airlinetravelDo you fly when you take a family vacation? Has that been a good experience? How could it be a better experience? Share your ideas with us on June 13 when #TMOM Monday is sponsored by APEX, the Airline Passenger Experience Association.

APEX members are the companies that create our air travel experience– airlines, meal suppliers, entertainment companies, airline lounge operators and others. They want to know what we think about our flying experience. Really.

Share your experiences and ideas for improvement on our June 13 Twitter and fill out the APEX Passenger Choice Awards survey to tell the air travel industry what you think and be eligible to win $100 gift cards and an iPad2.

Why the Passenger Choice Survey is Important

The survey allows airline travelers to vote on every aspect of their travel experience, from check-in and food, to in-flight entertainment and cabin ambiance. Results of the survey will be tabulated by the Nielsen Company and the winners will be announced in September at APEX 2011Expo.

“These awards are meaningful to everyone in the industry because they are a true reflection of what passengers are experiencing. In addition to providing a boost for the winners, they keep us accountable to our customers,” said Patrick Brannelly, APEX president.

For example, in 2010, JetBlue Airways won Best Cabin Ambiance and Virgin America won for Best Inflight Connectivity & Communications. Your vote counts!

Apple-iPad-2Win an iPad2–Now or Later

We’ll give away a $100 gift card, two $25 iTunes gift cards and an iPad2 during the June 13 Twitter party (entry details below).

We’ll give away two more $100 gift cards and a second iPad2 in the two weeks after the Twitter party. Those winners will be chosen from among everyone who has completed the Passenger Choice Awards survey. We will choose one $100 gift card winner on June 20, the second $100 gift card winner after the survey closes on June 30. The grand prize iPad2 winner will be chosen July 1 after the survey closes.

Wondering what in the world is a Twitter party and how TMOM Monday works? We can help.

Twitter Party Details:

WHEN: June13, 9-10 pm ET (8-9 pm CT; 7-8 pm MT; 6-7 pm PT)

WHO: @cindyrichards @kimorlando @travelingmoms @luxurytravelmom @mommymusings @youngmommy @techmama @BargainBriana @BloggyMoms @TimeOutMom @themeparkmom @Chaotic_Barb @carissarogers @DebMomof3

WHAT: Twitter party – Improve Air Travel

HOW TO JOIN: Follow the hashtags #TMOM and #TMOMAPEX


Because our Grand Prize is a must-have iPad2, there are more ways than ever to enter. Be sure you come back here each time you’ve completed another optional task to enter another comment letting us know.

One comment=one entry.

Every time you tweet between now and June 13, leave a comment here telling us you did. (Get the word out, but be careful not to spam your followers.)


1. You must RSVP in the comment section below with your Twitter name. If you would like to set up a Twitter account (it’s free), click here.

2. You must have at least one tweet on the Twitter party 6/13 from 9-10 ET.

3. You must complete the APEX Passenger Choice Awards survey then come back here to tell us you did. (Only one survey entry per person.)

EXTRA ENTRIES (optional):

1. Spread the word about TMOM Monday by tweeting about it. Sample tweet:

Win an iPad2 on the 6/13 #TMOM Twitter party, sponsored by @theAPEXassoc. Many ways to enter: #TMOM #TMOMAPEX

Then come back here and leave a comment with a link to your tweet. (To get a link to your tweet, simply right click on the time and date stamp below your tweet. It will take you to the page and give you the link. Clip and paste the link below in the comments section.) Remember, you’re only entered if you leave the link to your tweet in the comment section below.

2. Send a tweet encouraging your followers to share their own experience to fill out the Passenger Choice Survey by tweeting or RTing the following:

Want to make airline travel better? Fill out this survey & be eligible to win an iPad2.

Then leave the link to your tweet in the comment section below.

3. Like TravelingMom on Facebook and leave us a comment there telling us about your last airline travel experience. Then come back here and tell us you did (or if you’re already a FB fan of TMOM, let us know that now).

4. Sign up for the weekly newsletter. If you already are a subscriber, leave a comment telling us that.

5. If you already get the TMOM newsletter, forward it to a friend. Then come back here and tell us you did.

All winners will be chosen using Winners will have 48 hours to respond and claim the prize. Winners must have completed the survey within 24 hours of the Twitter party or forfeit the prize. Winners please DM your address to @TravelingMoms and allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Residents of US and Canada only. Gift card winners are eligible for Grand Prize.

See TMOM Twitter party policies for more info.