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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 megado.com. 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. 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.
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.