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Help Me Write A Convincing Letter To The Airlines!  
User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Posted (12 years 10 months 20 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

Thats right folks, step right up! My manager has suggested that i work on writing a letter to send to a bunch of the large carriers such as BA, LH, EI, SR etc...

here are the details:
In this letter we would be requesting space available passes on their airline to be given as prizes in our christmas party. We also will offer some sort of reciprical item (pass, etc..) as a gesture of thanks for whatever they decide to donate.

here are some tips:
The letter itself needs to be written in a persuasive fashion. Here are a few excerpts from my rough draft:

...(this program) is focused on restoring confidence in the airlines, and renewing the fun and excitement of
flying.

We know that Airline name is one of the most elite and respected airlines in the world.
For this reason ....



get the picture? I enjoy writing and i am having fun with this, but I really want to maximize the amount of passes that we recieve, and thus I am hoping that perhaps one of you can write a letter that could be more captivating and effective than whatever I have written on my own...

If one or more of you impresses me with something, and I end up using one or more of your ideas, I will mail you a few UA travel coupons that are within my ability to give out...

Thanks and GOOD LUCK!


CHRIS

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User currently offlineSJCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 579 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

Sorry bro- good idea, airlines aren't going to send you passes though. Especially in light of everything that's been going on, the amount of revenue the airlines have lost, etc. I work for one of the most friendliest airlines in the world, SWA. Us employees all fly free, our parents, spouse, and children do too, unlimited. But, to obtain a space available pass for a companion is almost impossible.....but hey, good luck. I'd send you a few if I was Herby-

SJCguy


User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7186 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

To whom it may concern,

(Enter your Company here) is looking for a global force in the airline industry such as (enter airline) that would be willing to participate in sponsorship of return airfares on your airline as prizes for our employees. (enter your company) chose to approach (airline here) because as one of the most elite and respected airlines in the world, sponsorship by (airline here) would maintain our name as a company of quality. I would also point out that any future company air travel would be favoured on your airline and its partners where possible. I look forward to your reply,
Yours Sincerely,

(name here)


User currently offlineSJCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 579 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

Damn...that is good...but still the airlines are too on edge right now...

Personally, and as a SW employee, I think if you wrote a letter to Herb in Dallas, if ANY airline sent you passes it would be us. He reads every single peice of mail he gets and replies to ever single personal mail he gets....try it, he's an awesome guy. If he doesn't send you passes, he'll send you somthing. Send the letter to me if you want and I'll send it thru wn co-mail.

SJCguy


User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6471 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

Major airlines get hundreds of requests for giveaways at employee Christmas parties every year. While the letters are all convincing, if an airline did say yes it open up the flood gates.

User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 1951 times:

To put it another way, if you wrote to Sony asking for a Playstation 2 for your Christmas party, what do you think their response would be? "Go out and buy one"?

Why should airlines be different?



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineLostxistance From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

Well we have to keep in mind that some airlines do set aside a budget for this kind of promotion, though i guess you are lucky if your letter is choosen as some airlines would receive hundreds.

I know ansett used to give away "mystery" flights to places within australia.- maybe they gave away a few to many- thats why they have ended up broke  Smile


User currently offlineTriStar From Belgium, joined Oct 1999, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 8 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

I'm very much leaning towards agreeing with Banco. Although I will admit it's a pretty nifty trick to make airlines cough up money and then make it sound as if you're the one doing them a favour. Yes, that I will admit.  Big grin

In all sincerity, Chris28_17, I am more than ready to believe you have a noble goal here, but something tells me the airlines will see through (or beyond) that...

Best regards,

TriStar.


User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 8 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

Thanks for your replies thus far! One thing i probably failed to mention, my manager, who suggested this, used to work up in MSN (madison) and they did this last year. Because of the financial problems they (all airlines) were in last year, they were even more eager to fill up empty seats. (which is what we are asking for)

His station recieved a ton of passes. Just the ones I remember that he mentioned were Austrian airlines, Virgin atlantic, and JetBlue. The key is that we are able to offer them the same deal; passes on OUR airline.

Anyway, Aerorobnz, very nice letter! but im looking for something a bit longer and more flowery  Smokin cool

Keep it comin! i have confidence in this  Big thumbs up

CHRIS


User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

nevermind then...

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