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Be the Office Hero this Festive Season with United Airlines

29th November 2019 - 1:45pm

Travelbiz’s Shane Cullen caught up with Martina Coogan (Country Sales Manager United Airlines) to find out more about their very special way of celebrating this Thanksgiving.


Martina tells us that this Thanksgiving, it’s not just all about turkey and pumpkin pie, it’s about giving thanks and being grateful. United Airlines is very grateful to the Irish travel trade for all their support during the year. As a way of giving back, Martina is giving you the opportunity to nominate someone in your agency who deserves a special gift this year.

See also competition tab on


If you can think of someone you feel deserves a wonderful prize of two business class tickets on United Airlines Polaris Business Class flying from Dublin to New York (on the new 787-10 Dreamliner!), send Martina an email to In the email, explain why that person deserves the wonderful prize (in 500 words or less).


The winner will be decided by four judges:

Dominic Burke (Travel Centres)

Carol Anne O’Neill (Worldchoice)

Tryphavana Cross (NYC&Company)

Don Shearer (Travelbiz)


United Airlines is accepting nominees from now until 18th December 2019 with the winner to be announced on Travelbiz on 23rd December. There’s more, if your nominee gets picked, you get €250 shopping voucher to use in the sales!


Terms & Conditions

The United/Thanksgiving promotion (“Promotion”) is open to IATA and Non IATA Accredited sales agents located in Ireland/Northern Ireland, who are eighteen (18) years or older at the time they enter this Promotion. Void elsewhere and where prohibited by law. By entering this competition, you represent that your employer is fully informed and approves of your participation in this promotion.


Entry: Each email nomination is eligible for one entry. Eligible entrants must email up to 500 words with the name of the travel agent they are nominating and why he/she deserved to travel Polaris business class to NYC by Wednesday 18th December (the “entry period”) for a chance to win. You must submit your entry details to with ‘Thanksgiving promotion’ in the subject line by the 18th December 2019. Entries received after the entry period will be disqualified. Email details will be reported and verified by United. United reserves the right to determine whether any local laws, regulations or other applicable rules permit the awarding of the prize under these rules without what United in its sole discretion believes to be a detrimental effect upon the company. Based on United’s determination of this effect, it may deny making an award to such potential winner without notice. All entries will be reviewed by a panel of 4 top travel experts that will decide the winner. All entries will be communicated to the panel without the agent name or company details.


Prize: Once United has determined at its sole discretion that the nominee is fully eligible to win the Promotion, such person will be deemed a winner, selected by a panel of 4 top travel experts from all eligible entries. The winner will receive two return Polaris Business class tickets on the new 787-10 Dreamliner from Dublin to Newark / New York with access to the United Polaris lounge in Newark airport on their return. The winning nominator will also receive a Euro250 one for all voucher. Winner will be responsible for their own airport taxes, travel insurance, spending money and any meals/drinks not included in the itinerary. Winner is responsible for obtaining all necessary visas and health documents that may be required prior to travelling. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the prize is up to Euro3000. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. Winner may not request cash or a substitute prize; United is not liable for any ancillary fees, repair, maintenance, registration or other costs or warranty associated with prize use. The value of the Prize may be subject to income tax which the winner is solely responsible for paying.


General Conditions: United may, in its sole discretion, suspend, modify and/or cancel the Promotion if it deems the operation or administration of the Promotion has been tampered with in any way. United reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of these official rules or in a disruptive manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these official rules will not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online-service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. If any provision of these official rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.




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