Yesterday I wrote about how I was hoping to have a mini meet-up at LAX either today or tomorrow — I appreciate all the interest (and I guess we need to do these in other places as well!), and promised I’d share an update ASAP.
Based on the responses, it seems like most people are available tonight, so let’s move forward with that. I’m so appreciative of how flexible you guys have been with this. I realize the last minute and Monday night nature of this isn’t ideal.
So let’s plan to meet at the field outside of In-N-Out on Sepulveda at around 9PM for some plane spotting. There’s usually a good amount of parking there, and it’s easy to find — there are usually tons of plane spotters there. From there folks can walk over to grab some food to-go if they want, and we’ll just keep it very casual.
To manage expectations as much as possible:
- This will be really informal, and my goal is for OMAAT readers to meet one another, in addition to me wanting to meet you guys and thank you for reading
- I know 9PM is late, at least for me; I’m a morning person and have been up since 3AM PT since I just flew in from the East Coast and am still on that time, so if I’m yawning tonight it’s not because I’m not enjoying talking to you guys
- I pride myself in being a punctual person, though the logistical challenge here is that we’re filming something on a plane parked at LAX this evening, and we have a very specific time we’re able to do that; I’m told that should be wrapped up by 8:30PM
It kills me to be late to anything, so please don’t hate me if I’m a few minutes late. I’ll do everything I can to be there by 9PM (hopefully earlier), and appreciate the patience.
There will be a couple of people joining me for something I’m filming (like I said, I’m trying to highlight there’s a big community of people who are avgeeks/into points & miles, and it’s not just me).
To be honest I’m not fully sure of the logistics of what they’re hoping to film and what they aren’t. They might be interviewing people, and of course you can choose whether or not you’d like to participate in that. But mainly I’m just looking forward to meeting you guys.
Please comment below if you think you’ll be able to make it. If this goes well I might try to do another one tomorrow during the day once my schedule is finalized.
I look forward to hopefully meeting some of you!