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Saturday Recap: Double Miles On American’s New Los Angeles Routes, Virgin Atlantic Announces Lifetime Gold Status, Uber Announces New Helicopter Service, 1500 Free Air Berlin Miles, Targeted 100% US Airways Buy Miles Bonus

July 6, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Targeted 100% US Airways Buy Miles Bonus: As a recap from earlier this week, US Airways is currently offering a targeted bonus of 100% for buying or gifting miles up to 50,000 (so 100,000 with the bonus) now through July 31, 2013. Miles are sold for $.035 […]

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Flight Review: Swiss Business Class ZRH-LAX

December 8, 2012

Although I flew Swiss business class from Zurich to San Francisco with the rest of the Star Megadoers last month, we were all  busy catching up, talking shop and taking stock of the service on the flight (and resting up for the busy week ahead!). But TPG Managing Editor Eric actually took a separate flight […]

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United CEO Jeff Smisek Q&A At Star Megado

November 21, 2012

After all the jetsetting and antics on two continents, Star Megado 4 culminated with a Q&A session with United CEO Jeff Smisek on the 99th floor of Chicago’s Willis Tower. You might recognize him from the promotional spots they screen before the safety videos on all United flights – but it turns out the guy […]

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Star Megado Quick Recap – A Trip in Photos #smd4

November 16, 2012

As the fourth Star Megado winds down to a close later today in Chicago, I thought I’d give you a quick snapshot of some of the highlights of this crazy whirlwind trip so far that’s taken me from Zurich to San Francisco to Houston and now to Chicago. I met up with the Megadoers in […]

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And the Winner of the 3rd TPG Mega Do #GreatSeatMate Contest Is…

October 16, 2012

@Hathaway78! The readers have spoken and your entry topped the online poll, Facebook likes and did pretty well in the Twittersphere as well! Congrats- we will be in touch to get your information and get you registered on the Star Mega Do 4. The winning entry: The runners up will each get 5,000 American Express […]

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Star Alliance Megado #GreatSeatMate Finalists – Vote Today!

October 15, 2012

People submitted a lot of great entries for my great seatmate giveaway for a free seat and hotels on the sold-out Star Mega Do 4, coming up in a few weeks. The competition was so fierce, it was extremely difficult to narrow the list down to the top five. However, after a ton of laughs and […]

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23 Hours Left! Win a Seat on the Sold Out Star Megado

October 13, 2012

This is your final reminder that you have until 4:00pm EST tomorrow – just 23 hours left! – to enter my great seatmate giveaway for Star Mega Do 4, coming up this November. There have only been about 20 entries so far, so if you’re passionate about flying and you are interested in coming along […]

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Reminder: Enter Contest To Be My Star Megado Seatmate

October 11, 2012

This is just a friendly reminder that you only have until 4:00pm EST on Sunday October 14, 2012, to enter my great seatmate giveaway for Star Mega Do 4, coming up this November. There haven’t been a lot of entries yet, so if you’re passionate about flying and you are interested in coming along for […]

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Photo Contest to Be My Seatmate on the Star Alliance Megado!

October 8, 2012

The fourth Star Alliance Megado is coming up in November, and even though it sold out within minutes, as a sponsor of the event I managed to snag an extra ticket for the domestic portion – and I want to take a lucky reader along with me for the ride like I’ve done in the […]

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Star Megado Domestic Portion Tickets On Sale July 9

July 4, 2012

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 […]

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Oneworld Megado Stories in the AP and USA Today

February 22, 2012

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 […]

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Oneworld Megado: The Final Day with Qantas and Cathay Pacific

February 7, 2012

After four very busy days, several flights (and a few mechanical failures), 10,794 flight miles and touring American Airlines’ and Boeing’s facilities in Dallas and Seattle respectively, it was time to wrap up the first ever Oneworld Megado in Los Angeles. Flight Path Museum In the afternoon, we all met up at the little known […]

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Oneworld Megado Day 4: Seattle and Boeing Tour: Customer Experience Center, 737 Production & Museum of Flight

February 1, 2012

Congrats to the following winners of Monday’s Mega Do Giveaway! Two one-way American Airlines Systemwide Upgrades go to Twitter follower Kati Lechner @katigirl who will use the SWUs to upgrade Chicago to Shanghai. Congrats – I’ll be in touch! The $50 AA Gift Certificate goes to commenter Snuggliestbear who is a mileage geek because “I […]

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Oneworld Megado at American Airlines and Systemwide Upgrade Giveaway

January 30, 2012

Congrats to Tom A. who won the British Airways goody bag and 13,000 Avios points! His BA redemption tip was: “Los Angeles to Honolulu: Avios: 12,500 points and $10.70.” I’ll be in touch to arrange prize delivery shortly. I already shared some of the more lighthearted moments from our day at DFW on the Oneworld Megado, but […]

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Oneworld Megado Moments

January 28, 2012

The Oneworld Megado madness continues in Los Angeles this weekend, and seatmate contest winner Conor, Eric and I have been busy in Dallas and Seattle this week hanging out with the folks at American Airlines and Boeing. We’re still in the midst of all the events, but I thought I’d share some of the lighter […]

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Oneworld Megado Day One: American Airlines JFK-LHR First Class and British Airways in London

January 25, 2012

The first ever Oneworld Megado began yesterday with a quick jaunt across the pond from JFK-LHR aboard one of American Airlines’ flagship 777-200’s. American Airlines really rolled out the red carpet for attendees making it quite possibly the best customer service I’ve ever gotten in an airport. Upon arrival I was welcomed numerous times and […]

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Follow Me on the First Oneworld Mega Do

January 23, 2012

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 […]

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Another Chance to Win a Spot on the Oneworld Mega Do

November 23, 2011

American Airlines is giving away free seats to the Oneworld Mega Do and a bunch of miles via their Video Blogger promotion. Simply create a 30-60 second video on why you should be selected (sounds a little familiar!). For full details and to enter, go to their Facebook page here. If you already have a […]

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And the Great Seatmate Winner Is…

November 21, 2011

Competition was fierce this year and the votes were razor close. In fact, as of 11:59pm EST, there were two people tied for third place, so I ended up considering four finalists for the top prize: Ethan the Magician (20%, 427 Votes) Points Rapper (17%, 363 Votes) Bad Teacher (16%, 342 Votes) The “Other” Brian […]

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The Ten Finalists for the Great Seatmate Contest Round 2 are …

November 19, 2011

Bad Teacher HighFlyer2 Ethan the Magician The “Other” Brian Points Dad Jasmine from New York PHD in Fun The ‘Stache The Points Rapper Tricia – All Party A big thank you to everyone who submitted a video! My team and I had a great time watching all the entries. Please cast your vote by 11:59pm […]

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Last Day to Enter! Win a Seat on the Oneworld Mega Do: TPG Great Seatmate Round 2

November 18, 2011

Just a friendly reminder that today is the last day to enter this contest. Submit your video by 11:59pm Eastern time! There are only a handful of entries so far, so you might as well enter- even if its just a video of your cat with subtitles! The first ever Oneworld Mega Do in January […]

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Reminder: Enter to Win a Spot on the Oneworld Mega Do

November 16, 2011

Just a friendly reminder that I’m giving away a ~$2,000 package to the OneWorld Mega Do – including a spot on the charter next to me in the exit row and hotels for 3 nights. All you need to do is make a 30 second video on why you’d be a great seatmate. See the […]

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Oneworld Mega Sold Out! Plus AAdvantage Elite Status Challenge Promo

October 27, 2011

Yesterday I wrote about the Oneworld Mega Do and urged everyone to buy tickets ASAP. Well, it opened up to the public this morning and tickets sold out in 23 minutes! So, which TPG readers are going on the trip? If you didn’t get in on this, I will be giving away a seat next […]

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Oneworld Mega Do 2012 Booking Information

October 26, 2011

Many of you first heard of the term “Mega Do” when I went on the Star Alliance Mega Do this September. In a nutshell, an airline Mega Do is a frequent flyer dream trip – chartered jets full of mileage junkies, airline geeks, travel industry big wigs and everything in between. The Star Alliance event was […]

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