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Travel Contest Alert: Be One of Five People to Race a British Airways A380

January 10, 2014 at 12:27 PM | by | ()

How fast can you run? Faster than a domestic cat, perhaps? What about a less-than-domestic double-decker aircraft with four Rolls-Royce engines? Your answer doesn't really matter, because it's less about speed and more about winning a trip to South Africa on a British Airways A380. Of course, once you've arrived to South Africa after the airline begins nonstop flights on the jet to Johannesburg from London (starting February 12!), you'll be turned out onto the tarmac to see who's faster: you, or the aircraft that flew you.

One of the first glimpses the public had of BA's new super jumbo was last August, when the airline challenged South African rugby player Bryan Habana to beat the speed of the aircraft on a 100-meter track. They started from a dead stop, and the winner turned out the be Habana (although it's not like the A380 can stop so easily, so it made a hasty exit into the skies).

British Airways is recreating this experience with five winners from around the world, provided you show a little enthusiasm:

To be in with a chance of winning this experience of a lifetime, tell us in 50 words or less in the online entry form, why we should pick you. Five winners will be selected to fly with British Airways from London Heathrow to South Africa in early February.

BONUS: The runner with the quickest time on the day will receive two return tickets (in Club World) on one of our direct A380 flights. You and a guest could be jetting off to London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong or Johannesburg enjoying the sweet taste of success.

Enter online by January 20.

Rewatch the race clip below to brush up.

[Photo: Jaunted]

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