LoungeBuddy produces a mobile app that helps you find the best airport lounge wherever you happen to be. Although originally only for iOS, today they have finally released their Android version. To celebrate, LoungeBuddy is partnering with Cathay Pacific to give away two free tickets to Hong Kong from any North American gateway city (Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, San Francisco, Toronto, or Vancouver). These tickets will be booked in Premium Economy Class. The winner will also receive a VIP lounge tour at HKG and one year of complimentary Silver status in Cathay’s Marco Polo Club.
To enter the contest, you need to download the LoungeBuddy app and follow the instructions on the app. You get one entry for registering and up to four entries total by sharing with your friends. The promotion runs from May 1 through May 31, 2014.
Hong Kong is one of my favorite cities, and their airport has recently opened several new or renovated lounges operated by Cathay Pacific. If someone enters because of this blog and ends up winning, I hope you share the trip report with us!
LoungeBuddy gave me a $200 Visa gift card to promote the contest, which I plan to offer here as a runner up prize. All you have to do to enter is make a comment on this post. Let me know one feature you like most — or your least favorite feature — about the LoungeBuddy app. Fortunately, it’s free to download. I think we’ll get some interesting suggestions since there will be so many new people trying it out for the first time. (I’ll pick a winner for the gift card later next week; more details are below.)
I think these tickets to Hong Kong are a pretty cool prize and hope it will encourage you to try out LoungeBuddy if you haven’t used it before, or if you’ve just been frustrated by the lack of an Android version. They are still rolling out new airports, so you might find a few that are missing. But I’m getting updates every week with new airports.
You can find other lounge guides online. This is the only one I’ve found that’s easy to read on a phone and keeps track of all my elite status and credit cards to suggest lounges that offer free or discounted access.
Full terms and conditions for the LoungeBuddy and Cathay Pacific giveaway are available on LoungeBuddy’s website.
For the $200 Visa gift card giveaway, you may enter only once with a comment about the LoungeBuddy app. Entries must be received by 9 PM Pacific Time on May 7, 2014. I’ll then announce the winner on May 10 and contact him/her by email. If the winner does not respond to my email within 48 hours, I’ll contact a runner up.
Full Disclosure: I do some freelance writing for LoungeBuddy. However, this is the first time they’ve offered to pay me to promote their product on my blog, and I’m giving away that that compensation.