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STAR ALLIANCE MEGADO 5

[North of the Border to the Desert to the Sea]

It has been 5 years since the first MegaDO and with YOUR support, it has turned out being the highlight of the year for many road warriors, frequent flyers, leisure travelers, infrequent flyers, travel hackers, mileage junkies, mileage whores (there are 68,600 results on Google for this phrase!) and sky pilots.

PAST HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The FIRST group (public or private) ever to go inside the Boeing 787
  • The FIRST group (public or private) to charter the first North American Boeing 787
  • The ONLY place you can powwow with the likes of Jeff Smisek (CEO, United Airlines), Doug Parker (new CEO American Airlines), Wolfgang Mayrhuber (CEO, Lufthansa), Hoyt Harper (Senior Vice President, Starwood Hotels), Jaan Albrecht (former CEO, Star Alliance), Mark Schwab (CEO, Star Alliance) and many more airline and hotel executives.

THIS YEAR:

  • First ever custom luggage designed for an event (Rimowa)
  • New hotel partner, Marriott
  • Longest MegaDO flight ever, over 1800 miles
  • AMARC (The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, often called The Boneyard) inside tour

MEGABLOG

How to Board an Airplane in 30 Seconds

The final MegaDO videos are complete and uploaded to MilePoint TV's YouTube channel. I think these may be some of the best, so be sure to check them out! There are two clips that were shot during the MegaDO charter. I'll start with this example of just how little time it takes to board a Boeing … [Read More...]

Visiting United’s SFO Maintenance Operations Center

The final step of our MegaDO journey involved some real up close and personal time with United's fleet at their San Francisco Maintenance Operations Center. Making this visit even cooler, United's mobile app listed the MOC as our arrival gate at SFO! Our chartered plane taxied from the runway … [Read More...]

MilePoint TV: Marriott and Air Canada Behind the Scenes

There is now video up on MilePoint TV's YouTube channel for the second day of events, which featured behind-the-scenes activities with Marriott and Air Canada. If you missed it, the first day's video from the Rimowa factory tour was posted earlier. More on our final day -- with the SMD5 charter … [Read More...]

Touring the “Boneyard”

Our tour of the "Boneyard" -- the colloquial name for the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group in Tucson -- provided a thorough overview of the history of military aviation and the techniques employed to extend the age of the nation's fleet. In addition to preserving (and … [Read More...]

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