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Tickets Going On Sale for Star MegaDo 5 – Toronto, Tucson and San Francisco With Air Canada

by on May 20, 2013 · 6 comments

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Tickets go on sale today for the Star MegaDo 5 starting at 12:00 PM central time. MegaDo’s are events 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 MegaDo’s I have gotten to use a United Airlines pilot training simulator, flown on one of United’s 787′s (pre-grounding!), had a Q&A with Jeff Smisek, visited the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington, and even gotten to participate in flight attendant training at the American Airlines flight attendant training facilities in Dallas.

All the past events have sold out within hours (if not minutes), so if you are interested in going this time around, I’d definitely recommend buying your tickets sooner than later. Unfortunately due to scheduling, I won’t be able to join this trip, but I’m sure it will be a great time.

Tickets go on sale today fro the Star MegaDo 5

Tickets go on sale today for the Star MegaDo 5

What’s The Plan?
This October is the fifth Star Alliance MegaDo and the itinerary will have us jetting around from Toronto to Tucson and on to San Francisco on an Air Canada A321 full of Star Alliance execs, bloggers and the frequentest of frequent flyers out there.

What’s Included?
Included in the MegaDo 5 package: 7 in-flight hours on the MegaDo charter including two flights, upgraded catering and free drinks, bus transportation at all locations per the program, all meals including three evening dinner receptions, hotel points and airline miles with a campaign attached and a ton of swag.

The Ritz-Carlton Toronto.

The Ritz-Carlton Toronto.

Here’s the schedule of events to whet your appetite:

Tuesday October 22nd
6:00 PM Welcome reception @ Ritz-Carlton Toronto

Wednesday October 23rd
7:30 AM Breakfast at the host hotel
8:00 AM Registration opens
10:00 AM Buses depart to Rimowa’s factory. Tours and BBQ. See where the new exclusive MEGADO luggage is going to be made.
11:00 AM Buses from the airport to Rimowa’s factory for people arriving Wednesday morning.
6:30 PM Welcome reception hosted by Marriott Hotels at the Ritz-Carlton
Overnight @ Ritz-Carlton Toronto or Toronto Marriott Downtown

Thursday October 24th
7:30 AM Breakfast at the host hotel
9:30 AM Buses to Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) for the Air Canada events
10:30 AM Air Canada Events at YYZ
4:30 PM Buses to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel returning from the Air Canada events at YYZ
Overnight @ Ritz-Carlton Toronto or Toronto Marriott Downtown

Friday October 25th
9:30 AM Charter departs from YYZ to Tucson
11:30 AM Arrive in Tucson.
12:00 PM Buses to AMARC: 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group
2:30 PM Return to Tucson
5:30 PM Arrival in San Francisco
6:00 PM Hangar party hosted by United Airlines at SFO
8:30 PM Buses depart to designated hotel downtown San Francisco

Pricing
Prices are for the chartered flights only. You will be responsible for paying for the positioning flights to Toronto and returning from San Francisco, as well as your hotel stay in Toronto and in San Francisco if you plan on staying the last night there.

Business First — $2,799  - earns 15,00 EQM
Tommy Class Emergency Exit Row (Economy middle seat blocked — $1,999 – earns 7,500 EQM
Tommy Class (Economy middle seat blocked)— $1,799 – earns 7,500 EQM
Economy Class — $1,199, earns 2,500 EQM

MegaDo’s are always  great chance to meet fellow frequent flyers, interact with your favorite bloggers and learn more about the airlines and hotels we fly every day. I’ve had a great time on all the ones in which I’ve participated, so if you’ve been considering it, now is the time to get your ticket before it sells out.

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AKold May 20, 2013 at 5:37 am

Isn’t it on an Air Canada plane not a United one?

Robert Grunnah May 20, 2013 at 9:52 am

I don’t suppose I could have the 15,000 EQM credited to my United account, right? .. That’s about how many I’ll need to re-qualify for 1K this year, and that would probably put me first in line at noon today trying to get on this. I assume the EQM you mention is only for Air Canada?

tommy777 May 20, 2013 at 10:34 am

EQM can be posted to either UA or AC

Thomas May 20, 2013 at 2:49 pm

First off, you fail to mention you sponsor this event (and potentially reap the revenue). Second, 1200 dollars minimum just for 7 hours of flying? What a rip off. I’ll save my money and do something worth while.

thepointsguy May 20, 2013 at 4:18 pm

I don’t sponsor the event nor do i get any revenue from it. And I mention I’m not even attending

Thomas May 20, 2013 at 4:33 pm

?????? You are listed as a sponsor………

http://www.megado.com/event-booking/?ee=1

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