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KLM and Airbnb Ireland are teaming up to give three lucky winners a chance to win a night in a recently retired KLM MD-11 airplane at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. In order to enter the contest, which is only open until November 20, 2014, and the prize night is November 28, 29 or 30, 2014, entrants will have to register for an Airbnb account and tell KLM using 100 words in English why they would like to spend the night on the KLM airplane, and who they would like to visit with, as winners get to bring up to 3 guests.
The prize also includes an Economy Class return ticket for the winners and their guests to fly to Schiphol, and each winner will also receive an Airbnb coupon for a value of 500 EUR – or the equivalent – in local currency.
Per the contest listing:
Located right beside the runway of Amsterdam’s bustling Schiphol airport, our detached airplane comes with all conveniences and will truly be your home away from home. Inside the bright 366m² plane with 116 windows you will find a large living room, one master bedroom, two children’s beds, two kitchens and eight small bathrooms. It comes with Wi-Fi, a toaster, a coffeemaker, comfortable first class chairs, a game console and a giant cockpit panorama window.
Step inside the sliding front door and make yourself right at home. There are plenty of books and magazines in our library to enjoy. Take a seat, enjoy 12 meters of leg space and watch other planes take off and land in the back yard.
Rather watch a movie? All time classics like Snakes on a Plane, The Aviator, Top Gun or Disney’s Planes are available on the home cinema system.
Our kitchen is small but very functional. It’s equipped with everything you need to prepare your meal: cutlery, pans, ovenware, utensils, etc. There’s also a cooker and a basic stove. Please feel free to use whatever you find in our kitchen and fridge.
The master bedroom comes with a comfortable king size bed that ensures a long haul night’s sleep.
There are a number of important disclaimers with this contest, most notably the prohibition of smoking and alcohol on-board the aircraft, and winners and their guests can not leave the aircraft due to its positioning in a secured area.
-During the Event(s) the KLM airplane is located in a KLM secured area at Schiphol Airport (the Netherlands). In this secured area multiple security and safety measures are applicable and therefore the Winner(s) and his or their Guest(s) cannot leave the KLM airplane or the secured area, except in emergency situations. Of course, the Sponsors will do their utmost to make sure that the one night stay at the KLM airplane will be a wonderful experience for the Winners and their Guest(s).
-Absolutely no smoking or alcohol on the KLM airplane and at Schiphol Airport.
-The night at the KLM airplane will take place on 28, 29 or 30 November 2014. Winners cannot choose the exact date of the redemption of the Prize. Check-in will happen at Schiphol at 3pm CET and check-out will happen at Schiphol at 10.30am CET the next morning.
-The Winner can bring 1 to maximum 3 Guests. For Guests who are less than 18 years old, the Sponsors may require parent or guardian consent.
-The Prize is personal and cannot be sold or transferred to someone else. It can, but only with the Sponsors’ permission, be transferred without gains or profit to a directly related family member if the winner is unable to stay at the plane themselves. If the winner does not or cannot accept the Prize, it reverts back to the Sponsors and it is at the Sponsors’ sole discretion to award the Prize to the runner-up in this Contest.
-For those Winners as well as their Guests who have their residence out of the Netherlands the Sponsors will arrange an Economy return ticket from their residence to Schiphol East in order to redeem the Prize. Winner(s) and their Guests are themselves solely responsible to ensure they have a valid passport and any required travel documentation in order to travel to Schiphol (the Netherlands).
-The Sponsors are allowed to ask for a written confirmation or proof of the place of residence and age of the Winners and their Guests before awarding the Prize.
-In case of specific meteorological circumstances, the airplane may need to be moved and the Winners and their Guests will be required to cooperate.
-The Winners will make sure that they behave as good citizens during their stay at the KLM airplane and when they go through the security checks required to access the area where the airplane is located.
The total value of the Prize is approximately EUR 350 (or the equivalent in local currency). No substitution or transfer of the Prize is permitted. The Prize may not be redeemed for cash. If due to circumstances beyond Airbnb’s or KLM’s control, Airbnb or KLM are unable to provide the stated Prize, Airbnb and KLM reserve the right to award, as substitute, a Prize of equal or higher value.
This looks like a great contest, which ends soon, and the prize is ‘delivered’ within 2 weeks after the contest ending. Even if you’re not interested in entering, the contest description is a fun read!
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