JetBlue is celebrating healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic with free flights.
The airline is giving away 100,000 round trip flight certificates for two to medical staff fighting the ongoing spread of COVID-19.
While the first 10,000 flight certificates are being given to healthcare workers located in JetBlue’s headquarters of New York City, the other 90,000 are open to medical staff around the country.
As part of the JetBlue Healthcare Hero promotion, the company is urging people to nominate doctors, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, social workers, public health administrators and others for a chance to win a set of the certificates.
Submissions are due by 11:59 pm ET on May 15th and should include a brief description of why they are nominating their healthcare hero.
“JetBlue’s mission of inspiring humanity is stronger now more than ever,” said Joanna Geraghty, president and chief operating officer, JetBlue.
“We applaud the healthcare workers who are helping us get through this challenging time and inspiring humanity along the way. This is an opportunity for us to fly it forward and show our appreciation for the heroic efforts of medical professionals, first responders and public servants.”
The winners will be able to travel to anywhere JetBlue flies “once the time is right.”
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, JetBlue became the first major airline to start requiring passengers to wear masks or face coverings while traveling.
Travelers will be asked to cover their mouth and nose during check-in, boarding, while in flight and deplaning.
Shortly after JetBlue’s policy announcement, other airlines like Delta, United and American Airlines also adopted the face covering rule.
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