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One of the questions I get from time to time is, “What is a MegaDo?”. It is a very strange word that gets thrown around in the miles and points world from time to time, and I agree the definition isn’t intuitive. Essentially it is a big (mega) organized trip (do) that allows you to do and see travel related things you normally wouldn’t have access to. These trips often involved a chartered flight, hotel and airline sponsors, swag, food, drinks, and friends. I have been on four MegaDos including Star MegaDo 3, Star MegaDo 4, the first OneWorld MegaDo, and most recently Star MegaDo 5 (head to the official MegaDo blog for a very detailed report and great videos with the highlights of Star MegaDo 5). The Star or OneWorld designations refer to the airline alliance that is involved with the trip.
These trips are hardcore fun, and not for the faint of heart. The schedules can be pretty brutal, the price is sometimes steep, and the pace is pretty hectic. All of the trips have been different, and of course I have had personal preference toward some of the trips more than others, but they all involve some pretty cool things and some pretty great fun. Obviously I’ve quite enjoyed them if I have already been on four!
Instead trying to explain what a MegaDo is with more written words, here is a video with my explanations and some shots from the MegaDos I have been on!
Also, on these trips you usually score some swag from the sponsors. This time I have some swag to share with you guys! The swag includes:
- Gloves that will be worn by the Canadian Olympic Team in Sochi at the 2014 Olympics (courtesy of Marriott)
- Air Canada model airplane (courtesy of Air Canada)
- United Amenity Kit that includes noise cancelling ear bud headphones and iPad mini holder (courtesy of United)
- $20 in Starbucks gift card courtesy of me as you really need some caffeine to survive the real MegaDo experience
If you want all these pieces of Star MegaDo 5, then just leave a comment on this post by tomorrow (Sunday November 10th) at 11:59PM letting me know you are interested and I’ll pick a winner at random! Good luck and I hope to see you on a future MegaDo!