JetBlue is flying above the political chatter with the Election Protection promotion, which gives disgruntled voters the chance to leave the country if their candidate does not win.
The carrier is offering 1,006 free roundtrip tickets (that's 2,012 seats) to 21 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica and Colombia for voters not happy with the election outcome.
"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.
"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 to follow through on their claim to skip town if their candidate comes up short and the other guy wins."
To be eligible, entrants must visit jetblue.com/electionprotection, choose a candidate and a destination to win a free ticket if the country goes to the dogs.
Randomly selected winners get free passes that can be redeemed for flights in January or February 2013.
(Taxes, fees and accommodations aren't included, but there's no such thing as a free lunch.)
Before voters go to the polling booth on Nov. 6, JetBlue ambassadors will barnstorm the streets of the Big Apple Oct. 17 to 23 to encourage New Yorkers to get out and vote on election day.
— Gay Nagle Myers