United’s Rewarding Workaholics With Free Tickets to Tahiti

Sep 4, 2018

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Americans are notoriously bad about taking advantage of their hard-earned vacation time. While the situation seems to be improving a bit, the majority of Americans continue to allow vacation time to go to waste — to the tune of 700,000,000 unused days — opting to put in extra time at work instead, according to a survey by Project: Time Off.

This fall, United Airlines is giving one lucky workaholic (and his or her guest) an incentive to actually take advantage of their vacay days, with an expenses-paid trip to Tahiti on the airline’s new seasonal 787-8 Dreamliner flight from San Francisco (SFO).

The winner and a guest will fly in business class on United's Dreamliner. Photo by Zach Honig.
The winner and a guest will fly in business class on United’s Dreamliner. (Photo by Zach Honig / The Points Guy)

The grand-prize winner will receive:

  • Two round-trip business-class tickets to Papeete (PPT)
  • Three nights at the Intercontinental Tahiti Resort and Spa
  • Two nights at the Intercontinental Moorea Resort and Spa
  • Two nights at the Maitai Rangiroa
  • Transportation between islands
  • A $2,000 prepaid card

This isn’t your typical travel giveaway, though. You or someone else will need to submit a “nomination” in order to win. As United explains:

“To enter, simply identify someone who deserves the trip and time off — whether it’s someone who works 80-hour weeks, a stay-at-home parent, or someone working multiple jobs to make ends meet — and compose a 300-word submission on why they deserve the trip.”

You’ll need to submit your entry by 11:59pm Central Time on September 25 in order to be considered, and you can nominate yourself, according to the contest rules. Full prize details, along with terms and conditions, can be found right here.

Featured image courtesy of the Intercontinental Moorea Resort and Spa.

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