This could be yours. Checkout those Evergreens in the background.

We are getting close to hitting 100,000 Twitter followers, and we should celebrate! The big question I pose to you: when will it happen? Why does the “when” matter? Well, if you guess the correct date when we hit 100,000 followers, you could win a sweet airline model!

Although I wasn’t super familiar with Bad Batz-Maru before this story, I totally respect the popularity of EVA Air’s special liveries. I get the power and draw of airlines having special liveries, and so far these designs have provided real results. Not only are passenger loads higher on these special EVA aircraft, they also make a great marketing tool (we are talking about it now right?). EVA has even created a special website for people to immerse themselves in this world and also to track the special Sanrio aircraft.

This is the real plane, but you are winning a 1:100 replica - Photo: 湯小沅 | FlickrDomain

This is the real plane (B-17001), but you are winning a 1:100 replica – Photo: 湯小沅 | FlickrDomain


You could win a super sweet EVA Air (UNI Air) ATR 72-600, 1:100 scale model with Bad Badz-Maru livery. It was new in box, but I opened it and put it together to take a photo of it, but I did not play with it. Check below on how to win.

This is EVA Air's Airbus A330 in Bad Batz-Maru livery - Photo: EVA

This is EVA Air’s Airbus A330, that is also in Bad Batz-Maru livery – Photo: EVA


Leave a comment, on this story, with your guess on when @AirlineReporter will hit 100,000 followers. When we hit 100,000 followers, I will look at the calendar and see what day it is (Pacific time-zone). Then I’ll go see if anyone guessed that date. If there is more than one person, I will use a random number generator to determine the winner. If no one guesses correctly, the closest will be the winner (no Price is Right rules here). You can only guess once and anyone can play (except our writers) — doesn’t matter what country you live in.

Oh yea… don’t cheat. If you do, you are out. If you need to ask “is this cheating,” the answer is “yes.” Don’t do it. I am going to close the contest when we are getting kind of close, since I don’t want a bunch of “today” when we hit 99,950 people (yea, I am watching you).

Good luck and cheers to 100,000!

A big thanks to our friends at EVA who were kind enough to give us the model to pass on to one of you.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & FOUNDER - SEATTLE, WA. David has written, consulted, and presented on multiple topics relating to airlines and travel since 2008. He has been quoted and written for a number of news organizations, including BBC, CNN, NBC News, Bloomberg, and others. He is passionate about sharing the complexities, the benefits, and the fun stuff of the airline business. Email me:
Raptors in Seattle! Not the jets, the real kind. You know, birds of prey.

You’ll hit 100k readers on July 5, 2017.

August 7, 2017

Brian Bakken

November 17th 2017

Allen C.

July 10th! Go, AvGeeks!!

July 4,2017

Daniel Crandall

$1, Bob…

In all seriousness, how about August 1, 2017.

July 11, 2017

Jaime Avils

September 7, 2017

July 20th

July 28th


2 August 2017

Aug 21 2017

12 August 2017

12 August

July 31st

August 2 2017

Brett Tanner

July 24, 2017

Love the special liveries EVA has. I say July 6. Would make my B-Day a special one.


I a man going for, um (We are not paying for shipping, right? I ‘ll go with,um July 3, close to both Canada day and July the forth, Good luck to all!


I mean I am, spelling error, happens to all of us.

No cost for shipping — I am paying for that out of my pocket. So, if it is far away, it is going the slow (and cheap) way :).

David | AirlineReporter


By the way, you should seriously add more of these contest! The last one you did was for the dinosaurs (translation for people with bad grammr: BTW, u shud srsly + mor uf deez contess! D las 1 u do is 4 dinoes)

Hmm. Not sure I still understand the dinosaur part, but I agree that I like doing these!

David | AirlineReporter

Bob Gustafson

OK. It’ll be July 12, 2017. Trust me.

Fangzhong Guo

Let’s say August 4th, 2017.


July 14th, 2017.


August 21

The magic day of Sept. 14,2017 might make both of us happy for your 100,000 and my 78th.

Lewis pridden

August 1st 2017

Malcolm Cumming

August 8th 2017

5th of August 🙂

David W

24th July!


July 15th, obviously.

December 3, 2017


November 11, 2017

July 17, 2017

I guess August 31st, 2017. Good luck everybody!


July 26

atul jain

I think it will happen on 2nd September 2017

September 6th 2017

August 4th, 2017.

Craig Benci

23 July 2017

July 8, 2017


August 9, 2017

August 11, 2017


July 21,2017

You’ll hit 100k on July 24th

July 22nd, 2017.


I am sorry but my last one, I am not happy with, so could you please change my entry to August 5th please? Thanks! By the way the entry I want you to delete is July 3rd, thanks!!!

Sorry man — love the optimism, but no changing dates! Gotta go with the first guess.

David | AirlineReporter

August 2, 2017

OK, I will play the game and don’t expect to win anything. Maybe it is a solemn anniversary for most of us, but could be something positive for once….

September 11, 2017

Hmm. It would be a bit awkward celebrating our 100,000 on 9/11. But my anniversary with the girlfriend is also 9/11, so I have already been adding more positivity in my life for that day.

David | AirlineReporter

July 31, 2017

Grant Smith

October 1st

James Burke

August 29, 2017


September 4th, 2017

August 10 2017

September 20, 2017


September 2 2017

November 8, 2017


November 15 2017

Elizabeth Cullen

August 8th 2017 please! Thanks x

August 11, 2017

Mickelle Scott


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