Good morning. I hope you had a good weekend. A few technical issues this morning at Boarding Area, I guess even servers get the Monday Morning Blues.
Last Friday, I offered readers a chance to win an American Airlines Amenity Kit and a 10% AA discount code by guessing how I voted in Annual SimpliFlying Excellence in Social Media Awards.
Best Airline in Social Media
Best Use of Social Media to Drive Customer Service
The public is able to help in the selection process by voting for a winner in each category. Voting is underway and runs through August 25th. You can cast your vote here.
It’s probably not surprising to you you, but I voted for American!
They’re on Twitter 18 hours a day handling complaints and questions, sharing travel related info, and talking to customers.
They’ve put together videos that give a behind the scenes look at how fares are set, how bags get loaded, and what happens during weather disruptions and shared them on YouTube.
And they’ve used Facebook to kick off new routes, share travel info, support disaster relief efforts, and to build a place where people can go to share travel photos, advice, and get the latest AA related news.
I think they’ve done a great job and I’d really like to see American win. So if you haven’t voted, go vote.
And now that you know how I voted, the winner in the drawing is……
Congratulations Bill! I’ll send you an email later today with your prize info.
Also, a big thanks to fellow AAdvantage Geek and reader, WIS, for donating the spare discount code and thanks to everyone who participated!
Speaking of winning stuff, here’s how you can win 2,500 AAdvantage Miles.
The Frugal Travel Guy’s Monday Deal of the Day is sponsored by AAdvantage. Go here to share you favorite AA or AAdvantage related tip for a chance to win 2,500 AAdvantage Miles.
Win 50,000 AAdvantage Miles and a New Orleans Vacation
Celebrated Living, the in-flight magazine found in American’s first class and business class cabin, just launched this new sweepstakes:
Win a VIP Stay In New Orleans
Win a fabulous VIP vacation getaway to New Orleans
One lucky winner will enjoy 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles and a three-night stay for two on the concierge floor of the exclusive Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans (including daily breakfast, evening cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres), PLUS dinner at the amazing new Restaurant R’evolution and another evening at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, with cocktails and appetizers at a reserved VIP table.
The Royal Sonesta is a great hotel. The service is excellent, it’s right in the French Quarter, it’s got a beautiful courtyard, and it’s distinctly New Orleans.
To enter, all you have to do is supply you name and contact info. The deadline to enter is November 14, 2012 at 11:59 pm CDT. Go here for details.
Photo: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Credit: miss-britt on Flickr