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Old 11-26-2014, 10:36 AM
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M3 ED off to a rough start!

I can't even get out of Raleigh-Durham because my plane hasn't yet arrived from Dulles. As it now stands, I will miss my flight to Munich. We are supposed to take delivery Thanksgiving morning. :-(
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:45 AM
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That sucks. Sorry to hear that. I'm guessing since the Welt is open on Friday, you could push the delivery by a day without much issue. I would contact the ED department in NJ to have them help you facilitate that.
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:03 AM
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Are you connecting in Atlanta? or Charlotte?
Could you make it if you drove?
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:06 AM
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I just checked the flight status for the flights from RDU to MUC and here are a couple suggestions for you in terms of routings that may help you out. Your plane is stuck in New York right now so that is the issue.

The best routing i can find is to take Air Canada at 3:55 to toronto and then catch the AC flight to MUC that would get you into Munich at 10 am tomorrow morning. Those flights are wide open. This should be doable by the agent. You just may need to be a little persistant.

The second best option is that you will end up on the 9:55pm flight to Frankfurt and then connect to MUC getting in at 2:15 pm tomorrow afternoon. Not the best option, but its there.
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:06 AM
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Are you connecting in Atlanta? or Charlotte?
Could you make it if you drove?
If it's on one itinerary, driving won't help. Missing one flight cancels the whole trip. But maybe the people at the counter could rebook you direct from your connection and you could drive.
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:10 AM
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Are you connecting in Atlanta? or Charlotte?
Could you make it if you drove?
He's on United hence the plane coming from IAD (Dulles).

The worst part of this is that it is a holiday weekend and most flights are sold out within the states.

I was suprised when i looked at seat availability that Air Canada actually has the seats right now to get him there. Hence i think the best option is to request a re-route through Canada.
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:18 PM
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Bummer! Let us know how things work out. Too bad your moniker turned out to be prophetic.***55357;***56862;
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:48 PM
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Bummer. I hope things work out for you. I'm confident the folks at the Welt will work out a Friday delivery if you can get there. It's crazy how delays at a few key hubs affect the entire air traffic system.
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Old 11-26-2014, 03:43 PM
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Similar thing happened to me. There is a 10:50 pm Lufthansa flight transfer to it, you'll be at welt at 1:30 pm. Also send an email to euro delivery at welt, they'll re-arrange you schedule.
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Old 11-26-2014, 06:18 PM
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I think this just emphasizes the point that doing your delivery at the Welt on the day of arrival via plane in Europe is a bit of a risky proposition. I personally did not do it the first time, and will not do it next year and would not advise it. It's too rushed and too much stress.
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:55 PM
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I think this just emphasizes the point that doing your delivery at the Welt on the day of arrival via plane in Europe is a bit of a risky proposition. I personally did not do it the first time, and will not do it next year and would not advise it. It's too rushed and too much stress.
I fly Internationally for work **a lot** so I should know better, but after 3 consecutive ED's where I was delayed enough to miss the delivery date I now expect the unexpected, and arrive the day before (or longer if the car is coupled with a business trip in Europe).

It doesn't help the OP in this situation, but it sounds like there are enough options to allow a re-plan.
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Old 11-27-2014, 04:39 AM
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Any updates from the OP? Sorry to hear though.


Im scheduled to take delivery of my M5 Monday Morning. I step right off the plane (get my bags) and will catch the courtesy Car Service directly to The Welt. Hope I dont regret it.
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:40 AM
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I just checked the flight status for the flights from RDU to MUC and here are a couple suggestions for you in terms of routings that may help you out. Your plane is stuck in New York right now so that is the issue.

The best routing i can find is to take Air Canada at 3:55 to Toronto and then catch the AC flight to MUC that would get you into Munich at 10 am tomorrow morning. Those flights are wide open. This should be doable by the agent. You just may need to be a little persistent.
**** Updates!

Although I didn't have a chance to check this thread again, I did message my brother who works for United, and he recommended I do exactly the above. Great minds think alike? I got on the flight to Toronto and direct to Munich from there, so I only missed about 3 hours of my vacation.

The Sixt driver was right on time, helped us with our bags, and got us to the Welt quickly. It was first class all the way...from the tour, to the food at the lounge, to Rudy's vehicle familiarization. I can see why so many people do this several times.

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I got my snow tires mounted by the facility affiliated with the EDwintertires.com website. It only took them ten minutes and they used a torque wrench on the lugs.

Ready to hit the Austrian Alps tomorrow for a little snowboarding!
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Old 11-27-2014, 11:36 AM
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Great! Glad it worked out for you.Enjoy your trip.
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Old 11-27-2014, 02:01 PM
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**** Updates!

I got my snow tires mounted by the facility affiliated with the EDwintertires.com website. It only took them ten minutes and they used a torque wrench on the lugs.

Ready to hit the Austrian Alps tomorrow for a little snowboarding!
Can you post a picture of your M3 with the ED winter tire and wheels?

Thanks!
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Old 11-27-2014, 02:29 PM
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Old 11-27-2014, 03:53 PM
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Winter 18" wheels with Continental snow tires:





And it is Mineral Gray...
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Old 11-27-2014, 09:29 PM
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Looks great! Nice to see you got OEM BMW wheels with the winter tires.
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Old 11-28-2014, 02:51 AM
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:22 AM
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Love both the color and the video. Maybe the best Gray ever.
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:07 AM
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Now that makes for a Thanksgiving blessing! Congratulations on your new M3, FlyingLow78.
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:33 AM
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The weather continues to frustrate us here. We drove all the way to the Nurburgring but it was closed due to incredibly thick fog. No worries, though, lots of restaurants to try and we're off to Amsterdam tomorrow.

We also had a bit of a scare with the nav system. As we departed for the 'ring the screen was asking for a nav activation code, then it automatically rebooted. When it came back, it was stuck on the screen asking for the code. The USB stick from the Welt wasn't flashing either. I pulled the stick out while the engine was running and put it back in. After a few seconds the nav activation screen again appeared. I waited a few more seconds and it automatically transitioned to the map again. Whew...it's working fine now.

I've got over 1000 miles on the car and will be looking to get the 1200-mile service Tuesday in Bitburg if the dealer can accommodate. FUN car! I get about 22 MPG when my average speed is 86 MPH. Lots of time at 110 MPH and I've taken it once to 150+.
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:46 AM
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**** Updates!

Although I didn't have a chance to check this thread again, I did message my brother who works for United, and he recommended I do exactly the above. Great minds think alike? I got on the flight to Toronto and direct to Munich from there, so I only missed about 3 hours of my vacation.

The Sixt driver was right on time, helped us with our bags, and got us to the Welt quickly. It was first class all the way...from the tour, to the food at the lounge, to Rudy's vehicle familiarization. I can see why so many people do this several times.

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I guess so! Glad you all made it and are having a great time. The car looks awesome. Enjoy the heck out of it, which it seems like you are doing.

Makes me wish that i had order an M as opposed to the 5 series diesel. (however, keeping Mama happy is priority #1 right now).
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