In this month's #AWDTravelChat, we'll be chatting with our sponsor @AIRNZUSA, and we'll be giving away one round-trip Economy ticket to Auckland, New Zealand! In this #AWDTravelChat, we'll talk about Air New Zealand's new gateway in Houston and how it makes traveling between many regions of the U.S. and New Zealand so much easier, as well as fun activities to do while visiting New Zealand! Join us Tuesday, June 2 at 11 AM ET as we chat with our sponsor Air New Zealand.

Follow and participate in the conversation:

- Follow @Airfarewatchdog and @AIRNZUSA on Twitter.
- Search for the hashtag #AWDTravelChat and click the “All” search option to follow the conversation.
- Include the hashtag #AWDTravelChat in your tweets and begin each tweet by noting the question which you are answering, for example, “A1:” to answer Question 1.
- For each tweet that you include the hashtag #AWDTravelChat, you'll be entered to win one round-trip economy ticket from Houston to Auckland, courtesy of Air New Zealand. See complete rules below.

We're looking forward to chatting with you on Tuesday! Thanks to our awesome sponsor!

PROGRAMMING NOTE: We’re happy to announce that from now on, #AWDTravelChat will be regularly scheduled for the first Tuesday in a given month at 11 AM ET, unless otherwise noted. Add it to your calendars!

#AWDTravelChat Giveaway Rules

No Purchase Necessary. A Purchase Will Not Increase Your Chances of Winning. Void Where Prohibited.

By Entering This Giveaway You Accept The Below Terms In Their Entirety.


1. The Airfarewatchdog Travel Chat Giveaway (the "Giveaway") is subject to the following conditions and is open only to legal residents of the United States who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and who have a Twitter account (“User, or collectively, “Users”). Employees of SmarterTravel ("Sponsor") and Air New Zealand, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, are not eligible to enter.


2. During certain Airfarewatchdog Travel Chat events on and utilizing the hashtag #AWDTravelChat, Sponsor will post a series of 8-12 travel-related questions from the @airfarewatchdog account (“Questions”). Each User may respond to these Questions by providing a relevant answer and including the hashtag #AWDTravelChat. In order to qualify for the Giveaway, a User must reply to a currently-posed Question with an appropriate, relevant response in the form of a tweet, and must include the #AWDTravelChat hashtag. Any answer that meets the forgoing qualifications will count as an entry, regardless of merit. One entry per User. Third-party and bulk entries are not permitted. Users found using multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible. Sponsor reserves the right to stop offering Giveaways at any time without notice.

3. Users who submit a qualifying response to a Question, as outlined above, will be placed into a pool, from which certain accounts (the “Winner”, or collectively “Winners”) shall be randomly selected. The Winner(s) will receive one (1) economy-class airline ticket, provided by Air New Zealand (approximate retail value of $2,500) (the “Prize”). If no one responds to a Question within 30 minutes of posting, no one will win the Prize.

4. Participation is subject to the Twitter Terms of Service.


5. The Giveaway begins when the Sponsor posts the first question for a specific Twitter Travel Chat event. The Giveaway concludes the same day, 15 minutes after the final question is asked. The Winner(s) will be notified and announced no more than five (5) business days after the Giveaway concludes via a public post on one or more of Airfarewatchdog’s social media accounts. Sponsor will also attempt to direct message the Winner(s) on Twitter. (In order to receive a direct message from @airfarewatchdog on Twitter, users must have their account settings set to "unprotected" and/or "public.")

6. Sponsor reserves the right to redistribute Prizes not claimed within forty-eight (48) hours of notification, at its sole discretion.


7. Sponsor reserves the right to delete any entry that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems obscene, indecent, or otherwise inappropriate, off-topic, or in violation of the rights of any third party. Sponsor also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any person who violates these rules or otherwise acts in a disruptive manner. Entries failing to comply with these rules will not be accepted.

8. No purchase is necessary to enter to win the Giveaway.

9. Air New Zealand will arrange to send the Prize(s) to Winner(s), as well as all other fulfillment activities associated with the Prize(s).

10. By entering, you accept these rules.

11. By entering the Giveaway, you release Sponsor from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or delivery, misdelivery or acceptance of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

12. Any information submitted as part of the Giveaway will be used for purposes of the Giveaway and treated in accordance with Sponsor's Privacy Statement, as well as Twitter’s privacy policies.

13. This Giveaway is provided by SmarterTravel and is not sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by, or associated or Twitter.


15. Winner(s) may not substitute the Prize for any other prize or for cash. However, Sponsor may substitute the Prize for any other prize of equal or greater value, in its reasonable discretion, in the event the Prize is not available for any reason outside of Sponsor’s reasonable control. The Prize is nontransferable.

16. The Giveaway may be canceled, suspended and/or modified, in whole or in part, if in the opinion of Sponsor any fraud, technical failure or other factor beyond its control impairs the integrity of the Giveaway.

17. All entrants acknowledge that if they are chosen as a Winner, certain of their personally identifying information may be disclosed to third parties, including, without limitation, on a Winner’s list. All personal information submitted as part of the Giveaway may be shared by and between Sponsor and its affiliates and partners, and Sponsor and its affiliates and partners will use such information in accordance with their respective online privacy policies.

18. The Prize is provided, processed and fulfilled by Air New Zealand. Any and all rules, conditions, or restrictions associated or in connection with the Prize are the sole discretion of Air New Zealand. Winner(s) agree that Sponsor shall not have any liability in connection with the Prize, and that any disputes regarding the Prize are solely between Winner(s) and Air New Zealand.

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