JetBlue is a long-time favorite airline in my household; not only do they have an amazing product (and my favorite domestic first class, Mint), the corporate culture is on point. I just stumbled upon a pretty amazing opportunity that the airline is extending to anyone who may be interesting in paying it forward.
For the second year in a row, and in collaboration with ‘JetBlue For Good Month’, JetBlue’s #CheckInForGood contest is giving out complimentary trips to 50 winners and their guests who want to pay it forward and volunteer at a mystery destination departing to/from JFK. In addition from needing to be available to travel to the mystery destination between November 27 to November 30, you’ll have to explain in 150 words or less why doing good is important to you.
The official rules state that the destination will not be revealed until mid-flight, so that’s exciting if you like a good thrill. The rules also state that winners will be issued a 1099 for the prize value of $2,000.
Entries will be judged and winners selected based on the following judging criteria:
- Connection of Philanthropic Answer to the Contest theme (30%);
- General clarity and composition of the Philanthropic Answer (20%);
- Use of creativity and originality in the Philanthropic Answer (20%);
- Suitability of Philanthropic Answer for future promotion/presentation by Sponsor (20%);
- Submitting an answer to the multiple choice questions (all complete Entries will receive the full score for Criterion E)(10%)
It seems that many airlines are onboard in delivering a unique flight experience to help pay it forward. JetBlue’s #CheckInForGood movement is just one of dozens across the board. Two years ago, I participated in an incredible relief flight with Norwegian, delivering aid for Yemeni refugees in Djibouti and last year I joined in on American Airlines Snowball Express and United’s Fantasy Flight to the North Pole. I love seeing the continuous push to encourage doing good.