The moment you have all been waiting for is here. The launch of Star Mega DO III!
For the third year in a row, the ULTIMATE travel junkie field trip is here!
Where else can you time after time take part in once in a lifetime experiences not open to the public, charter your own plane, hobnob with the big shots, get generous gifts from the companies you love.
And- of course - earn miles and points..
Ed Pizzarello-- (Pizzaman) Texas oil billionaire, poker genius, awesome father of two, horrible driver will be taking care of websites, registration, payments and logistics
Nathan Rau-- (MSY-MSP) Bill Gates' lawyer, fellow Norwegian, mediocre golfer will be taking care of our legals stuff and help with logistics
Gary Leff-- (Gleff) Super blogger, redemption king, TV star, will be our official blogger for our new TV channel (more to come)
Greg Lindsay (Greg Lindsay) Conde Nast super star, distinguished author, Delta flyer rolleyes) will be our live blogger, Facebooker, Twitter and PR guy.
Tommy Danielsen (tommy777) Mover,shaker, and SMD founder. Pug lover, horrible golfer, Norwegian Thunder. The guy who talks to the airlines and gets the 130K bill for the airplane in the mail
The sponsors and partners this year:
Air Canada/ Aeroplan
There will be two portions of Starmegado3, you don't have to do both. To get access to the entire program, you just need to be on the charter.
Here's the official program:
Wednesday September 7th
6PM The United management and Hyatt management welcomes everyone at the Park Hyatt Chicago.
930PM transport to the official SMD3 hotel Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Thursday September 8th
7AM Diamond Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare
730AM-8AM Shuttle service to Terminal 1, O'Hare.
United behind the scenes tour at O'Hare.
1045AM The world second greatest magician Al James puts on a show at the C RCC, send off Champagne party.
1130AM Boarding of Star Mega DOs 3rd charter CO1904 starts at the C gates.
12Noon Departure O'Hare. Al James comes with us to Montreal and will entertain on the plane.
3PM Arriving in Montreal
Transportation to Hyatt Regency Montreal
7PM Air Canada, Aeroplan program at Hyatt Regency Montreal.
Friday September 9th
7AM Diamond Breakfast at Hyatt Regency Montreal
8AM Buses depart for Mirabel airport, Bombardier tour
1130AM Buses depart for YUL, Bombardier, Air Canada and Aeroplan program
530PM Our charter CO1904 departs YUL
Official party flight!!
730PM Arrival in Denver
Transport to the Grand Hyatt in Denver
Free & Easy night
Saturday September 10th
There will be 3 experiences to choose from this Saturday. The day is hosted in cooperation with our friends at the Jason Dahl's Scholarship Fund who commemorates the 10th anniversary of 9/11
Confirmed: Tour of United Airlines training facilities. Auction of simulator time on 777 and A320!!
Working on: Air National guard tour and F16 rides!!
First Class -- 20 seats. Price per seat is 1675USD all in
Premium Economy 38 seat. Blocked middle seat through row 21. Price per seat is 1125USD all in
Economy Class 96 seats (15 blocked for airlines, sponsors and press. Price per seat is 750USD all in.
Miles miles miles
The flight is 2360 miles
Lufthansa -- You will be awarded on this flight like it was a scheduled flight
United -- Well, they screwed up this year. Here's what they are giving us.
Economy -- You will be awarded on this flight like it was a scheduled flight. In addition, Double EQM
Premium Economy -- You will be awarded on this flight like it was a scheduled flight, Triple EQM
First Class -- You will be awarded on this flight like it was a scheduled flight, Quadruple EQM
There will be elite bonus for earnings as it would be on a regular flight.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE NUMBER OF SEATS AVAILABLE THIS YEAR IS OVER 30% LOWER THAN LAST YEAR! ONLY 135 SEATS AVAILABLE.
Hotels Partner (Hyatt)
Every SMD participant will get instant Hyatt Diamond status (by August 15th), it will be valid till 2/2013
There will also be point earning options for everyone and special gifts for existing Diamonds.
Prices for the hotels will be:
Hyatt Regency O'Hare: 99USD
Hyatt Regency Montreal: 169CAD
Grand Hyatt Denver: 145USD (available till Monday)
You HAVE to stay in our room block to receive the Hyatt gifts
EUROPEAN PROGRAM (OPTIONAL)
Monday September 5th, New York City
11AM Andaz Wall Street tour and program.
2PM Send off party at the Lufthansa Lounges at JFK
Finally, the Mega DO gets onboard the Airbus 380 LH 401 JFK-FRA 3:40PM
Tuesday September 6th
Arrive FRA at 5:15AM
Onwards to MUC on LH100 at 7:40AM
Rest in Munich till 3PM
Lufthansa and Munich Airport program. Visit Lufthansa SkyChef and also the Lufthansa Hub Control center AND more. Dinner after.
Wednesday September 7th
Depart MUC on LH103 at 825AM
LH430 FRA-ORD at 1045AM
Arrive at ORD at 1240PM
Ticket prices for US-Germany-US on Lufthansa (round trip ex taxes and fees)
Economy Class: 344USD (total price around 900 USD) Booking Class S
Business Class: 1638USD (total price around 2400 USD) Booking Class Z
So there you have it, folks!
Public Charter flights operated under Title 14CFR Part 380 DOT PC 10 153 by FTEF Corp with flights on Continental Airlines. Conditions applicable to the charter are in the operator-participant contract, is available on www.starmegado3.com