I wrote about this a couple of weeks ago and this excellent auction is about to come to an end! If you have a desire to attend this really cool event, this is your only shot to get in on it this year as the event is sold out! Plus, you can save over $2,500 just by using your Starpoints!
Use Starpoints for 2 Seats on the Star MegaDO 7 and Hotels!
Here is the information from the previous post – but think fast as you only a little more than 1 hour to bid as it ends at 11:00 EDT (maybe, you never really know!):
This package can be calculated as being worth at least $2,500 since you will get 2 tickets ($999 each) and two nights in hotels along the way! Here is what the schedule for this event looks like:
- Tuesday, September 13 – Arrive in Zurich (must get their on your own)
- Our partner hotel is the Sheraton Zurich. Participants benefit from a special 199 CHF/night rate. The hotel is easily accessible on public transportation, with direct tram service from the airport.
- Wednesday, September 14 – A day at ZRH
- 8:30 am: Breakfast with Lufthansa, SWISS, and the CEO of Star Alliance
- 10 am: A day at ZRH with the Lufthansa Group
- Transportation by bus to ZRH from the Sheraton Zurich.
- Tour the new SWISS Bombardier C Series, SWISS Boeing 777-300ER and Singapore A380.
- Tour the new SWISS Lounges in Concourse E.
- Go behind the scenes with SWISS and Luthansa Technik.
- Lunch will be provided between tours.
- Transportation back to the hotel.
- 6:30 pm: An evening with the Lufthansa Group and Star Alliance
- Thursday, September 15 – MegaDO Charter Flight – ZRH/XFW/JMK/ATH
- 6:30 am: Check in for the charter flight opens at ZRH
- 8:30 am: Charter flight ZRH/XFW (Airbus private Airport Hamburg)
- 9:45 am: A day at Airbus in Hamburg, Germany
- 1 pm: Charter flight XFW/JMK (Mykonos)
- 6 pm: Party with SPG while watching the sunset at the Santa Mrina Luxury Collection Resort
- 9:15 pm: Charter flight JMK/ATH (Athens)
- Overnight at the Arion Aster Palace – special rate of 249 euro
- Friday, September 16 – A day at ATH
- 8:30 am: Breakfast with Aegean management
- A day with Aegean
- 4 pm: Official program concludes
Unlike every other participant on this event, you will get a night at the Arion in Athens and the Sheraton Zurich hotel included with this SPG Moments Auction. Here are the details of the auction:
- Auction end date: August 12, 2016 (11:00AM EDT)
- Current price: 51,000 Starpoints
- Package includes:
- Access for two (2) to Star MegaDO 7, the ultimate field trip for travel junkies, 13–16 September 2016
- Flights for two (2) on a chartered Airbus A320 operated by Aegean Airlines from ZRH/XFW/JMK/ATH
- Flights include economy class seats with complimentary catering of all food and beverages
- One (1) night stay at Sheraton Zürich Hotel in a Double OCC room*
- One (1) night stay at Arion, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Astir Palace, Athens*
- Auction Link
I am very certain that this package will go for over 80,000 Starpoints – maybe even over 100,000 points. Even though a price like that places the value of the Starpoints right around 2.4 cents each (a regular but not stellar redemption value), I think it will command that price since this package is sold out and the interest is extremely high. In fact, I would not be surprised if people that already have a ticket do not try for it so they can bring a friend along (and they can exchange the ticket through the Star MegaDO site and get their money back but a $50 fee must be paid – by the seller or the buyer). So, even if you already have a ticket, you may want to track this auction to see if you want to pay $0 and get the whole experience using only points!
At the time of this post writing, the bidding was at 75,500 points so getting very near the 80,000 point number I thought it may go over! Bid now if you have any interest in this trip!