JetBlue Will Fly Upset Voters Out of the Country
It's a common threat during election season: "If my candidate doesn't win, I'm leaving the country." Now, JetBlue is offering voters a chance to fulfill the typically empty threat with their Election Protection 2012 program.
"On November 6th, America will elect the next U.S. president," the airline says on their Election Protection website. "If things don't go your way, don't worry. Here's your chance to get a free flight out of the country with JetBlue. Participate in our election protection poll to enter. And remember if you change your mind you can always come back. Or not. It's a free country."
Voters can declare their support for a candidate on the website and if their candidate loses, they will be entered into a contest to win one of 1,006 round-trip tickets-that's 2012 seats-to one of the airline's 21 international destinations.
The website has a heat map of the country that keeps track of people's candidate choices and a map of the top destinations potentially disappointed voters want to go to, including the Bahamas, Costa Rica and Turks & Caicos.
The company emphasizes that they "encourage everyone to do their part on November 6? and vote.