Fri, Feb 09, 2007
Bidding Starts At $10,000
If you like to fly first-class, the
March of Dimes and Continental Airlines have a once in a lifetime
opportunity for you and a friend -- two seats onboard a
factory-fresh, even-newer-than-new Boeing 777 as it makes its first
journey ever from Seattle to one of Continental's hubs.
The auction will be held from February 12-21 on internet auction
site eBay. The package includes two round-trip seats aboard the
inaugural flight of the newest Boeing 777 for Continental Airlines
on March 22-23. The winning bidder will be among a group of elite,
pampered passengers on the flight, which also will include
Continental's Chairman and CEO Larry Kellner, other Continental
senior executives, and top business customers and partners of the
Funds raised by this highly coveted flight will be donated to
the March of Dimes, to support its efforts to provide newborn
babies adequate health care.
The Delivery Flight package includes two round-trip, first-class
tickets from the winner's home airport to Seattle, WA.; one night
accommodations at the Renaissance Hotel in Seattle; an exclusive
tour of the Boeing factory, dinner with Continental and Boeing
executives; seating on the brand new 777 Boeing aircraft to either
Newark or Houston; and a return flight to home airport.
The trip won't come cheap... with the minimum bid set at
$10,000. Continental officials say the plane in question is the
next-to-last Boeing 777 ordered by the airline.
"We're delighted that our national sponsor, Continental
Airlines, is making this offer available," said Dr. Jennifer L.
Howse, president of the March of Dimes. "Continental is a special
and important partner to the March of Dimes. We appreciate this
invaluable opportunity and commitment from Continental to help
raise money for the March of Dimes, and help give babies a healthy
start in life. The winning bidder is sure to have a unique
experience and enjoy the first-class amenities."
More information on the auction is available at the FMI links
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