The Flying Mega FT Do

Both the US/transatlantic portion and the European leg of the flying mega do are now open for booking.

For those who’ve missed the previous The Gate post and the latest thread in Community Buzz, this will be a great cant miss event for all Flyer Talkers. Here’s the short version:
USA/transatlantic part

  • Chicago party hosted by United
  • Party flight to Newark
  • Newark party hosted by Continental
  • Party bus to JFK
  • Party flight to Frankfurt
  • flights back are included in the special fare

European part

  • Champagne breakfast
  • Charter flights to  Toulouse (via Oslo), with Randy & a team of slaves moderators serving onboard
  • Party at Oslo hosted by SAS
  • Exclusive Airbus tour
  • Charter flight to Frankfurt
  • Dinner
  • Frankfurt all-day event hosted by Lufthansa
  • 15,000 frequent flyer miles for the charter flight (select FFPs only)
  • more

The time to secure your place is now. The USA/transatlantic bit is optional (but sounds like so much fun). All you need to know in order to book is in the first 4 posts of the mega do thread.

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The Flying Mega FT Do

Mega doesn’t seem big enough to describe the Do being arranged by a team of FlyerTalkers.

It starts with festivities in Chicago hosted by United, then a party flight to Newark. More activities hosted by Continental, then a cross-town trip to JFK for the intercontinental party flight. This is just day one of the Star Alliance Mega Do.

To follow there are more activities at 3 more airports in 3 countries in Europe over the following 3 days, involving Lufthansa, SAS and Airbus, charter flights with two aircraft flying in tandem, Randy and some moderators as your flight attendants, and more.


Special fares for the charter and party flights, as well as connecting flights to and from this flying do have been arranged. There will even be miles credited on the charter flights, at least to some frequent flyer programs.

The first bookings (for US and trans-atlantic flights) start today. Check the current do thread to see what you need to do to participate in the FT do that surely will be talked about for years.

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Like a Vacuum Cleaner or a Child with a Lollipop…

…apparently, with regard to airlines:

…and, just in case there was any doubt about United Airlines…

One FlyerTalk member asks:

…to which the response is, apparently definitively…

Sometimes, once is not enough, as in the case with the Continental Airlines OnePass frequent flier loyalty program:

The Internet web sites of airlines are apparently not immune either:

Once can suppose the grass is really greener on the other side…
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Are Only Those of the Upper Crust Allowed to Have More Bread?

If Homer Simpson were a passenger on the 1.25-hour Lufthansa flight where FlyerTalk member InquiringMind was told You can ONLY have 1 and a half pieces of bread for breakfast in C-class in LH, he might have exclaimed “Dough!”

Here is what InquiringMind posted:

“…while having breakfast (flying business class), I asked for an additional croissant (I had gotten 1 croissant and 1 piece of bread).

The answer I got was: “No, you cannot have it” The purser said that they had only loaded the two pieces that they gave, and that she could bring me one of those wrapped pieces.

I asked how was this possible for a respectable airline, and was given the following answer:

“Most people don’t eat any bread/croissant, and YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO GET ONLY 1 AND A HALF – YOU GOT 2, WHICH IS MORE THAN YOU SHOULD GET!”

This is where our conversation ended, as I didn’t want to ruin my day from the early morning.

Was I asking for too much?”

Should InquiringMind have sliced into the Lufthansa flight attendant about being given more of a “Gluten” Morgen, or was InquiringMind simply being greedy with the half-baked idea of asking for another croissant and instead should have just rolled along without it? Wheat like to seed what you think the flight attendant oat to have done in this situation.

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