Date and Time for Star MegaDO 4 Bookings Announced

Booking for Star MegaDO 4 will open Monday, July 9th at 10 am Eastern (9am Central, 8am Mountain, 7am Pacific) at

Seat categories and pricing are as follows: 

  • BusinessFirst — each $1,999 USD all in.
  • Tommy Class — each $1,599 all in. (Extra Legroom and No One Next to You)
  • Economy Plus — each $1,249 all in. (Extra Legroom)
  • Economy Class — each $999 all in.

At the beginning of the month I blogged about the Star MegaDO launch party in DC, where details of the upcoming event were revealed for the first time.

It’s the ultimate frequent flyer adventure, where 150-200 enthusiastic folks get together, charter an aircraft, and go on behind-the-scenes tours of airlines and aircraft, while picking up swag and tons of miles and elite status along the way.

To get a feel for what a MegaDO is all about, you can read a sample of some of the past media coverage. January’s oneworld MegaDO was featured on the front page of the business section of USA Today and also in an Associated Press story that hit about 70 papers.

The domestic charter portion of the last MegaDO trip (which flew in January, with oneworld) sold out in under 20 minutes. It’s a hot ticket.

The charter flight distance (San Francisco – Houston – Chicago) totals 2,650 actual miles.  But you will be able to accrue more than that in a United MileagePlus account (note: United MileagePlus is the only program offering mileage credit for the charter).

  • Economy — 5,000 PQM/RDM
  • Tommy Class and Economy Plus — 7,500 PQM/RDM
  • Business First — 15,000 PQM/RDM

Mark your calendars, set your cell phone reminders, get ready to book!

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  1. @Duc the international trip is separate and option. This is upcoming booking for the domestic trip, which hasn’t started general sales yet so is definitely not sold out.

  2. I went to the launch party and thought it was a huge let down. One thousand dollars for a coach from SFO to ORD with a connection in Houston…. It seemed like the entire crowd was underwhelmed that night.

  3. @Michael – my sense is the exact opposite. Folks have been bidding in charitable auctions more than the cost of a ticket for the right to buy a ticket, prepurchase of the international trip sold out quickly. It’s not “San Francisco to Chicago with a connection in Houston” … it’s a party in San Francisco, activities with Star Alliance airlines.. a charter party flight to Chicago, dinner there and breakfast the next morning… a party flight to Chicago and activities with United Airlines executives, the CEO of the airline is planning to attend, it’s a day of activities with United that you can’t just get anywhere else. It didn’t seem at all “like the entire crowd was underwhelmed.” But I guess that’s just one ticket that others will be able to purchase 🙂

    As they say, “haters gonna hate.”

  4. I have purchased my seat through the LIVESTRONG auction. I have never been disappointed by any DO. The quality of the people and their enthusiasm for this hobby make it a guranteed good time. I wasnt at the launch party, but I wish I was.

  5. So we’re on the hook for transport to & from hotels that we have to arrange to the various airports?

  6. @Frank Doyle — no. You get yourself to the opening event in San Francisco, and from there transportation is provided until you arrive at the host hotel in Chicago. You get the SFO reception, breakfast in the morning, bus to the airport. Flight to Houston… dinner… taken to the hotel… breakfast… back to the airport.. flight… events…. to host hotel. You are only responsible for ground transport to the host hotel in San Francisco and back from the host hotel in Chicago..

  7. Gary, will there be a booking engine at that can take payments on July 9 at 10:00 am EST, or how will the ticketing and payment process work?

  8. @JetAway that’s *my* opinion 😉 Seriously I was there and that was hardly the sense at all, he’s externalizing, and *being* a hater.

  9. Is there any kind of discount being offered for the hotels (Hyatt SFO/Hyatt Houston/Hyatt Schaumburg)?

  10. And those group rates would be? That information would be appreciated prior to the signup on July 9.

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