Thursday, February 14, 2008

Yorkshire downs tools to grab free flights

PING! Email arrives from Jet2.com.

Apparently 13% of the population in Yorkshire were sufficiently moved enough a few days ago to enter an online competition to win free flights on the airline.

The story behind this astonishingly high figure is absolutely true.

Over 500,000 sun-seekers from Leeds, Bradford et al logged on between 10am and 4pm on Tuesday this week to claim one of the 10,000 free flights. Apparently only 10,000 of those that entered were from outside Yorkshire.

The competition was part of fifth birthday celebrations for one of UK's biggest regional airlines.

Rumours that the region's economy will take weeks to recover after thousands of workers abandoned their posts on Tuesday have yet to be verified.

Kevin May, editor, Travolution

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1 comment:

Darren Cronian said...

I was one of them Yorkshire folk :)