Welcome to the first-ever contest at OnlineTravelReview.com, and I thought I’d make it a pretty good one. Here’s the deal:
I’m going to give away a $200 gift card on Continental Airlines (my airline of choice, at least my airline of choice that is not Emirates or Singapore. Or LAN. Or Etihad. You know what I mean.) I’ll make this easy: just enter a comment below (include your email address, please) with your favorite airline livery. I don’t know why I’m asking you to do that, I just am. Also please include the most obscure airport you’ve ever flown to. Mine is this fruity number from Aloha Air. And Battambang, Cambodia. Whatever. It doesn’t really matter. It’s my contest, I can do what I want. Now that I think of it, if you live in Battambang it’s not obscure at all. You know what I mean, though.
You can enter until Wednesday, August 10th at 5pm Eastern. Soon after that, I will use a random number generator from Random.org to pick the winner from the comments. I will then contact the winner, stick said gift card in an envelope, place a stamp thereon, mail it to you, and we shall never speak again. Use your gift card to purchase a flight, or re-gift the thing. Totally your call. One entry per person, please. I’m the final arbiter of the rules, so there ya go.
I’m guessing this will bring some new visitors to Online Travel Review (or as we affectionately call it around here, The OTR). So, here’s what you’ve been missing. We’ve been here for 7 1/2 years, writing about the airline industry – sometimes it’s about camels being sacrificed to celebrate airline maintenance, sometimes it’s about a fart causing a flight diversion. I also write about frequent flyer tricks, 747s and Icelandair.
I’ve also written a few things I’m actually sort of proud of, including 10 Rules for Booking Frequent Flyer Tickets, traveling with 3 year olds, why the good old days of flying weren’t so good, and why people hate airlines (but shouldn’t).
I think people don’t appreciate how amazing it is that we can fly around the world for free, and I also think people have a weird fetish about first class. And for some reason Forbes published a column of mine about the joy of eating breakfast alone on a business trip.
In any case, welcome. Feel free to grab my RSS feed.
Good luck with the contest.