Bidding is Open for the Cranky Dorkfest LAX Progressive Terminal Dinner

I mentioned before that I was trying to put together a small event in the evening right after Cranky Dorkfest on September 7. I’m pleased to report that it has come together quite nicely.

Ten of you will join me behind security on a progressive dinner through LAX starting in Terminal 7 and ending in the Bradley Terminal. United and American have planned some special surprises along the way. To make it even better, half of all net proceeds will be donated to the Flight Path Museum at LAX.

If you’ve read all the details below and are ready to bid, you can do it below or click here. Otherwise, read on below the form for details…

Here’s the current plan which is subject to change if required:

  • Terminal 7 – Arrive by 4:15pm for a visit to United’s LAX operations center followed by a drink in the United Polaris Lounge (courtesy of United)
  • Terminal 6 – An appetizer at a restaurant or lounge to be determined
  • Terminal 5 – Main course and one drink at a restaurant to be determined
  • Terminal 4 – Tour of American’s Admirals Club, Flagship Lounge, and Flagship Dining Room followed by dessert in the American Flagship Lounge conference room overlooking the ramp (courtesy of American)
  • Bradley Terminal (TBIT) – After-dinner drink at a bar to be determined

We’ll spent 1 to 1.5 hours at each stop, so it will wrap up between 10 and 11.
We will all walk together to make sure we keep everything running on time. Oh, and everything mentioned above is included in your bid. What’s not included? If you want more drinks or more food, that’s on you. If you drive, parking is extra at the regular LAX rates.

Since there are so few spots, I’m running this as an auction with half of the net proceeds going to the Flight Path Museum at LAX. Bids are open now and they start at $150, though I’m hopeful it will go up quickly from there so I can write the Flight Path a nice check.

Bidding will remain open until Wednesday, August 21 at 5pm PT. The 10 highest bids will be chosen, and at that point, a link will be sent to each winner to request payment. Payment has to be received by Monday, August 26 or the spot will be given to the next person on the list.

If you’d like to follow along and see how things stand, you can do it here. Or the current top ten is embedded below. Keep refreshing the page to see the updated list.

If you bid and see that you’ve been bumped off, you can either go back to your existing bid and revise it or you can just submit a new bid with the same email address. You can bid as many times as you’d like, but each bidder can only win one spot. No guests are allowed, so if you’re a couple, bid separately.

This is going to be one fun event. I’m looking forward to finding out who will be joining me and to seeing how much we can raise for the Flight Path. Get your bids in before 5pm PT on August 21 for your chance to join the party.

Bid now!

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11 Responses to Bidding is Open for the Cranky Dorkfest LAX Progressive Terminal Dinner

  1. Cranky, great that you pulled this together, for Saturday evening, 7 Sept., after the bus tour and the Dorkfest, at LAX.

    Too bad the Progressive Terminal Dinner event date, does not align with the Rolling Stones concert in the Rose Bowl, which is on Thursday, 22 August.

    Are you and Mrs. Cranky going to the Stones concert, in Pasadena ?

    I am guessing bid prices for your 10 guests may go sky high… like bidding on an old Porsche, or BMW, on Bring A Trailer.

    https://bringatrailer.com/

    Speaking of old Porsche’s, what does Cranky drive ??

    Maybe the ‘riff raff’ like me, can organize a Saturday night dinner event, in a local establishment around LAX, for those of us staying in town Saturday night, including ‘non revs’ who did not get on their flights home.

    Looking for suggestions of where to hold this ‘riff raff’ Plan B event, on Saturday night ??

    Peter Richards
    Boulder, CO.

    Ex Continental Airlines – DEN

    • Doug Swalen says:

      Dorkfest 2019 doesn’t align with the Sep 14 Iron Maiden concert at the Banc of California stadium either. Which is doubly unfortunate because I assume Ed Force One will be hanging out at LAX. I’m going to try to find it when I fly down (again) for the show.

      • Matthew Vickinovac says:

        Doug,
        They aren’t Ed Force One on this tour stateside. All ground transportation. Just verified with the departures from PIT after last night.

    • CF says:

      Peter – Not sure if you were trying to send this as an email or meant to post as a comment. But there is the NYC Aviation event on Saturday night which would be a great thing to attend if you’re free Sat night. Details on how to RSVP are here: http://www.nycaviation.com/2019/07/spotlax2019-right-around-corner-ready/44176

      • This was posted as a comment. Thanks for the Sat. night suggestion with the NYC Aviation group.

        They will be having dinner Sat. night at The Proud Bird, at LAX.

  2. Doug Swalen says:

    Sounds like fun, especially the United Operations tour, but I’m flying home at 7:45 so I’ll just have to settle for hanging out at the *A lounge at Bradley and then trudging down to (most likely) T8. I actually like the long walk and I’m well past getting lost in the catacombs. Plus I can order a Klatch Coffee shake at T7 which I have totally fallen in love with and hit up every time I do LAX.

    You should do that after dinner Bradley drink at the Qantas First Lounge…if you could finesse that.

  3. Question says:

    What kind of payment methods will be accepted?

  4. Bricen M says:

    Sounds like fun. It is awesome that some proceeds will go to the museum. Thanks for organizing this.

  5. Bill says:

    I am also glad that Flight Path will get some of this. The museum would be a good topic for a future column.

    The SFO museum has been the subject of articles in the past
    https://airwaysmag.com/airchive/sfo-museum-exhibits-vintage-flight-attendant-uniforms/

  6. Lynne Adelman says:

    Thank you so much for thinking of Flight Path Museum! Have a great Dorkfest Day.

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