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New York - JetBlue Hands Out 1000 Free Plane Tickets Throughout Manhattan

Published on: March 10, 2010 05:46 PM
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New York - Would-be jetsetters took advantage of a free ticket giveaway by JetBlue Airways all across Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon.

“We’re out of tickets for the day! THANK YOU ALL for playing with us and congrats to the winners!” read a note from JetBlue’s Twitter feed  around 3:30 p.m., just three-and-a-half hours after the contest began. “So. Should we try this in another town?”

JetBlue handed out nearly 1,000 tickets in its three-and-a-half hours on the streets of Manhattan.

“You people are QUICK!,” the airline tweeted after the contest.

The giveaway, part of the New York-based airline’s ongoing 10th anniversary celebration, kicked off on Monday with a one-day sale of $10 fares on flights between JFK and the airline’s original 10 destinations.

JetBlue announced the ticket giveaway on its blog Wednesday morning, explaining that New Yorkers could find out where tickets were being handed out throughout the day by following the airline on Twitter.


With each location post, the airline also included instructions for things people needed to do or items they needed bring with them in order to receive a free ticket.

“We’re at Broadway & Dey St. Find us and bring a birthday card for JetBlue!” the airline tweeted at about noon on Wednesday.

Just after 2 p.m., JetBlue told people to wear blue clothing and bring “something airplane related” to 11th Street and University Place.

The free fares flew quickly, as it only took 23 minutes for the tickets to be handed out at the 11th Street location.

The airline then directed contestants to a location at 50th Street and Sixth Avenue — instructing them to create a homemade postcard commemorating JetBlue’s 10th original destination — but announced less than 20 minutes later that the tickets had run out.

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 Mar 10, 2010 at 06:10 PM Brains 4 a reason Says:

I got one at their second location (11th & University)!!

Now I just need to decide where I want to go....


 Mar 10, 2010 at 07:23 PM Anonymous Says:

I heard that Spirt air will give next week


 Mar 10, 2010 at 07:24 PM Anonymous Says:

why am i last ALL THE TIME!?


 Mar 10, 2010 at 08:10 PM Reply to #1 Says:

I have an Idea, I have a guy in my house, a very holy jew who has zilch 0, maybe u can give it to him, we're after all jews


 Mar 10, 2010 at 08:17 PM Anonymous Says:

I didn't receive at either destination, now i have to decide where i can't go....


 Mar 10, 2010 at 08:41 PM bigone Says:

I got 5 free tickets


 Mar 10, 2010 at 09:50 PM Anonymous Says:

how come I always hear the news when it's over


 Mar 10, 2010 at 09:53 PM AA Says:

AA.com just gave me 25 FREE tickets, i LOVE YOU AA


 Mar 10, 2010 at 10:52 PM UNBELIEVABLE Says:

Reply to #8  
AA Says:

AA.com just gave me 25 FREE tickets, i LOVE YOU AA

Why did they give you so many tickets for free.


 Mar 10, 2010 at 11:03 PM Anonymous Says:

If you're flying out of JFK, bring along a pillow. They will charge you for one of their microscopic ones. And you'll be on the tarmac for a while. Enjoy your flight.


 Mar 11, 2010 at 10:25 AM Anonymous Says:

What good does it to tell us after the fact?


 Mar 12, 2010 at 12:42 AM shmeker Says:

nothing is for free today! soon you will understand the catch......ahh git shabbos


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