An airline says it will help voters distraught over backing the losing candidate in next month’s presidential contest flee the country — for free.
JetBlue Airways’ new “Election Protection” promotion allows voters the chance to win a free round-trip ticket to one of the airline’s 21 international destinations if the election doesn’t go their way. Contestants first must preregister at jetblue.com/electionprotection. After the Nov. 6 results are in, the airline will give away 1,006 round-trip certificates — that’s 2012 seats — to participants whose candidate lost.
“We’ve all heard it said before: if my candidate does not win, I’m leaving the country,” said Marty St. George, senior vice president of marketing and commercial strategy for JetBlue. “Fun is one of our five founding values, and in this spirit, 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.”