Put on your ten-gallon hat and saddle up partner, because you and a friend could be winning an epic adventure to Texas thanks to United Airlines and Travel Texas. 

To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of United Airlines direct route between Sydney and Houston, they have teamed up with Travel Texas to launch this great competition that will see the winner walk away with 2 United Airlines return flights and 7 nights of accommodation in Houston and San Antonio.

For your chance to be learning first hand why they say “everything is bigger in Texas”, all you need to do is tell us 3 things that excite you most about flying to Texas with United Airlines.


If your answer is good enough to be named the winner (and after you calm down from the excitement of being told you’ve won a trip to the United States of America), you’ll be in the seat of a United Airlines aircraft before you know it, jetting off directly to Houston.

Operating daily nonstop services from Sydney to Houston, United Airlines makes it so easy to continue exploring the rest of Texas and the rest of America with convenient connections.

Operating Boeing Dreamliner 787–9 aircrafts on all flights from Australia, your trip is made all the more comfortable with the choice of United Polaris® business class, United Economy® and United Economy Plus® with up to 12.7 cm extra legroom. All seats have access to power outlets and customers can enjoy satellite–based WiFi throughout their journey.


Once arriving in Houston you’ll be treated to a stay at the Hilton Americas where you can enjoy the city with a $200 AMEX Gift Card, a double brew pass and a double museum pass.

While you’re in there, see a show in the Theatre District (second biggest in the USA), sample some delicious Texas BBQ or visit the Space Centre. Snap chat yourself saying “Houston, we DON’T have a problem” to complete the experience.


Then move onto San Antonio, home of The Alamo, where you can don your mountain man hat and walk through the battleground of Davey Crockett.

With included accommodation at the Emily Morgan and the Drury Plaza San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel you’ll be close to all the action.

Discover the city with an included double Explorer Pass, take in nature’s wonders with an included double Natural Bridge Caverns pass and enjoy a delicious meal with a dining certificate from River Restaurants.

Enjoy a picturesque stroll along the Riverwalk and fill up your Instagram with some jealousy inducing photos.

Then, say goodbye to Texas as you’re treated to the service of United Airlines for your flight back home.


Full details of the prize are:

2 economy round trip tickets from Sydney to Houston and San Antonio, Texas


  • 3 nights stay in Hilton Americas (dates subject to availability)
  • $200 AMEX Gift Card
  • 2 x Houston Brew Passes (1 day)
  • 2 x Houston Museum Passes (3 days)


  • 4 Nights in San Antonio
    • 2 Nights at the Emily Morgan – A DoubleTree by Hilton
    • 2 Nights at the Drury Plaza San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel
  • 2 x Explorer Passes from the Leisure Pass Group
  • Dining Certificate for Two from River Restaurants (Lone Star Café, Michelino’s or Café Ole)
  • 2 x Passes to Natural Bridge Caverns


The very best thing about this comp is it is SO EASY to be in the draw. You don’t need to sell anything, you don’t need to do any training modules, you just need to take 5 minutes to fill in your details and tell us 3 things that excite you most about flying to Texas with United. 

The competition runs between the 14th of January and 8th of February 2019.

So what are you waiting for? Click below to submit your entry for a chance to win:



How would you best explore Texas if you won?

Written by Bryce McKeon, a KARRYON contributor