After two back to back cancellations we are really confident that the next reunion will finally be held in San Antonio, TX at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel from May 2nd to the morning of May 6th. Our main event will be a western-themed Tex-Mex buffet on Thursday night, May 5th, followed by dancing to the sounds of Cactus Country. Situated on the Riverwalk's quieter end, our upscale hotel is still an easy walk or river shuttle to all the attractions that San Antonio has to offer. Our Hospitality Suite, which includes an outdoor patio, is at river level on the famed San Antonio Riverwalk (see picture below).
Group Hotel Reservations
Good News! The nightly rates have remained the same as negotiated over two year ago. Your reservation includes complimentary wireless internet, reduced valet parking of $30 per night (Self-parking is available directly across the street for $16), a 15% discount in Zocca for all attendees (excludes alcohol, gratuity, and tax) and 20% discount on In-Room Dining Orders (excludes alcohol, service charge, and taxes).
WESTIN RIVERWALK HOTEL
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420 Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78025
City Side Room - $189 per night
River Side Room - $209 per night
(18.2% tax added to all rooms)
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If you must make your reservations by telephone then please be prepared for the following and use patience during a new automated system which requires a couple of steps in order to talk to a real person. Please follow the steps below, exercise patience, and be patient with the reservation agent.
- Call Bonvoy Reservations at 1-888-627-8396
- When prompted for a Bonvoy/Marriot Reward Number say NO
- When asked whether you will take a survey say NO
- When finally connected to a reservation agent (there may be delays) then inform them that you wish to make Group Reservations using the following information:
- You are with the Flying Tigers and wish to make a group reservation that has been negotiated for us. If the agent still cannot find reference then give them the following group code: FT1FT1H
- The name of the hotel is the Westin Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas
- The nights that you wish to make your reservations.
- The type of room you want (City Side for $189 or River Side for $209)
- When you're on the same page with the reservation agent then give them your Marriot Rewards or Bonvoy number and ask them to add it to your new reservation.
If you have any problems making your reservations then email Sandy White with as much information as possible.
Cut-off date for group reservation rates is 5:00pm on Monday, April 12th, 2021
Registration will open to all members on September 1 with the release of the Fall 2021 Newsletter.
Agenda and Suggested Reunion Activities
All Dates and Times Subject To Change
Monday, May 2nd
Hospitality Suite Bar Hours (wine, beer, and soft drinks)
Monday - 3pm 6pm and 8pm to midnight
Tuesday - 3pm to 6pm and 8pm to 2am
Wednesday - 3pm to 6pm and 8pm to 2am
Thursday - 3pm to 5pm and 10pm to 2am
The Hangar Store Hours
Monday- 3pm 5pm
Tuesday - 9am to 11am and 1pm to 5pm
Wednesday - 9am to 11am and 1pm to 5pm
Thursday - 1pm to 4pm
Friday - 9am to 10am
Tuesday, May 3rd
Tiger Poker Pub Crawl - 2pm-5pm
This is a new and exciting event designed as part adventure, part Sunday social. It's a chance to stroll out on the Riverwalk and have a drink with friends in fun places! We will play Five-card Poker with the first and last cards dealt in the Hospitality Suite and also at three fun bars in between. All participants will be given clues to navigate to each of the respective bars where a Tiger will issue your next poker card. Oh, did I mention that each person ante's up with $10 at the start and best poker hand wins the pot! Official rules will be included in the December 1 Newsletter.
Wednesday, May 4th
Golf Tournament - 9am
Robert Carona will make reservations for 16 players to tee off at 9am at the Willow Springs Golf Course, approximately 4 miles from the hotel. Details on transportation are still being finalized. More information will be forthcoming in the December 1 Newsletter.
Flight Attendant Get Together - 11am
Debbie Rickman Martinez and Annette Lusk are still hoping to plan a flight attendant gathering on the patio of Casa Rio's, a 5 minute walk from the Westin. Directions and more details will be available at the check-in desk.
As a more informal group event, everyone will be encouraged to meet at The Pearl for dinner, drinks, and a good time at the restaurants of their choice on Wednesday night. Participants are responsible for their own transportation and for arranging their own dinner reservations. Discounts are currently trying to be obtained. Four Go Rio river shuttles will hopefully be chartered for those wanting to purchase seats on the 55 minutes one-way trip up the San Antonio River. Currently we are unable to enter into a contact with Go Rio due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The repurposed Pearl Brewery is located only 2 miles north of the Westin and provides a unique experience as a top culinary and cultural destination. The mixed-use space features retail, dining, picturesque green spaces, a riverside amphitheater, and the third campus of The Culinary Institute of America. As a former brewery operating from 1883 to 2001, Pearl reflects a vivid past while embracing the future with environmentally sustainable buildings mixed with historic architecture. At it's heart is the Hotel Emma, supposedly the only five-star hotel in Texas. More information can be found by visiting https://atpearl.com/about
Thursday, May 5th
10am Business Meeting in Navarro Room
11am We're hoping that Bob Tymczyszyn will still speak to us about his adventure flying one of fifteen DC-3s that crossed the North Atlantic in 2019 to honor veterans during the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift.
2:30pm Line Dance Instruction in the Camino Real Room
3pm Open Mic in the Hospitality Suite
5pm Portrait pictures by Eliot Shulman
6pm Cocktail Reception - Cash Bar
7pm Tex-Mex Buffet in the Navarro Ballroom
8pm Entertainment and dancing begin.
Music for our dance will be provided by the Cactus Country Band, starring fiddle player Regina Matthews.
Suggested dress for the night is Texas casual -- denim and diamonds, leather and lace, boots and belts, just come have some fun and cowboy up as much as you can.
Friday, May 6th
9am-10am Hangar is open for that last chance to get your FTL merchandise.
There are no other group activities planned for this day.
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