I've attended only two Star Alliance MegaDOs, but this event is actually launching its sixth charter flight for AvGeeks and mileage junkies in May. This is a great opportunity to view the … [Read more...] about Ticket Sales for Star MegaDO 6 Begin Next Week!
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! Here are two clips that were shot during … [Read more...] about How to Board an Airplane in 30 Seconds
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 … [Read more...] about Visiting United’s SFO Maintenance Operations Center
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 … [Read more...] about Touring the “Boneyard”
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 … [Read more...] about Behind the Scenes with Marriott and Air Canada
I arrived this morning in time to board a bus at the airport for the event I was most looking forward to: a factory tour hosted by Rimowa, known for its stylish and ultra-durable luggage. I've always … [Read more...] about If Willy Wonka Made Luggage…
There are many opportunities to meet with others interested in travel, and I've long held that the only way to succeed as an expert traveler is to share with and learn from others. But even the best … [Read more...] about Are Travel Conferences Worth Your Time and Money?
The United portion of the recent Star MegaDO was branded as a separate “UnitedDO,” given that so much happened near a major hub at Chicago O’Hare and their headquarters in Chicago. I and a few others … [Read more...] about United Runs a Great Business but Social Media Is Lacking
As a blogger, I talk to a lot of people. And lately I've come to realize that the best insights into the travel "game" are gleaned from those conversations, not through passive reading. I had a great … [Read more...] about Networking Is the Most Valuable Travel Resource
I've been doing some cleanup on the blog lately, trying to make it easier to use because, after all, a happy reader is one who comes back. I always appreciate hearing if these changes actually do … [Read more...] about Blog Updates: Credit Cards, Mobile, RSS, and All That Jazz