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I am a huge MegaDo junkie. Seriously. I tried it once, and thought that would be my only taste of a MegaDo ever. You know, a once in a lifetime experimental type of thing. And I really liked it. So, I went again a few months later and I really, really liked it. Now I need more, so I am going on not only the domestic, but the international portion of Star MegaDo 4. That means flying from Houston, to LA, to Zurich, to San Francisco, to Houston, to Chicago, and back to Houston (all in coach) in less than a week. You can say I am a MegaDo addict. MegaDo is just a strange word for big organized trip for frequent flyer junkies.
Now I get the awesome opportunity to peddle this addiction on to the next lucky person. While the Star MegaDo is sold out (other than some possible last minute cancellations), you can win a seat next to the great Randy Peterson on the Star MegaDo for free. Not only is your seat on the domestic portion of the MegaDo provided free of charge, but you will also be provided with hotel accommodations in the domestic MegaDo cities, and $250 spending cash to use as you please. BoardingArea bloggers are not eligible to win, but you can bet I would be entering if we could as that is a great prize!
To make this even more fun, you can enter once on each participating BoardingArea blog. That gives you a total of 30 possible entries! It also gives you a great excuse to try out some of the different blogs on BoardingArea. One winner will be selected from each of the 30 blogs, and then of those 30, two grand prize winners will be randomly selected to go on the MegaDo with Randy Peterson! I don’t want the randomly selected winner from this site to go away empty handed in the event they aren’t selected as the grand prize winner, so I’ll happily provide that person with a $25 Starbucks e-gift card whether you win the grand prize or not. If a winner from this site does happen to win the grand prize seat, then I also get an iPad. Well, actually my daughter gets better iPad entertainment on future flights – I’ll probably just get to share. All future fellow passengers thank you.
I love MegaDos not only because you get to do really exciting, behind-the-scenes things you wouldn’t normally get to do, but the people that you meet are also pretty awesome! Plus, when else can you be on a chartered wide-body aircraft with an open bar?
The Star MegaDo 4 schedule (subject to change) is:
Tuesday November 13th
6:30 PM Welcome reception at a Hyatt Regency SFO sponsored and hosted by Hyatt
Program by Star Alliance partners after reception
Wednesday November 14th
7AM-8AM Breakfast is served
Morning program at SFO
1PM The FIRST Mega DO flight ever on a widebody goes SFO-IAH. The plane will be a 767-400 in the new config
Layout and facts here: https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/inflight/aircraft/767/400ER/default.aspx
6PM Arrival in Houston. Barbecue party upon arrival Sponsored by United and Milepoint
Thursday November 15th
530AM-615AM Breakfast at the Hyatt in Houston
730AM Departure from Houston to Chicago
10AM Arriving in Chicago
United hosts us in Chicago. Think the previous Continental DO’s in Houston on steroids.
7PM United hosts reception at a Hyatt Schaumburg in Chicago
Friday November 16th
7AM Breakfast at a Hyatt Schaumburg in Chicago
United Program continues and MegaDo officially ends that afternoon
Optional “Giddy Up” party Friday night for $99 (proceeds go to charity)
I really hope that you take the time to enter here and on the other sites. Just leave a comment on this post by Friday October 7th at 11:59:59 pm MT stating why you should be the recipient of the “Win a Seat With Randy Peterson” contest. You can check out the official contest rules here. A winner will be randomly selected.
It should be an amazing trip, and I would love for a Mommy Points’ reader to be a part of it! To get a better idea of why you should go on a MegaDo, read my post written just after my first MegaDo experience entitled, “Ten Reasons Why You Should Go on a MegaDo”. After you enter here, head to the blogs listed below and get your entries in their contest posts once they are available. Good luck!
- View From The Wing
- One Mile at a Time
- Loyalty Traveler
- Flying With Fish
- Marshall Jackson on Travel
- Road Warriorette
- The Wandering Aramean
- Delta Points
- Points, Miles and Martinis
- Frequent Miler
- Pearls of Travel Wisdom
- Live from a Lounge
- The Cynical Traveler
- Plane ‘n Simple
- Miles from Blighty
- Getting Status
- Rapid Travel Chai
- Hack My Trip
- Very Good Points
- Just Another Points Traveler
- New Girl in the Air
- Point Me to the Plane