Oneworld Megado Stories in the AP and USA Today

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It’s already been a few weeks since the whirlwind Oneworld Megado came to an end, but stories keep coming out thanks to a few of the journalists who were along for the ride. For those of you who are interested in what goes on on one of these, both articles provide interesting insights to the activities and the participants.

The most recent appeared in the Associated Press today courtesy of writer Scott Mayerowitz, the AP Airlines Writer, and is titled: Fantasy Camp for Those Who Love To Fly. In it, Scott talks to a few of the personalities on the trip including Megado founder and organizer Tommy Danielsen. Scott also digs into the mindset of many of our fellow travelers who will do anything to earn the points and miles necessary to fly around the world in style. One of my favorite quotes, and a good characterization of what goes on: “In each row, stories were swapped of amazing meals and opulent hotels in faraway lands – all paid for with frequent flier miles. These travelers don’t just love to fly; they are obsessed with collecting frequent flier miles at the cheapest possible cost.” All in all, a great wrap-up piece on a great trip. You can follow Scott’s stories on Twitter at @GlobeTrotScott.

And in case you didn’t see it, one of the other journalists on the trip, Ben Mutzabaugh of USA Today’s “Today in the Sky” blog, also wrote a great piece last week called, Extreme Fliers: They love flying, they really, really do. Ben also talks to Tommy, who calls the Megado, “a travel junkie field trip,” as well as several other Megadoers, and discusses why this is so much more than a hobby for us. You can follow Ben on Twitter @TodayInTheSky.

So check out the stories, and I bet that when tickets go on sale for the next Megado, many of you will be anxiously poised in front of your computer ready to click that “buy” button.

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