I love connecting with others in person at fun frequent flyer events, so in case you feel the same, here is some info on various events that are coming up soon! Star MegaDo 5: I wrote about this event here, but basically it is a chartered Air Canada flight from Toronto to Tuscon to San Francisco. Along the way there will be plenty of social events, an AMARC inside tour, a… Read the Rest.
I have had a blast on a few “once in a lifetime” MegaDos over the past couple of years, so I am always interested when a new one is announced. Clearly they became more than once-in-a-lifetime for me, but they are cool even if you only get to do them once. Basically you load up a ton of fun loving travel junkies in a chartered plane and fly to a… Read the Rest.
Here’s a quick and dirty round of some things floating around in the miles and points world….. Today and tomorrow through 10:59AM Eastern you can get Hilton Hotels at up to 40% off and 2,500 bonus HHonors points per stay (up to a max of 10,000 bonus points through this offer). These reservations are non-refundable and you need to register for this very limited time promotion. If you want to… Read the Rest.
On the Star MegaDo 4 we had the opportunity to stay for one night at the Park Hyatt Zurich. It was the only one of the hotels on the Do that was “optional” due to the pretty hefty price tag that came with the reservation. However, at the launch party I immediately pulled out my laptop and reserved a room on points within seconds of the date/location being announced. And… Read the Rest.
One of the major portions of the Star MegaDo 4 was getting some time face-to-face with Jeff Smisek, United’s President and CEO. I actually had met Jeff a couple of weeks prior on the inaugural United 787 Dreamliner flight from Houston to Chicago, but it was more of a “take a photo and get him to sign my boarding pass” type encounter than it was an actual sharing of information…. Read the Rest.
I had a great time on the recent Star MegaDo 4, and it is no secret that on those trips a fair amount of “swag” is given away to participants. I love getting free stuff, but I would rather share most of it with you guys as part of T-Day Giveaway #2! On this particular trip, we were given stuff primarily from Lufthansa, United, and Milepoint. Some of the main… Read the Rest.
On the last full day of the Star Alliance MegaDo I had a chance to meet with big wigs from United’s Mileage Plus program and their IT department. We met in focus groups held at United’s headquarters in downtown Chicago at the Willis Tower. The purpose of the focus groups was to get the chance to really share information with United, as well as ask questions face to face. If… Read the Rest.
It feels like years ago that I first arrived at LAX to begin the Star Alliance Mega Do 4, but in reality it was less than a week ago. It feels like so long ago, because such an enormous amount of activity and travel is packed into such a tight time frame. We went from LA to Zurich to Frankfurt to San Francisco to Houston to Chicago with hotel and… Read the Rest.
I’ve totally lost track of time/day/planet/etc, but as always, the MegaDo has been delivering some Mega-fun. I have been subbing in for MegaDo blogger, Gary Leff (AKA Mr. Fancy Pants), since he had a conflict that prevented him from going on this trip. This was a purely volunteer effort, so it has been a little tough managing having fun on the trip and sharing the “Mega Do” updates, but so… Read the Rest.
For better or worse, Star MegaDo 4 is now upon us. In case you aren’t familiar, Star MegaDo 4 will be heading from LAX to Frankfurt to Zurich to San Francisco to Houston to Chicago all within six days. That is in addition to your positioning flights to/from LAX and Chicago. Somehow I decided it was a good idea to go on the entire trip instead of just the domestic… Read the Rest.