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NOW CLOSED: Win two flights to New York – on the airline YOU love the most!

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This competition is now closed!  The winner will be announced next week.

Today is the last day to enter our New York competition!

You have until midnight tonight to be in for the chance to win two economy class flights between London and New York.

We added a romantic twist to this competition. We launched it on Valentine’s Day as we wanted to know which is your most loved airline.

And YOU get to decide which airline you fly with if you are the lucky winner!

The winner will receive two economy tickets between London Heathrow or London Gatwick to either New York JFK or Newark Liberty. The prize can be taken at any point up to 30th September 2019, subject to availability. If you win you must be one of the two travellers.

Long-term readers will know that we also ran this competition last year. It was a big success and we are happy to run it again thanks to our secret sponsor.

What is going on here?!

Let me explain.

We are working with a major airline on a piece of research. It wants to know what airline you would select for a flight if price was not an issue and airline miles or elite status benefits were not an issue.

We want to know your genuine preference. The best way to achieve this is to not make it a hypothetical question, but a real question, with real consequences!

On the entry form, you will be asked to select between American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Norwegian, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic or someone else as your preferred carrier for an economy flight to New York.

You and a friend can be flying to New York in economy on the carrier you select!

Please note that:

  • You will not earn any airline miles on your tickets
  • You will not receive any status benefits
  • You will not receive lounge access even if you have status with that airline

Do not consider any airline status you have or any miles you currently collect when selecting your airline. Your flights will not qualify for status, mileage or lounge benefits because the tickets will be issued using restrictive travel trade policies.

If you fly Norwegian, your prize will include pre-paid food and luggage so the prize is equivalent to a standard economy ticket on one of the full service airlines listed. If you select ‘other’ you will be randomly booked onto one of the six named airlines.

Interesting, yes? All you need to do is pick an airline and tick the main factor that influenced your decision from a list of:

  • Brand reputation
  • Crew and service
  • Food & Beverage
  • In-flight entertainment
  • On-board wifi
  • Previous experience
  • Seat comfort

How to enter

We are running this competition slightly differently because of the information we need from you. We are using Google Forms. Click the button below (or click here) and you will be taken to the form you need to complete.

It is only three questions long (and multiple choice) so don’t worry! It will take less than 30 seconds to complete.

The competition closes at midnight tonight, Wednesday 20th February. The winner must travel if they win – you cannot gift the prize to anyone else.

Good luck! Please feel free to share on social media.

Here are the rules: You must be over 18 years, a UK resident and not an employee of any of the airlines listed on the entry form to enter. Strictly one entry per person. The winner MUST be one of the travellers. The competition will close at midnight on Wednesday 20th February. One entrant will be selected at random and will have 48 hours to confirm their details. If they do not respond, another winner will be drawn.

The prize is economy return flights for two people from a London airport to New York Newark or JFK on the airline you chose on the entry form. Flights are subject to availability and all travel must be completed by 30th September 2019. The competition is promoted by Head for Points, contact details on request. The name of the winner will be made available on request.

Your email address remains confidential and will not be passed to the sponsoring airline or used by Head for Points for any other purposes. Your airline preference, and the reason for your decision, will be aggregated with other respondents and given to the competition sponsor.

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  1. OT, what’s the best airport to use for a back to back on BA for a TP run, Manchester or Newcastle?

    • From where?

    • Jonathan says:

      Google “flyertalk, BA, B2B” and there’s 70+ pages of people’s experiences of back to backs at various airports. Summary seems to be Manchester is poor & Newcastle good but I have no personal experience of B2B at either although anything that involves passing through security at Manchester will be grim.

      • Newcastle is definitely the best for back to back as you almost always depart from/arrive at gate 3 which is close to the lounge and there’s no need to pass through security. Just alight, find the lounge and then await boarding.

        • Charlieface says:

          At Newcastle the domestic gates have the same corridor for departure and arrival. So when you arrive, just double back into the gate again without bothering to go all the way through security again.

      • At MAN one can pay £5 for Fasttrack which is worth it.
        JER is even easier. especially as one does not need to exit – incoming and outgoing passengers are not segregated; although that does involve starting from LGW rather than LHR.

    • Newcastle every time …

  2. Combatjohnny says:

    With Joshua vs Miller coming up in MSG, those flights would be very useful!

  3. according to the conditions you do not always win tickets on the airline YOU like the most. If you like an airline that is not one of the six listed and you win, you will not fly on your favourite airline but one of the six instead. this is not “the airline you like the most”

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