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Old 04-25-2012, 05:46 PM   #1
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How many days

How many days before the trip should we expect our box of goodies?
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:10 PM   #2
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Our boxes have usually arrived between 30-35 days before the trip begins
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:24 PM   #3
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24 days until we leave, and our box hasn't arrived. As soon as the box arrives, I'll really feel like we're going on a trip.
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:37 PM   #4
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24 days until we leave, and our box hasn't arrived. As soon as the box arrives, I'll really feel like we're going on a trip.
Did you book through a travel agent? I think the boxes go to them, and they have to forward it to you. (I could be wrong about that, but I thought I remembered reading that). I'd call your TA or ABD if you booked through them. You really should have gotten the box by now!

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Old 05-26-2012, 06:49 PM   #5
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We are about 26 days before starting the tour and we also don't have our box yet. I called and they said it will arrive next week. So much for the 30-day countdown.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:57 PM   #6
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No box yet for us either--and our official start date is June 22. I keep looking outside our front door for a UPS drop!
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:09 PM   #7
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No box yet for us either--and our official start date is June 22. I keep looking outside our front door for a UPS drop!
Our ABD is June 17 (with a pre-day on the 16th). Our box just arrived Friday (5/25). So, it should be imminent.
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:32 PM   #8
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I wonder if there is an issue with whom ever is sending the boxes this year, I have always received mine 45 days prior to the departure. Unfortunately I am not going on an ABD this year, but I am going next.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:22 PM   #9
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I wonder if there is an issue with whom ever is sending the boxes this year, I have always received mine 45 days prior to the departure. Unfortunately I am not going on an ABD this year, but I am going next.
That's right, we receive them before I start thinking about the items but not this year. I think it was sent out late for some reason.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:53 PM   #10
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Well, tomorrow will put us at 19 days, and we still don't have a box. I contacted DU, and they have contacted ABD for us.

I know that we will have backpacks in the box. What else is in there? I'm just trying to decide if it's anything that will make a difference in how/what I pack. Thanks!

(Southwest Splendors trip, if that makes a difference for what's in the box.)


ETA: Yea for Kelsie at DU! Our box was shipped today and will be here soon. (I'm not sure the TA's from DU ever rest! Kelsie looked into our issue early this morning and then updated us on the situation late this evening. Way to go, Dreams Unlimited!
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:52 PM   #11
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Still waiting for our final trip documents as well. I called a couple of weeks ago and they said they would be mailed out on May 30th. We leave 2 weeks from today. Hopefully soon, guess I will call back if I don't get anything by tomorrow.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:20 PM   #12
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Yea! It's here! It's here! It's finally here!

15 days to go!

rxtiger- What type of travel documents should I be expecting? I got an updated thing with flight times the other day. Will something else be coming?
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:38 PM   #13
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Yea! It's here! It's here! It's finally here!

15 days to go!

rxtiger- What type of travel documents should I be expecting? I got an updated thing with flight times the other day. Will something else be coming?
There are no travel documents except the updated flight information.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:15 PM   #14
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There are no travel documents except the updated flight information.
Great! Then we are ready to go!

The backpacks this time are smaller than our old ones. I think they'll work better for DD12 and myself though. DH will carry one of our older ones.

I really liked the yellow luggage handle things. I'm not thrilled with the paper version, but such is life.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:25 PM   #15
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I did receive the updated flight information, but no backpacks yet. Seems like there was another itinerary in the box last time, but I really can't remember. Did your package come via UPS?
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