I have been meaning to write this trip report for a while and it is long overdue, my apologies for that! I do however not want to keep this from you so here we go! Back in November I was scanning the SPG Moments page and found a package for a UEFA Champions League football match in Manchester, Bayern Munich vs Manchester City. However it did not only include match tickets, it also came with a charter flight, hotels stay and a whole entertainment package for two persons. I immediately called up my dad if he wanted to go as well, and of course he liked it. I immediately started bidding and ended up winning the bit with something like 40.000 Starpoints, a complete bargain for this experience! Fast-forward a few days and I was contacted by the fantastic European SPG moment team from Cork, Ireland. I have always found them very capable and helpful for any request. Part of the experience was the flight from MUC to MAN. I could have flown direct, but did not want to lose this part of the program so I booked a separate Lufthansa flight from DUS to MUC the day before on Monday. I booked a stay at the Airport Sheraton with a BRG for 2000 points! Shortly after winning the bid, the local SPG team took over from the Moments people in Ireland. I was contacted by I. who was very helpful with providing all the info and getting us ready for the event. She would also accompany us for the whole trip. Finally Monday the 5th of December arrived and we were on our way to Munich on a uneventful Lufthansa flight from Düsseldorf and we made our way to the Sheraton. The airport Sheraton was OK but not really remarkable, it did the job though. We decided to fly in the day before so we would be fully ready for the start of the SPG Moment on Tuesday the 6th. The most remarkable moment of that night’s stay was the confused/drunk taxi driver who stopped several times on a main road looking for the hotel. On Tuesday morning we headed to the Airport early to be sure we did not miss anything. Lufthansa had a special check-in area set up for the charter flight, even with a FC Bayern Mascot giving away free FC Bayern swag. It was a bit busier on the flight then expected as apparently FC Bayern has a lot of sponsors who also give away this packaged trip to their clients (99% Germans). This is all handled by a company called FC Bayern Tours, who took care of any aspect of the organization. I can only speak kindly about them as everything was taken care of in all detail. Me at the check in area. We picked up our tickets and waited a few minutes for our Starwood hosts to arrive. For the 3 days of the trip we would be accompanied by two Starwood Marketing Execs, I. and N., we met them at the check in area and proceeded through security to the gate. Here we met two other SPG moment winners, a father and his son from Canada. Luckily the young lad was close to my age so we hit it off right. Busy at the gate. All the football players! To Manchester it is! It was very busy at the gate with all the Bayern fans eagerly awaiting the arrival of their Idols, who were very late due to traffic to the airport. We missed our scheduled departure time as the team had not arrived yet, Lufthansa hold the plane however until every last member of the team was in the gate area. They started boarding the flight with the players and team execs first, they were all seated in “EU Business class”, with the really tall player securing a spot at an exit row. The aircraft was a A321 and it was completely full with the team and all the sponsors. The full plane.