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Malaysia Airlines launches unfortunately named 'Bucket List' contest
World | society | 10:06, 03 September 2014 | 737

AKIPRESS.COM - 57e81f98579c73f7fab8691994e7b91c In a bid to rebrand Malaysia Airlines that suffered the twin tragedies of MH17 and MH370 has announced contest called “My Ultimate Bucket List”, which as Time  points out, was not the best choice of words since a bucket list is made up of things one wants to do, see or accomplish before dying.

The competition is lauded by the airline as “a game of skill” and is only open to customers in Australia and New Zealand. As part of the entry submission, contestants must submit an answer of 500 words or less to the question: “What and where would you like to tick off on your bucket list, and explain why?” Prizes include a free iPad and a free economy-class ticket to a destination in Malaysia, to be determined by the airline.

On Tuesday, scores of news outlets and netizens lamented the airline’s unfortunately-named contest.

“Straight from the files of What Were You Thinking? comes a 'Bucket List'-themed contest from Malaysia Airlines that ranks as the second worst decision recently made by the beleaguered travel brand,” wrote MediaBistro's Claire Daniel, referring to the airline's recent decision to lay off 6,000 workers.

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