Oneworld Mega Do 2012 Booking Information
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 my first and I was completely blown away - the amount of access the airlines and hotels gave was unprecedented - plus the perks were great too (including Hyatt Diamond status!). I was completely exhausted by the end of the week, but after I got a couple nights of sleep I was already itching to go on the next Mega Do, which will be with Oneworld January 23-28, 2012.
This time around, the same group leaders within the frequent flyer world (think Randy Petersen, the messiah founder of Flyertalk and Milepoint) have planned a show stopping event with the Oneworld alliance, including American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas. Additionally, the event will have Hyatt and Boeing components and all signs point to a memorable event. (See the full schedule below).
So how do you get in on the fun? Booking first becomes available today, October 26, 2011 at 10am central time for those who attended the launch event in October. The general public can book seats starting at 10am Central time on Thursday October 27, 2011. Ypu can always check the Mega Do site for more information.
This will book up quickly, so I highly recommend confirming your availability now and booking tickets as soon as they become available. While they aren't super-cheap, I still think they are modestly priced because it also includes admission to the events.
First Class- $1,699
Tommy Class Exit Row- $1,299 (This is the front of the economy cabin and has the middle seat blocked out a la European business class)
Tommy Class- $1,199 (This is the front of the economy cabin and has the middle seat blocked out a la European business class)
International portion JFK-LHR and LHR-DFW pricing is still TBD, but you can indicate interest when you purchase your domestic ticket.
Since my new site travelcreditcards.com is a sponsor of the event, I got to book my tickets early and test the site out and I have to say I'm impressed. There's an interactive seat map that will show who has already purchased seats, so you'll be able to see that I already bought two Tommy Class Exit Row seats. One for me and one for a seatmate (hint, hint ... there may be another contest coming!). Last time I flew first, but the party is in coach, so I'm looking forward to riding in the back of the bus this time around (though for the European portion I'll most likely spring for the discounted business class).
Monday, January 23th
Meet oneworld at JFK. Cathay Pacific, British Airways and American Airlines. Tours, etc.
The entire premium cabins have been reserved for this event. This is the FIRST ever MegaDO scheduled flight with ONLY MegaDOers in the premium cabins.
Tuesday, January 24th
[times still TBD]
British Airways program
London Reception at night
Hyatt Regency London—Churchill
Wednesday, January 25th
American Airlines/Hyatt Reception
Hyatt Regency DFW
Thursday, January 26th
A day with American Airlines, meet their senior management and get behind the scenes.
Arrival in Seattle—landing at Boeing Field.
Boeing welcomes us and treats us to dinner at Boeing Field.
Hyatt Regency Belluvue
Friday, January 27th
Boeing program (see parts of Boeing not open to the public and NEVER before experienced on a MegaDO).
Flight to Los Angeles for the next part of the program.
On arrival: Dinner with oneworld
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
Saturday, January 28th
oneworld program in LAX featuring multiple oneworld carriers.
Overall, I hope to see a bunch of TPG readers on the trip - it will definitely be one for the record books!