I was checking out the Tnooz top travel websites in New Zealand list this morning and happened to notice a new entrant in the airline charts. Grabaplane.co.nz has come from nowhere to rank as the third most visited airline site for the week ending March 12 with 3.64 per cent of total visits.
For those who don’t know (and until this morning, I didn’t), Grabaplane is an Air New Zealand competition in which entrants fill an aircraft with 40 registered friends by March 25 to enter a draw to win one – complete with crew – for the day.
The winner receives a return journey on April 24 (Easter Sunday) on a special service between two domestic airports of their choice with 40 friends.
Once they have registered their details, entrants can send an invitation to their friends to join the trip via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter. If they sign up, Air New Zealand has their details too.
The trip judged the most original wins.
As I write, with 11 days to go before the competition closes, 3908 planes have been created, with 19,281 would-be passengers and 29 full planes.
I’d say that makes Air New Zealand the winner already.