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 Carpool From Louisville
Ladyhawk Baggins
Posted: Aug 1 2008, 09:35 PM


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My plans, at this point, are to fly into Louisville on Wed 24 Sept (arriving about 3:30pm) and out on Mon 29 Sept (departing about 1245pm), on Southwest Airlines. I found a shuttle service that travels between Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati, and I'm considering using it. Feedback would be appreciated one way or another. I looked into flying another airline, but with all the changes coming up, I'm leery. Flights I considered two months ago no longer exist. Someone I know works for US Airways and advised me to wait as they are cutting a bunch of flights. :o And so begins the final planning, or at least the most expensive. :rolleyes: :lol:
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dora_took
Posted: Aug 2 2008, 02:00 AM


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I understand how you feel! I'm coming in on Delta - and I don't like Delta (aside from the fact that they are constantly rearranging their flight plans on me, they've also decided to charge whopping amounts for a second suitcase!).

But I don't think the guys are starting up the shuttle service from the Lexington airport until Thursday - there isn't one ordinarily, ALEP is creating one itself.

Is anyone else driving in on Wed that could pick up Ladyhawk??

-Dora Took :hobbit lass: :sewing:
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Ladyhawk Baggins
Posted: Aug 3 2008, 12:10 AM


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Thanks, Dora! Hearing your "woes" about changing flight plans got me thinking about other possibilities. Delta actually has a red eye flight that would get me into LEX at 845 on Thurs morning. Then I could take whatever was arranged for Thurs. That might be easier for everyone. (Not easy getting there from here, but I know it will be worth it!)
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dora_took
Posted: Aug 3 2008, 03:03 AM


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If you can handle it, it might be easier! They haven't worked out a schedule yet for the shuttle, but they will announce something when they're ready.

To be fair to Delta, I finally wrote down all 3 travel itineraries :blink: to compare the changes. Mind you the last change arrived only 1 minute after the second change! But in reality, all that's happened (at this point) is that I will leave 10 min earlier and get in maybe 6 minutes earlier, and my direct flight in now changes in Cincinnati. that's really it. I can live with that. I just remember my first trip to Dragon*Con on Delta when they rescheduled me onto a flight a few hours later than we wanted to arrive! Oh I kicked a lot of fuss on that one, they got something worked out <_< . But I'm not happy about the luggage situation, I'm going to have to look into to possibly mailing a box of things - costuming takes up so much room! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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gandalf the grey
Posted: Aug 3 2008, 03:57 AM


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The shuttle schedule we have thus far is on the Venue page of the site:

:Palantir: http://www.alongexpectedparty.org/venue%20page.htm

The first shuttle bus arrives at 11:00 am Thur. morning.

:map: The shuttle will then take you from the airport, out of Lexingshire, through the desolation of the dragon, down into the misty valley, across the Anduin, past the goblin caves, up into the Shire and finally into Hobbiton itself. Quite a merry journey.

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Ashlyn
Posted: Aug 3 2008, 05:29 PM


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Where would the shuttle service you're talking about drop you off, the airport, hotel, or elsewhere. I'll be driving up on Wednesday, and could drive on up and get you. :cart:

PM me if you're interested.
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Ladyhawk Baggins
Posted: Aug 5 2008, 12:05 AM


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:cart: Thank you, Ashlyn! An unexpected adventure (from Nashville) to add to the fun!
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Elf Friend
Posted: Aug 6 2008, 07:15 PM


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Does anyone know if there is a charge for use of the shuttle?

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dora_took
Posted: Aug 6 2008, 08:32 PM


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ya gotta understand - there is no regular shuttle between SV and anywhere - let alone the airport. The 'shuttle' in this case is one of the staff driving back and forth to pick people up and get them there (and back again :lol: ) since there is no other way short of a really expensive cab or renting a car :blink: . I imagine you'll find them by looking for someone holding an ALEP sign, somewhere in an obvious place like maybe around baggage.

that's why there isn't one from Louisville ;)


-Dora Took :hobbit lass: :sewing:
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Frodo
Posted: Aug 6 2008, 10:27 PM


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QUOTE (Elf Friend @ Aug 6 2008, 03:15 PM)
Does anyone know if there is a charge for use of the shuttle?

Elf Friend

There is no charge for the shuttle. On Wednesday it will probably be one of us doing the shuttling, but for Thursday we have hired a bus. There should be an ALEP sign in the window.
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