Travel tidbits: contests and cool things

As this week’s Powerball winners will tell you, you can’t win if you don’t play. So here are few travel-related contests.

Virgin America donut plane

Cheeky Virgin America is turning six and celebrating with a fare sale, two-for-one flight vouchers for everyone attending “Virgin America Day at AT&T Park on Saturday, August 10th, 2013 and an on-line Bingo/trivia contest.

Special Japanese Edition Starbucks Travel mugs

National Geographic and Delta Air Lines have teamed up for a contest that includes a bullet-train ride between Tokyo and Kyoto. The prize package includes roundtrip airfare for two on Delta Air Lines, a city tour of Tokyo, rail passes and hotels in Tokyo and Kyoto. Enter here through September 30, 2013.

Some cool things:

LGA SKYBAR

The Food & Shops at LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B and The Cradle of Aviation Museum will be celebrating National Aviation week August 19-23, 2013 with an aviation-themed exhibit and activities, special store discounts and a Twitter contest.

The Cradle of Aviation Museum will host a “Story of Flight” exhibit with model airplanes and banners with images of historical LaGuardia Airport scenes. Look for that on the Departures Level of Terminal B, near Gates C. From 11 am to 3 pm on Friday, August 23rd, look for the costumed “Amelia Earhart” and the Cradle of Aviation’s mascot “Soaring Sam” who will be site to entertain kids and, no doubt, many adults.

In addition to the discounts being offered in the shops there will be an aviation-themed Twitter contest with prizes that include a retro Pan Am duffle bag and a one-year membership to the Cradle of Aviation Museum. The contest will run August 19-25 and two winners will be picked on August 26th.
Watch for details here.