Last week I outlined the upcoming Star Mega DO (as well as explained what a ‘Mega DO’ charter trip is).
Frequent flyers from all over come together, charter a plane, and do inside tours with travel-related companies. This one will be a flight charter originating in Toronto, flying to Tucson, and then to San Francisco and will feature programs with Air Canada, United, an Air Force base behind-the-scenes visit, and the Rimowa luggage factory.
Tickets go on sale at 2pm Eastern.
The event will be held October 22-25. Full program details are here (at frequent flyer community Milepoint.com).
- Coach: $999
- Economy Plus: $1299
- Tommy Class (middle seat blocked): $1799 (was sold out, but equipment change opens up 4 seats)
- Tommy Class Emergency Exit (middle seat blocked): $1999 (was sold out, but equipment change opens two seats)
- First Class: $2799 (already sold out)
The cost includes charter flights, inflight catering, bus transportation between events (you get yourself to the start of the trip and back home from the end). This also includes three evening dinner receptions.
Miles will be awarded on your choice of Air Canada and United.
Everyone participating will get Marriott Platinum status awarded valid until February 2015.
Here’s the Mega DO special edition Rimowa bag that will be made available (for purchase, with a portion to charity) to participants in advance of the event.
For background, last November’s Star event was the charter of United’s first 787. Frequent flyers got to experience it in a fantastic party atmosphere, and it was covered by the Economist, by the New York Times, by the Wall Street Journal and by… the Wall Street Journal.
Here’s a TV bit from the last trip: