JetBlue will fly upset voters out of the country (not really)

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JetBlue Airlines is offering Americans upset about their candidate’s defeat in the upcoming November election a chance to leave the country for free — if only temporarily, reports Reuters.

“If your candidate doesn’t win, don’t worry. Election protection could be your ticket out of the country,” the company writes on a new website.

The site allows voters to declare their support for a candidate — and if that candidate loses, they’ll be entered into a contest to win one of 1,000 trips to a tropical destination.

“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 for JetBlue, 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.”

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