With All This Excitement, Will the Next MegaDO Get an Even Bigger Plane?

Yesterday’s general ticket sales for the Star MegaDO 4 charter flight sold out in record time. All the available seats were in shopping carts for checkout in under 5 minutes.

It was suggested the price should be higher, and certainly how quickly the event sells out suggests that folks believe it’s exceptional value, I don’t think there are folks going on these events who believe they aren’t getting many orders of magnitude more than their moneys’ worth.

But the idea is that — above a certain threshold, of course — money shouldn’t be the reason that frequent flyers don’t get to participate in these trips of a lifetime.

Star MegaDO 4 is the first widebody charter for one of these trips. It has significantly more seats that previous trips. And the bigger the plane, the bigger the financial commitment too. Still, in the comments to yesterday’s post about the launch of ticket sales, chitownflyer wrote:

Perhaps next year they can get a 3 class 777, 747, or A380 to accomodate demand and still keep the price affordable.

As it happens, organizer Tommy777 wrote on Milepoint:

[F]or those of you who didn’t make it and have the Mega DO blues: I had a call today with a [oneworld] partner and lets just say the plane we have for this one is pretty tiny for what we’re aiming for for [oneworld MegaDO] 2013 (january)

How’s that for dropping a hint?

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  1. It would be great for more people to be able to participate. I think it goes against the values of the miles/points community to make travel something for the financially blessesd only. The SMD4 is not cheap, but is afffordable for many people. That is way it should be, in my humble opinion.

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