JetBlue Wants To Give You A Free Flight For Being A Good Person

Air travel doesn’t have to be a total downer. Sure, you practically have to sell your kidney for a bag of peanuts on some airlines, and all screaming babies should really be given sleeping pills magically soothing candy. But, with some much needed good will, JetBlue is making skies friendly again with its Flying it Forward program.

Following pretty much the same concept as Helen Hunt gem Pay It Forward, JetBlue’s new program is a passed series of free flights, all gifted down the line from one deserving recipient to the next.

A Chicago local was the first to benefit from the program, when JetBlue agreed to fly her to a conference in New York for free with one stipulation: that she give a flight to someone else in need. Over the last five months, Flying it Forward has gifted 10 people flights to eight cities so they can do things like paint murals, build neighborhood libraries, and even attend a family reunion.

"These stories speak for themselves," Morgan Johnston, a JetBlue communications manager, told The Huffington Post. "We want people to talk about these stories and start thinking about what they'd do if they had the ability to travel."

This isn't the first time JetBlue's done something out of the ordinary for an airline. The company previously helped with a proposal and delivered gifts to a newly engaged couple. Guess they really love love, huh?

Have a friend who you think is worthy? Nominate him or her for the next flight. Or, you know, just nominate yourself, and think of the next good thing you want to do in this world.
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