Airline Wants To Help Voters Leave The Country If The Election Doesn’t Go Their Way
In most political cycles we’re usually treated to some high-profile celebrity announcing that if such-and-such candidate wins they’ll be leaving the country. Alec Baldwin is notable for these pronouncements, among others.
Usually they don’t leave, but now Jet Blue wants to help them out. You can sign up to win a free flight out of the country if your candidate loses.
An airline says it will help voters distraught over backing the losing candidate in next month’s presidential contest flee the country — for free.
JetBlue Airways’ new “Election Protection” promotion allows voters the chance to win a free round-trip ticket to one of the airline’s 21 international destinations if the election doesn’t go their way. Contestants first must preregister at jetblue.com/electionprotection. After the Nov. 6 results are in, the airline will give away 1,006 round-trip certificates — that’s 2012 seats — to participants whose candidate lost.
All joking aside, I always thought the “I’ll leave the country!” declarations were pretty childish. The beautiful thing about representative government is that there’s always another chance to change your representation. If you lose an election, you just have to work harder to convince more people that your view of things is right.
Of course, if we don’t start fixing some of our fiscal problems in this country, fleeing to more sane political climes may be a valid choice.Tags: alec baldwin, jet blue