September’s journey through the travel news jungle includes trips to space, another chance to ‘fly’ Pan Am (cocktails and all), and the hotel website that promises discounts for high-profile tweeters.
Win a trip to space… someday
Virgin Galactic and Land Rover have launched a new competition. The prize? A trip to space for you and three pals. All you have to do is connect with Land Rover through Facebook, upload a 30-second video about what the ‘spirit of adventure’ means to you, and then share it with your friends.
Even if you win the competition, don’t expect to be orbiting the Earth anytime within the next few weeks; according to the very long list of terms and conditions, no date for the flight has actually been set. And as this article shows, Virgin’s trips to space are taking a little longer to organize than first planned…
Another chance to ‘fly’ Pan Am
Have you ever sat in cattle class and wondered what it must have been like to fly during the golden age of air travel, when Pan Am ruled the skies? Well now it’s possible (almost) to find out for yourself. A film studio in Los Angeles has created an exact replica of a Pan Am 747, complete with original-style interiors. Stewardesses in 1970s Pan Am uniforms will greet visitors who sign up for the four-hour ‘flights’ (the plane doesn’t actually move an inch), before serving cocktails and a gourmet meal. After that, guests can kick back and watch the in-flight movie. Tickets cost $197 clipper class, or $297 first class.