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Unusual Way To Get A Free Flight  
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

The German low-cost airline Germanwings is searching for people who are driving a silver car, everyone who allows them to put a Germanwings sticker on the rear window will get a free flight.

I think this is a very unusual way to place advertisements and of course also a very unusual way to get a free flight, too bad that I am driving a blue car, only silver cars are allowed. More information can be find here: http://www.germanwings.com/de/00/3241_3662.html (sorry, only in German).

Here is a picture how it should look:



Patrick

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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

Patrick, Go buy a used Silver piece of junk for little money, and then tell Germanwings you want a free flight. After you fly, sell the car and tell them she finally rests.

User currently offlineSN-A330 From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 1129 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

Now that is a very nice promotion !

Regards, SN-A330



I would rather be flying...
User currently offlineDoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2807 times:

Indeed an interesting way of marketing yourself! I like this airline (the service on a recent flight was great, and what a joy to fly something other than a 737), but it seems very difficult these days to find a cheap flight outside of London - Cologne....

User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

geez.........I wish American low-fares had the same REALLY low fares like European low-fares.
-UN



What now?
User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2122 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2761 times:

This a first ... not a bad promotion.

This form of advertising has started here in the US ... lots of small companies pay people to put their company's sticker on their car.




Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2708 times:


Ya great - you sell off your car as advertisement space - and your compensation is 19 EUR. A real bargain - for germanwings.

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2686 times:


OK, so it´s a return flight for two persons, i.e. worth 76 EUR - but the sticker has to be on the car until APRIL 04!!!

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3961 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

Errr, how are they going to control that you will not remove the sticker at some point ?

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2655 times:


Good question. But let´s presume someone gets the stickers, tears them off as soon as he gets home, and re-attaches them for the check in 10 months - they´d probably notice that, wouldn´t they?

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1637 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

Any chance ypu think their looking for someone to run their add here in the US?



My Country can beat up your Country....
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2602 times:

Any chance ypu think their looking for someone to run their add here in the US?

Maybe, I saw a lot of American travellers on a Germanwings flight from CGN to BCN last year, I think that a few people in the States know this airline.

Patrick


User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2468 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2516 times:

Sorry, Patrick, can't resist asking (since I can't read German) why ONLY silver cars-are the Germanwings planes' livery predominantly silver? Believe it or not (and yes, it's stupid), here in the U.S., there's a fair chance someone might mount a court challenge to this sort of promotion on the grounds that offering it ONLY to owners of silver cars was discriminatory! Yes, here in the litigation-happy States, someone with too much time on their hands might actually take them to court on that, crazy as it is. I could only hope the case would be promptly thrown out but a lot of dumb lawsuits have been entertained by our courts (the notorious woman who spilled hot McDonald's coffee over her lap while driving and then sued them because it was too hot; nevermind her own stupidity-comes to mind). I've got to know, though, why only silver?

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2499 times:

This sure beats having to eat a lot of pudding for FF miles (some guy here in the States actually did this, and is partially the basis for Adam Sandler's character in the movie 'Punch Drunk Love'.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2486 times:

Hi Jeffrey,

only silver cars are allowed because they should look like the Germanwings planes (their basic color is silver). Here is the exact translation:

In German:
1. Fahren Sie ein silberfarbenes Auto?
Dann freuen wir uns auf Sie. Die Grundfarbe unserer Flugzeuge ist silber, deshalb bekleben wir nur silberfarbene Wagen.

In English:
1. Do you drive a silver car?
Than we are looking forward to see you. The basic color of our planes is silver, because of that we only put our stickers on silver colored cars.

You made a very interesting point here, I am not a lawyer and I don`t know if you can sue them because they are only accepting silver cars but it should be possible under German law because owner of other colored cars can feel discriminated. Of course you can not require thousands of Euros but I can imagine that a judge can order that they have to accept every car, no matter what color it has. I hope that our forum member Airsicknessbag will read your post, he is a lawyer and I am sure that he can explain the situation.

Patrick


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2448 times:

[insert a bang and a cloud of smoke *here*]

*Enter Airsicknessbag*

 Big grin  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Big grin


>>>I don`t know if you can sue them because they are only accepting silver cars but it should be possible under German law because owner of other colored cars can feel discriminated.

No, absolutely not. This is a private business, they´re not obliged to treat everybody equally.

If this was an airline belonging to the state there might be a point of discrimination. However, the state may discriminate if there´s a good reason to it, and I´d say this point of "silver plane/silver car/good brand recognition" is a good one.

Technically, this campaign is a public prize offering with a limited eligibility. Or in German Legalese an "Auslobung ( = einseitige nicht empfangsbeduerftige Willenserklaerung)".

I´m not sure whether this campaign might violate the Law Against Indecent Or Unfair Competition (Gesetz gegen unlauteren Wettbewerb). I don´t think so, though. In any case, that law protects the competitors, not the customer, and consequently no individual´s claims can be based upon it.


So, sorry Patrick, no damages for owners of blue cars Big grin

Daniel Smile



User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2445 times:

Daniel,

call me immediately when you open up your own office, I am very impressed when I see your great customer service, I never saw a lawyer who offers consultation even at night on an internet forum  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

Patrick


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2433 times:


Hehe, wait until you get the bill for that.  Wink/being sarcastic

Oh well, gotta adapt to the (not so) new media, huh?

>>>I never saw a lawyer who offers consultation even at night on an internet forum

And on a Friday night too - you caught me about five minutes before I leave my place to make the clubs unsafe tonight  Laugh out loud

Good night!

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2418 times:

Hehe, wait until you get the bill for that.

You know that I am currently searching for a new apartment because I want to live together with my girlfriend, I hope that I will have an other address soon, the bill will come back to you with the remark: "unbekannt verzogen" (moved to an unknown address)  Big grin.

And on a Friday night too - you caught me about five minutes before I leave my place to make the clubs unsafe tonight

You are lucky, I have to stay at home and save money for my upcoming trip to LHR  Sad. Have fun tonight!

Patrick


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