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This week I’ll be embarking on an epic journey to London, Dallas, Seattle and Los Angeles as part of the first ever Oneworld Mega Do. The trip, which sold out within minutes of being put on sale to the public (I was able to pre-purchase since my other site TravelCreditCards.com is a sponsor of the event), is a collaboration between key Oneworld airlines, like American and British Airways, and frequent flyer legends Randy Peterson (creator of Flyertalk) and several co-founders of new frequent flyer forum Milepoint. I’ll be blogging about my experiences, but make sure to follow me on Twitter @thepointsguy for realtime updates.
Schedule of the week:
Monday 1/23: Pre-departure festivities in the lounge at JFK then fly an AA 777 in First Class to London (accruing double elite miles). I originally purchased business class on the transatlantic portion for about $2,500, but I was given the opportunity to upgrade to First Class for a $1,200 donation to the Susan B. Komen Foundation. Seemed like a no-brainer to me since it’s a great charity and AA’s First Class Flagship seats are fully-lie flat and even long enough for my 6’7″ frame as I wrote about in my review of the product last year.
Tuesday 1/24: Check-in at Hyatt Regency Churchill and attend the British Airways program at their headquarters. Evening reception at the Hyatt.
Wednesday 1/25: Fly from London to Dallas on an American Airlines 777. Meet up with the rest of the Mega Do participants, including the TPG contest winner Conor and TPG managing editor Eric who can also be followed on Twitter. 6pm Reception at the Hyatt.
Thursday 1/26: A day of activities at the American Airlines headquarters and then Mega Do participants board a chartered 757 to Seattle. Check-in at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, late evening reception with travel industry executives.
Friday 1/27: Spend the day at Boeing with some behind the scenes tours. Board the charter to Los Angeles and check in at the Hyatt Regency Century City.
Saturday 1/28: The Mega Do ends at LAX with events with Cathay Pacific and Qantas.
To say the least it should be an epic week.I look forward seeing friends old and new and Tweeting and video blogging along the way! While this premium card has one of the highest annual fees on the market, it has several valuable perks that could make it worthwhile, depending on your travel patterns. These include a $200 annual airline rebate, lounge access, free Hilton Gold status and free Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status.
While this premium card has one of the highest annual fees on the market, it has several valuable perks that could make it worthwhile, depending on your travel patterns. These include a $200 annual airline rebate, lounge access, free Hilton Gold status and free Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status.