Imagine: you fly to Orlando to enjoy the theme parks and other attractions in Central Florida and you haven’t paid a dime for your ticket.
Plus, your name is Orlando.
Frontier Airlines has teamed up with the local tourism association Visit Orlando to offer free flights to Orlando to anyone named Orlando in October. But other people can also benefit from the freebies.
The low-cost airline is running a contest for four round-trip tickets and a four-night stay at the Wyndham Orlando Resort. The winner will also receive a rental car as well as passes to Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, Icon Park and TopGolf Orlando. The contest is open to any adult US resident, regardless of name. Anyone interested can register on the competition website.
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As for the Orlandos of the world, here’s how the free flights work: Frontier will provide anyone with the first or last name “Orlando” with a travel voucher of up to $ 250 for a flight to the international airport in Orlando. ‘Orlando October 13-20.
Anyone named Orlando can click here to sign up for the voucher by October 5th.
The airline did not say whether it would possibly offer similar freebies to travelers named Austin visiting Texas or passengers named Savannah en route to Georgia, given that these cities are both among more than 100 destinations to which Denver-based low cost airline flies.
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Tyri Squyres, vice president of marketing at Frontier, called Orlando “the mecca of entertainment and family entertainment.”
“Frontier proudly offers the most direct routes of any airline to Orlando International Airport and is the airline of choice for vacationing families and friends looking for an affordable travel option,” said Squyres said in a press release. “Additionally, we look forward to welcoming everyone named ‘Orlando’ on flights to their namesake destination.”
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The coronavirus pandemic has forced many would-be travelers to cancel vacation plans this year. Orlando, a popular tourist destination thanks to attractions such as Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort, is looking to attract more visitors. And these attractions have reopened with health precautions in place to protect guests and workers.
George Aguel, president and CEO of Visit Orlando, said in a June announcement that parks and hotels had “worked tirelessly for months” to create safe reopening plans.
“Consumers know and always trust how seriously Orlando takes safety, and many of our attractions and parks do so in a way that is not only thorough, but also fun, like social distancing reminders from Stormtroopers to Disney Springs or a character skunk monkey that walks through Gatorland, ”Aguel said.