Last Day to Enter! Win a Seat on the Oneworld Mega Do: TPG Great Seatmate Round 2

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Just a friendly reminder that today is the last day to enter this contest. Submit your video by 11:59pm Eastern time! There are only a handful of entries so far, so you might as well enter- even if its just a video of your cat with subtitles!

The first ever Oneworld Mega Do in January is going to be an epic event. The three-day journey from Dallas to Seattle to Los Angeles will be chock full of interesting events, perks and people. It sold out to the public within minutes, but since my new site Travel Credit Cards is sponsoring the event, I was able to snag seats early – including one for a lucky TPG reader. I reserved Tommy Class exit row seats, which means there’s a middle seat blocked out. I did first class on the Star Alliance Do, but frankly the party is in coach so we will be in the middle of the action, but will also have room to be comfortable.

I ran a similar contest for the Star Alliance Mega Do in September and had an absolute blast with the winner Kathy. Indeed she was a fantastic seatmate (and I think/hope she’d say the same about me!) and we are now good friends. I love how travel has the ability to bring people together!

DATES

If you want to be my seatmate on this “Mega Do,” make sure you are free on the dates below:

Wednesday, January 25th, 6 PM: DALLAS
American Airlines/Hyatt Reception at the Hyatt Regency DFW

Thursday, January 26th: DALLAS-SEATTLE

A day with American Airlines, meet their senior management and get behind the scenes.

Flight   AAOWMD (Charter)
Departure   6:00 PM CST
Arrival   8:39 PM PST
Duration   4 hours 39 minutes
Origin   Terminal 0 / DFW
Destination   SEA
Aircraft   Boeing 757-200 (twin-jet)
Tail   N7XXAN
Distance   1,660 BIS miles.
AAdvantage   7,500 EQMs (FC), 5,000 EQMs (TC), 3,750 EQMs (EC)

Hyatt Regency Bellevue reception

Friday, January 27th: SEATTLE-LOS ANGELES

Boeing program (see parts of Boeing not open to the public and NEVER before experienced on a MegaDO).

4 PM
Flight to Los Angeles for the next part of the program.

Flight   AAOWMD (Charter)
Departure   4:00 PM PST
Arrival   6:10 PM PST
Duration   2 hours 10 minutes
Origin   SEA
Destination   Terminal 3 / LAX
Aircraft   Boeing 757-200 (twin-jet)
Tail   N7XXAN
Distance   954 BIS miles.
AAdvantage   7,500 EQMs (FC), 5,000 EQMs (TC), 3,750 EQMs (EC)

On arrival: Dinner with oneworld

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

Saturday, January 28th

oneworld program in LAX featuring multiple oneworld carriers.

What is covered: In addition to a seat on the charter and access to these events, I’ll also cover hotels for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights. Of course, I’ll let you pay for them so you get the points and then reimburse you!

What is not covered: You will need to get yourself to Dallas on January 25th and home from Los Angeles on January 28th and any expenses while on the trip.There’s also a European portion of the trip that Monday-Wednesday from JFK to London then to Dallas, which you will be eligible to purchase, but it is not included in my prize.

Estimated value of the prize: The cost of the seat was $1,299, plus hotels will be around $500 and the overall experience will be priceless, for sure.

In addition to great memories, as a participant you’ll also be able to partake in several Hyatt and American airlines promos (including a fee-waived status challenge up to Executive Platinum!) that are highlighted on the event website.

THE CONTEST

So how do you win?
I am looking for a seatmate that is:
1) Considerate
2) Fun
3) Has a passion for travel – especially miles and points

To enter, you’ll need to create a video (up to 30 seconds long) that shows how you embody these characteristics. I will leave the rest up to you – I don’t care what type of technology you use or where you upload the video – as long as I can click and easily access it. Heck, you don’t even need to be in the video for all I care – animations or anything of the like are fine. The only rule is that you cannot go over 30 seconds (1 or 2 seconds extra for editing is fine) and you can’t be offensive.

I will select the top 10 entries and let TPG readers vote on their favorite. Since I understand online polls are not the most accurate or fair, I will make the final decision among the 3 entries with the most votes.

How to enter:
Submit a link to your video in the comments of this post.

Deadline:
Submit your video by this Friday, November 18 by 11:59PM EST. I will select (with the help of the TPG team including Eric & Danielle) the top 10 finalists and post them on Saturday afternoon. Voting will go until Sunday at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be announced on the blog at 8:30am on Monday November 21, 2011.

It’s as simple as that! Feel free to ask any questions here or Tweet me. Bottom line – be creative and have fun with it!

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