Blog giveaway: win 2 upgrades to Business or First Class

Friday newsletters always feature luxury travel conteststipsseries, or news.

Today (January 22, 2016): win 2 upgrades and fly Business or First Class for free.

Today, I am giving away 2 of my systemwide upgrades (from Economy to Business Class, or Business to First Class) with American Airlines to 2 lucky readers of my blog!

There are 2 ways to enter this sweepstake: 

  • One systemwide upgrade can be won by signing up for my newsletter and leaving a comment on this post. This is how to enter:
    • STEP 1: Sign up for my luxury travel newsletter (3x/week) by entering your email address in the box located on the right side (desktop) or bottom (tablet, smartphone) of this page. If you are subscribed already, then no need to do this again.
    • STEP 2: Share your favorite destination in the comments (below this post).
  • One systemwide systemwide upgrade can be won by following me on Facebook. This is how to enter:
    • STEP 1: Follow me on Facebook
    • STEP 2: Share your favorite airline in a comment on one of my Facebook posts using the hashtag #LTEsweepstake.


An American Airlines Systemwide Upgrade entitles you to an upgrade of one class (Economy to Business, or Business to First) on all flights of a one way itinerary that is operated by American Airlines or American Eagle (if upgrade space is available). So, your next trip may take place in the following luxurious cabin:

  • Read here my trip report in Business Class in an American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER (Los Angeles to London). American Airlines is currently also updating the Business Class product on their older Boeing 777-200 and 767 planes.
  • Read here my trip report in First Class in an American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER (London to New York).

American Airlines has the best loyalty program in the world, entitled AAdvantage. Being an American Airlines Executive Platinum member entitles me to a couple of systemwide upgrades per year, and since I still have 2 upgades in my account that will expire by the end of February 2016 (and that I am not going to use myself), I am giving them away.

This giveaway has tremendous value on condition that you have a trip booked (or will book a trip) that meets the following conditions:

  • Paid ticket (not award).
  • Flights must have American Airlines flight numbers.
  • Flights must be operated by American Airlines or American Eagle (not partners).
  • Upgrade space must be available on the flights.
  • The entire one way itinerary must be flown before 28th February 2016.

Enter the competition before February 7th 2016 11.59 pm CET. Two lucky winner will be randomly selected and receive one upgrade each.

Enjoy the weekend and stay tuned for Monday when I reveal a new top 10 travel list.

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  1. I’d love to win those upgrade to use on my honeymoon. My fiance and I will be flying AA from Amsterdam back to NYC and would love to use the tickets for the new 77W. Favorite destination? Ko Phi Phi, Thailand.

  2. My favorite location recently stole my heart, I love Bali. And a close second is Playa De Carmen.

  3. I have already signed up for your newsletter. My favorite location in South Africa (especially the garden route)..close to WIlderness/Mossel Bay.

  4. My favorite destination is definitely Venice, Italy – where my fiance & I got engaged last year! We are flying from NYC to Bali for our honeymoon in November. It will be the longest flight either of us have ever taken. An upgrade to business or first class would truly be a dream come true!!!

  5. So many places are favorites — New Zealand (South Island), Venice, Saigon….it’s a big world with so much to experience

  6. My favourite destination : Sydney !!

    Love your blog, very useful as i’m a Belgian too

  7. Hopefully there will be lots of future favorites that are still undiscovered…but of the places I know my favorite is Thailand…it’s as if it puts a spell on you – I’ve been there three times and still can’t wait to return…

  8. I’m so excited to learn the systemwide upgrades can be used to go from Economy to Business! I’ve seen people write about them but thought they were just for upgrades from business to first. I’m still learning the points/miles game but love where it has taken me thus far.

  9. My favorite destination is St. Lucia so beautiful! My husband and I are planning a trip to Australia (trying to save up!)

  10. Heading to Europe for my honeymoon in September and would be so excited to win those two upgrades from business to first to use on the new AA 77W!

  11. I love your website it has been so helpful to me for travel! Would love to be considered for the upgrade. I could use a nice trip this fall my year has started out badly my cat died unexpectedly.

  12. My favorite destination is California because there are a lot of diferent thinga to see and do

  13. My favorite airline is American Airlines. Looking forward to all the new planes they have ordered.

  14. St Thomas USVI we’ve been going for 30 years and
    never tired of the friendly people beautiful beaches
    good restaurants and fun shopping. We stay at the end end, hop the ferry to St John, rent a boat for the
    BVI’s and always want to stay longer!

  15. just signed up..
    we are headed to Vegas in March – -would be amazing to be upgraded to first class.

  16. It’s so hard to choose… I think I will have to go with Vancouver, BC. It was foggy and overcast for the first two days I was there and I was wondering where all the supposed mountains were.. and then on the third day I opened the curtains and a mountain had appeared next to a beautiful blue sky! Stole my heart 🙂

  17. Keep it up c: followin u since 2 yeats on ig and yt pls keep making stuff.

  18. My favorite destination would have to be Maldives! Although I haven’t been, I have a trip planned for this year and having done so much research (specially on your site) I can’t wait to visit. This upgrade could come very useful to get me there more relaxed 🙂

  19. My favorite destination until now is Mexico! But I think that this ‘ll change. I’m travelling in march to miami, the keys and the everglades and could use an upgrade (I would like to surprise my boyfriend with an extra)

    Greetings from Belgium fans

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