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JetBlue offering free tickets to 'leave the country'

In a marketing gimmick that piggybacks on next month’s presidential election, JetBlue is offering a way for Americans to make good on threats to leave the country if “the other guy” wins, according to a story by the Associated Press.

The New York airline said Wednesday that it will give away 2012 seats, or 1,006 round-trip flights, for customers that come out on the losing end of the battle between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Travelers who visit jetblue.com/electionprotection and pick their choice for President will be entered into the contest to win a (temporary) escape outside the U.S. JetBlue’s international routes include Mexico and the Caribbean.

The free flight would not include taxes, fees or a hotel.

By Samantha Bomkamp, Associated Press Writer