MegaDO

Use Your Starpoints For The Ultimate Travel Geek Experience

If you’re a member of the Starwood Preferred Guest program, you’ve probably heard of SPG Moments.  They’re SPG’s way of allowing you to redeem your Starpoints for things that are decidedly not travel. Tickets to sporting events, shows and access to special dinners are just some of the SPG Moments that Starwood features on an annual basis.  I’ve actually redeemed Starpoints for an SPG Moment, though it was mostly for me wife.  She got a semi-private tennis lesson with Andre Agassi at the US Open a few years ago and […]

The Ultimate Aviation Geek Event Is Back

If you’re an aviation geek (or even an aspiring geek) the ultimate travel adventure is about to go on sale again. Tickets for StarMegaDO 7 will go on sale today. The schedule will take you to Airbus’ private airport for a tour, with stops in Mykonos and Athens along the way as well. Find out more….

MegaDO! The Next Great Adventure In The Air Goes On Sale Today!

The next MegaDO goes on sale in just a few hours.  It features the Star Alliance again, as well as some pretty cool experiences. What’s a MegaDO, you ask?  You can read about some of my previous MegaDO fun here.  And, also here. And, see some awesome and funny pics here. It’s every aviation geek’s dream, and the chance to get on the next Star Alliance MegaDO is today at 1pm EST.  Here’s what you can look forward to if you’re lucky enough to score a ticket: An up close […]

AWESOME BBQ! Need a Ticket To Austin MegaDO?

Do you love BBQ?  The occasional bar crawl?  Ever tried out Hecklevision?  I can’t even tell you how much fun I had at last year’s Austin MegaDO.  And, now I have an extra ticket.  So, if you missed out on registering for the event, I’ve got a chance for you to win one.  There’s BBQ, movies, bar crawls, and a brunch.  Did I mention BBQ?  And, they do some awesome fundraising as well.  You can follow the discussion about the event here.  The event has been sold out since it […]

StarMegaDO5! The Awesome Experience For Aviation Enthusiasts Gets Even Better!

Are you an aviation/travel enthusiast?  Have you been on a MegaDO?  If the answers to these questions are yes and no, respectively, what are you waiting for? There’s a ton of information about StarMegaDO5 on Milepoint, but here’s a few quick tidbits: The MegaDO is a brain child of Tommy777 who is crazy and skilled enough to pull off something this nuts. Essentially, Tommy signs a contract with an airline to charter an airplane to fly to interesting places and do cool things.  That means he’s taking on over $100,000 […]

StarMegaDO4: Getting Things Started In The US, Hyatt Regency SFO

StarMegaDO4:  Getting Under Way StarMegaDO4: Sheraton Gateway LAX Review StarMegaDO4: Lufthansa LAX-FRA Departure And Star Alliance Lounge StarMegaDO4: LAX-FRA On a Lufthansa 747-400 StarMegaDO4:  Media Roundtable With Jeff Zidell and Other Hyatt Execs StarMegaDO4-Frankfurt Lufthansa Welcome Reception StarMegaDO4:  18 Hours in Zurich, Park Hyatt Zurich StarMegaDO4:  Walking Around Zurich StarMegaDO4:  ZRH-FRA-SFO, A Trip On The A380 When we arrived in SFO, Global Entry made clearing customs a cinch.  Global Entry and TSA Pre-Check are two of the most significant improvements to my travel pattern over the past 18 months.  They […]

StarMegaDO4: Walking Around Zurich

StarMegaDO4:  Getting Under Way StarMegaDO4: Sheraton Gateway LAX Review StarMegaDO4: Lufthansa LAX-FRA Departure And Star Alliance Lounge StarMegaDO4: LAX-FRA On a Lufthansa 747-400 StarMegaDO4:  Media Roundtable With Jeff Zidell and Other Hyatt Execs StarMegaDO4-Frankfurt Lufthansa Welcome Reception StarMegaDO4:  18 Hours in Zurich, Park Hyatt Zurich Before the giant cheese and meat feast began I took some time to walk around Zurich. This was my first trip to Zurich and I hadn’t done any research so I wasn’t sure what to expect.  It was a cloudy day with some sprinkles of […]

StarMegaDO4: Getting Under Way

MegaDO (noun):  A once-in-a-lifetime gathering (that happens once a year) of like-minded, slightly nuts travel geeks where they charter an airplane and fly to different destinations around the world.  A big plane.  You know, like a 757 or 767.  To visit airlines, plane manufacturers, hotel companies. And, to have a cocktail party at 35,000 feet.  And a pillow fight.  And raise a lot of money for charity. Did I leave anything out?  My involvement in the MegaDOs started a couple years ago when I decided to take my dad on […]