Dear Scandinavian Airlines,
My name is Daniel. I am a 20 year old Norwegian and I live in Bergen. I am sending you this open letter to ask for a trip to visit the United States of America this Easters.
I am in a long distance relationship and I really want to see my girlfriend again before the summer. I am currently in my last semester in high school and so this would be my only option to travel until late June. I have flown with you 16 times in a row now the past 1.5 years with great satisfaction. I know 4 months will go by, we will make it. No question.
At the same time, the value and appreciation I would get from a trip now, is the reason why I am reaching out. The YouTube channel this video is uploaded to is over 4 years old. Through my videos I have helped and entertained over 100’000 people. Over the course of these years I have never asked my audience for money to pay for anything. I sold my video games and what I had of value to buy my computer and needed equipment.
I believe strongly in bringing my audience value, always, and let opportunities and benefits come second. I will never partner with anyone who would want me to move away from my values. While being focused on my studies, it’s difficult to save up money for further education as well as travelling.
I like your company and would like to recommend people to fly with you in the future. To explore the world. And meet new, important people in their lives.
Daniel Hammer, A True Traveler
Pinned comment on the video:
I’m aware of Scandinavian Airlines’ strict policies they adopted in 2013 to prevent corruption and bribery. Due to this, I was not actually going to make this video. Writing this “letter” was a way for me to process my feelings of being so far away from my loved one. Yesterday, I wanted to read it up to my girlfriend to let her know how was feeling and she had tears in her eyes when I was done reading. She said it was because she miss me deeply. I had initially thought that if I was to make a video of this letter that I made, I would ask her about it first and hear what she thought of the idea. After I read it to her yesterday she said it wouldn’t do any harm to try.
I wanted to include my audience in this story, which is why I decided to make it a video like this, instead of sending a letter directly. It is also 5 weeks away and formal communication tend to take a long time. Including my audience in the process is what felt to me as the right thing to do, if I am ever to work together with Scandinavian Airlines or any other company in the future for that matter.
Anti-bribery policy https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sponsorship-requests/
Ask to pay (raise money) vs. give the option to support is not the same.
Whether or not people want to support me through services like Patreon is totally optional and it would not have any impact in my ability to continue with content creation. The $5000 I spent on equipment, $100 every month spent on services and software and the hundreds and hundreds of hours that has been put into this channel is rarely, if ever mentioned. This is a subtlety that I hope you are able to identify.
A special thanks to Fabster Cola and Bendu from our Discord server NPC HQ for helping with translating this video to Dutch and Spanish respectively.
If you want to know more about what the rose means you can have a look at this Instagram post: https://www.instagram.com/p/BehdL0oAkd_/?taken-by=nirthpanter
Economy student at NHH and content creator on YouTube. I am currently learning Japanese. I am a big fan of Gary Vaynerchuk, Jordan B. Peterson and Pokémon.