglow, I'd budget 2.).:D

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  • mare_imbriummare_imbrium I'm fine, just tired. Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I can't stand it, what did the shirt say? Every time I try to click on one of Moe's links it just shows me a blank page with "Error" in the title bar.

    Spoiler:
  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited July 2008
  • tr0tskytr0tsky Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I can't stand it, what did the shirt say? Every time I try to click on one of Moe's links it just shows me a blank page with "Error" in the title bar.

    The shirt:
    VERY SUSPICIOUS PERSON

    It is very likely the person wearing this shirt is hiding something illegal, probably in his butt. Also, there's something vibrating in his luggage. It might be a dildo, but you should check anyway.

    edit: Moe, if someone with an EBA avatar requests something, you don't ask questions, you just do it!

    tr0tsky is correct.
  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited July 2008
  • tr0tskytr0tsky Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    EBA?

    sacrilege. Elite Beat Agents.

    tr0tsky is correct.
  • BrennaCeDriaBrennaCeDria Registered User
    edited July 2008
    I was just about to ask if that's what you meant, since the only two things above it on Google are "Everything But Anchovies" and "Energy Bar Association" which, to my relief, does not seem to be a professional association for actual energy bars and/or their makers.

  • mare_imbriummare_imbrium I'm fine, just tired. Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »


    It was my problem. I switched to a different browser and that fixed it. Also, thank you to tr0tsky.

    Spoiler:
  • MaoChanMaoChan Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    tr0tsky wrote: »
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    EBA?

    sacrilege. Elite Beat Agents.

    I was confused too, I never played Elite Beat Agents, just the Japanese version.

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