travel contest

Prize patrol: you can’t win if you don’t play


If you’re fan of the Angry Birds game, you have until September 12, 2011, to enter Finnair’s Angry Birds Asian Challenge. Eight fans will get to play the popular game on a special flight from Helsinki to Singapore on September 20, 2011on board the airline’s Angry Birds-branded Airbus A340.  Enter Finnair’s Angry Birds contest here.

And you have until September 16, 2011 to enter a contest offered by McCarran International Airport, Spirit Airlines and Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau.

In the Spirit of Hollywood Sweepstakes, contestants have a chance to win two different prize packages that include round trip air fare from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, hotel accommodations and entertainment.


Enter the Tinseltown Tag-Along Tour contest here and enter the Silver Screens, Screams for Four contest here.


Prize patrol: an act of travel kindness may be worth $10,000

On’s new blog, the Overhead Bin, I posted a short note about a new contest designed to reward a “travel hero” who saved someone’s trip by doing a good deed or a random act of kindness.

Travel Guard, a travel insurance company that last year hosted the World’s Unluckiest Travel Contest, is back with World’s Unluckiest Traveler 2: The Rescue and asking people to send in their stories. The winning good-deed-doer gets a $10,000 vacation. The storyteller gets a pair of round-trip plane tickets to any destination in the U.S.

Find out more on the Overhead Bin.