Shotgun

I remember back when I was studying in Christchurch, NZ it became something of a trend to call “shotgun” if you want the front seat beside the driver. I know, it sounds silly but we were all 15 back then (with some older kids) and 15 is the age when you can get your driver’s permit over there.

Anyway, there are RULES to calling shotgun – you can’t do it, say, as soon as you exit a car. I can’t remember all of them but basically a valid shotgun call is when everyone is heading off and you’re actually in the car park.

amsterdam central station

Well, it was during those high school years that I first started taking KLM for Singapore – New Zealand flights. I had to to spend the night in Changi when I came back coz it was cheaper to transit in Singapore than KL.

flower market

I have been to a lot of places since then including two sojourns to Europe earlier this year. The last Europe trip I went on was basically a backpacking trip, from London all the way to Latvia and Georgia. The only place (besides London) that I visited twice in a row was Amsterdam. I love the city and all it has to offer! :)

Well, KLM is the national airlines of the Dutch and they’re having this awesome contest where you can win a trip for two to Jakarta. The mechanism is pretty simple – it somehow reminded me of my adolescent shotgun anecdote.

amsterdam canal

I swear this has gotta be the best contest ever. It’s not a popularity contest so everyone gets an equal chance. It’s more like a lottery!

(except with WAY better odds)

klm facebook

Basically, you have to Like the KLM Malaysia Facebook page and wait for the game to start. Once it begins, you’ll be able to see 1-3 planes. Each plane has 400 seats and ONE of those seats is the winning ticket. The Golden Ticket if you will…

…and if you happen to be lucky enough to tag that particular seat, well, you’ll be like Charlie and off to the destination you’ll go, courtesy of KLM. You’ll get to bring along a friend as well!

Now who’s gonna turn down a trip for two – especially if there’s a myriad of destinations to choose from. It’s as easy as it comes, kinda like playing Bingo, except again with better odds. ;)

Like the KLM Malaysia Facebook page now and get a chance to win flights for two!

nutcracker

I really expect a frenzy of activity when they start this coz the mechanics is simple, fair and the odds of winning are really high. :D

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

16 thoughts on “Shotgun”

  1. Dude, it’d be really cool if you adjusted the passenger side mirror to give you perv minded readers an tempting opportunity to click “Program-Accessories-Accessibility-Magnifier” and look up the shotgun rider’s skirt. :) May be not…..

    • Haha! Oh well, I have removed the photo so that no perverted readers will ask again. :p

      She was wearing shorts btw.

    • I have never owned a shotgun before.

      I’ve fired it with different loads though and used to own a H&K. :)

      I don’t have it anymore though, laws in Malaysia regarding firearms are very restrictive, even for personal protection or competitive shooting.

  2. I think calling shotgun came from the US? That’s what I was told to say when I was in the stats anyway…and yes they do put their shotgun there :P

    • Hey there bro! :)

      Hmm…my friend read my tweet and managed to tag a seat:

      http://twitter.com/#!/cheeChingy/statuses/89234415900819457

      It’s around the same time as you attempted to do it…is this the first time you tagged a seat on the KLM page?

      I don’t think you can do it multiple times.

      It’s either that or ALL the seats on the Jakarta flights is taken.

      No worries though, just keep an eye on the KLM Facebook page and when the next destination comes along, they’ll come up with a Boarding Now posting so act quick!

      Good luck bro! :)

Leave a Comment