JetBlue Will Fly You Out of the Country if Your Presidential Candidate Loses

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Want to make good on your threat on skipping town if your candidate loses in the election?

JetBlue is offering 1,006 “winners” and their chosen companions free roundtrip flights out of the country to any of the airline’s international destinations, most of which are in the Caribbean. Participants have to pick their candidate on JetBlue’s Election Protection website before Election Day, and your candidate has to lose on the big day before you’re eligible. Think of it as a consolation prize; and hey, no one’s forcing you to use that return leg ticket, are they?

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“We’ve all heard it said before: if my candidate does not win, I’m leaving the country,” said JetBlue marketing executive Marty St. George 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.”

And just to shake things up a little bit, the Election Protection website also polls participants on which destinations they prefer and shows how those preferences break down along party lines. Not that it really seems to matter: both Republicans and Democrats seem to prefer the tropical blue waters of St. Maarten pretty equally. At least that’s something they can agree on.

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Erica Ho is a contributor at TIME and the editor of Map Happy. Find her on Twitter at @ericamho and Google+. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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DrewSmith120
DrewSmith120

@WendyDelfosse GASP!!!!!! YAY!!!!!! I'm so entering!!!!!!!

WendyDelfosse
WendyDelfosse

@DrewSmith120 Haha. :-) Which country you hitting this time?

DrewSmith120
DrewSmith120

@WendyDelfosse Well, sadly Ireland isn't an option...so either Jamaica or Cayman...

Kympa
Kympa

Where the heck is my candidate, Gary Johnson in the choices. Not fair, JB!

f_galton
f_galton

I'm an Obama supporter, but today I filled out my absentee ballot for Romney because I want the free trip.

flyinroom
flyinroom

LOL....please make sure that Mr. Limbaugh's ticket is one of those "no-returners"