Want to trade seats on the plane? Whatever ticket you’ve got for my comfortable flat bed up front? Yep, one of those seats with the champagne, the delicious food and the semi (to fully) friendly smiles? You’ve got a deal. You’ll just have to find me first. Since the best promotions often involve pain, and Richard Branson (the guru of humorous, amusing promotions) is my hero, for the entire year (2017), I, Gilbert Ott, am putting out a challenge for anyone who can find me.

And after you learn about the contest, there’s also a giveaway for two business class tickets…

You may need a little bit of luck,Β but if you find me in an airport:Β check in counter, security lane, terminal, lounge or even boarding gate, I’ll switch seats with you, provided we’re on the same flight. Yep, I’m flying to all these places in business or first class this year, and you can get upgraded- just for following this page. Β All you have to do is say “Gilbert, GodSaveThePoints. I want your seat”, or something like that…

The Game…

I’ll be posting and regularly updating a map of my upcoming travels on Twitter, which you can monitor via the GodSaveThePoints.com homepage, at the bottom of the page. In the week and days before any flight I will drop clues about where I am, where I’ll be going, when and which airline on Twitter and Instagram. If you can crack the code or just get purely lucky and happen to see me wandering aimlessly in an airport, you can have my seat. That’s right. I’ll happily trade my bed for whatever seat you have, even on long international flights. We started this site to give the very best free travel information to as many people as possible and this seems like a pretty fun (and funny) way to connect with the people who make it happen, bringing new people in. I’ll probably come to regret this, especially on one of the countless 10+ hour flights I have upcoming. With the volume I travel, there will be plenty of regular opportunity to quite literally “upgrade” yourself at my expense. This may turn into a disaster for me..

Current Upcoming Flights With: American, British Airways, Japan Airlines, Delta, Alaska, Qatar, Swiss, Lufthansa, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Etihad.

Memorize These Mugshots- Fly Up Front…

Now you’ve seen too much of me: next step, find me.

But Really, Why Do This?

That’s a question I will probably end up asking myself while at the chiropractor, after 14 hour back to back flights in economy, with bags of ice on my knees. But for now, the reason is very simple. I want to deliver the best travel deals and information to as many people as possible. I’m really proud of our new site and if the chance to make me sit in coach while simultaneously making someones day brings me a single new reader, I’m psyched about that. For now… it’s worth it. We’ll see just how bad it gets. Be sure to check our homepage regularly, where you can monitor the Twitter feed (bottom of the page) for clues while catching up on the best travel deals and opportunities using your points and stuff!

And Yes, There Really Is A Contest For Business Class Tickets…

I will buy one lucky winner (and a guest) two business class tickets- anywhere in the US that Alaska Airlines flies, or on a mutually agreeable intra European route that British Airways flies. Dates will need to be agreed upon, but it’s a deal. If you live elsewhere- we can try to find a short haul business class solution too. To enter, leave a comment in the comments section, with a link to your favorite GodSaveThePoints.com post, and why it was helpful, insightful or interesting to you. You can always search the site, if you need some inspiration- by clicking the search icon at the top right corner of the home page. There are no right or wrong answers: a winner will be chosen purely at random using Random.org, and all decisions are final.