a man in a suit

Without a doubt, the ‘Catch Me If You Can’ contest we launched in July has been the most fun of all time. It’s been hilarious to see people’s tweets, messages and reactions – trying to trade seats. Unfortunately, other than for TV stunts – no one has actually found me. That’s right. Despite clues and constant updates, I’ve never TRULY had someone catch me. There’s only a month left…

I’m currently nestled up in an Airbnb in the Hollywood Hills. At $199 a night or less, a wonderful alternative to pricey LA hotels – with the benefits of extra space and a kitchen. I’ll be in town for a few more days, before heading off to Vancouver, Seattle and Australian and New Zealand cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Queenstown. I’ll also be flying home to London before Christmas, via LA.

It seems only fair that SOMEONE find me – so I figured I’d put out this last chance opportunity to score a truly FREE upgrade. Considering most flights I have left this year are over 9 hours long, it’s a pretty great time for one. Follow along on Twitter and Instagram, where I’ll drop hints, and answer questions about my travels far too freely. Catch me – before you can’t. I’m not trading with anyone come 2018…

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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  1. You couldnt be more off base. They capitalized on the idea by joining in. This is all mine. And also, I didn’t realize that BA flew direct from Tokyo to Sydney, so thanks for the enlightenment.

    1. Cheap is a great way to categorize it. I got over 1.9 million in advertising value for zero dollars. Who’s the idiot now?

      1. I hate him even more than I hate you. If you were so smart, you wouldn’t be wasting your days on my comments section. But thanks for the lesson.

  2. I don’t understand this trolling…
    Keep up the *good work* (with a little less promotion of the #nationalembarrassment that is Bloomin’ Awful) #FlyABBA
    But thanks for everything else you do!

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