Contest

Prize patrol: Alaska Airlines & Robinson Cano

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Baseball season is in full swing and Alaska Airlines has launched a contest that has as its prize a trip for two to Seattle (my home base city) in June, tickets to a Seattle Mariners ball game, a 2-night hotel stay and a chance to meet second baseman Robinson Cano at Canoche, a Latin-themed fundraiser scheduled for June 3 that will include a live orchestral performance, dinner, dancing and an auction to benefit Cano’s RC22 foundation.

Sound like fun?

Enter the contest before April 24 here.

 

Airport food: think you can do better?

CHEF

Courtesy SMU Central University Libraries, via Flickr Commons

Think you can do better than the people who cook the food served up at airport?

O’Hare International Airport is inviting you to strut your culinary stuff in a cooking contest called Channel Your Inner Chef.

Open to both travelers and employees of the airport (who eat on-site far more often than any of us do) the contest ask contestants to shoot and submit a five-minute video of themselves preparing a favorite original recipe.

Three to five finalists will be chosen to compete in a cook-off that will be performed in front of a live audience and a panel of judges at O’Hare. The contest winner will receive two round-trip airline tickets to Chicago and VIP admissions to the James Beard Foundation Awards Gala on May 4, 2015 at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Even better: the winning dish will be featured on the menu of an HMSHost-operated restaurant at O’Hare.

You have until February 28, 2015 to enter. Find more details here.

Delta Air Lines coffee cup contest

DELTA CUP CONTEST

Good coffee is important on the ground and in the air. So it’s good news that Delta Air Lines has decided to join with some other airlines, including Alaska Airlines, in serving Starbucks coffee on flights.

To celebrate the airline is having a coffee cup contest. To enter, write where you want to go on a cup and share a photo of it on line at Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #DeltaCupContest.

Do that by midnight eastern time on February 8, 2015 to be eligible for a drawing for a free flight on Monday, January 9. The prize: an economy ticket for one anywhere Delta flies.

Alaska Airlines’ scavenger hunt is on

Space Needle with plane

Know Seattle?

Are you IN Seattle?

Then start following Alaska Airlines on Twitter and Instagram and get up early – before 6 a.m. on Friday, Oct 10 – and get out in the streets and see if can you be the first – or second – person to show up at any of the five locations described in the Keys to the Sky scavenger hunt clues.

The first person who shows up at one of the ‘secret’ locations and says ‘Seattle’s Airline’ will win a test drive in Alaska Airline’s Boeing 737 flight simulator and two round-trip tickets from Seattle to any of Alaska’s North American destinations, including Mexico and Hawaii. The second person to show up at each location will win a ride on a delivery flight for one of the airline’s new aircraft next year.

Go!

On the bus with Air New Zealand

ANZ SEAT TOUR

If you’re out and about in the Bay Area the next few days keep an eye out for Air New Zealand’s glass-sided tour bus, which is parking around town and giving folks on the ground a chance to try out the airline’s Premium Economy Spaceseat and Economy Skycouch, which are on the airline’s Boeing 777-300 service between San Francisco and Australia (via Auckland).

The bus has been on the road a few days already, but here are the spots where you can climb on board this week:

October 6th – San Pedro Square Marketplace – San Jose (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
October 7th – San Francisco: Fillmore & California Streets (throughout the day) – Fillmore Art & Wine Festival (6 – 9 p.m.)
October 8th – Downtown San Francisco –SoMa StrEat Food Park (10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.) & Embarcadero Center (8 – 9:45 a.m. & 3:15 – 6 p.m.)
October 9th – San Francisco: Union & Fillmore Streets (throughout the day) – Union Street Wine Walk (6 – 9 p.m.)
October 10th – Downtown San Francisco – Embarcadero Center (8 a.m. – 2 p.m.) & “Off the Grid” at Fort Mason (5 – 10 p.m.)

There are also prizes and gifts to go along with this promotion:

Anyone who spots the truck and shares Tweets, messages and photos with Twitter @AIRNZUSA, Instagram @AirNZ or Facebook @AirNewZealand using the hashtag #AirNZ777300 will have a chance to win “surprise and delight” Air New Zealand swag.

Visitors to the truck at any of its public stops will be eligible to win daily prizes.

And – for the rest of us – there’s an online sweepstakes for two Economy round-trip tickets from San Francisco to New Zealand or Australia.
Enter here.