“Travelers” Photo credit: Thomas Hawk on Flickr
I don’t consider myself a real Road Warrior. I average about two or three trips a month and spend my share of time at the airport, but in the end, I spend more time at home than on the road, so at most I’d say that I’m a seasoned air traveler, worthy perhaps of Road Cadet status.
A couple of years ago, I did a 5 week stretch in which I traveled 28,942 total miles. By the end of my time on the road, I had sort of lost all sense of place, it was pretty much airport, plane, car, hotel, office building, repeat, and one city became pretty much the same as any other. For me, that was an unusual amount of time on the road, something I’ve not since repeated and don’t plan to do again if I can help it.
For others though (and I know a few of these people), it’s just the way of life.
It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year already, but the Annual American Way Road Warrior Contest has started. So if you’re a citizen of the sky, you should consider entering this contest. The winner will receive One Million AAdvantage Miles:
Okay, you missed entering the Road Warrior Contest last year and you’ve been kicking yourself ever since. We understand. But you’re here now and that’s all that matters. So, welcome to the 10th Annual American Way Road Warrior Contest!
Your mom probably warned you about bragging (she said it was rude) but we WANT you to brag about yourself and your traveling prowess! We’ve conjured up some fun tasks for you to complete and we can’t wait to hear about your life as an American Airlines road warrior.
Here are the prizes:
ONE GRAND PRIZE: one million AAdvantage bonus miles, one 7-night vacation for two at the St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai, Hawaii from AmericanAirlines VacationsSM, one 1-year Avis President’s Club membership from Avis and one 1-week rental of an Avis Cool Car from Avis, one 1-year American Airlines Admirals Club membership and two complimentary American Airlines Five Star ServiceSM greets for up to two individuals traveling together.
ONE SECOND PRIZE: One 5-night vacation for two at Nannai Beach Resort in Recife, Brazil fromAmericanAirlines VacationsSM, one Bose Lifestyle V35 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones, one 1-year Avis President’s Club membership from Avis, three free Rental Reward Days from Avis, and one 1-year American Airlines Admirals Club membership.
THREE THIRD PRIZES: one 4-night vacation for two in a Grand Studio Suite at the Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa in los Cabos, Mexico from AmericanAirlines VacationsSM, one pair of Bose Quietcomfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones, three free Rental Reward Days from Avis, and one American Airlines Five Star ServiceSM greet for up to two individuals traveling together.
There is also much notoriety that comes with winning. Road Warrior winners will travel to Miami for their very own photo shoot and be the stars of our special March 15, 2012 Road Warrior issue.
To enter, you’ll need to complete an entry form and answer a few quetsions, such as:
Describe the ONE most memorable experience you’ve had during your many travels on American Airlines that proves you should be named this year’s Road Warrior Grand Prize Winner
Name 10 reasons American Airlines makes your travel life easier. (50 words or less each)
Describe a typical 2-week time period in your life of flying American Airlines (routes, cities visited, miles flown, etc.).
List the top 10 reasons you should win this year’s Road Warrior Contest. (50 words or less each)
Tell us the name of your favorite city and describe the must-do items on your itinerary (hotels, restaurants, attractions, shopping, sightseeing, etc.) when visiting there.
The deadline to enter is August 31, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. Go here to read the rules or to submit your entry.