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Fly on a Chartered Plane in Europe from $999 on Star MegaDo 8!

If you love travel, airports, airplanes, insider access to airline and hotel executives, having a great time, and meeting lots of like minded people then you want to keep reading and seriously consider embarking on a one-of-a-kind trip that goes on sale tomorrow. This trip starts on September 19th and it will take you on a chartered plane from Vienna to Brussels to Palma de Mallorca. Along the way you get to visit the Austrian Airlines operation center, celebrate the 20th…

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Join Upcoming Frequent Flyer Flights: Inaugural 787 Flights, MegaDos, and More!

Most of you probably got into the “miles and points” world just to save money on travel, so did I.  However, as you may or may not know, there is a whole community of miles, points, and travel junkies that meets up and does things in “the real world”, too.  You may have no time or interest in that, and I totally understand.  However, if you are interested in taking your online hobby out for a spin with real people,…

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Did You Win My Star MegaDo 5 Swag?

Thanks to everyone who entered to win the swag from Star MegaDo 5!  If you aren’t sure what a MegaDo is, then check out this post. It was a fun trip, so I’m more than happy to share a small piece of it with one of you who couldn’t make it. The randomly selected winner was #118 Alisa says: I’d like to win something…for once! I would love to do a Megado and hopefully I’ll be able to do it…

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What is a MegaDo?

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,…

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Mega-Revamp of the Star MegaDo 5 – Cheaper and Better

Tickets to Star MegaDo 5 went on sale a few weeks ago.  I bought one along with many others, but the event was pricier than previous events, and some folks thought the offerings weren’t quite as exciting as some previous MegaDos (MegaDo just means big organized frequent flyer event).  The good news is that the organizers listened and did some work to make Star MegaDo 5 cheaper and better.  There aren’t a ton of seats left, but there are some. …

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Upcoming Frequent Flyer Events!

I love connecting with others in person at fun frequent flyer events, so in case you feel the same, here is some info on various events that are coming up soon! Star MegaDo 5: I wrote about this event here, but basically it is a chartered Air Canada flight from Toronto to Tuscon to San Francisco.  Along the way there will be plenty of social events, an AMARC inside tour, a Rimowa luggage factory tour, program with Air Canada, a hanger…

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Star MegaDo 5 Details Announced – Air Canada, Marriott, and More!

I have had a blast on a few “once in a lifetime” MegaDos over the past couple of years, so I am always interested when a new one is announced.  Clearly they became more than once-in-a-lifetime for me, but they are cool even if you only get to do them once.  Basically you load up a ton of fun loving travel junkies in a chartered plane and fly to a couple different cities to do some “behind the scenes” things…

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Mini Points: HHonors 24 Hour Deal, Dreamliner Grounding, Priority Club Changes, and More!

Here’s a quick and dirty round of some things floating around in the miles and points world….. Today and tomorrow through 10:59AM Eastern you can get Hilton Hotels at up to 40% off and 2,500 bonus HHonors points per stay (up to a max of 10,000 bonus points through this offer).  These reservations are non-refundable and you need to register for this very limited time promotion.  If you want to read a full write-up of this offer, head to Deals…

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Review: Park Hyatt Zurich and a Few Hours in Switzerland

On the Star MegaDo 4 we had the opportunity to stay for one night at the Park Hyatt Zurich. It was the only one of the hotels on the Do that was “optional” due to the pretty hefty price tag that came with the reservation. However, at the launch party I immediately pulled out my laptop and reserved a room on points within seconds of the date/location being announced. And then I passed my computer around to others who did…

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Face to Face with United CEO Jeff Smisek

One of the major portions of the Star MegaDo 4 was getting some time face-to-face with Jeff Smisek, United’s President and CEO. I actually had met Jeff a couple of weeks prior on the inaugural United 787 Dreamliner flight from Houston to Chicago, but it was more of a “take a photo and get him to sign my boarding pass” type encounter than it was an actual sharing of information. On the last day of the MegaDo we had the…

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