UPDATE: The @StarMegaDo Charter Aircraft Is Now…

StarMegaDo Charter!

Continental Airlines 757-33N N57864 (Courtesy NwFedEx 757 - OPShots.net)

Continental Airlines 757-33N N57864

Due to operational concerns (a potentially tight turn time), our friends and hosts at Continental Airlines have swapped aircraft so we can avoid any potential delays.  This aircraft will be overnighting here in Houston after a flight from Las Vega$ and they may just need all of that time for Chelsea to do their magical catering!

Airfleets.net Data:

Serial number 32588 LN:985
Type 757-33N
First flight date 27/09/2001
Test registration
Plane age 9.1 years
Delivery date Airline Registration Remark
12/10/2001 American Trans Air N554TZ Correct
19/03/2003 ATA Airlines N554TZ Correct
30/12/2005 Continental Airlines N57864

Continental Airlines Boeing 757-33N N57864 | Photo Courtesy DJR107 (OPShots.net)

Photo: StarMegaD0 2010 Charter Aircraft – Continental Airlines Boeing 757-300 N74856

StarMegaD0 2010 Charter Aircraft - Continental Airlines Boeing 757-300 N74856

Photo Courtesy Chuck Slusarczyk Jr. (www.opshots.net)

Today in the Sky flies with StarMegaDo | USATODAY.com #smd2010

Today in the Sky schedule update

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By Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY

I’m traveling this week with the “Star Mega Do,” a FlyerTalk-affiliated gathering that includes some of the most dedicated frequent-flier enthusiasts from across the globe. In this particular case, the trip is focused on the Star Alliance carriers.

Today I’m coming to you from Frankfurt, where I’ll be meeting with both Lufthansa and Star Alliance officials later today.

On Wednesday, the group changes location to Houston, where I’ll be on hand to cover the first annual Frequent Traveler Awards ceremony on Thursday. Also while I’m in Houston, I hope to get time with some of United’s executives for an update of what’s going on at United and Continental.

continued: Today in the Sky schedule update – USATODAY.com.

And The #smd2010 Aircraft Is…..

Continental Airlines Boeing 757-324 N74856

Continental Airlines Boeing 757-300 N74856 | Courtesy Chuck Slusarczyk Jr. - OPShots.net

Some interesting tidbits about the scheduled* aircraft for the StarMegaDo 2010 Charter

Airfleets.net:

  • Serial number 32815  LN: 1039
  • Type 757-324
  • First flight date 17/12/2003
  • Plane age 6.9 years

Continental.com Aircraft Specification:

  • Cruise Speed: 540 mph
  • Propulsion: Two (2) Rolls Royce RB211-535E4B “Phase 5″ High Bypass Ratio turbofan engines rated at 42,540 pounds of thrust each.
  • Wingspan: 124 feet, 10 inches

B757.info:

  • Roll out: 25/11/2003
  • First flight:  17/12/2003
  • Type: 324
  • Engines:  Rolls Royce RB211-535E4-C
  • 27/01/2004     delivered to Continental Airlines.
  • 27/01/2004 registered to Continental Airlines Inc.
  • 28/01/2004 ferried Boeing Field to Orlando as COA9971

Flightaware.com History:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N74856/history

Seatguru.com Seat Map:

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Continental_Airlines/Continental_Airlines_Boeing_757-300_New.php

FAA.gov Registry Information:

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N74856

Continental Airlines Boeing 757-300 N74856

Continental Airlines Boeing 757-300 N74856 | Courtesy chrisjake - OPShots.net

Continental Airlines Boeing 757-300 N74856

Continental Airlines Boeing 757-300 N74856 | Courtesy Angelo Ballachino - OPShots.net

* Aircraft Assignment Subject To Change Without Notice Based On Operational Requirements
Photos Used With Permission of Opshots.net Webmaster

The 2010 StarMegaDo will cover over 11,000 statute miles! #smd2010

Great Circle Map - StarMegaDo2010

Map Courtesy of Great Circle Mapper www.gcmap.com

The 2010 StarMegaDo will cover over 11,000 statute miles, 12 sponsor partners, 6 days, 5 airports, 3 states, 2 continents and 1 innovative airline alliance!

JFK (40°38’23″N 73°46’44″W)

FRA (50°01’35″N 8°32’35″E)50.5° (NE)3855 mi

IAH (29°59’04″N 95°20’29″W)299.8° (NW)5232 mi

PHX (33°26’03″N 112°00’42″W)287.9° (W)1009 mi

PAE (47°54’25″N 122°16’54″W)334.9° (NW)1133 mi

Total:11229 statute miles

StarMegaDo Blog Reaches The World #smd2010

The Star Alliance Mega Do 2010 Blog has drawn media, corporate and enthusiast interest from all over the world, with 1000s of unique hits per day from all corners of the world:

The sponsors, partners, event coordinators and blog editors thank everyone for their interest in StarMegaDo.com and will continue to provide fun and interesting insight to this week’s events through this blog, FaceBook and Twitter.

What Is The World Saying About StarMegaDo? #smd2010

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Interested in joining the conversation?  Please add hashtag #smd2010 to your tweet and follow @starmegado !

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Video: StarMegaDo 2010 JFK-FRA LH405 #smd2010

StarMegaDo 2010 – New York JFK to Frankfurt FRA on a Boeing 747-400

Join StarMegaDo as we fly from JFK to Frankfurt in the first hop of the transatlantic aerophilic adventure.

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See Willi in the snow

Willi, the Condor Boeing 757-300 chartered for the Mega DO, is enjoying the snow in Oslo.

The Mega DO Express Stops In OSL

Willi and Mega DO participants in Oslo

Pictures courtesy of perlman and nickpiggot via Twitpic.

And The Big Day Begins – Flight DE9254 is ready to board!

Photo courtesy of Perlman via Twitpic:

Flight Status | LH405 The Mega DO Express

Click FLIGHT STATS for information on this flight:

LH 405 Flight Information

Route: From (JFK) New York, NY, US to (FRA) Frankfurt, DE
Duration: 7h 35m
Equipment: Boeing 747-400 Passenger (Scheduled)
Equipment: Boeing 747-400 Passenger (Actual)
On-time Rating: 2.8 of 5 What’s this?
Codeshares: This flight is marketed as a codeshare flight by the following carrier(s):
(ET) Ethiopian Airlines 1611
(TG) Thai Airways International 7701
(UA) United Airlines 8842

Departure Information

Departure Status Details
Airport: (JFK) John F. Kennedy International Airport
New York, NY, US
Scheduled: 9:35 PM - Tue Nov 03, 2009
Actual: 9:41 PM - Tue Nov 03, 2009
Departed gate 6 min later than scheduled
Terminal: 1
Local Time: 11:28 PM - Tue Nov 03, 2009
Departure Time Detail

Scheduled Actual
Published 9:35 PM
Gate 9:35 PM 9:41 PM
Runway 9:54 PM 10:03 PM

Arrival Information

Arrival Status Details
Airport: (FRA) Frankfurt International Airport
Frankfurt, DE
Scheduled: 11:10 AM - Wed Nov 04, 2009
Estimated: 10:16 AM - Wed Nov 04, 2009
Terminal: 1
Local Time: 5:28 AM - Wed Nov 04, 2009
Arrival Time Detail

Scheduled Actual
Published 11:10 AM
Gate 11:10 AM 10:16 AM *
Runway 10:21 AM 10:25 AM *

* Estimated arrival time

FAA Delays

FlightStats attempts to match up airport delay information that we collect from the United States and Canada with the flights that may have been affected by the delay. This information (if available) is presented in this section.

No delays have been reported for this flight

Flight Events

This section shows the various changes that were made to the information about the flight including the time the source was changed as well as the data source that caused the change. The date and time of the event are displayed in UTC time.
Date Time Source Event Data Updated
Oct 31 8:12 AM Schedules RecordCreated
Nov 03 2:40 AM FAA Time Adjustment
  • Scheduled Runway Departure Changed To 11/03/09 09:54 PM
  • Estimated Runway Departure Changed To 11/03/09 09:54 PM
  • Scheduled Runway Arrival Changed To 11/04/09 10:21 AM
  • Estimated Runway Arrival Changed To 11/04/09 10:21 AM
Nov 03 10:24 PM Airline Gate Adjustment
  • AEQP Changed To 744
Nov 03 11:25 PM FAA Time Adjustment
  • Estimated Runway Arrival Changed From 11/04/09 10:21 AM To 11/04/09 10:10 AM
Nov 04 1:54 AM FAA Time Adjustment
  • Estimated Runway Arrival Changed From 11/04/09 10:10 AM To 11/04/09 10:20 AM
Nov 04 3:08 AM FAA Time Adjustment
  • Estimated Runway Departure Changed From 11/03/09 09:54 PM To 11/03/09 10:05 PM
  • Estimated Runway Arrival Changed From 11/04/09 10:20 AM To 11/04/09 10:08 AM
Nov 04 3:08 AM FAA Time Adjustment
  • Estimated Runway Arrival Changed From 11/04/09 10:08 AM To 11/04/09 10:31 AM
Nov 04 3:08 AM FAA Time Adjustment
  • Estimated Runway Departure Changed From 11/03/09 10:05 PM To 11/03/09 10:04 PM
  • Estimated Runway Arrival Changed From 11/04/09 10:31 AM To 11/04/09 10:08 AM
Nov 04 3:08 AM FAA Time Adjustment
  • Estimated Runway Arrival Changed From 11/04/09 10:08 AM To 11/04/09 10:20 AM
Nov 04 3:08 AM FAA STATUS-Active
  • Actual Runway Departure Changed To 11/03/09 10:03 PM
  • Status Changed From Scheduled To Active
Nov 04 3:20 AM FAA Time Adjustment
  • Estimated Runway Arrival Changed From 11/04/09 10:20 AM To 11/04/09 10:21 AM
Nov 04 3:26 AM FAA Time Adjustment
  • Estimated Runway Arrival Changed From 11/04/09 10:21 AM To 11/04/09 10:20 AM
Nov 04 3:29 AM Airline Time Adjustment
  • Actual Gate Departure Changed To 11/03/09 09:41 PM
  • Actual Runway Departure Changed From 11/03/09 10:03 PM To 11/03/09 10:02 PM
  • Estimated Gate Arrival Changed To 11/04/09 10:16 AM
Nov 04 4:17 AM FAA Time Adjustment
  • Actual Runway Departure Changed From 11/03/09 10:02 PM To 11/03/09 10:03 PM
Nov 04 4:19 AM FAA Time Adjustment
  • Estimated Runway Arrival Changed From 11/04/09 10:20 AM To 11/04/09 10:25 AM

A Lufthansa Gate Agent Shows Her Colors…

… with a splash of Continental as well! Thanks to XYZZY for zipping this photo out during the taxi of the Mega DO Express to FRA.

lufthansa_gate_agent_jfk_megado

LH405 The Mega DO Express | Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 D-ABVR Köln

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