‘Fi Fie Fo Fum’ Scooted Off The World’s Longest Virtual Flight with S$20,000 cash and a year of free flights
5 June 2013, Singapore – Scoot, LCC of the Year1, had concluded the World’s Longest Virtual Flight this afternoon at 15:45. Mohammed Firdaus Bin Ismani, 29, outlasted more than 2,000 other contenders to win the grand prize.
Scoot’s CEO Campbell Wilson and members of the Scoot team were on hand to present Firdaus with the winners’ cheque for $20,000 and a certificate entitling him to a years’ worth of Scoot return tickets to any Scoot destination.
An exuberant Firdaus attributed his win to “perseverance and coffee”.
The contest was designed to celebrate the first anniversary of Scoot’s route to Sydney, Australia. However, a hardware failure prevented some participants from boarding.
Addressing the issue, Scoot’s CEO, Campbell Wilson said, “At this stage, it appears that the problem was a server load balancing hardware failure. We are conducting a full investigation and will update the Scoot community as we learn more.”
“We understand the frustration that this has caused, and we are determined to solve the technical issues so all our registered participants can get a fair go,” continued Wilson. “Once the hardware issue is fixed, and the application thoroughly tested to ensure stability, we will email all original registrants so they can take another crack at the $20,000 and a year’s worth of flights.”
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