JetBlue Is Giving Away Free Flights to Make Tax Day Suck Less

Owe Uncle Sam? Here's how to skip town when he comes knocking.

By Diane Rommel

 
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12 April 2017

Good news for taxpayers and liars. 

JetBlue feels our Tax Day pain. If you owe money on your 2016 taxes — due, of course, on Tuesday — you'll eligible for a free trip.

Well, half a trip: It's just a one-way flight, which seems awfully cheap, no? A one-way fare back from anywhere is expensive!) 

Here's another caveat: All you need to do to substantiate the fact that you'll owe taxes this year is tick a box — and in fact, the airline says: "[JetBlue] will not, and is under no obligation, to determine the veracity of representations made by entrants." So: If you're not lying on your taxes, you can at least lie on your flight entry.

Note: We do not endorse that.

Asterisk: You can enter every day between now and the end of the "promotion period" — April 25.  Which, if we're honest, seems like kind of a lot of work for a one-way flight. 

Of course, everyone hates airlines so much this week that basically all they have to do is not injure anyone to consider it a win. 

In which case: Great work! 

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