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)

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


  • 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


  • 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:


Seatguru.com Seat Map:


FAA.gov Registry Information:


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

Welcome to StarMegaDo 2010!

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  • Are you ready for an exciting flight full of your fellow frequent travelers?
  • Would you like to party while winging your way across the USA?
  • Does getting behind the scenes at airports and airplane manufacturers sound better than your normal workaday plans?
  • Would you like to earn miles at the same time?

If you answered yes to any of the above — or even paused to think about it — then StarMegaDo is for you! Our annual StarMegaDo charter flight is scheduled for November 5, 2010. This year we have chartered a Continental Boeing 757-300 to take 216 enthusiasts across the USA. We’ll be meeting with top executives from several different airlines, getting an exclusive tour at Boeing — up close and personal with the 787 and 747-8i — and getting to go behind the scenes at an airline or two along the way. Some lucky participants will even get to go through flight simulator training. StarMegaDo is the ultimate aerophile adventure and it is almost sold out.

Sign up now and reserve your spot!

Our Partners:

Starwood Lufthansa Logo Star Alliance





Oct. 31

NYC — Pre-DO party in NYC

A small gathering of food and booze to get us started for the week of festivities.

Nov. 1

NYC – Starwood Tour in NYC

SPG will put on a program in NYC. 

JFK Airport — Lufthansa sendoff / party

Lufthansa will give those headed to Frankfurt a special sendoff in the Lufthansa Flagship Lounge. There will be food, beverages, and few people from Lufthansa to mingle with.

JFK Airport — Scheduled flights to Frankfurt

After lots of liquid libations in the lounge, we’ll depart for Frankfurt on three different flights. This will allow us to compare and contrast the service and on-board amenities.

Nov. 2

Frankfurt Airport — Tours and focus groups

During the afternoon and early evening, Lufthansa will host tours and focus groups with its Star Alliance partners. You will be able to peek at product, service and technology innovations currently in development.

Frankfurt Airport — Evening Events 

A special dinner will be held for all event participants. There will be several special guests from The Lufthansa Group in attendance. This will be followed by a very special nightcap reception in a very special location.

Nov. 3

Frankfurt — Fly to Houston

As the day begins, event participants will get set to jet off to Houston, TX, USA for more festivities.

Nov. 4

Houston — Continental/United day in Houston

Meet with the new management of United Airlines. See the inner workings of the Houston hub, etc.

Houston — The Frequent Traveler Awards

Representing the Voice of the Frequent Traveler, The Frequent Traveler Awards represent excellence in frequent travel programs worldwide, rating the best frequent flyer and frequent guest programs across several categories. Experience the thrill of attending the award presentation in person.

The cost of this event is NOT included in the price of the StarMegaDO charter. RSVP here if you wish to attend.

Nov. 5

Houston — Fly to Phoenix

Our chartered Continental Airlines 757-300 aircraft will be waiting for us at terminal E. There will be dedicated checkin counters for our flight.

Phoenix- US Airways program

Upon arrival in Phoenix, we will park at the US Airways hangar to deplane. US Airways has a special program prepared for us. This includes meetings with Doug Parker, Chairman and CEO of US Airways as well as other members of the company’s senior management.

Phoenix — Lufthansa Flight Traning program

A select group of participants will be whisked off to Lufthansa’s nearby training facility. There, they will be given a private tour and experience how Lufthansa trains its elite pilots in the Arizona desert.

Phoenix — Flight to Paine Field, Everett, WA

In addition to other amenities, there will be an on-board raffle with a variety of great prizes.

Paine Field — A visit with Boeing

Upon landing at the Boeing factory in Everett, WA we will be given very special private tours on the factory floor. These include the 787 and 748 assembly areas and a number of surprises.

Nov. 5

Seattle — Starwood reception

Starwood welcomes the participants to a meet-and-greet reception. Participants will be able to provide feedback on future product innovations. Senior Sheraton and SPG executives will be there.

Nov. 6

SeaTac — Return flight to Houston

The cost of the charter is the same regardless of whether or not you take this flight.


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