Airline Offers Free Flights to Disappointed Voters

JetBlue contest gives backers of November loser a way out of US

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 4, 2012 1:03 AM CDT

(Newser) – All those people who say they'll leave the US if the wrong guy becomes president? JetBlue is giving them a chance to actually do so. The airline's "Election Protection" promotion is offering more than 1,000 free tickets to international destinations to people who register for an online contest and who choose the candidate that ends up losing, the Washington Times reports.

"We've all heard it said before: If my candidate does not win, I'm leaving the country," a JetBlue exec says. In the spirit of fun, "we decided to give people a chance to recover from the political noise and follow through on their claim to skip town if their candidate comes up short." The tickets are round-trip, just in case the holder decides they can live under the other guy's presidency after all.

JetBlue is giving disgruntled voters a way out ... but not to Canada, which it doesn't fly to.
JetBlue is giving disgruntled voters a way out ... but not to Canada, which it doesn't fly to.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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