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Labor Day Weekend Memories May Become a Future Vacation for 2 to Hawaii, New York or San Diego from Oakland International Airport

Labor Day Weekend Memories May Become a Future Vacation for 2 to Hawaii, New York or San Diego from Oakland International Airport

Press Releases
September 3rd, 2010

– Final Call for Entries: What You Do With The Extra Hour Is Up To You Photo Contest –

Oakland, Calif. —Sept. 3, 2010 — Oakland International Airport (OAK) is encouraging Bay Area residents to takephotos over the Labor Day weekend and enter their favorite memory in OAK’s What You Do With The Extra Hour Is Upto You photo contest. It is easy to share and vote for the best photos. Contest details are located at oaklandairport.com or Facebook.com/Oakland International Airport.

As summer comes to a close, OAK wants to know what Bay Area residents do with the extra hour they save by flyingthrough Oakland. Everyone is encouraged to enter their photos and participate in judging. Contest winners will receive airand hotel packages to Hawaii, New York and San Diego, and complimentary parking at OAK. The winning photos willalso be used in OAK’s future advertising campaigns.

To date, OAK has received nearly 300 photo entries, with over 250,000 votes counted. Three photos will be chosen afterthe photo submission deadline of Sept. 14, 2010. Winners will be awarded air and hotel packages, including five days ofcomplimentary parking in OAK’s Premier lot, which is located footsteps from the terminals. Prize package details follow:

1st Prize – Roundtrip tickets for two people from OAK to Kona, Hawaii, courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines, and five nightsaccommodations in a Deluxe Ocean View room courtesy of the Outrigger Hotels Resorts;

2nd Prize – Roundtrip tickets for two people from OAK to New York, courtesy of JetBlue Airways, and three nightsaccommodations in New York City, courtesy of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants; and

3rd Prize – Roundtrip tickets for two people from OAK to San Diego, courtesy of Southwest Airlines, and three nightsaccommodations at the Hotel Solomar, courtesy of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.

Here is how the photo contest works:

  • Visit oaklandairport.com or Facebook.com/Oakland International Airport to access the contest.
  • Submit your original photo with the theme “what you do with the extra hour is up to you.”
  •  Vote for your favorite photo posted by you and others to OAK’s website.
  • Tell your friends and family to vote. Winners are based on public votes, so tell everyone to vote for your photo.
  • Win a vacation package for two people!*

*Photo submission deadline: Sept. 14, 2010 (11:59 PM EST)

Final voting ends: Sept. 22, 2010 (11:59 PM EST)
Winners announced: Sept. 24, 2010

OAK was named No. 1 for on-time arrivals among all North American airports in 2009, with 86.9 percent of flightsarriving at the gate on time, according to FlightStats. Bay Area travelers choose OAK for its 140 nonstop flights to indemanddestinations such as the East Coast, Hawaii and Mexico. OAK is also known for its convenience, easy access andparking lots which are just footsteps from the terminals.

OAK is proud to partner with our air carriers Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines, as well asKimpton Hotels & Restaurants and Outrigger Hotels Resorts, on the contest.

About the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport and 20 miles of waterfront. TheOakland seaport is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S.; Oakland International is the second largest San FranciscoBay Area airport and fourth largest airport in California, offering over 140 daily flights; and the Port’s real estate includescommercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland. Visit portofoakland.com and oaklandairport.com.

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