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AFF Gathering #13 in SYD on 18 - 20 October 2019

Added to Calendar: 18-10-19, 19-10-19, 20-10-19

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Sydney has been chosen as the AFF Annual Gathering destination for 2019, occurring over the weekend of the 18th to 20th October. The average temperature range for October is 14.4ºC to 22.8ºC, with a relative humidity of 53%. The average rainfall is 82.2mm with 11 rainy days. It is Australia's most populous city (as of 2017).

Sydney has previously played host to an Annual Gathering, as the third city chosen in the second year. Sydney is not the first city to play host twice, with Melbourne previously taking that honour as the first (2008) and eighth (2014); and Adelaide as the second (2008) and twelfth (2018).

We are of course interested to hear your suggestions and ideas for the event, so together we can make it enjoyable for all, but with the dates locked in now, please feel free to solidify a place at the 2019 annual gathering.



  • Friday Drinks are at the Australian Heritage Hotel in a function room called the Wine Emporium and start at 18:00. You access the Wine Emporium from Gloucester Street, The Rocks.
  • Opera House tour begins at 10:15, meet at the Welcome Centre located on the Lower Concourse at least 15 minutes prior. If you haven't been there before, I suggest arriving with plenty of time to spare. There is a cloaking room at this location for any bags.
  • Saturday Dinner is at Long Chim (Corner of Pitt St & Angel Pl) from approx. 19:30. I am not aware if there is a bar available for pre-drinks, but you will need to keep track of what you drink and settle with me at the end, as they do not split drink bills, unfortunately.
  • Sunday HARS trip leaves from Central Railway Station, Bus Bay #9 (Western Forecourt Area – left after Country Trains platforms) at 08:30. There should be signage denoting "Australian Frequent Flyer" and it will be operated by Murrays with a trailer for luggage. It is important we get away on time.




Your organisers are @support behind the scenes and @Quickstatus on the ground who will be working hard to help find activities, restaurants and whatever else to make this event great!
 
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Schedule

Pre-do
Nothing planned but I believe there is a special performance of the The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Sydney.

Friday night
Drinks at The Australian Wine Emporium located at The Australian Hotel (100 Cumberland St) in the heart of The Rocks. Food and drinks will be available to purchase from a private bar.

A cost of $5 is required to be prepaid to cover the cost of reserving the space.

Saturday
Saturday morning activity is a private tour of the Sydney Opera House at 10:15. The ticket cost is $42 and will need to be prepaid. Please meet at the Welcome Centre located on the Lower Concourse at least 10 minutes prior to the tour departure time.

Please leave large bags at home where possible. Bags larger than A4 size will need to be cloaked on arrival and may be subject to a search before being cloaked. It is not possible to store suitcases or large backpacks within the Sydney Opera House cloaking facilities.

No group tours planned for the afternoon, but a Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb is recommended and there are plenty of things to do in Sydney.

Saturday night
Dinner at Long Chim (Corner Pitt Street & Angel Place) from approx 1930. The cost is $80 and prepayment required, drinks extra (similar to last year we cannot split bills so you will be provided with a pen/paper to keep track as the night goes on).

Sunday
Bus tour from Central Station (DEP 08:30) to HARS (ARR 10:00) for the day, including lunch at The Connie Cafe. On the return journey, the bus will stop at the SYD Domestic terminals (T2 & T3), before making its final stop back at Central Station. For this reason, if you are flying out on Sunday night, you can bring your bag with you to go under the bus.

Bus ticket is $55 and will need to be prepaid, while HARS* entry is $20.

*There may be scope to do additional activities at HARS for those adventurous, currently working out details.

Post-do
Dinner with anyone left behind is yet to be finalised, but after the weekend, somewhere cheap might be appropriate.
 
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UsernameDayTimeFlightAccommodationDayTimeFlight
Platinum (46)
samh00418 October1240QF521InterContinental20 October2130VA999
cove16 October2035QF582Local21 October1220QF577
cove +116 October2035QF582Local21 October1220QF577
JessicaTam18 October2110QF466Green Square20 October1900QF465
BindibuysHilton
Bindibuys +1Hilton
RooFlyer18 October1340QF1340Marriott20 October1935QF1495
Matt_0118 October1820QF764Hilton
BazziLocal
Bazzi +1Local
Mattg20 October1915QF493
Captain Halliday18 October2000QF549Novotel Sydney Central20 October1700QF540
Captain Halliday +118 October2000QF549Novotel Sydney Central20 October1700QF540
serfty18 October1600QF440ValueSuites Green Square20 October1915QF493
Doug_Westcott18 October1440QF482InterContinental21 October1030QF425
BuzzardDriveRydges North Sydney
Buzzard +1DriveRydges North Sydney
Eija18 October0725QF400Marriott20 October2205QF497
kookaburra7518 October1425QF1426Marriott20 October1930QF1495
kookaburra75 +118 October1425QF1426Marriott20 October1930QF1495
Major18 October1235VA516Marriott21 October1110VA517
Major +118 October1235VA516Marriott21 October1110VA517
Jacques Vert19 OctoberCarMarriott20 OctoberCar
Gem5619 OctoberCarMarriott20 OctoberCar
Fifa17 October2035VA540Marriott21 October1405QF862
Fifa +117 October2035VA540Marriott21 October1405QF862
Rugby
straitman19 October1625VA853Veriu Green Square20 October1900QF465
Bundy Bear18 October1755QFHilton20 October1830QF
astrosly18 OctoberAccor21 October0820QF2020
Lynda2475Local
Aeolus17 OctoberHilton20 October
ViridianneLocal
Admin
Millie
EwingLocal
CryptarcadianLocal21 October1025DL40
Jimmy124Local
oz_mark
albydLocal
Two Aussies
Zaib Naeem
Sprucegoose
CaptJCool
jchLocal
Gold (7)
OATEKLocal
juddles
Bjet
wanderer_auLocal
daft009Local
daft009 +1Local
clipped_wings
JohnK
Silver (5)
tuapekastar
drron
mrs.dr.ron
mrsterrynLocal
jeremyausLocal
 
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Event Attendance
UsernameFridaySaturdaySunday
Welcome DrinksOpera House TourLong Chim DinnerHARS Tour
**Special Guest**❌❌✅❌
samh004✅✅✅✅
JessicaTam✅✅✅✅
Doug_Westcott✅✅✅✅
Bindibuys❌✅✅❌
Bindibuys +1❌✅✅❌
RooFlyer✅✅✅✅
Kookaburra75✅✅✅❌
Kookaburra75 +1✅✅✅❌
straitman❌❌✅✅
Bundy Bear✅❌✅✅
Lynda2475✅❌✅✅
Matt_01✅✅✅❌
cove✅✅✅❌
cove +1✅✅✅❌
Eija✅❌✅❌
Aeolus✅❌✅❌
Major❌✅✅✅
Major +1❌✅✅❌
Mattg✅✅✅✅
Fifa✅❌✅✅
Fifa +1✅❌✅✅
Buzzard❌❌✅✅
Buzzard +1❌❌✅❌
astrosly✅✅❌✅
Viridianne✅❌❌❌
Captain Halliday❌✅✅❌
Captain Halliday +1❌✅✅❌
Admin❌✅✅❌
Millie❌✅✅❌
Jacques Vert❌❌✅❌
Gem56❌❌✅❌
Rugby✅❌❌❌
serfty✅❌✅✅
Ewing✅❌✅✅
Cryptarcadian✅❌✅✅
Bazzi❌❌✅❌
Bazzi +1❌❌✅❌
Jimmy124❌❌✅❌
oz_mark❌❌✅❌
albyd✅❌✅❌
Two Aussies❌❌✅❌
Zaib Naeem✅✅❌❌
Sprucegoose❌❌✅✅
CaptJCool✅✅✅✅
jch✅❌✅❌
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Username747 Premium747 Cockpit747 Wing Walk
RooFlyer✅✅
Bundy Bear✅✅
Buzzard✅
astrosly✅
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cove

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Sydney is easy for us and so far that should be good.
 

JohnK

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Would love to make one of these events. Too early to call.
 

drron

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Would love to attend another.Certainly not OS on those dates but probably will be working so at present all depends on rosters and flights.Won't know those until a month or two out.
 

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Hope to make it. Don't know how that translates to plat, gold etc.
 

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