JetBlue could be your ticket out of here (Photo : Reuters)
Disgruntled voters worried about what might happen if their favored candidate isn't elected in November might have a new backup plan to get out of the country.
Discount airline JetBlue is offering 1,006 round-trip plane tickets to a dozen destinations in the Caribbean--including Mexico, Costa Rica, Columbia and the Dominican Republic--exclusively for U.S. voters who vote for the losing candidate in this year's presidential election.
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"We've all heard it said before: if my candidate does not win, I'm leaving the country," said Marty St. George, JetBlue's senior vice president for marketing and commercial, in a statement.
"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," he said.
To be eligible, entrants must choose a candidate and a destination. Then just sit back and hope the country goes to the dogs. Randomly selected winners get free passes that can be redeemed for flights in January or February of 2013.
Taxes, fees, accommodations and car rental aren't included, so it's not as easy to "Live Free Or Fly" as JetBlue lets on. Still, it's a Caribbean vacation in the middle of winter, with plenty of rum to soak up the sorrow of four years in the doghouse.