I tried posting this last night from my phone and it apparently didn't post so it's late but day 7 is shortly to follow.
Accomplished a few more things today. I verified flights and need to make one more call. They have us set up for bulkhead seating on three out of four flights (not the very first). Maybe we'll get bumped to first class instead? lol
I also arranged ground transportation with Mears Transportation as listed on the host hotel's website. They offered a much more affordable deal than what AKC was recommending at just $30 roundtrip to and from the airport. So, yay! That's a load off worrying about those logistics.