The TalkMail newsletter that I received today contained the following:
Each week for the next 10 weeks Randy is going to give a pair of OpenSkies tickets to a selected FlyerTalker! It’s yet another celebration of FlyerTalk’s 10th Anniversary – 10 Years, 10 Pairs, 10 Weeks!
That’s two tickets each week to one member, which will allow the person selected to share the trip with a special someone. Five of those selected will receive tickets between New York and Paris, and the other five will receive tickets between New York and an as yet unidentified future destination of OpenSkies. Travel must be completed by the end of November, 2008.
Turns out, OpenSkies received such great feedback from the original group of FTers who flew them that they and Randy want more people to experience their unique Prem+ product, which is on par with most other carriers business class offerings, but costs much less, of course.
There is a catch, however. Randy will only consider giving these tickets to you if you do something for him first. Fortunately, it isn’t as scary as it sounds. All you have to do is write him an email telling him what you think about FlyerTalk; how it has benefited (or disappointed) you, and how you would like to see it grow.
Every Friday through Sept. 19, beginning this Friday (July 18), he will put all the emails into a hat, pick one, and that person will get two Prem+ tickets. What this means is, you send Randy an email before July 18 and your name will be in the hat every time Randy sinks his giving little hand in. Send your email on Sept. 18 and you’ll still get one shot at it.
There are only two stipulations:
1. You must be honest. Randy isn’t fishing for compliments here (although compliments will be accepted). He wants to hear your sincere opinions about the site and the community, good and bad.
2. To be selected you must have registered your FlyerTalk account before July 16. (Not for nothing, but these types of things seem to be popping up more regularly, so even if you can’t qualify for this you might want to register anyway.)
He is going to pick someone, so it might as well be you. Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “OpenSkies” in the subject to give yourself an opportunity to be selected. Also, include your full name as it appears on your passport and a contact phone number just in case.
This is exciting! I’ve raved about how great Prem+ is, so not only winning a free ticket but also being able to take a guest is an incredible prize! It’s also interesting to note that apparently OpenSkies will have a new destination before November of 2008, since that’s when the tickets must be used by.