Zurich

Cheap Summer Flights To Europe From Both The East And West Coast

Cheap flights for summer travel (and through the end of the year) from major cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Miami and more to a handful of European cities. A quick connection gets you anywhere else in Europe.

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….

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 […]

What New Places Can Your Starwood Points Take You?

I always keep an eye on this helpful thread on Milepoint for new Starwood Preferred Guest property announcements. Over the last few weeks I’ve seen some interesting additions, things that I feel definitely add value.  This review will consist mostly of cool places you can redeem your points and not on new hotels for the business traveler.  No offense, but I don’t consider the new Aloft Tulsa Downtown a good redemption option for vacation. Westin Puntacana:  Punta Cana is a small town on the Eastern tip of Dominican Republic.  I […]

StarMegaDO4: ZRH-FRA-SFO, A Trip On The A380

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 While the majority of MegaDOers were heading back on a direct Swissair flight from ZRH to SFO, a smaller group would be heading back through Frankfurt earlier in the morning.  While that meant getting up super early, it also meant a […]

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 […]

StarMegaDO4-18 Hours In Zurich, Park Hyatt Zurich

Still trying to catch up on MegaDO posts.  Here’s a list of previous posts: 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 After a very quick flight from Frankfurt to Zurich (where we got chocolate both while boarding and upon arrival in Zurich, nice) we were on our way to the Park Hyatt Zurich.  I’d heard from fellow travelers that the […]

StarMegaDO4-Frankfurt Lufthansa Welcome Reception

This is the 6th post in a series recapping my StarMegaDO4 trip.  I’m one of the organizers of the event and the last few days proved to be particularly challenging.  So, no more live blogging, just cleaning up on some old posts that didn’t get done during the trip.  Previous posts are: 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 I woke up from almost […]