Founder of Top Online Travel Community to Select One Person For Real ‘Up in the Air’ Experience

Congrats to ConciergeMike for winning this great opportunity from Randy!

Founder of Top Online Travel Community to Select One Person For

Real ‘Up in the Air’ Experience

Recipient Will Join 300 Of The World’s Top Frequent Flyers On Unique European Trip

Colorado Springs, Colo. (PRWEB) October 9, 2009 — Imagine an online community consisting of hundreds of thousands of George Clooney’s and Vera Farmiga’s discussing frequent flyer miles and travel all day every day and you will get a pretty good idea of what, the world’s most popular frequent flyer community, is all about.

FlyerTalk’s founder, Randy Petersen, announced today an opportunity for one member of the community to enjoy a true frequent flyer “Up In The Air” experience, as popularized in the upcoming film. The lucky recipient will be flown from their hometown to Frankfurt, Germany, where they will join 300 of the world’s most frequent flyers for a host of events, including:

  • A tour of the Lufthansa flight training facility
  • Dinner with Jaan Albrecht, CEO of the Star Alliance
  • A flight to Oslo, Norway and a special event to be held in an SAS hangar
  • A flight to Toulouse, France for an exclusive tour of the Airbus factory (including the new Airbus A380)

“This is another in a years-long line of amazing events entirely organized by the members of FlyerTalk,” said Petersen. “I’m proud to have founded this community, but I’m even more proud to call myself a member, and am glad to have this opportunity to give back and allow one more person to experience all that FlyerTalk has to offer, on me.”

The event, dubbed by FlyerTalk members as the Star Alliance Mega DO, is scheduled Nov. 3-6 and will also include a number of social events with executives from United, Continental, SAS, and Lufthansa.

Much like the characters in the soon-to-be-released movie, “Up In The Air”, the participants in this event are all frequent flyer aficionados. Though FlyerTalk is primarily an online community, members organize hundreds of in-person events each year all around the world. While most FlyerTalk events are smaller affairs, some, like this Star Alliance Mega DO, are actively supported by the airline, hotel, and/or credit card programs.

“FlyerTalk is fortunate to be one of the first and only online travel communities where representatives from the industry participate directly and interact with members,” said Petersen. “The frequent flyers learn from the industry reps, and vice versa, and both enjoy contributing to and participating in these fun events. After all, at the end of the day it’s all about making the most of travel, and of life.”

Petersen’s announcement was made on FlyerTalk, of course - is a product of Frequent Flyer Services and is included in the award-winning Frequent Flyer Network of sites, which also includes,,, and Frequent Flyer Services conceives, develops and markets products and services with the frequent flyer in mind and is the largest publisher of frequent flyer information in the world. Frequent Flyer Services is a privately owned company located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.



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