Cheapflights Competition Winners

UK Travel Awards

Thanks to all 60,000 of you who voted in the inaugural UK Cheapflights Awards (check out all our winners here). Congratulations to our winner Matthew Austin, who has bagged himself a trip to either Spain, Portugal, Turkey or Greece!

A few words from Matthew:

“It feels great to win a holiday and such a surprise! I love travelling so it’s a great prize.”


As if finding cheap weekend flights with just two taps of your Esc key wasn’t enough, our EscEscape plugin also gave you the chance to win flights to a destination of your choice. Congratulations to Sarie Wessels from Johannesburg, South Africa who was chosen at random to win flights worth R25,000, plus three nights luxury accommodation for sharing on social media.

Here’s a few words from our winner:

“Wow, wow, wow!!!! What a surprise and privilege to be chosen!!! Thank You, Thank You!!”

Fort Myers

The lucky winner of our competition to win a trip to Fort Myers is Laura Nice, who has won flights for two, 7 nights accommodation and car hire for the duration of her trip. Here’s what she had to say:

“WOW!!! This is amazing. I can’t believe I won, I am over the moon!!! Thank you so much for your email! 🙂 it’s made my year!”

Congratulations, Laura!

The Flight is Right competition

We’ve picked our winner at random and the prize of up to $800 in flights goes to Lindsay Papa from the United States. She’s using her flights to explore Bangkok.

A few words from our winner…

“Thank you Cheapflights for this awesome opportunity!  I’m excited to visit a place new and create priceless memories.  Adventure is calling…I’m ready to answer!!”

Webby Awards competition

Thanks to all 5,000 of you who voted for Cheapflights Drag, Drop and Go campaign to win a Webby Award. We’ve picked our winner at random and can reveal the prize goes to Niki Ormsby from Auckland, New Zealand! Niki has won $500 towards flights which she’ll be using to spend New Year in Kuala Lumpur.

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And a few words from our winner…

“Wow what a great competition to win. Such an amazing feeling to win a prize like this and I’m so excited to plan my trip.  Thanks Cheapflights, you guys are the best.”

Design your European adventure

The lucky winner of our competition to win return Qatar Airways flights to Europe is Madeleine Mccomas from Sydney, Australia. Maddie was picked at random from almost 30,000 entries and will be using the trip as her honeymoon this September. Congratulations, Maddie!

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Here’s what she had to say…

“Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity! This is such a shock and a really exciting thing to happen. Especially since we are getting married in September and had been very lazy about booking a honeymoon – now it’s all sorted. How lucky!”

Search to win

Over 90,000 of you entered our ‘Search to win’ competition, clocking up an impressive 110,000 flight searches. We’ve picked a winner at random and can reveal the winner of flights worth up to £1500 GBP is Ben Barton Gibson from Kent, England. Ben will be travelling to Marrakech this August. Congratulations, Ben!

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A few words from our winner…

“Wow! Cannot believe I’ve won! Me and the family will be jetting off somewhere hot this summer – thank you to!”

Catch that flight

We had over 11,000 entries to our ‘Catch that flight’ competition, with thousands of you correctly guessing the cheapest destination as Chicago. We’ve picked a winner at random and can reveal the winner is Rachel Molander from Orlando, who’ll be travelling to Quito, Ecuador to undertake volunteer work!

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Congrats Rachel! And a few words from our winner…

“Winning this contest will allow me to pursue volunteer work and research in the global children’s health field of nursing! Can’t wait to meet the kids, and take some leisure time snorkeling in the Galapagos!”

The Great Australian Travel Quiz

The lucky winner of our ‘The Great Australian Travel Quiz’ competition is Suzanne James from Sydney. Congratulations Suzanne!

Suzanne has won $1000 AUD worth of domestic flights, as well as $500 towards accommodation for sharing the competition. We hope you enjoy Hobart this October, Suzanne!

Blue Monday – winter sun giveaway

A big thank you to everyone who entered our Blue Monday giveaway to escape the January blues and win flights to a Canary Island of your choice. We received almost 30,000 entries and can now reveal the lucky winner is Lesley Prestage from Hertfordshire! Lesley has won a trip for two courtesy of Thomas Cook Airlines. Congrats!

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Student Fares 

Over 15,000 of you entered our student competition to win flights for two to Berlin. We’ve picked a winner at random, and we can reveal the lucky winner is Georgina Bush from Southampton Solent University. Congratulations Georgia, have a great time!

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Inauguration Day Getaway

Our Inauguration Day Getaway competition was open to U.S. residents who live within 25 miles of Washington, D.C., or Baltimore, Maryland, and wanted to escape the Inauguration crowds and head to sunny Las Vegas instead. Our winner, Matt Streett of Baltimore, won a round-trip flight to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Export Yourself

We received nearly 100,000 entries to our Export Yourself competition, where we called on those polite and patriotic Canadians to export their positive attitudes, their maple syrup and their beavers to help save the world. The competition has now closed, and we can reveal the lucky winner is Mary Phan from Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

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Mary has won a trip, including flights and hotel stay worth up to $15,000 for as many as 10 people, to one of 10 international locations. Congrats, Mary!

Cheapflights Christmas Countdown

Over 250,000 of you opened the doors of the Cheapflights Christmas Countdown to win 1 of 24 travel related prizes. From flights to travel gadgets, we’ve picked 24 winners at random – and you can check out all of our winners here.

South Africa Travel Awards

A big thank you to everyone who voted for our nominees in the Cheapflights South Africa Travel Awards.  We received nearly 50,000 votes, and we can now reveal the lucky winner is Shelly Raubenheimer from Johannesburg.

Shelly has won flights for two to the beautiful island of Mauritius. Congratulations Shelly!

Spin The Globe 

We received over 150,000 entries to our Spin The Globe competition, where we challenged you to find travel coins against the clock in one of five worldwide destinations. The competition has now closed we can reveal the lucky winner is Janna Palmquist from New York.


Janna has won return flights for 2 to Rome worth £1500 GBP. Congratulations Janna!

Congratulations also to our top 10 high scorers, who have each won an in-flight travel kit. See the full list below:


Cheapflights Challenge Malta

We sent travel blogger Paul Steele on a #CheapflightsChallenge around beautiful Malta in collaboration with Malta Tourist Board – with his every move voted for by you. Thousands of you entered our competition to win his trip, and we can now reveal the lucky winner is Tony Jones from Wales!


Tony has won two return flights to Malta, 3 nights 5* accommodation and £200 to spend while he’s there. Congratulations Tony!

And a few words from our winner: 

Yay! Many thanks to Cheapflights for my free holiday! I am so chuffed and looking forward to a well deserved break! Just what I needed!”


We challenged you to beat the winter blues and post a picture on Instagram that represents “summer dreaming”. After whittling down the entries, we’ve chosen Chanelle Fimeri from Melbourne as our winner. Here’s the winning photo:

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Chanelle has won flights up to the value of $2000 AUD to a destination of her choice.

A few words from Chanelle:

“I couldn’t believe it when I won, it now means that I can travel at the end of the year to celebrate graduating from my uni degree!”

Ultimate Freedom Trip

After receiving over 50,000 entries, we can reveal the lucky winner of our “ultimate freedom trip” competition is Brett Jury from Norwich!

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Brett has won flights for two to his chosen destination, Iceland, as well as accommodation and car hire for the duration of his trip. Well done Brett.

And a few words from our winner: 

“I entered the competition on a whim, I can’t believe I’ve won! Iceland has always been on my bucket list. I’ll be taking my brother to celebrate his 30th. Cheers Cheapflights!”


We sent travel blogger Paul Steele on a #CheapflightsChallenge around Barcelona – as voted by you. Thousands of you entered to win his trip, and we can reveal the lucky winner is Laura Rostowfske from Glasgow.

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A few words from Laura:

“I can’t believe I’ve won – I’ve never won anything! Can’t wait to explore Barcelona 🙂 Thanks Cheapflights!”

Laura will be enjoying a trip for two to sunny Barcelona in September, including flights, accommodation, plus £100 spending money to enjoy while she’s there. Well done Laura.


Eurovision competition

The lucky winner of our Eurovision competition is Steph Filletti from London. Congratulations Steph!

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Steph correctly guessed that Ukraine would come out on top at the annual singing contest, bagging herself a trip for two to a European capital of her choice, including flights, hotel and sightseeing passes around the city.

A few words from Steph:

“I never thought I’d win a competition like this one. I was so happy to win a trip to a city I’ve always wanted to visit. I can’t wait to jet off!”

Here’s a few snaps of Steph’s trip to sunny Prague:

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New York New York

The winner of our New York New York competition is Karishma Rajcomar from Cape Town in South Africa.

Big congratulations to Karishma, the lucky winner of a trip to New York for two including return flights, 4-nights accommodation in a luxury hotel and two sightseeing New York passes to top attractions. Karishma was selected from thousands of entrants, chosen for her fun and creative video.

And a few words from the winner:

“Winning this competition feels surreal & I still can’t believe it! I have finally managed to accomplish one of my BIGGEST dreams on my bucket list, to visit “New York; New York”.

Watch Karishma’s winning video below.