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JetBlue aims to comfort losing voters

Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:31 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A contest by New York-based JetBlue Airways is offering voters the chance to temporarily escape the country if their presidential candidate doesn't win.

The Election Protection promotion, which began Wednesday, allows customers to visit the airline's website and choose their preferred presidential candidate and the customer is then entered for the chance to win a free round-trip ticket to one of 21 international destinations if their candidate loses the election.

"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 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. And with service to more than 20 international destinations JetBlue is the perfect fix. Most importantly, we want to highlight the freedom we have as Americans to exercise our right to vote and encourage everyone to do their part on November 6. Live Free or Fly!"

JetBlue said it is planning to give away a total 1,006 tickets after the Nov. 6 presidential election. The available destinations include Aruba, Mexico, the Cayman Islands, St. Lucia, Costa Rica, Barbados and the Bahamas.

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