London: Mini Meetup Next Thursday May 10th

London: Mini Meetup Next Thursday May 10th

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Update: We have a booking at Camino Kings Cross for 5PM. It will be a very casual standing-room setup, with space for ~30 people. Since it seems like people will be arriving and departing at different times, hopefully that’s enough room. Setup will be order at the bar, pay as you go or run your own tab if desired, etc.

James will be there by 5, I will be there as soon as I drop my bags at my hotel. We both look like our pictures, except I have pinkish hair right now.

See you tomorrow!


I’ll be in London next weekend for Frequent Traveler University, and as James lives there now the timing was perfect for me to arrive a day early so we could meet face-to-face.

As we were making Thursday dinner plans, we thought it would be nice to grab a drink beforehand, which then evolved into seeing who else would like to discuss miles and points over a beverage, so here we are.

This is very last-minute, and is going to be very casual, so if you are interested in meeting up near King’s Cross on Thursday evening between 5ish and 7ish, please comment below (using a valid email address).

Along those lines, if you’re familiar with a place that could comfortably accommodate a decent-sized group without requiring deposits, minimums, a single tab, or other formal arrangements, please share! We do have a cocktail bar in mind, but the viability of that space depends on how many people might be joining.

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This is not where we’re going, this is in Melbourne, and probably wouldn’t be ideal for this situation, but I think you get the idea

We mainly want to keep this as informal as possible, especially since we’re doing this on short notice and I’ll have just flown in, but also because that makes for better conversations. Once we know how many people to expect we can choose a spot, and I’ll update the post and send out an email.

Also, if you’ll be in London next weekend and would like to attend FTU, tickets are still available for £149 using code UKFTU100. I’ll be speaking about aspirational travel, award booking adventures, participating in an AMA, and joining a general panel, and there are other great sessions as well.

And if neither works out, hopefully we’ll catch you next time!

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  1. James Diamond

    It was lovely to meet you many of you this evening - thank you for coming!

  2. Tiffany OMAAT

    Hey folks, sorry for the delay, but with all the interest it took a bit longer to confirm a space.

    We have a booking at Camino Kings Cross (http://camino.uk.com/location/kings-cross/) for 5PM. It will be a very casual standing-room setup, with space for ~30 people. Since it seems like people will be arriving and departing at different times, hopefully that's enough room. Setup will be order at the bar, run your own tab if desired, etc.

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    Hey folks, sorry for the delay, but with all the interest it took a bit longer to confirm a space.

    We have a booking at Camino Kings Cross (http://camino.uk.com/location/kings-cross/) for 5PM. It will be a very casual standing-room setup, with space for ~30 people. Since it seems like people will be arriving and departing at different times, hopefully that's enough room. Setup will be order at the bar, run your own tab if desired, etc.

    James will be there by 5, I will be there as soon as I drop my bags at my hotel. We both look like our pictures, except I have pinkish hair right now.

    See you tomorrow!

  3. Mirp New Member

    Is this happening?

    I realize that Tiffany is probably on a plane but trying to plan my Thursday.

  4. Kirk Waiyasil Guest

    Yes me, I work in the area

  5. ldnldnldn Guest

    I'd be interested, if there's still room.

  6. Daniel Guest

    Booking office is a great space! Would love to meet you all there.

  7. Phil Guest

    I'd be interested in attending. Just a thought though - does it have to be at Kings Cross? We could keep with the aviation theme, and visit the Virgin Atlantic bar at the O2. It's unlikely to be busy on a Thursday night, so we may even get the place to ourselves!

    https://www.ny-lon.london/

  8. Kerry Gold

    Hi Tiffany,

    I’m London-based and would love to meet you guys and some of the other readers. Will do my best to make it along (on the early side) to say hi.

    The Lighterman is a good venue, as many have suggested. Alternatively the largest and most dramatic hotel bar around there is the Booking Office at the Renaissance St Pancras Hotel - very cool space.

  9. Mark S New Member

    Interested! Unclear whether I will be in London on Thursday but if I am, I will attend.

  10. Rezzadogs Guest

    Happy to join you for a drink.

  11. David Guest

    Hi, I would be interested in joining as well depending on how big the group is. Cheers

  12. Matt Guest

    I would definitely be up for meeting

  13. Howard New Member

    I am in London next Thursday and would love to attend

  14. Sid Guest

    I'm in London next week so this is great timing :) count me in.

  15. Myles Guest

    Oh no, the 10 of May..I am leaving London on the 9th for AUS! Sad, I am missing it..I do want to meet Tiffany and James..the question if they do want to meet me??

  16. Remi Akano New Member

    Will try to make it work.

  17. Manson T. New Member

    Really hope this works out! Perfect timing too because I’m leaving London a few days afterward.

  18. Evan Guest

    I'll be in Spain but Tiffany I think you guys should definitely look at the Lighterman as suggested above - especially as the weather is likely to be ok.

  19. ML Anton Guest

    Hope this comes together, I'll definitely pop in.

  20. James H Guest

    I live very near to there and read this site most days. I’d love to come if I can make it.

  21. Redkitty Guest

    hiya, would love to join the London meetup as I started with OMAAT for my journey on aspirational travels. Plus Tiffany, you crack me all the time.

  22. schar Guest

    We need to make this a regular thing in different cities around the world!!! :D

  23. Adrian Guest

    Second vote for the Lighterman. the outdoor area is fantastic

  24. Jordan Guest

    Yes!! OMAAT is pretty much burned into my screen at work, I’m sure my boss will be thrilled to hear I’m ducking out to head across town.

  25. Alan Guest

    I live close to Kings Cross so this would be a fun thing to attend

  26. Chris Guest

    Great idea! I’m London based so please do send me the details and I will try my best to make it.

  27. michael New Member

    I'll be flying into LHR Thursday afternoon for my 3 free nights at the Savoy. Thank you Fairmont Visa. Hope to get a invite.

    1. Tiffany OMAAT

      @ michael -- Hah, it's not intended to be invite-only, more of a straw-pull, but I'm a bit surprised at the response!

  28. Dan Guest

    Yes, I’ll be in town and would love to join.

  29. Tim S Guest

    Hi. Living in London and interested.

  30. James Guest

    would love to pop by that day!

  31. Ethan Nemeth New Member

    I’d love to meet everyone from the blog! I’ve read OMAAT for as long as I can remember and if there’s every an opertunity where all members come together, I’d love to be there (:!

  32. Chucky New Member

    An intriguing offer. Would love to meet some of the team (although not sure I can get there from the office much before 7pm). But I'll try my best.

  33. Mike Guest

    Hi, yes would like to come.

  34. Ryan Guest

    Finally living in London has its perks

    I’d love to come and would be happy to arrange a venue!

    1. Tiffany OMAAT

      @ Ryan -- That would actually be fabulous! Sending you an email now!

  35. Will M New Member

    Sounds great. I will be there

  36. Henry Guest

    yes please - it would be great to meet you all

  37. Andrew Guest

    i work in kings cross so would love to join!

  38. JDS Guest

    Hello

    I work in London, I’d love to come along!

    J

  39. Andy Diamond

    Great idea, I'd love to come, but unfortunately I an't make it as I'm in the Middle East for business.

  40. Ethan Nemeth New Member

    I've read your blog for years and would love to meet! I live in Detroit but believe I could make the trip work for next Thursday.

    1. Tiffany OMAAT

      @ Ethan Nemeth -- Hah, that's very sweet, but please keep in mind it'll just be James and I, not Ben ;)

  41. AJ Guest

    I'll be in London next week, please send me the details!

  42. Andrew Guest

    backtrack....misread that! my bad! <3

  43. Andrew Guest

    you want us to leave our email addresses in comments?.....think about that

    1. Tiffany OMAAT

      @ Andrew -- Oh gosh, please don't! We can see the email addresses on the backend :)

  44. Cobi A New Member

    Hi Tiffany, I'm on the team over at JuicyMiles and would be happy to meet up. Just let me know.

  45. Izz Member

    Yes we do need a NYC OMAAT meetup with Lucky and crew.

  46. Mitch Cumstein Gold

    Boy, this just screams the Lighterman.

  47. James McCarthy Guest

    I live in London and would love to come along. The hotel bars round there aren't that big, so depends on how many people. A fee good pubs are nearby which could be a better option and probably a bit cheaper on the bar bill...

  48. Kilburnflyer Guest

    I'm based in London and would love to meet up with you fellow points/aviation enthusiasts, give me a shout once you know what the plan is :)

  49. Serge Member

    Omg so sad. I’ll be in London Friday! Miss you all from San Francisco by a day!

  50. Mirp New Member

    I will be in London and interested in meeting up.

  51. Al Member

    We gotta get an NYC OMAAT meet up!

  52. Charles303 Guest

    Won't be in London then, but on May 17-19 to pick up my items from the Heathrow Auction. So if James is free to say hi then... would love to.

  53. William Perugini Guest

    What a pity I'll not be in London, as I live just in King's Cross area! Have fun guys, and if you'd tell what you mean by "decent-seized" I may be able to help :-)

    1. Tiffany OMAAT

      @ William Perugini -- Sounds like anywhere from 20 to 50, so a flexible space is ideal.

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James Diamond

It was lovely to meet you many of you this evening - thank you for coming!

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Tiffany OMAAT

Hey folks, sorry for the delay, but with all the interest it took a bit longer to confirm a space. We have a booking at Camino Kings Cross (http://camino.uk.com/location/kings-cross/) for 5PM. It will be a very casual standing-room setup, with space for ~30 people. Since it seems like people will be arriving and departing at different times, hopefully that's enough room. Setup will be order at the bar, run your own tab if desired, etc. James will be there by 5, I will be there as soon as I drop my bags at my hotel. We both look like our pictures, except I have pinkish hair right now. See you tomorrow!

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Mirp New Member

Is this happening? I realize that Tiffany is probably on a plane but trying to plan my Thursday.

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