British Airways is running a huge holiday giveaway down at Victoria Station this week.
Details are sketchy (at the time of writing, anyway) and the advertising to date – such as in the Evening Standard on Friday – has been purposely vague. However, I understand that they will be installing a video game machine with some kind of flight simulator on it on the station concourse.
Anyone can go along and play it. Between 8am and 8pm, the highest score EVERY 15 MINUTES wins the prize.
Today, Monday, the prize is 48 pairs of tickets (presumably economy) to St Lucia! Later in the week you should see Florida, Barbados, Colombo, Marrakech and more.
I also understand that there will be a competition on the BA Facebook page, although at the time of writing there is nothing up yet.
If you are passing through Victoria and decide to give it a go, please let us know how you get on. Off peak, your chance of winning must be OK. Even at 8am, I reckon most people will be too busy rushing to work to notice it.
Word will get around quickly, though, so today might be your best chance of having a go without a massive queue.
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