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KLM: Win A Trip To Amsterdam To See Vermeer

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KLM Cargo has been flying “Dutch Master” Johannes Vermeer’s painting “Women In Blue Reading A Letter” from it’s home in Amsterdam (at the Rijksmuseum) to Shanghai, Sao Paulo and Los Angeles.

If you haven’t had a chance to see it while traveling around the world, KLM wants to give you a chance to see it at it’s home in Amsterdam.

The sweepstakes is being ran through Facebook. 

To enter, you have to fill out a form on FB and then answer a question in 140 characters or less: What do you think is on the letter that the “Women In Blue” is reading?

The Prize:

  • Two KLM round trip economy class tickets (May depart from NY-JFK, D.C.- IAD, Atlanta- ATL, Houston- IAH, Chicago- ORD, L.A.- LAX, S.F.- SFO or Dallas- DFW
  • Prize must be taken from May 1, 2013- May 1, 2014
  • Tickets must be pre-booked at least one month in advance
Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C.
Must be at least 18 years of age at time of entry
Sweepstakes ends March 29, 2013

Enter the KLM- Vermeer Facebook Giveaway HERE

Learn about KLM’s Green Initiatives and Win 2 Tickets to Amsterdam

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KLM wants to show how aware they are of the airline industry’s impact on the environment by giving a virtual tour of how “Blue Flies Green”. The tour is done on Facebook. 
They are also giving away two round trip tickets on KLM to Amsterdam for showing your support of their eco-friendly initiatives. 

Some of the steps KLM have taken are:

  • A new aircraft painting system which uses thinner layers to reduce paint weight by 15%
  • Only use recycled water to clean planes and engines are washed regularly for more fuel efficiency
  • Source food from eco-friendly resources whenever possible which contributes to conservation efforts and helps offset climate changes
  • Focusing more on electronic communications to reach a goal of paperless cockpits
  • Meal service equipment has been lightened up for more fuel efficiency
  • Has experimented flying with biofuels including a flight from Amsterdam to Rio.This was the longest distance any aircraft has flown on biofuels.

The Prize:

  • Two KLM round- trip economy class tickets to Amsterdam. Winner may depart from the following US gateways: New York (JFK), Wash D.C. (IAD), Atlanta (ATL), Houston (IAH), Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO)
  • Tour of KLM facilities where you will get an insider tour of a KLM green initiative.

Entering the Sweepstakes:

  • Go to KLM’s Facebook Page and click “Like”
  • Click on the tab- How Blue Flies Green
  • Scroll through the info and then enter your info to enter

Open to legal residents of the United States and DC
Must be at least 18 years of age at date of entry
Enter by December 6, 2012

Win A James Bond Private Movie Screening in Amsterdam

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Coca-Cola Zero and KLM are running a sweepstakes where you could win a private screening of the James Bond movie Sky Fall in Amsterdam, Holland for four.
Part of the prize package includes a camera. The winner commits to make a movie about the whole experience with it and get it to KLM within two weeks after the event.
Two Prizes will be given out which include:
  • Four KLM economy class roundtrip tickets to Amsterdam from any KLM, Air France or Delta destination
  • Private pre-screening at the Tuschinski Cinema on October 29
  • Three night hotel stay in Amsterdam
  • Cocktail cruise through the Amsterdam canals
  • An IAmsterdam City Card offering free public transport & more
  • One Samsung WB690 camera
Must be at least 18 years of age to enter
Guests invited by winner must be at least 18 years old
Sweepstakes ends 9/30/12
Sign up for a chance to win HERE

Win A Trip For Two To Holland From KLM

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KLM is giving away a trip to Amsterdam in the I Want To Be In Holland Sweepstakes. 
To enter the sweepstakes you must fill out the entry form on Facebook.
The Prize:
  • Two round trip Economy Class (upgraded to Economy Comfort if space is available) tickets to Amsterdam
  • Holland Pass booklet for winner & guest  (includes free entrance & discount to museums, shops, restaurants and attractions in Amsterdam and select other cities in Holland)
How To Enter:
  1. “Like” KLM on Facebook
  2. On the KLM Facebook page click on the “I Want To Be In Holland” tab
  3. On entry form, in 140 characters or less write why you want to be in Holland
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Open to legal residents of the United States & D.C.

Must be at least 18 years of age at time of entry
Trip must be taken between September 1, 2012- August 31, 2013

Sweepstakes ends August 17, 2012 at 11:59pm EST
Sign up for a chance to win the KLM sweepstakes HERE

A Couple of Contests Worth Entering

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Contest #1
KLM is running a sweepstakes- Meet 3 Top DJ’s at the Electronic Family Festival in Amsterdam. 
The prize for the winner and guest includes:
  • Air tickets to Amsterdam
  • Three night stay at the  Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam
  • Two concert passes for Electronic Family Festival on June 30
  • meet & greet with DJ’s
  • Samsung SH100 WIFI camera: (Winner must make a movie about the experience with the camera from the prize package)
Contest ends June 10, 2012.
Enter the sweepstakes HERE
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Contest #2
Drive It Home Scotland- win a 5-day trip for you and a friend to test your golf game against European golfers. 
I am not a fan nor do I play golf but the prize sounds very nice. (I visited Scotland a while back and had a great time and it is a beautiful country)
There will be eight Grand Prize winners: 
Two prize winners plus a travel companion will be a resident in the UK or Ireland or rest of the world. Two prize winners will be a resident of Germany or Sweden (“European winners”), Two prize winners will be a resident of Canada, Two prize winners will be a resident of USA (North American winners”).
Each prize includes: 
  • Two-night break for two people to one of the four regional prizes (allocated at random) offered on the Drive it Home website on a bed and breakfast basis in twin accommodation assuming two people sharing on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 October 2012.
  • One night stay at The Gleneagles Hotel for two people on a bed and breakfast basis in twin accommodation assuming two people sharing on Sunday 7 October 2012
  • Participation for the winner and travel companion in Scotland The Home of Golf Challenge on The PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles
Drawing closes June 1, 2012
Enter the contest HERE

KLM Facebook Contest- Win A Trip To Amsterdam

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KLM is running a contest through Facebook called the Holland Classics.
The prize is a very nice trip to Amsterdam!

Prize includes:

  • Two economy class round trip tickets to Amsterdam on KLM
  • Trip to the Keukenhof (flower exhibition) including a tour and tulip bulb package
  • Visit to the Van Gogh Museum (probably my favorite art museum)
  • Cheese tasting by Henry Willig
  • Tour through the Amsterdam canals
  • City tour by bus through Amsterdam
  • Hotel stay in Amsterdam

Click here to enter the KLM Holland Classic Contest

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport Evacuated After Bomb Threat

The main terminals at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport (AMS) were evacuated on Monday following a bomb threat.
A man called the military police saying he was in the airport and had a bomb.
Military police patrolled the airport, a bomb squad was present and hundreds of people had to wait outside.
At least a dozen flights were delayed.

Read more about it here

KLM- Connect with Meet & Seat

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Here is another interesting way to put social networking to use for travel.

KLM has started a new program called Meet & Seat.
It allows you to see who’s on board your flight and get in touch with other passengers by connecting your Facebook and/ or LinkedIn account to your KLM booking profile.

KLM says you can meet other interesting travelers and increase networking opportunities- “Choose for yourself whether you want to meet for a coffee before the flight, select adjoining seats or share a cab to the conference you are both attending”. It sounds to me like it could become another form of internet dating or hook-up opportunities!

Meet & Seat is available for:
  • Bookings with 1 passenger
  • KLM flights between Amsterdam and New York, San Francisco  and Sao Paulo
  • From 90 days until 48 hours before departure
  • Will be available on more KLM flights soon
Check out the demo video:

To find out more, Click Here