@First2Board Is Born

The day is here, after weeks of discussion and debates, brainstorming and building, First2Board is LIVE!

In just 45 short days First2Board went from zero to real!  It took a team of amazing people, and amazing bloggers to get to this point, and we’re so proud to be live.

Why F2B?

As a former Boarding Area blogger I learned an extensive amount about growing a blog, finding a niche and reaching an audience.  After a year on Boarding Area I decided along with Dennis of Lufthansa Flyer, to strike out on our own adventure.   Everyone has asked, why did we leave BoardingArea?  Very simple, we wanted to try something new with our blogs and Boarding Area and Randy were very supportive of that.  Our niche is going to be different from Boarding Areas’s and many of the other blog aggregation sites out there.  I will continue to read many BoardingArea Blogs and you should too! There’s tons of great content on BoardingArea.

Our goal with F2B is to provide some unique, some new, some well known bloggers who have a focus on travel – travel experiences, industry news, trip planning, travel education, travel book reviews and who will share with you how they travel using their points and miles.

Why are we different?

F2B founders made the decision to remain credit card affiliate link free and refrain from blogging about miles/points earning schemes involving credit cards.  We made this decision for many reasons, but primarily because the web is flooded with these types of posts and we want to offer different content.  If you’re interested in learning about the best deals out there, what credit card offers you should look into, how to maximize your credit cards, etc…there are probably hundreds of opinions and blog posts on the topics. If this topic interests you, we suggest you visit The Frugal Travel Guy site.

We Value Your Feedback

If you ever have feedback, ideas, or commentary, please share it with us. You can always reach us on Twitter @First2Board or email admin@first2board.com

Let’s Have Fun!

We’re launching with a really fun and exciting giveaway (in my opinion) and we hope you have fun with it.

As you may have read in the days leading up to this launch, we were hinting at a fantastic Prize Package to kick off First2Board.  We can finally tell you what all the hype has been all about and we think you will not be disappointed (Please see below the prize list for the ways to enter):




Basketball in the Big Easy

  • Round-trip airfare for two on airline of sponsor’s choice to New Orleans (from any destination in the United States)
  • Two nights accommodation at the W New Orleans
  • Tickets to a premier professional basketball game during the weekend of February 16, 2014
  • Tickets to special events and a meet and greet with a professional basketball player
  • $100 American Express gift card to be used for spending money





$250 Snique Away Gift Card

SniqueAway is a private-sale travel site that that offers its members up to 40% off top-rated hotels (all have earned at least a 4-out-of-5 rating on TripAdvisor).

Value expires one year from date of win.



$100 Marriott Hotels Gift Card

With 3,800 properties in 74 countries, let your imagination go wild!

No expiration date.



$100 Marriott Hotels Gift Card

With 3,800 properties in 74 countries, let your imagination go wild!

No expiration date.



$100 American Express Gift Card

Shop to your hearts content with a gift card from AMEX.



Lufthansa Airlines Fan Pack

Two lucky winners will each receive one exciting collection of Lufthansa souvenirs, provided by LufthansaFlyer.com



W Hotels Gift Pack

Two lucky winners will each receive one collection of fantastic Bliss products and W Hotels promotional items from the W New Orleans.

Prize EligibilityOnly persons residing in United States who are at least 18 years of age can enter.Sweepstakes StartsMarch 01, 2013 @ 12:01 am (EST)Sweepstakes EndsMarch 08, 2013 @ 11:59 pm (EST)


There are multiple ways to enter:  


You can enter using twitter by “tweeting” us at @First2board with the hashtag of #F2BLive

You can enter by visiting this online link:  http://apps.facebook.com/sweepstakeshq/contests/316497

You can also enter by visiting each of out participating blogger’s website and clicking on a BLUE PLANE when you see one (though not this one!):



Please note that there are terms and conditions involved with this fantastic contest, so please make sure you review them:


NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to residents of 48 continental United States and DC, 18 or older, who have Internet access and a valid email address prior to 3/1/13.  Begins at 12:01 a.m. ET on 3/1/13 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on 3/8/13.

To enter:

Tweet using the hashtag #F2BLive and following @First2Board


Locate the F2B logo on participating blogs and follow the link to register,


Enter online by visiting:

http://apps.facebook.com/sweepstakeshq/contests/316497 .


Void where prohibited.  7 total prizes to be awarded on or about 3/9/13. Total value of all prizes: $3372.00.  Prize restrictions apply. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.  For Official Rules, including prize details, visit http://first2board.com/launch-contest-entry/ Sponsor:

First2Board [Triple 3 Consulting, LLC. 2487 South Gilbert Road, Suite 106-452, Gilbert, Arizona 85295]

5 Comments on "@First2Board Is Born"

  1. I think the contest is great! But only open to residents of the continental US? Sad Face. 🙁

  2. Sure would like to enter, but since I don’t do Twitter or Facebook, I’m left looking for blue airplanes, none of which apparently exist. Disappointing contest; sure would be nice is someone responded as to how to actually enter that third way – where are the airplanes? I’ve been all over the sister blogs, to no avail.


  3. I do not see the contest plane logo on the contest info page nor any blogs (I checked 3.)Using IE9,an HP PC,& of course I want to win! Thanks

  4. @Dave – it’s been on different blogs every day. Yesterday it was on 4 blog posts on different sites. The only browser we know has some issues is Safari, the rest are tested fine.
    The plane is not on the contest info page. It’s on lots of other places and moves every day. You just have to find the plane.

  5. Yep, and there’s lots of planes on the site every day!

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