MegaDO frequent flyer charter trip organizer Tommy Danielsen (‘tommy777‘) emails to say that the next ‘Star MegaDO’ goes on sale Monday at 1pm Eastern / Noon Central / 11am Mountain / 10am Pacific. Details of the program are posted on Megado.com.
The event will be held in May and the itinerary is Stockholm – Toulouse – London Gatwick and Heathrow. I believe 150 seats in total are on offer for this SAS Boeing 737-800 charter.
Past MegaDOs have been covered by the New York Times, by the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, by USA Today, by The Economist and more. Read some of the past coverage to see if the events are for you. (The events are crazy fun, with lots of partying onboard as an American Airlines Inflight Disturbance Report attests to.)
- $999 for Economy
- $1499 for what’s become known as ‘Tommy Class’ — middle seat blocked
- $1799 for Business, middle seat blocked, upgraded catering and upgraded liquor
The theme is Viking. Everyone gets a viking helmet to wear, and the SAS party will be a viking feast.
So what does the Viking part mean? On-board catering with a turkey drumstick eaten by hand? Robbing villages around Toulouse? You’ll just have to wait and see
Here are some highlights, you don’t want to miss this one –
— A very exclusive and up close look at the new Airbus A350 – the future of aviation
— Spend a day with Mark Schwab, President and CEO of Star Alliance and get a behind-the-scenes tour at their biggest investment in a long time: T2, The Queens Terminal at London’s Heathrow
— A day with SAS — SAS put on an amazing show, one of the most loved programs of the MegaDo back in 2009. Now they are back and they are inviting us to spend the day with them in their hometown Stockholm. We’ll get to take a look at their new Business Class and newly refurbished planes in addition to SAS Eurobonus, their revamped loyalty program with a brand new tier.
— Club Carlson is our new hotel partner. Enjoy their top tier status Concierge with their compliments and join them for a very exclusive reception at their flagship property, the luxurious The May Fair in London.
— More surprise status miles and points to follow
— To kick off the festivities the night before the charter flight, there will a optional dinner hosted at Kitchen and Table at Arlanda Airport, Clarion hotel. Very limited seating at this awesome restaurant with spectacular views.
Transatlantic flights will be offered when booking goes live along with the host hotels, but feel free to book your flights to Europe using money/miles as there will be no restrictions or requirements to join the program starting in Europe.
You will be required to stay at the host properties to earn Club Carlson Concierge status. The Stockholm property will be about 120 dollars per night, while The May Fair will be around 250 pounds but there will be a less expensive sister property available in London, The Park Plaza Victoria.
More information available no doubt when tickets go on sale, and as time progresses (surprises generally reveal themselves as the event gets closer and even while it happens, make no mistake these trips are crazy and often turn on a dime, so if you need all information up front.. maybe not for you). You’ll want to learn more and ask questions over at the Milepoint forum for the event.
Here’s a short TV clip about a past Star MegaDO: