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A Mega Do is an event set up by frequent flyers and the airlines, where we charter a jet and fly around to different cities and the airlines/hotels set up really interesting events that provide access to places few people ever get to see. On past Mega Dos I have gotten to use a United Airlines pilot training simulator, toured the Frankfurt LSG SkyChef facility and even gotten to participate in flight attendant training at the American Airlines flight attendant training facility.

The next Star Alliance Megado (#4) will be taking place this November, and per the official blog, ticket booking will begin Monday, July 9th at 10 am Eastern (9am Central, 8am Mountain, 7am Pacific) at Tickets will go very quickly (likely in minutes), so decide now if you want to join in the festivities. I’ll be there as a sponsor of the event and will most likely run another seatmate giveaway, but those contests are fierce so if you want to go I’d recommend securing a ticket. Not only is it an amazing event with great access to airline and hotel executives (and favorite bloggers)- but it’s a good way to rack up elite miles, get lots of giveaways and party!

Here is a breakdown of the seat categories and pricing for the domestic portion from November 13-17: 

  • BusinessFirst — each $1,999 USD total.
  • Tommy Class — each $1,599 total (extra legroom and no one next to you).
  • Economy Plus — each $1,249 total.
  • Economy Class — each $999 total.

The flight distance (San Francisco – Houston – Chicago) totals 2,650 miles participants accrue more than that in a United MileagePlus account (note: United MileagePlus is the only program offering mileage credit for the charter).

Economy — 5,000 PQM/RDM
Tommy Class and Economy Plus — 7,500 PQM/RDM
Business First — 15,000 PQM/RDM

You can see the rest of the schedule of events here. More details to come.

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.

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More Things to Know
  • Receive 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases. Terms and limitations apply.
  • No matter where you're traveling, when you use your Premier Rewards Gold Card there are no foreign transaction fees from American Express.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 a year in baggage fees and more at one airline.
  • Get a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges, plus a room upgrade upon arrival, if available with The Hotel Collection at Terms apply.
  • There is a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $195.
  • Terms and limitations apply. See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195.
Balance Transfer Fee
See Terms
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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