Seriously, Boston and the surrounding communities have tons of hotels, and Boston's public transit system (especially the T train) is awesome. I don't think not being able to stay at a host hotel is that much of a tragedy.
I would have been here sooner, but the bus kept stopping for other people to get on it. - Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
Omaha is fair.
My reservation at the Courtyard says "individual" and the USFSA wont even tell them I exist till two to three weeks out. If you read the policy for the Courtyard, it goes on for ever having to do with slippage and teams of 100...then it says individuals can cancel 72 hours out and not have to pay anything. The last sentance for the Fairfield policy says the exact same thing...no worries. However, if you are bringing along Team Michigan, that's another story!!!!
(I thought about the Fairfield, and I am sure it is fine...but I thought I would treat myself....and be a bit closer.
BTW, I just thought I would add that "Destintion Phoenix LLC" in Scottsdale is handling the reservations for the USFSA and Mary Jane Hughes there is the person I worked with. She helped me with the cancellation policies and then when I had to arrive two days later than I thought I could (First Sunday instead of First Friday) she had no problems just changing them to the 20th of Jan, no problem. Nice person to deal with.
Last edited by CoyoteChris; 10-30-2012 at 04:10 AM.
Anyone gotten an email confirmation with seat assignments yet? My card got charged awhile ago but I did not get an email so far....
"In no way do I think I stopped commanding a spotlight. I think I travel with one." -- Johnny Weir
My credit card hasn't been charged yet. I got an email from the LOC last week that said they're still working on sending out the emails.
My credit card was charged a while ago and I haven't gotten a confirmation, either. I was getting worried but it sounds like others are experiencing the same thing. I guess the LOC is a bit backed up, which is understandable - this is a huge undertaking. Hopefully, the confirmations will come soon.
I got an email flash from Boston not to long ago where they said they were behind because it was a one person operation and they didn't realize how long it would take etc.. (Or words to that effect, since I hadn't purchased tickets I didn't pay a lot of attention to the exact wording)
There are pros and cons of not using things like Ticketmaster. Pros it may save you money. Cons are things like the delays. I would think that for most posters on here the 'Savings' were worth the 'cons'
My card wasn't charged yet, either. Considering the $ problems I'm having right now with Hurricane Sandy damage, that's a GOOD thing!
It's certainly unusual to be charged before the item you are paying for is shipped, let alone to not be given a receipt for money paid. If something happens, those who have been charged are without recourse at this point. I am sure all is well, but I wish now I had not paid the credit card. Unfortunately, it became due before things started to look odd, so it is too late to do anything about it through the credit card company.
Last edited by RobinA; 11-15-2012 at 05:34 PM.
If you are truly worried about it, contact your credit card and have them investigate. I believe that you may have up to a year to protest a charge, though, depending on your issuer.
Robin, just contact Susan Withrow, Associate director of the event, by emailing her at email@example.com and ask her if she charged your card for such and such seat. She is a great person and she will send you back an e-mail saying yes indeed she processed your request and that e-mail she sent back to you will be your peace of mind. Right now she is busy doing just about everything as well as processing tickets. I assume we will get "official notifications" when they are batched together. She is comming to Omaha to help with the Boston Booth and I look forward to meeting her as she sure took the time to help me out. You can also PM Boston2014 here but that would be slower.....