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Monkey spotted at Reno Airport + SFO Contest

Monkey spotted at Reno-Tahoe International Airport


About 80 kids and their parents showed up at Reno-Tahoe International Airport on Wednesday for activities in celebration of International Children’s Book Day. (The holiday takes place each year around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, which is April 2.)

Everyone listened to an airport fire captain and a police sergeant read Curious George books, learned a little about fire safety, did some dancing, visited with the airport therapy dogs and had some snacks.

Sounds like a great event for an airport!

Fly Irish from SFO contest


San Francisco International Airport (SFO) now has non-stop service to Dublin via Aer Lingus and is celebrating with a sweepstakes on Facebook.

The “Fly Irish from SFO!” sweepstakes asks participants to vote for one of 17 cities in the Aer Lingus network they would most like to visit. Entries will go into a random drawing and one winner will be awarded two round-trip Economy Class tickets on Aer Lingus to the destination they voted for.

Deadline for entry: April 11, 2014.

Good luck!

Has travel made your life different or better?

Is your life different or better because of where you’ve traveled?

That’s what Alaska Airlines and the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) want to know. And to encourage you to make a short film about that topic, they’re offering prizes of round-trip trip travel for four on Alaska Airlines to any city Alaska Airlines serves, full festival passes to the Seattle International Film Festival and some other perks.

SFO art exhibit

Here are some details about the contest rules – and the prizes:

Films may be anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes long, in any genre from documentary to stop-motion, and must include an Alaska Airlines element (such as website, mobile app, aircraft or other).

Other than that, you’re on your own, although examples of possible themes put forth include those of “experiencing somewhere you’ve never been, experiencing food unique to a destination, enabling travel for those who may never have had the opportunity, experiencing a natural geological phenomenon – and anything that changed you as a result from going from Point A to Point B.”

Three winners will be selected by a panel of representatives from SIFF and Alaska Airlines in these three categories: Critics’ Choice, Best Emerging Filmmaker (18 to 24 years old) and Best Individual Youth Film (to a filmmaker under 18 years old).

Good luck!

Hobbit fan? Air New Zealand has a contest for you.

Hobbit fan?

Air New Zealand, which calls itself “the official airline of Middle-earth,” is holding a contest to send three Hobbit fans (and their friends) to the red carpet premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in Hollywood on December 2 and to send one big winner (and a guest) to New Zealand (aka Middle-earth).

Sound like fun? Here are the details:

1. Watch the fun video above.
2. Then go here to enter.
3. Entries must be in by Tuesday, November 26, 2013


On December 2, Air New Zealand will also be unveiling a Boeing 777-300 aircraft with a special Hobbit film-inspired livery. The plane will start out in Auckland and arrive in Los Angeles in time for the premier of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Perhaps they’ll reprise this Middle Earth briefing video – or offer up something new.

Win a plane with the new Air New Zealand livery

Take a look at the new Air New Zealand livery bearing the New Zealand fern:

ANZ New Livery

Pretty, right?

The new livery is being rolled out across most all of Air New Zealand’s domestic and international aircraft and there’s even a chance to win your own – scale model – version of an Airbus A320 with the design. Download a paper plane version of the plane and follow the instructions for sharing a photo of what you create on Instagram or Twitter.

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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:


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.

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