Saxar direkt från annan sida, ni får ha överseende med att det är Engelska helt enkel. ________________________________________ As usual with my reports I'll keep the writing concise with more focus on photos. This report will contain about 300 photos from an Epic journey I did late in 2013. NOTE: Pictures have not been enhanced with filters or other effects. They are clean jpg compressed photos. Background Once a year all volunteer FT mods are invited by Internet Brands and our ever shining star Community Director to participate in a 1 day conference, or simply put Mod Do. Note that all mods put in their own money to go, but all find it worth wile as it basically becomes and excuse to travel! Personally it would be my 3rd Mod Do and I was looking forward to the travel experience and meeting old and new friends and the great folks over at IB. Fittingly there was an IHG promo called "The Big Win", which entailed various conditions for each member. In order to complete around 110K bonus IHG points (That's three free IC nights, or if on Pointsbreak 22 free nights at IHG hotels). For me this meant completing during the promo period (1st Sept to 31st Dec): Staying at three IHG brands Staying 22 nights Staying in three different cities from a specified list (Americas) Stay 1 night Complete a survey The Mod do would take place in lovely Seattle. I had been there once before on a very special and memorable trip (Picking up a 777-300 from Everett). See this Trip Report from 2012. So the idea became to do a bit of a West Coast trip and complete the three city stay requirement for the promo. The 22 nights would actually be the easy part. The finalised itinerary became clear. I had planned to start in ARN, the current home base. However, I had to drive the kids down south to my moms place(400 miles) to help Mrs Petrus with logistics as she would be competing in the south of Sweden the week I was travelling America. The drive started Sunday around 6pm, and my flight back from MMX area to ARN was at 10.30am Monday morning... Family sticks together and help each other. So the final itinerary became: MMX -ARN SK Y (737) ARN - FRA Lufthansa C (320) FRA - LAX Lufthansa F (748) LAX - PHX US F (319) PHX - SEA US F (320) SEA - YVR Hertz Dodge Charger YVR - SEA Hertz Dodge Charger SEA - LHR British Airways J 744 LHR - ARN BA Y 321 _________________________________________________________________ After 5 hours sleep, kissing my boys and mom good bye I walked the 300 yards to the bus station for the Airport Shuttle. A cab saves you 5 minutes and costs 4 times the amount. Without any luggage or carry-on to add. Lund City University Hospital. As it happens I saw the light here for the first time. Bus stop is here also. Timetable in Swedish: Bus stop view. Cemetary, somewhat morbid Monday start... No lounge access due to LH Silver these days (100 sectors in Y flex and not renewed). What to do...? You buy a rather bland and expensive breakfast at 7eleven... Charming... real classy stuff: Past security, lots of fun... Gate Area and Boarding. Those SK 737 are on par with Ryan Air... Quick flight, slept most of it. Arrival at the 80's awful Terminal 4 at ARN. Spirits lifted when I noticed that a local bus that stops near my house was 1 minute from departure. Saved me 50 dollars. Next update very soon. ARN Lounge + Lufthansa C down to FRA. Thanks for looking.