Air New Zealand Wants Your Shoulder Pads and Parachute Pants

Dépèche transmise le 15 avril 2011 par Business Wire

Air New Zealand Wants Your Shoulder Pads and Parachute Pants

Air New Zealand Wants Your Shoulder Pads and Parachute Pants

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In celebration of its newest in-flight safety video featuring ‘80s exercise icon Richard Simmons, Air New Zealand today launched a photo contest to find the American with the best (and by best, we mean worst) ‘80s style.

“Best Business Class to Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific”

Whether sporting neon spandex, power bangs or some sweet shoulder pads, contestants are invited to share photos of themselves resplendent in 1980s attire. Those who burned all evidence of themselves from the ‘80s, or who are too young to remember when parachute pants and acid wash jeans first made the scene, are welcome to participate by dressing up for a photo in their best ‘80s garb.

  • To participate, contestants can upload their photos to the Like Totally 80’s contest tab on the Air New Zealand - USA Facebook page between April 13 and April 20, 2011.
  • Public voting will happen between April 21 and 30 (limit one vote per person for any given entry per day).
  • The 10 photos which receive the most public votes via Facebook will then be judged by a panel of Air New Zealand employees between May 1 and 9.
  • The person with the best ‘80s photo will win round-trip economy airfare for two from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Auckland, NZ.
  • Winners will be announced May 9.

“Air New Zealand takes safety seriously,” says Kathryn Gregory, Director of Marketing – The Americas, Air New Zealand. “At the same time, we love to showcase our sense of humor. Richard Simmons drew attention to in-flight safety in an entertaining way, and we’re thrilled to pay tribute to his safety video with a contest that encourages people to laugh at their funniest fashion blunders.”

The new Fit to Fly video features Simmons providing passengers with in-flight safety instruction in the manner of a 1980s aerobics class. Phil Keoghan of the “The Amazing Race” and Air New Zealand’s Chief Executive Officer, Rob Fyfe (2:02, pink shorts, blue headband) also make an appearance.

In addition to the first prize of a round-trip economy flight for two to New Zealand, first and second runners-up in the Like Totally 80’s contest will win an iPod compatible boombox (1st runner-up) and a case of Tab soda and 80’s accessories (2nd runner-up).

For full contest terms and conditions go to www.facebook.com/airnewzealandusa and click on the Like Totally 80’s tab on the left side of the page.

About Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand offers more direct flights to the South Pacific than any other airline, including non-stop flights from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu and Vancouver to New Zealand, as well as Los Angeles non-stop to the Cook Islands and Samoa. Other popular destinations include Australia, China, Japan and Tonga. In addition to flying non-stop Los Angeles-London, Air New Zealand’s route between London and Hong Kong now allows customers to fly round-the-world on one airline. Consistently rated among the world’s best international airlines, Air New Zealand’s new Inflight Concierge Service provides all passengers with a range of services, from travel advice to assistance with onward bookings. Air New Zealand’s most recent accolades include “Best Business Class to Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific” for the third straight year by Business Traveler Magazine (USA) “Best Transpacific Airline” at the 26th Airline Industry Awards, “Best Passenger Service” award by Air Transport World magazine, and “Best Business Class Red Wine” for the Martinborough Pinot Noir 2005 at the 2007 Cellars in the Sky awards. United Mileage Plus, US Airways Dividend Miles and Air Canada’s Aeroplan members earn and redeem mileage on select flights. Flight and vacation essentials can be booked on AirNewZealand.com or by calling 1-800-262-1234 in the USA and 1-800-663-5494 in Canada. Air New Zealand is a member of the Star Alliance network.

Available Images:

High-resolution images of a neon-clad Richard Simmons and flight crew performing the in-flight instruction exercise moves.

Business Wire

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