March 10, 2010

1,000 FREE tickets handed out!

4424211141_23ee49dd9aThank you to all who participated in today’s Twitter-driven 10th anniversary celebration giveaway. We distributed nearly 1,000 FREE* tickets around NYC!

We started at noon on Broadway and Dey Street in the Financial District and asked that people bring us birthday cards. Unbeknownst to us, there was a greeting card store just behind us — luckily for participants, and Hallmark!. Our first potential jetter arrived less than three minutes after the tweet, with many many more to follow. We ran out of tickets in just 25 minutes downtown!

We than headed to University Place and 11th Street near Union Square (we first tried to take the subway, but too many people were following us so for safety reasons we had to hop a cab!). For round two, we asked that people wear something blue and bring us something airplane-related.

Our last stop (by this point we had lots of folks trailing us,  including some in cabs following ours!) was 50th Street and 6th Avenue near Rock Center in Midtown. This time, the ask got more challenging: we wanted people to make us a postcard of our 10th BlueCity.

We gave out nearly 1,000 tickets today — New Yorkers are QUICK!

(Wondering about our 10th BlueCity? It’s Palm Beach!)

Follow the action from today’s adventures on Twitter.

And be sure to keep your eyes peeled on Twitter, Facebook, and right here on the JetBlue Blog, for more fun as we continue in the ongoing celebrations of our 10th Anniversary year!

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*The fine print: OK, so they’re pretty much completely free. Customers who use their tickets on international flights to our fabulous destinations like Aruba, Costa Rica or Mexico are responsible for any applicable taxes and fees.

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10 Comments on “1,000 FREE tickets handed out!”

  • Posted by Patrick Nugent on March 11, 2010 at 3:14 am

    Thanks.

  • Posted by j on March 11, 2010 at 7:29 am

    I was in class. missed out on this. im gutted. i really need to get back to california soon. may i have a ticket? :(

  • Posted by Becky on March 11, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Had a blast leading up to it. Ran down the street for my bday card and ticket. Laughed out loud at the moment. Younger people running from all directions. Great promo guys! JB rocks!

  • Posted by Matthew on March 11, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Next time you do a promotion like this, have different teams for each location to spring into action.
    I was very disappointed I had to be in Baltimore yesterday…I got back into the city, but too late to participate in the giveaway.

  • Posted by Steve on March 11, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    where r the rest of the videos!!

  • Posted by uberVU - social comments on March 12, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Social comments and analytics for this post…

    This post was mentioned on Twitter by JetBlue: We posted some photos of yesterday’s #JB10NY giveaway on Flickr http://bit.ly/ajUtbW – and our wrapup: http://bit.ly/91hL5S Thanks again!…

  • Posted by sramos121212@yahoo.com on March 18, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    When are you guys doing this free tickets event again? I’m in need of a good discount to be able to bring my 3 kids to my home land Puerto Rico….The prices are up the roof for their week off from school any help given will be greatly appreciated……I will go to the airport, your offices what ever it takes to a least get a discount or get free tickets………….I so sorry i miss it….it hurts that i didn;t know when and where this event took place………….:-(((((((

  • Posted by Lu on April 16, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    WOW!!! I need a Twister Account. No wait, Twinter, Twootor, Tweeter? No wonder I did not get a chance to get the free tickets, I can’t even get a free account. You guys rock; you’ve made soooooo many pplz happy. Congrats on having a great airline and for truly giving back.

    All the best!!!!

  • Posted by Colleen Ford on July 14, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Any chance of a Saturday flight from BDL to AUA in the near future? Or even a connecting flight from BDL to get there?

  • Posted by JetBlue on July 15, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Hi Colleen. We’re pleased with the support from our customer in BDL, and are always looking at new service opportunities. Feel free to also submit your request in the Speak Up section of jetblue.com at http://www.jetblue.com/contact-us/?intcmp=hd_contactus.

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