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Without a doubt, the greatest perk of my job is getting to travel the world. The second greatest perk? Getting to do cool things like see planes before they’re delivered or get insider access to some of the best minds in travel. As part of my favorite perk (getting to travel), I occasionally find things I, myself, just can’t get to, no matter how much I’d love to. One thing I’d LOVE to do: greet the newly painted retro livery British Airways 747 at London Heathrow next week. I can’t, but maybe you can for me…

GSTP For A Day

I’m looking for one great travel enthusiast to be “me” for a day and cover the first ever arrival of the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) retro painted British Airways 747 at London Heathrow Airport on Monday, February 18th 2019. The Queen of The Skies was just painted to celebrate British Airways 100th anniversary and is sure to make quite an impression.

British Airways has arranged a really cool private reception at a location which will be disclosed to the winner of this contest, with up close access to the beautiful retro livery and the opportunity to talk to the very people responsible for the project. Who knows who you might see?

The first important detail: You must be available from 9AM to roughly 1PM on February 18th, 2019 at London Heathrow. If you can’t make that, please don’t apply.

I’m looking for one person who’s far more qualified than I am in enthusiasm, experience or 747 nerd status to cover this historic event for God Save The Points. In effect, you’ll be “me” for the day, but hopefully with a better sense of humor. If you think that may be you, here’s what you need to do…

How to apply: Consider this a fun, one off job application. To apply, simply tell us why you are the best candidate for the job by emailing us at mailbag@godsavethepoints.com with the subject “I’m GSTP”.  You must apply by Tuesday February 12th at 9PM GMT.  I’ll select the application at my own discretion, but some things which definitely can’t hurt to include…

  • Your passion for the 747, British Airways or aviation in general.
  • Any relevant travel experience, even if it’s just keen photography.
  • In lieu of other things, great humor and excitement about the topic.
  • Why Heathrow, BA or the Queen of the Skies is meaningful to you.

What I expect

Bring your camera, even if that just means your phone. I’m looking for someone to attend this special private reception on my behalf and to share awesome pictures of the event and mainly of the plane. If you want, you can even create your own write up and be a featured author on God Save The Points for the day with your coverage. No pressure! You’ll need to provide a full legal name by 1pm on Thursday February 14th, and bring your valid photo ID with you on the big day. The who, what, when and where will be shared exclusively with the winner on Wednesday February 13th.

What You Get

You get to attend a really cool, private reception with up close and personal access to the first retro painted Boeing 747-400 in BOAC livery. You’ll have the opportunity to talk to people in charge and involved and may even end up with some cool swag, which is yours to keep. To help make things fun, we’ll Paypal you up to £30 to cover your transit costs on the day. Only if you want to, I’ll happily take you to lunch in Central London at a mutually agreeable date so we can talk travel 1 on 1!

Boring Legal Stuff: This contest is run exclusively by God Save The Points and winners will be chosen solely at their discretion. All results are final and will be based on creativity, experience and interest, which GSTP alone will decide. British Airways has no part in the administration of this contest and is simply providing access to a “journalist” of our choosing for this special event.

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