Airline giving away lottery prizes to travelers sitting in middle seat

The interior of te cabin after landing with empty seats. Flying with Lauda Airbus A320 airplane with registration 9H-LMJ during the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic with passenger and crew wearing facemask. (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty

No one might like sitting in the middle seat on a plane, but one airline in Australia is trying to make it one of the most fortunate places to be.

Virgin Australia is offering middle-seat passengers who are traveling on domestic flights the chance to win prizes totaling over $230,000.

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The airline says the idea came after a survey they did in May where they found that less than 1% of travelers chose the middle seat willingly.

A helicopter bar tour and a cruise in the Caribbean are just some of the 26 prizes the airline is giving away.

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To enter, passengers will have to fill in their information on the Virgin Australia app 48 hours before their flight.

The lottery will be available until April 2023.