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.

Obamaphones broke

October 3rd, 2012
6:05 pm

Did you know they won’t let me call them 976 numbers on my Obamaphone? That is downright discrimination right there. I weigh over 300 lbs and can’t get a girlfriend so I should be allowed to call 976 numbers. Who can I talk to about this? My benefits worker says she can’t help because it isn’t SSI related.

BC

October 3rd, 2012
6:05 pm

I wonder if someone could explain to me why the democrats are so dumb.
They don’t understand that capitalism is the only proven system to move a country forward.
The Russians, the Chinese, India have understood, the dumb democrats have not… Why?
Who are those democrats? Free riders who always want more and don’t care were it comes from, teachers who think they are smarter and are not paid enough,
lawyers really also living on the back of others.
There is a better definition I think: democrats = the jealous ones.
When Obama was elected we were 30 years behind France in moving towards socialism which is what a democracy leads to in the long run (to be followed by a dictatorship…).
I think we are now only 4 or 5 years behind France. 25 years catch up in 5 years… What is going to happen if Obama gets 4 more years?
Well here is my view:
There will not be a second chance, it will be time to move away from these 50% of idiots, but don’t forget to come back to the US to vote.
China is already passing us, we are not respected anymore, anywhere. And we give money we don’t have all over the world.
I have seen this coming for a long time, and when I left France 33 years ago I was sure we were coming to the best country in the world, with still 15 good year before
we would reach the decline. I was wrong, we still had 30 good years, but with Obama it is now over.
Obama is doing everything he can so the muslims invade this country and convert or kill us.
Their Koran says to lie to infidels, You don’t believe it? Read it! It is available on the internet.
Their model Mohamed (or Mahomet for the French) is the worst ever model of any religion, a young girl rapist, a thieve and a criminal warrior who fought his own government
with his own mercenaries.
This religion is not like Christianism founded on love, it is founded on killing. The worst religion in the world is now adopted by many African Americans…
I will not read or answer dumb democrats brainwashed by the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, NBC, CBS…
But I am open for discussions on where to go if the liar is re-elected.
BC

Vidalia ramos

October 3rd, 2012
6:22 pm

Enter your comments here

Sarita

October 3rd, 2012
6:33 pm

Lydia berdecia

October 3rd, 2012
6:35 pm

Obama 4 years more

ERIKA HERNANDEZ

October 3rd, 2012
6:41 pm

Of course Mitt Romney is going to win.

carlos mercado

October 3rd, 2012
6:43 pm

i love obama i want to win, ese el hombre que nesesitamos ahi de nuevo

carlos mercado

October 3rd, 2012
6:46 pm

obama 4 yeas mores

Elaine

October 3rd, 2012
6:55 pm

Obama will win for this year he’s doing his best for the people God bless him

Gustavo

October 3rd, 2012
7:03 pm

I’m going to pick Romney…That way I’m sure to win! He’s such an out of touch loser!

Crystals hip

October 3rd, 2012
7:06 pm

Obama don’t know what he’s doing, he’s bringing this country down to the dogs.

Betty T.

October 3rd, 2012
7:22 pm

You’re all so divided because of your prejudices. You make the devil smile. Actually, he’s laughing. His divide and conquer tactics are working. All this hatred has him tickled pink.

PAULINE

October 3rd, 2012
8:26 pm

Upset democrat

October 3rd, 2012
8:44 pm

Any other democrat upset that 1006 republicans are going to get free flights to the Caribbean?

Upset democrat

October 3rd, 2012
8:47 pm

BettyT. Don’t worry about our dark lord Satan, republicans and democrats are 90% similar. It’s like picking between coke and Pepsi, they are both brown soft drinks. Tea, beer, water, juice aren’t options.

Gunter

October 3rd, 2012
9:06 pm

Romney must win!i will remain a proud American and we will all prosper!

Hatti Nuff

October 4th, 2012
12:08 am

Obama can not defend his 4 year record on performance. People should not put their emotions on the man they vote for…like he’s black or cute or young.. We need a strong leader in the office of President, and it is not Obama. If Obama gets back in…this country is going down. Why is he asking Russia to wait until AFTER his re-election. What’s Obama got planned for us with Russia if he gets re-elected?

denny maletta

October 4th, 2012
2:39 am

A little oboma for your momma. Lets go democrats

Rachelle

October 4th, 2012
3:57 am

If we only counted a winner by head counts than Romney would be “the man”. Unfortunately, a winning candidate is still counted via electoral votes. Why not make this same offer to Obama
and his family. Surely their vote won’t be accurate! My money is on Romney “Mr. 47%”.

Yoda

October 4th, 2012
7:02 am

If you think Romney cares about working class Americans guess again you must. He only hires people from overseas he does.Big Oil in back pocket he is, the Dark Side he is…..

rosa m ramirez

October 4th, 2012
7:13 am

I want to beon contest to be win free tikets I hear a lot. Nice things. About on beuty full jet I would like to guatemala. If a win thank you. I saw on chanel 8 the anounce

syntia

October 4th, 2012
7:20 am

after waching the debate i said romney have a better chance now .but i really want obama to win in the long run he would do better for this country.

Speedy

October 4th, 2012
7:45 am

Mitt Romney is a liar and republicans hate President Obama; because he is black and they don’t want the rich to pay their fair share of taxes. Al Sharpton is right Romney lied last night so why should he be rewarded.

Kat

October 4th, 2012
8:02 am

@fairburn1: Welcome to 2012! You may now stop with using “first!”

If I had a dollar for every person I’ve heard say, “If ABC (or XYZ) candidate wins, I’m out of here!” I’d be rich. Yes, if your candidate does not win, please leave. Thanks.

Kat

October 4th, 2012
8:02 am

Aren’t we still due for Alec Baldwin to leave the country? He makes promises just like a political candidate – no follow-through.

Chuck Layman

October 4th, 2012
8:13 am

Good Morning, Stella. Checked msnbc this morning? Your boy got rocked last night.

Tyra hawkns

October 4th, 2012
8:23 am

Please remember to let your VOICE be heard on ELECTION DAY!

Ed

October 4th, 2012
8:35 am

Hey Thomas Jefferson… Just wondering which button you clicked since “Ron Paul” isn’t the Dem or GOP candidate…

Realist

October 4th, 2012
10:08 am

Ed – For Ron Paul, you click the gold button for freedom and liberty.

LKW4

October 4th, 2012
10:45 am

If OBAMA wins then the terroristic Muslim world has won. Y’all know he is nothing more than a sleeper cell! I agree with Darian. We will have no freedoms left and the government will control everything. The have nots will have no motivation to work and those of us that are struggling will get more dumped on us to take care of because of the have nots. Guess I’ll just lay down if Obama wins and be a have not. Let the government buy my food, pay my mortgage and student loans, pay my medical and dental bills, buy my car and then I can rob Wendy’s and get them $600 niki’s! Sounds like a plan! Go Romney!!!!

DawgNole

October 4th, 2012
11:02 am

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.
___________________

Don’t need a lie detector. Just watch their lips. If you detect movement, it’s a clear indication that lies are spewing forth. No worthy political choices in this country anymore.

DawgNole

October 4th, 2012
11:05 am

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.???
________________________

You mean kinda like Romney and how forthcoming he’s been with his tax records? Like I said, no decent choices among the candidates anymore.

Atlanta Native

October 4th, 2012
11:10 am

The headline on the home page is wrong. It says Jetblue offers free flight “if your candidate WINS”. Please correct, AJC editors!!!

Freddy C.

October 4th, 2012
8:56 pm

Go see Obama 2016. Before you vote. Vote wisely you only have one. Unles you are from Chicago, Gary, Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Los Angeles. Where they vote dead, alive or phony phony ID.

Randy

October 4th, 2012
10:20 pm

Need Obama to win. I like Free Health care. At least that’s what he said

robert

October 5th, 2012
1:58 am

Barack Obama is the worst president America has ever had and left to his own reasoning will bring this country down in the gutter. I hope Romney wins 2012!

Yangki Ackerman

October 5th, 2012
3:18 am

I trust our president better.

Yangki Ackerman

October 5th, 2012
3:56 am

I trus our President.

[...] Everywhere: -Fly for free if your guy loses. -Early first snow expected in North Dakota and Minnesota. Run for the grocery [...]

Santa Claus

October 5th, 2012
1:02 pm

Unfortunately, JetBlue is kicking to the curb the 40% of American voters who are independent and third-party, by not affording them an ‘independent’ or ‘other’ box to click in its ill-conceived ‘election protection’ poll. Independent voters are a larger group than either Republicans or Democrats. Shame on JetBlue!

[...] Everywhere: -Fly for free if your guy loses. -Early first snow expected in North Dakota and Minnesota. Run for the grocery [...]

Icantbebought

October 6th, 2012
6:12 pm

If either of them wins, we’re screwed. They are two heads of the same monster, and it’s called the Trans Pacific Partnership. http://youtu.be/PmlN6eYhJ4k

[...] Everywhere: -Fly for free if your guy loses. -Early first snow expected in North Dakota and Minnesota. Run for the grocery [...]

Trggerfoot

October 7th, 2012
11:16 am

Go figure, lie about you candidate! Scamming the system like so many Obama supporters!

Judi

October 8th, 2012
12:46 pm

Neither candidate “blows my skirt up”
but,I’ll have to vote for Romney. It is beyond me that he would even WANT the job…..Take a good look at Obama!

Judi

October 8th, 2012
12:47 pm

Enter your comments here

Renee Horner

October 9th, 2012
9:49 am

I think Rommney will loose

Ms Say Word

October 10th, 2012
9:35 am

Be careful what you ask for- Obama wins- there may also be the same reaction for those who voted against him.