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ENDS FRIDAY: Win New York flights in two great HfP competitions

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We have teamed up with – well, we can’t tell you who! – to offer two readers free flights to New York.

One reader and a friend will win flights in Business Class to New York. The other reader and a friend will win flights in Premium Economy to New York.

With which airline? It’s up to you ….

Today, Friday 17th, is your last day to enter.

Win flights to New York

Head for Points is, of course, a site focussed on travel loyalty schemes. There is no doubt that these schemes work, since I doubt HfP would exist otherwise!

How well do they work though? One industry participant wants to find out.

There are two competitions running – one for Business Class and one for Premium Economy flights. You can enter both (as long as you are a UK resident, are over 18 and don’t work for one of the airlines discussed – full T&C apply etc!).

For each competition, we will ask you which airline you want to fly to New York on if you win.

If you win, you WILL be flying on that airline.

The tickets won’t come with any status or loyalty benefits because of the way they will be issued. You need to pick your airline based purely on which you think will give you the best in-flight experience.

We will also ask you – if you were spending your own money on a ticket which did earn airline miles and tier points – which airline you would choose. This is a purely hypothetical question. If you win, you are flying the airline you selected for the first question.

I hope all this makes sense! Feel free to use the share buttons on the left (desktop) or below (mobile) to share the competition with friends and family.

You can win two Business Class flights to New York by clicking here.

You can win two Premium Economy flights to New York by clicking here.

Good luck! Remember that entries close at midnight today, Friday 17th.

Comments (13)

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  • BJ says:

    In the highly unlikely event that the same person wins both competitions do they get both prizes?

    • Rob says:


      • BJ says:

        Odds will be millions to one I guess 🙂

        • Chaz says:

          The odds will be nowhere near that long. If 1,000 people enter each competition, then the change of this winner of comp a, winning comp b, is 1,000 to 1. If 50,000 people enter, which seems unlikely, the chance of the winner, winning again, is still 50,000 to 1.

          • Peter K says:

            Odds of winning both if only 1000 enter each is:
            Odds of winning comp A x odds of winning comp B = 1/1000 x 1/1000 = 1/1000,000

            So, as over 1000 have entered each comp, yes, the odds of winning both is millions to one.

          • TGLoyalty says:

            Can’t even blame lack of morning coffee … maybe Friday afternoon beers

          • BJ says:

            @Chaz – multiplicative rule of probability (as shown by Peter ) applies if you want to refresh your memory. A bit boring so said beverages may help 🙂

  • idrive says:

    Hello and Happy Friday! I am not sure my submission went through, Rob is it possible for you to check

    • Rob says:

      If you clicked submit at the end it will be fine. I don’t actually have access – Sinead set it up and has the Typeform login and she’s not in today.

    • Chaz says:

      No. The odds of you or I winning is as you suggest – 1,000 x 1,000. But the odds of any individual winning both is 1,000 to one. The second event is independent of the first.

      Put another way, if I had already won the business class flight, my chance of winning the PE flights is the same as you – 1,000 to 1. As there is a winner for both independent events, the chance of that winner being the same is 1,000×1,000 / 1,000 = 1,000.

      Not the same as identifying the exact winner of both events at the outset (but that wasn’t what’s asked.

      Last attempt, if you win the lottery tomorrow, your chance of winning again next week is no greater or less than me. But sat here today. The chance of you or I winning both prior to the result is indeed rare.

      • John says:

        Or you can say, the odds of a particular individual winning both are a million to 1, but there are 1000 entrants this could happen to

        So 1 in 1000 times the same person will win both, and 999 in 1000 times different people will win each competition.

        • Chaz says:

          A clearer example. But stats being what they are, same answer! 🙂

  • Alex Sm says:

    There was a similar competition a few years ago, right? And there were results published afterwards with Virgin winning on both accounts IIRC?

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