I think LoungeBuddy is a great little app that I use all the time to find a lounge (including the USO) in whatever airport that I am stuck at. They are now announcing that starting today they are holding a contest to win a trip on Cathay Pacific Airlines, including elite status on Cathay Pacific’s Marco Polo FF program.
Here is the formal announcement:
During the month of May, members of LoungeBuddy can enter to win the following prize package:
Flight to Hong Kong: Two (2) round-trip tickets from any Cathay Pacific gateway in North America to Hong Kong in Premium Economy.
Airport Lounge Access: Travel like the most travel-savvy, and access highly-acclaimed Cathay Pacific lounge(s) on your trip. In addition, get a private, guided tour of Cathay Pacific’s lounges at HKG.
Elite Status: After traveling like an Elite, be an official Elite by being granted Marco Polo Silver status. Forget mileage-runs and mile redemption tricks. The winner will be granted Marco Polo Silver status, which includes perks like access to Cathay Pacific Business Class and Dragonair lounges*, priority on waitlists, and priority baggage handling.
*Must be flying on Cathay Pacific or Dragonair
Even more news coming out from them today. As promised they have developed the Android version of their App:
Creating a great Android version has been a top priority for us, and we’re excited that the wait is finally over. On May 1st, 2014, the same day that our Cathay Pacific contest starts, we will be releasing LoungeBuddy on Android. This will allow more people the ability to find their airport oasis, and participate in the contest.
The Android version will have a very similar experience to the iOS version with the same functionality:
Comprehensive Coverage: Our LoungeBuddy Lounge Access Wizard cuts through the complex access rules for 1400+ lounges in 400+ airports to help all your travelers find their available lounges based on trip, class of service, elite statuses, lounge memberships, and credit cards.
Inside Look at Lounges: With the thousands of photos, reviews, and ratings already included in LoungeBuddy, your readers will be able to have inside views of lounges before they even enter them.
Lounge Tracking: Let your travelers keep track of where they’ve been by checking into lounges, and share their check-ins via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Foursquare. Airport lounges just got social.
So good luck and let us know if any of you are the lucky winners. As always, report back and let us know how you like the Android version and we will make sure that the LoungeBuddy creators get your feedback.