Cathay Pacific Contest: 80 Days of Unlimited Travel (Economy Class)

Discussion in 'Cathay Pacific | Asia Miles/Marco Polo Club' started by RicGarrido, Feb 5, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. RicGarrido
    Original Member

    RicGarrido Silver Member

    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    189
    Status Points:
    320
    Cathay Pacific has a Facebook contest for unlimited economy class travel for 80 days from June through August 2011. This is a contest, not a sweepstakes, meaning you have to win the prize based on your submission of text, photo or video answering the question:

    “Where in the world would you go in 80 days?”

    · Enter contest: January 24 and March 6, 2011 (Hong Kong time).
    · Judging: March 7 – March 13, 2011.
    · Finalists interview (in Hong Kong): April 12 – April 14, 2011.
    · Contest open to US residents of 50 states and D.C. and Canada (except Quebec).
    Cathay Pacific Travel the World in 80 Days Facebook Contest link.

    Contest Submission Guidelines: There are detailed fine print rules for text, photo and video submissions in the Cathay Pacific contest terms and conditions here.

    · Text – 200 words or less recommended.
    · Photo – 640 x 480 or higher resolution; file size less than 5MB.
    · Video – 30 to 60 seconds in length; file size less than 40MB. English only and no background music, although sound effects permitted.

    Judging Criteria:
    · Creativity (34%);
    · Originality (33%); and
    · Fit to Contest Theme (33%).

    Final Interview: During the Final Interview Phase, the Finalists will need to present a travel plan to the qualified judges, as well as complete on the spot exercises that demonstrate the Finalists written communication skills. The Finalists will be evaluated by a panel of qualified judges based on the following criteria ("Judging Criteria"):

    · Creativity (34%);
    · Originality (33%); and
    · Fit to Contest Theme (33%)

    Up to all eight (8) Grand Prize winners may be selected by the qualified judges, but no fewer than one (1) potential Grand Prize winner will be selected.

    The potential Finalist Prize winners will be notified on or around March 11, 2011; the potential Grand Prize winner will be notified on or around May 4, 2011.



    The grand prize flight rules state all travel must be roundtrip and no repeated routes.

    Grand prize includes:
    · up to three hotel nights at each destination city in a 4-star or higher hotel and
    · $2,400 Hong Kong Dollars (US$308) daily meal allowance and
    · $400HKD (US$51) daily ground transportation allowance.

    That seems like a substantial daily meal allowance.
     
    kiwi likes this.
  2. unfortunately they don't include the medical care that would be required if you tried to sit in Cathay's Y class seats for anywhere near 80 days.. 12hrs is torture. Literal physical torture.
     
    JALPak likes this.
  3. JALPak
    Original Member

    JALPak Gold Member

    Messages:
    152,236
    Likes Received:
    53,266
    Status Points:
    20,020
    Or any allowance for full body massage after the miserable flights. They are too cheap to give out C seats for the grand prize. It doesn't really cost them that much considered how they ridiculously upgrade their elites on a regular basis :rolleyes:
     
  4. infoworks
    Original Member

    infoworks Silver Member

    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    169
    Status Points:
    420
    "Around the world" in 80 days in Y, still beats a hot air balloon and some other modes. I doubt we'll see many itineries before end of competition, but I'd certainly be interested in some creative outcomes!
     

  5. No way.. Hot Air Balloon is significantly more comfortable than CX Y class.
     
    JALPak and infoworks like this.
  6. PatBateman
    Original Member

    PatBateman Active Member

    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    19
    Status Points:
    85
    The massage is included in the dailiy allowance.
     
  7. Rambuster
    Original Member

    Rambuster Silver Member

    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    221
    Status Points:
    445
    I bet if there were miles awarded for waterbording we'd have volunteers here !
    Therefore, CX Y can't be that bad?;)
     
  8. JALPak
    Original Member

    JALPak Gold Member

    Messages:
    152,236
    Likes Received:
    53,266
    Status Points:
    20,020
    Daily allowances are only for meals and transportations
     
  9. JALPak
    Original Member

    JALPak Gold Member

    Messages:
    152,236
    Likes Received:
    53,266
    Status Points:
    20,020
    Unfortunately no miles will be earned on this trip according to the terms. So it IS that bad [​IMG]
     
  10. wingspan
    Original Member

    wingspan Silver Member

    Messages:
    136
    Likes Received:
    139
    Status Points:
    395
    Oh [​IMG] I had assumed that you would be able to earn [​IMG]
     
  11. wingspan
    Original Member

    wingspan Silver Member

    Messages:
    136
    Likes Received:
    139
    Status Points:
    395
    Not that I've entered anyway!
     
  12. glu800

    glu800 Silver Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    6
    Status Points:
    115
    will all the awards be taxable too?? that's gonna be a pretty penny to pay when april comes around...
     
  13. JALPak
    Original Member

    JALPak Gold Member

    Messages:
    152,236
    Likes Received:
    53,266
    Status Points:
    20,020
    According to the terms and condition...

     
  14. milestoburn
    Original Member

    milestoburn Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,116
    Likes Received:
    2,061
    Status Points:
    1,245
    at least in Y they should have given you two tickets....seems like CX gets your creative juice but costs little in return. and no miles...what kind of contest is this.
     
    JALPak likes this.
  15. Eorpa
    Original Member

    Eorpa Active Member

    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    36
    Status Points:
    95
    I mean seriously, would it have been any skin off CX's nose to give the winner a business class ticket. They could have used a staff duty ticket - entitlement to business but not offloadable and non-mileage earning.
     
    JALPak likes this.
  16. JALPak
    Original Member

    JALPak Gold Member

    Messages:
    152,236
    Likes Received:
    53,266
    Status Points:
    20,020
    Because they want to save some money on the bottled water and serve you only tap in Y :p
     
  17. JALPak
    Original Member

    JALPak Gold Member

    Messages:
    152,236
    Likes Received:
    53,266
    Status Points:
    20,020
    And I wonder what they will do if all you blog about during the trip is how terrible their Y seat is and your back pain caused by that :p
     
  18. Rejuvenated
    Original Member

    Rejuvenated Gold Member

    Messages:
    32,786
    Likes Received:
    160,132
    Status Points:
    19,995
    And more adventurous!
     
  19. JALPak
    Original Member

    JALPak Gold Member

    Messages:
    152,236
    Likes Received:
    53,266
    Status Points:
    20,020
    But there's no IFE and FA on that :eek:
     
  20. Rejuvenated
    Original Member

    Rejuvenated Gold Member

    Messages:
    32,786
    Likes Received:
    160,132
    Status Points:
    19,995
    But there is open fresh air.
     
    JALPak likes this.
  21. JALPak
    Original Member

    JALPak Gold Member

    Messages:
    152,236
    Likes Received:
    53,266
    Status Points:
    20,020
    But don't you miss the fresh tap water on CX Y? :p
     
  22. Rejuvenated
    Original Member

    Rejuvenated Gold Member

    Messages:
    32,786
    Likes Received:
    160,132
    Status Points:
    19,995
    It has been a long time since I last flew in CX Y. [​IMG]
     
    Chris_Li likes this.
  23. JALPak
    Original Member

    JALPak Gold Member

    Messages:
    152,236
    Likes Received:
    53,266
    Status Points:
    20,020
    More reasons for you to enter the competition :p
     
  24. Rejuvenated
    Original Member

    Rejuvenated Gold Member

    Messages:
    32,786
    Likes Received:
    160,132
    Status Points:
    19,995
    Our next CX trip this month will be in F. I think I'll stick to that instead. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Chris_Li and JALPak like this.
  25. kaka
    Original Member

    kaka Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,236
    Likes Received:
    3,689
    Status Points:
    2,070
    Seems u cant even do miles upgrade... Lame
     

Share This Page