Win a Seat to the SOLD OUT Star MegaDO 4 Contest

Milesquest readers have a chance to win a seat to the next Star MegaDO4 and sit next to Randy Petersen, the founder of Flyertalk, InsideFlyer, Milepoint, and Boarding Area. The contest is sponsored by Boardingarea.

The schedule for the sold out Star MegaDo4 schedule can be found here.

The prize:
1. A reserved aisle or window seat next to Randy Petersen on the upcoming StarMegaDo 2012, hotel accommodations, and $250 for personal expenses!

In order to enter the contest, you need to do the following:

The rules:
1. Post an answer to this question in the comments section and enter your email address in the appropriate field. “Where do you foresee the frequent flyer hobby going in five years from now?
2. The “Entry Period” for the “Win a Seat with Randy Petersen” Giveaway is from 12:00:01 am Mountain Time (MT) October 1, 2012 to 11:59:59 pm MT October 7, 2012.
3. Entrants are limited to one submission per participating blog.
4. The complete rules can be found here

You can also have additional entries by leaving comments on the contest posts of these other BoardingArea blogs:

View From The Wing
One Mile at a Time
Flying With Fish
Marshall Jackson on Travel
Road Warriorette
The Wandering Aramean
Delta Points
Points, Miles and Martinis
Mommy Points
Frequent Miler
Pearls of Travel Wisdom
Live from a Lounge
The Skeptical Traveler
Plane ‘n Simple
Miles from Blighty
Getting Status
Rapid Travel Chai
Loyalty Traveler
Hack my Trip
Just Another Points Traveler
New Girl in the Air
Point me to the Plane


  1. I think the interest in FFP programs will decrease except to those who are truly devoted, as miles/ points devalue and rewards become harder to redeem.

  2. I see it getting more expensive as carriers continue to consolidate and find that can offer less to maintain the rolls of their most frequent fliers. It will be interesting to see if Virgin or Jet Blue become players in the frequent flier game . . .

  3. Sadly, I expect the airlines to much better align awards to actual passenger value by introducing revenue based earning and more expensive premium redemption. It will be harder for infrequent fliers with only average spending to rake in enough points for premium travel.

  4. I can’t see it going any way besides becoming more difficult. Awards and status will become more dependent on revenue than other factors, and signup bonuses for cards will probably become less lucrative for churners.

  5. I see credit card bonus becoming more stable at c.30k with higher minimum spends. Are amazing offers will be quickly pulled as too many people hear about them fast BUT competition will still exist and genuine frequent fliers will be rewarded

  6. Sadly, I think miles will be more linked to the price of the ticket. I could see a combination formula being used, but that would be far too complicated for even very savvy frequent flyers to plan mile earning extras. The airlines are now earning money even in a bad economy. They are not satisfied with those earnings that are now are close to what the airlines made in the 1990s. So cutting miles rewarded to occasional travellers is next. Right now, the only way for airlines to keep high revenue flyers is thru the loyalty programs.

  7. don’t expect many changes. miles for a variety of things. award charts increase overtime (simple inflation really). flashes of big miles promotions that last a short period.

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