Touring the “Boneyard”

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...
The MegaDO Charter Begins!

The MegaDO Charter Begins!

On the final day of the MegaDO, we woke up before dawn and headed downstairs for breakfast at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto. There was a big spread of eggs, pastries, fruit, and coffee to snack on before boarding the buses to Toronto-Pearson. Though some slept on the bus,...

Video of SMD5 Rimowa Tour Now on MilePoint TV

Eric Mueller, host of MilePoint TV, has been touring around with us at all the MegaDO events. The first video from Day 1 is now up on MilePoint’s YouTube channel. Some of you agreed with me that the Rimowa factory tour was quite cool. Be sure to check it out....
Behind the Scenes with Marriott and Air Canada

Behind the Scenes with Marriott and Air Canada

After breakfast this morning, MegaDOers were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at how Marriott operates its hotels. Organized in a series of sessions, attendees could strategize room assignments before guests arrived, compete to see who made beds the fastest, or...
Stompin’ at The Ritz

Stompin’ at The Ritz

Sorry for the tardy post, but last night’s reception hosted at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto got the better of me and I had to sleep in this morning — especially after drinking into the wee hours during the after party in the Ritz’s lobby bar. I should really...
If Willy Wonka Made Luggage…

If Willy Wonka Made Luggage…

Scottrick here, from Hack My Trip. Randy and Tommyy777 asked me to man the blog for Star MegaDO 5, so be sure to check back over the next few days as I record all our crazy frequent-flyer antics. We’ll also see who wins in a drinking contest between me and...

Luggage Deluxe

This MegaDO will feature the first glimpse of the new and exclusive Star Alliance charity luggage piece from Rimowa. The Rimowa Salsa Deluxe Cabin bag features a custom matte black finish and a MegaDO logo, both exclusive to the MegaDO and not available anywhere else....

Going Platinum …

This just in from the news desk: Host hotel sponsor Marriott has just announced that all participants of the SMD5 will enjoy a year+ (through 2014) of Marriott Rewards Platinum Elite status (whoo hooo). The many benefits for this exclusive status for MegaDOers is...

MegaDO t-shirts

Wondering where to get yourself a t-shirt from a past MegaDO? Look no farther than Frequent Flyer Originals for the complete selection of MegaDO t-shirts from SMD to SMD4 and even OWMD. Replace one you’ve worn out or acquire one for your collection of...

When Does Ticketing Begin?

As with prior MegaDO’s, there is an interest when ticketing begins. Here’s the info: Doors (browsers) open at noon Central Time on Wednesday May 22. You will be able to pick your seat from a seat map showing which seats are available. You will be able to...

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