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Win A Trip For Two to Bora Bora

a poster for a vacation sweepstakes

DreamPlanGo, an online travel community and travel tour/ deal site is giving away an amazing trip to Bora Bora or a cash alternative prize.

To enter the Trip of a Lifetime: Bora Bora Sweepstakes, you must “Like” DreamPlanGo on Facebook and fill out a short form on their FB page.

The Prize: Trip for Two to Bora Bora or a $9,000 cash alternative
The trip includes:

  • Round trip economy air to Bora Bora
  • Six nights hotel accommodations
  • Transfer from airport to hotel in Bora Bora
  • $1,000 spending money

Some Rules:

Open to residents of the United States and D.C.
Must be at least 18 years of age to enter
Sweepstakes ends April 18, 2013 at 11:59pm ET

You can enter one time per day during the sweepstakes entry period.
Earn one bonus entry for each friend that you refer who enters.

For entering the sweepstakes you agree to receive marketing e-mails which you can opt out of after receiving the first one.

To Enter:

  1. Click HERE and “Like” DreamPlanGo on Facebook
  2. Click the sweepstakes tab 
  3. Fill out the entry form.
Good Luck!

Travelzoo- Wow Me Away Sweepstakes

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For 2013, Travelzoo selected 5 Wow Deal Destinations: New Zealand, Ireland, Colombia, Alaska and Niagara Falls.

In the Wow Me Away Sweepstakes you can enter for a chance to win a surprise trip for two to one of the five destinations selected by the Travelzoo experts. 

If you win the sweepstakes and are not interested in taking the trip, you can opt to take a cash prize.

The Prize:  

  • Round trip coach airfare for two
  • Hotel Accommodations 
  • Destination will be picked by Travelzoo
  • OR- Cash prize of $3,000
Some Rules:
  • Open to legal residents of 48 contiguous United States and Canada (excluding Quebec)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older at time of entry
  • One registration per person is allowed
  • Trip must be taken by December 31, 2013
How to Enter:
  • “Like” Travelzoo on Facebook
  • Complete entry form at the Wow Me Away tab
  • Sign up to receive e-mails from Travelzoo
  • Receive bonus entry by picking Facebook friends to post on their wall about Sweepstakes. Earn one bonus entry per friend that enters through the shared link
Enter by March 29, 2013

Head over to the Travelzoo Facebook page HERE to enter the Wow Me Away Sweepstakes. (If you enter through my link, I’ll earn an extra entry. Thanks in advance!)

Good Luck!

Lan 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

a christmas giveaway with a tree and presents

Lan Airlines is running a holiday giveaway starting today, December 14. 

There wasn’t much information about the Lan 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway prior to it’s start. 

Here is what I know so far: 

  • The giveaway will run for 12 days with 12 questions and 12 prizes
  • The Grand Prize is an air inclusive 6 day vacation package to Lima, Peru 
  • The more you play and share, the greater your chance to win
  • Participation in the giveaway will take place at Lan Airlines USA on Facebook

Check out the Lan Airlines USA Facebook page HERE to find out more and enter this giveaway.

JetBlue: The Think Up! Contest- Win Flights For A Year

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JetBlue is looking for help with creating it’s first tablet experience.

They would like to hear what you would like to see on a tablet. Come up with an idea and if you’re idea gets the most votes, you will win flights for an entire year! 
Ideas are entered through Facebook in The Think Up! Contest.

Here is how this contest works:

  1. Submit your idea
  2. JetBlue experts will review and select the best five ideas in each category (Functional, Fun & Games, Ticketing & Sales, Loyalty & TrueBlue, Educational and Other) will be posted as finalists
  3. Customers then get a chance to vote for their favorites ideas
  4. The five ideas with the most votes (regardless of category) will win flights for a year

The Grand Prize: Flights For A Year

  • Each winner will get two travel certificates each month for twelve months. Each certificate is good for the base fare of a roundtrip JetBlue flight for that month. The winner must pay government taxes and fees.
The Rules:

  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. 
  • Must be at least 18 years old at time of entry
  • You may submit more than one idea as long as each gets it’s own submission

Enter by December 2, 2012

If you think that you have a great idea for the JetBlue tablet experience, submit it HERE.

The Travel Ninja Sweepstakes

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The Japan National Tourism Organization is sponsoring a fun sweepstakes.

The Travel Ninja $100/ Day Challenge is being run through Facebook.To play you get to create and share your own $100 day in Japan. For playing along, you could win a trip for two.

The Prize: A trip for the winner and a guest to Tokyo

  • Coach airfare from the U.S. to Tokyo
  • Four night hotel stay, double occupancy
  • Airport transfers to/ from hotel
  • Some meals are also included

Trip must be booked by March 25, 2013 with departure from U.S. by June 30, 2013
To Enter:

  • “Like” the Visit Japan Facebook page
  • Follow instructions to complete the entry form
  • Additional entries can be earned based on number of Facebook comments, likes and shares

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C.
Must be at least 13 years of age at time of entry

Enter by December 30, 2012 at 8:59AM PT

Create your $100 day in Japan and enter for a chance to win a trip to Tokyo HERE

American Airlines Is "Evolving"

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While skimming through Facebook I came across this informative infographic filled with lots of details related to how “American Is Evolving”.

We are undergoing a transformation as we build towards the youngest fleet in five years among the five largest U.S. airlines. Check back often to follow our progress in bringing you a fresh, modern travel experience.

 Here is the infographic:

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I’m pretty excited to see all of these changes coming to American. I have a ton of miles with AA so why not use them on a better, updated product! I rarely fly anything but coach so I don’t know if I will ever get to experience the fully lie flat seats but I am happy to hear about all of those new planes coming. It is also pretty amazing that 97% of the continental U.S. fleet will be wifi enabled by 2013.

If the infographic is a bit hard to read you can check it out on the American Airlines site HERE.

Travelzoo Take Me to Tuscany Sweepstakes

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Travelzoo is giving away a 5 star vacation for two to the Ferragamo family’s luxury vineyard in Tuscany! The sweepstakes is being run through Facebook.

The Prize:

  • Round trip coach airfare for two 
  • Six night, five days at Il Borro Estate in a one bedroom in medieval village
  • Trip is available from 1/4/13 to 3/31/13 

**Grand prize can accepted as cash alternative of $2500
Some Rules:

  • Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous US states & Canada (excluding Quebec) 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of entry 
  • Sweepstakes ends November 30, 2012 

To Enter:

  •  “Like” the Travelzoo Facebook page HERE
  • Click on the Take Me to Tuscany tab
  • Follow instructions on the sign up form & sign up to receive e-mails 
  • Receive bonus entries by sharing a contest link on Facebook and having friends join through it.

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

a blue truck with a pipe attached to it

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

The World’s Longest Flight on a Plane With Two Engines

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I saw this graphic posted on Delta’s Facebook page on November 9. The graphic and info provided definitely caught my attention. Along with the graphic Delta posted: 

We’re all about going the distance. At 8,434 miles and more than 16 hours, our direct flight from Johannesburg to Atlanta is the longest flight in the world on a plane with two engines.

I found Delta’s information interesting. Over the summer I had found out that Singapore Airlines operated the longest flight in the world. It goes from Newark- Singapore and takes a little under 19 hours! (For our flight to Singapore we flew from JFK-Cairo, had a short layover and then flew from Cairo- to Singapore.) The flight from Newark to Singapore is going to be cancelled in 2013.

I’ve been on quite a few long flights. I’d guess that my two longest direct flights ever were:

  • Hong Kong to New York (JFK) on Cathay Pacific- around 16 hours flying
  • Dubai to Atlanta on Delta (on the way back to JFK) around 15 1/2 hours flying
What’s the longest direct flight that you’ve ever flown?

    Make a Wish With the Air New Zealand Fairy

    a cartoon of a fairy

    Air New Zealand has a new Facebook page called the Air New Zealand Fairy where wishes are being granted to one lucky person each day! 

    Some wishes being granted have been lounge passes, bonus air points and even flights

    The recipient of the wishes granted will be chosen by the ANZ Fairy and contacted by e-mail.
    The Fairy will also announce the wish granted and it’s recipient via a status update on the Facebook page.

    To make a wish you have to: 

    • “Like” the Air New Zealand Fairy Facebook page
    • All wishes made to the Fairy have to be related to Air New Zealand. Wishes that are not related, will not be considered for granting.
    • A wish is limited to one wish per person per day
    • Must be 16 years of age or older to enter

     CLICK HERE to “Like” the Air New Zealand Fairy page on Facebook to make your wish