With the title of this post, you are probably asking yourself, “What the heck is the OneWorld MegaDo?” And it is totally understandable. Essentially this is an event partnered with American Airlines and Hyatt giving you the a behind-the-scenes travel opportunity. There is a European and US portion of the tour where you will fly AA traveling to various AA hubs, meet other obsessed travel junkies, tour some cool air crafts, and earn some points and miles.
From reading other blogs, it looks as though both Mommy Points and Gary from a View from The Wing will be attending and reporting the updated details as well! I am really thinking about attending the domestic portion, just need to figure out some things. While the international piece sounds cool as well, I will have just gotten back from a 18 day trip to Thailand and just cannot take more time off of work. This, to me, is such a cool experience! While some would love a tour of their hometown major league baseball stadium, for me, I would prefer sitting on a place, talking to other mileage lovers, and meet some top execs from AA and Hyatt.
While, it is a pretty steep cost for this event, there could potentially be some cool perks. This past fall for the Star MegaDO, all guests received Diamond status from Hyatt, not too shabby?! The economy class seats for the domestic portion costs approx $799, but you will earn 7,500 miles (which will count towards elite status). While the event departs from Dallas and arrives in LA, this price does not include getting to/from these locations. Also, hotels will be extra. To view the prices of more elite seats, click here.
Additionally, Hyatt and AA are also offering bonus points for additional flights/stays from now until January 13th for those taking part in this event. You can earn up to 200,000 Hyatt points (additional details here), and up to 57,000 AA miles (additional details here). Too bad this didn’t count for the 2 years I stayed at Hyatt hotels every week M-Th or the two years prior to that when I flew AA round-trip every week as well!
I have listed out some of the details below, and will post when additional information is listed. It seems as though there are still some details in the works that have not yet been disclosed. So what do you think, should I go?! Are you thinking about going?! I figured this will cost about $1,400 ($800 for the event + $300 for a flight to/from the event + $300 for 3 nights of hotels).
US Domestic Portion:
Wednesday, January 25th: 6 PM – Hyatt welcomes us to the Hyatt Regency DFW airport [reception]
Thursday, January 26th: A day with American Airlines.
Meet their senior management and get behind the scenes.
6 PM The FIRST annual oneworld MegaDo flight.
[DFW-SEA / AA B757]
8 PM Arrival in Seattle, landing at Boeing Field.
Boeing welcomes us and treats us to dinner at Boeing Field.
Friday, January 27th: Boeing program. See parts of Boeing not open to the public and NEVER before experienced on a MegaDO
4 PM Flight to Los Angeles for the next part of the program.
[BFI-LAX / AA B757]
On arrival: Dinner with oneworld
Saturday, January 28th: oneworld program in LAX featuring multiple oneworld carriers.
Optional International Program
Monday, January 23rd: Meet oneworld at JFK. Cathay, British Airways and American Airlines. Tours etc.
JFK-LHR AA #100
The entire premium cabins have been reserved for us. This is the FIRST ever MegaDo scheduled flight with ONLY MegaDoers in the premium cabins.
Tuesday, January 24th: British Airways program/London
Reception at night
Wednesday, January 25th: [LHR-DFW]
AA #51 9:45 AM Departure / 1:35 PM Arrival