JetBlue offers free flight if your 2012 candidate loses

(Associated Press)

(Associated Press)

JetBlue is promising a free round-trip plane ticket to 1,006 international travelers next year as a consolation prize if their candidate doesn’t win in the November presidential election.

“If things don’t go your way, don’t worry,” an announcer says in an online video promotion for the sweepstakes. “Here’s your chance to get out of the country with a free flight.” The country’s international destinations are mainly in the Caribbean.

The airline’s “Live Free or Fly” contest invites voters to enter at  jetblue.com/electionprotection. There you’ll select a candidate, represented by a “donkey” for Democrat Barack Obama and an “elephant” for Republican Mitt Romney, and one international destination. Then you’ll complete a contest registration form, which includes your name, email address, and a valid home address.

Contest entries are due by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 5, the day before the presidential election. If the candidate you selected is a match with the losing candidate in November you’ll receive one sweepstakes entry. Winners will be randomly selected around Nov. 7 and prizes will be awarded within eight to 10 weeks, the  airline said.

Free, however, is rarely entirely free. While winners will get free round-trip tickets, they’ll have to pick up taxes, fees, hotel and car rental.

Several passers-by in the video promotion are asked what they would do if their candidate loses.

“I would leave the country,” one man said. A woman said she would go to Mexico, while another one said Barbados. One man said he would take “the wife, the dog and the cat.” The airline promotion doesn’t include party affiliations.

The airline says the real purpose of the promotion is to get people to get out and vote on Nov. 6.

While JetBlue doesn’t serve Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, it is a popular airline in the Northeast. Wonder if the other airlines will match the sweepstakes?

98 comments Add your comment

fairburn1

October 3rd, 2012
2:47 pm

LydiasDad

October 3rd, 2012
2:49 pm

If Romney wins, I hope there’s a mass exodus. That would rid of us of most of the riff raff anyway.

But people always promise to leave the country and never do.

Cya

October 3rd, 2012
3:05 pm

Should be a one way ticket then !

BIG MITCH

October 3rd, 2012
3:05 pm

OBAMA 2012!!!

Darian

October 3rd, 2012
3:21 pm

Heck, if Obama wins again, any country will be better than this country since he is turning it into a Communist country anyway

Mo pierce

October 3rd, 2012
3:21 pm

Enter your comments here

Mo pierce

October 3rd, 2012
3:22 pm

Racist Romney

Darian Hall

October 3rd, 2012
3:24 pm

OMG!! For you to have my name and say something of that nature makes me sick.

Greg

October 3rd, 2012
3:24 pm

Cut taxes… for the wealthy no balanced budget. welfare and medicare for the old and dying , nothing for the working stiff. Not a very good platform.
go Ron Paul ! or anyone but the Republican

Seabass

October 3rd, 2012
3:32 pm

4 more months! 4 more months! 4 more months!

Darby

October 3rd, 2012
3:35 pm

Free? They know Romney is going to lose and all of his bunch fly first class only. After all the first class seats are taken no one else will travel even if it is free.

kay

October 3rd, 2012
3:39 pm

What a great deal, It will get rid of all the red necks out of georgia, That’s you Darian (Not the Darian Hall).

Thomas Jefferson

October 3rd, 2012
3:39 pm

Great! As my name is Thomas Jefferson, my candidate was and is Ron Paul. Send me my free ticket if he doesn’t win!

Joe Stultz

October 3rd, 2012
3:41 pm

People saying Obama is Communist or Socialist cracks me up! Such ignorance.

Kimwana

October 3rd, 2012
3:43 pm

“While winners will get free round-trip tickets, they’ll have to pick up taxes, fees,…”

…plus a modest additional fee if you want a seat that is fastened to the floor.

John

October 3rd, 2012
3:45 pm

My candidate isn’t listed: Gary Johnson. He’s sure to loose…

Cat

October 3rd, 2012
3:52 pm

must vote for republican because only this party can save this country’s economy.

linda johnson

October 3rd, 2012
3:54 pm

OBAMA WILL WIN AGAIN WAIT AND SEE ALL YOU HATERS AND ANOTHER THING IS ROMNEY IS ONLY SAYING THINGS THAT A LOT OF U WANT TO SAY AND AFRAID TO SAY

stevinson felix

October 3rd, 2012
3:56 pm

Romney 2012;)

Ted Nugent

October 3rd, 2012
4:01 pm

I want a ticket to Tahiti !
Obama will steal the election and I want to go live in Tahiti !

nobodyreads

October 3rd, 2012
4:08 pm

You all please understand it is a sweepstakes….it is a roundtrip ticket meaning you will be returning…unless of course you just never make your return flight….I will be selecting the Romney since he will most likely loose. It didn’t say its the person you will be actually voting for….OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

linda jones

October 3rd, 2012
4:13 pm

Obama will win again

Pamela

October 3rd, 2012
4:15 pm

Anybody could lie and say that their candidate didn’t win. I know I will. :)

Pamela

October 3rd, 2012
4:17 pm

Yeah..I will LIE and say I voted for Romney, in actuality I will vote for the person that’s going to win OBAMA 2012. :) Hey it’s a free round trip airline ticket!

Stella L

October 3rd, 2012
4:24 pm

President Obama will win the debate tonight. Romney is a pathological liar. MSNBC will tell the truth after the debate. I am waiting on my FREE ticket.

too smart

October 3rd, 2012
4:35 pm

it doesn’t matter who is in office we are screwed… it really one government and they have two side so that we can argue with each other and not see the big picture.. remember a house divided can’t stand…

too smart

October 3rd, 2012
4:37 pm

BTW if people say Obama needs to go back to Kenya then Romney needs to go back to Mexico

Kathy Heil

October 3rd, 2012
4:44 pm

So I see that Jet Blue has discriminatory practices as well! I would never vote for Obama or Romney, why are all candidates not included in the contest?
Gary Johnson 2012 Live Fee

jeanine yenal

October 3rd, 2012
4:48 pm

I will predict for the debat Obama 59% and MittRomnet 29%

jeanine yenal

October 3rd, 2012
4:48 pm

Enter your comments here

lester crawford

October 3rd, 2012
4:48 pm

i want obama to win another term in the white house obama 2013

kalgin28

October 3rd, 2012
4:52 pm

WOW… Look at all the typical Dems, always wanting a FREE handout. Even if they have to lie to get it

terry

October 3rd, 2012
4:54 pm

You can laugh all you want but when you steal the taxpayers money & use it to take over private businesses to help your union buddies, that is socialism.

Kathy Heilbedamned

October 3rd, 2012
4:54 pm

dmr

October 3rd, 2012
4:56 pm

I want Obama to win so I don’t have to pay taxes, can get all the food stamps I want, can get free stuff from the government, take from people who actually work two and three jobs to support their families, get my mortgage paid for, get my gas paid for, have a Dept. of Justice that is racist and criminal, have a government that can lie directly to the American people and we don’t really care, and someone who knows nothing about national security, and will keep giving billions of dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood, who hates Jews, Christians, and women, and wants to kill all Americans, instead of bringing that money home to shore up our safety nets, and a President who takes less responsibility for what has gone on under his Administration than anyone in history, and will complain when unemployment is at 5.5% but doesn’t say a thing when it is 8.1% nationally, and over 14.4% in the black community. Yeah! That’s my America.

dianne gayle

October 3rd, 2012
4:57 pm

wow it seems to me that a lot of people in this country is still so very ignorant. Even if the truth is staring them in the face they don’t see it. I really feel sorry you.

Hello Lester Crawford

October 3rd, 2012
4:58 pm

I’m not sure you understand that we only elect a new president every 4 years not every year. Obama 2013 indeed.

noel gutierrez

October 3rd, 2012
5:00 pm

Enter your comments here

Obama for life

October 3rd, 2012
5:02 pm

I love Obama because he is the first black president. I also love him………..because he is the first black president. Go Obama. We love you for everything you have done for this country. But mostly for being blackish.

Weaver D says Automatic

October 3rd, 2012
5:05 pm

Jet Blue has really come up with a marketing campaign. They could care less who loses.

Realist

October 3rd, 2012
5:06 pm

Neither one of those two clowns is my candidate. If either one of them wins, we ALL lose. The two party duopoly has destroyed this country (I mean, what other party CAN you blame?). Jet Blue should provide free relocation services to a safe haven if either of these totalitarians wins.

robert e

October 3rd, 2012
5:08 pm

MSNBC tell the truth…that’s like saying FOX won’t push a conservative agenda. MSNBC is a party dog just like FOX. You won’t find very much truth in the media because the are all bias by their own personal beliefs. Obama and Romney have told non-stop lies under the disguise of Super Pac ads….that way they can tell us, “I did support or approve that message…oh my gosh, I can’t believe they would say something like that…” But the losers never retract the lies. That’s all politicians are anymore is liars. FIRE OBAMA for doing a poor job and FIRE ROMNEY if he fails.

Betty Birk

October 3rd, 2012
5:11 pm

MAY THE BEST MAN WIN. BUT SORRY TO SAY IM NOT SURE IF THEIR REALLY IS A GOOD MAN. I FEEL THAT MITT ROMNEY WILL LOSE. IF WE ONLY HAD SOME KIND OF A LIE DETECTOR AND COULD TELL WHEN THEY ARE LYING TO THE VOTERS. JUST IAGINE WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE IF THEY DEMOCRATS & REPUBLICIANS WOULD WORK TOGETHER AND SOLVE PROBLEMS.

Ruth Delgado

October 3rd, 2012
5:16 pm

Enter your comments here

D

October 3rd, 2012
5:21 pm

OBAMA… vote him out… HE IS A COMMUNIST AS WERE HIS GRANDPARENTS AND HIS MENTORS… what do you know about this idiot that has so much to hide he sealed his records… shouldn’t all his records be public as acting President???? WELL SHOULDN’T THEY.??? watch 2016 and learn the truth about Obummer!

Vidalia ramos

October 3rd, 2012
5:26 pm

I love obama to win , but people think hes no good , they wanted him to fix all the problem thats many others president left behind . He doesn’t have a magic wand, what he needs is more time, is not fair they do not have faith , but give him by blessing and in my house he will always be the president of the united state of america , land of the free.le I love my country bless america.

Ida. C.G

October 3rd, 2012
5:40 pm

I don’t want romney to win , I think Obama is doing a good job. I lose my sister to cancer and she was so happy for her president who won.so I believe he will not let us down. I believe. :)

Ree Cee

October 3rd, 2012
5:53 pm

Hopefully Rommney will lose and lydiasdad and all that resemble… will take the first flight to Mars then the world we know would truly be a better place!

Joe

October 3rd, 2012
5:55 pm

Come on JetBlue I thought you were cooler than this. Where is Gary Johnson?

freestuff

October 3rd, 2012
6:01 pm

I’m guessing even if Obama wins, the liberals will figure out a way to get the tickets for free, since they love handouts so much.