Friday, February 6, 2009

Ajira Airways

Ok. so perusing the Ajira Airways site I found you can make an origami box/ball type thing for a clue. Well I LOVE origami and Lost so I was up for it.

From the Adventures page:
Travel Tip: Teach your kids some origami to make the time fly by. Be sure to use your boarding pass... you never know what you might find hiding right inside. Click here for detailed folding instructions.

So I peek in with one eye closed and in the middle is "GUM"...So I Googled found on Lostepdia there was info saying that GUM is the airport code for Guam.

From Lostepedia:
The pass also has other numbers on it. The bar code is 144 47 50E, whilst 13 29 02N appears on the "Airline use" line. Using these codes as coordinates, a browser such as Google Earth can be used to show that the coordinates are for Guam International Airport. Coupled with this is the source code message from one of the website pages "Where America's day begins". Not only is this the official motto of Guam, but the words also reportedly appear on the Airport building. When the bar code is scanned by a bar code reader the following is produced: 048151623426. This corresponds to the Numbers with the number of rescued survivors appended to the end and a leading zero added

With this information, one can access the flight booking section the site and select a seat. To do so, the following information should be entered here:

Flight type: One Way
From: Los Angeles, CA
To: Guam
Departing: 1/21/2009
Select Flight: 316 11:30am
Adults: 10
Children: 0
Promotional Code: 11211411110911

Once on the page, seats can be selected using a randomized system which produces certain images. The numbers of the selections that show images are as follows; 3, 4, 10, 15, 24, 34, 35. So, for example, the 15th seat selected shows an airport lounge with "Ajira" on the wall. On the 36th selection, a completed boarding pass can be downloaded (see here). A list of the images can be seen here.

  • These clips are described in order from top to bottom from here : Outside of LAX; a white-out screen with N824 in black ink, behind the white-out you can see two people sitting down and the person farthest from view appears to be reading something and the closer appears to be wearing earphones; a Departures sign with Flight 316 labeled as Boarding; a female that is so far unfamiliar to the current Lost cast; a male that is so far unfamiliar to the current Lost cast; and finally a DHARMA Initiative logo that appears to be a beacon of sorts (perhaps the lantern on Jacob's cabin).
All really interesting stuff. I tried out and it's pretty easy and similar to the old Oceanic site.

I thought this was really cool. This billboard in LA has the Ajira logo as if it were under the Lost ad. Or that the tiger is ripping through, hee.


Melissa said...

That's interesting, I'll have to check out the website. I clicked on it, but then I had to take care of the kids.

Is that one of those digital billboards? They're causing quite a commotion here! It's a good picture though!

Mona said...

No clue about the billboard but a digital billboard sounds cool.

Melissa said...

The digital billboards do look really nice. But, every so many seconds it changes to a new picture, and it causes traffic problems, and then, at night, they are really bright, and they're next to peoples homes and they can see this light changing constantly.
But, it brings in a lot of the city doesn't stop it.

Mona said...

That does indeed seem like it could cause a commotion.