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

(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.

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Oct 4, 2012 1:39 PM CDT
I'll go as long as I can take my cats. To New Zealand please!
Oct 4, 2012 12:15 PM CDT
I just tried to register and cannot find where. Anyone know? Planning a trip in May anyway and a free flight would be nice.
Oct 4, 2012 10:41 AM CDT
Watch out, here comes Rush Limpballs, Hannity, O'Reilly and a bunch of the right wing RushpubliCONS hopping on board for a free ride. Throw in RMoney the Liar, and Ryan a bigger Liar.