Planning a vacation anytime soon? Be sure to keep your eyes peeled, because there are big prizes if you can spot Gilbert Ott.
Ott is a travel blogger who runs the site God Save the Points, where he offers tips to save money on your next holiday. It turns out by tracking sales and buying cheap points you can fly first class for almost nothing.
Now, he's offering you a chance to do the same. Ott's "Catch Me if You Can" contest is both very simple and really challenging: if you can find him at any airport around the world and recognize him, he'll trade his seat so you can fly in style while he sits in economy.
You don't need to rush to the airport, because the contest is open until the end of this year and Ott has lots of traveling planned between now and then.
Find out some of Ott's destinations on the next page!
Ott know he's risking spending an 8-hour flight crammed into a small seat, but he's happy to give up the luxuries of first class for a little self-promotion.
“The best thing about business class is the bed,” Ott told The Independent. “I think that business class allows people to get the closest thing to real sleep on a plane, and when you're on the go, and or need to be fresh right off the flight, it's huge. I can't lie though, I love the champagne far more than I should.”
Ott is even dropping hints about the next destinations on his travel plans, so if you have a trip planned before the end of the year be sure to compare your schedule with his. He's always revealing clues and details about his next trip on Twitter and Instagram.
“If you can crack the code or just get purely lucky and happen to see me wandering aimlessly in an airport, you can have my seat," he says. You'll have more luck if you're traveling near New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Tokyo or Doha in the next month or so, because that's where Ott will be.
Ott also has flights booked on Etihad Airways, Thai Airways, Swiss and Cathay Pacific. So study his face carefully, you never know when you might pass him at the airport.
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