Win A Seat Next To Randy Petersen … Yes, That Randy!

Do you like travel? Yearn for more time in an airline seat? Enjoy conversing with  semi-bald white haired gentlemen who seems to only wear Nike sneakers?  Then have I got a contest for you!


Between today, the 1st of October and this coming Sunday, the 7th of October, you’ll have the opportunity to win a seat next to Randy Petersen …  the founder of BoardingArea (where Flying With Fish is hosted), FlyerTalk, MilePoint, coiner of the phrase Mileage Run, yadda, yadda, yadda … during the next StarMegaDO (Star Alliance Mega Day Out) this coming November.


One lucky reader of participating BoardingArea blogs will win either an aisle or window seat next to Randy Petersen during the StarMegoDO Randy will be in the middle seat and attempt to not hog the arm rests.  Along with your seat, you’ll win hotel accommodations and US$250 in cash to spend as you wish.


While entrants are limited to one entry per participating blog … you have 30 chances to enter … one entry in each of the 30 participating blog.  Scroll through the BoardingArea blog roll in the right hand side of FlyingWithFish to find new blogs to read and keep entering for your chance to win.


So how do you enter?


Answer the following question, and one person will be selected at random (so remember to use your real full name and email address), using, and that’s it, you’re entered!


The question is … How do you personally engage with your airlines via social media?


For complete rules please click HERE.


Happy Flying!




  1. I have not done a lot of reading but I hope United use 787 to Europe and/or Asia. Yes, I am very excited about this!!! Count me in!!!

  2. I’ve used Delta Assist on twitter before, wish more airlines used this service. Facebook seems like a waste if time in regards to airlines

  3. Never believed in social media before contacting United on Twitter during a delay – amazing response and solution

  4. I’ve used Twitter to try letting airlines know of problems while they are fixable (e.g., unexplained delay for checked baggage to be unloaded.) Occasionally I have asked a question, typically about a policy or promo. My top use of social media with airlines is to receive info about flash sales or other promos, however.

  5. My favorite is @DeltaAssist on twitter – they respond surprisingly fast, and are generally quite helpful.

  6. The ways I have engaged is asking questions on facebook pages. They are usually answered pretty quickly.

  7. I have tweeted airlines several times. The most useful was when we were returning from Playa Del Carmen on Virgin America. I wanted to upgrade to First but the site wasn’t working correctly. So I DM’ed with the twitter team at VX and they took care of it. My wife was very surprised.

  8. Twitter and the occasional e-mail when I need to request reimbursement for lost luggage! 🙁

  9. Alas, I can’t say I’ve used social media to engage an airline myself, but I do enjoy following the occasional conversations at Milepoint.

  10. Facebook and Twitter…but the really useful information comes from Milepoint and blogs

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