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The Romney and Ryan Campaign Planes Need More Than a Little Febreze

November 7, 2012 at 12:09 PM | by | ()

Is it wrong that, last night during the rolling in of Election 2012 results, we kept wondering who'd be the one to get Air Force One? A private 747 with the interior perks and history of AF1 is just one bonus of the presidency of course, but there's no doubting that Romney was hoping to upgrade his MD-83 campaign plane to the big one last night. Luckily Obama stays in the captain's seat (in the figurative sense).

Win or lose, Romney's plane still had to go back to the hangar at the conclusion of his campaign, and BusinessWeek has a fantastic article up on how exactly the lessor, USA Jets, will go about "de-Romneying" the plane before it may fly for another private client. We're going to guess that means peeling off the sticky-tack used to mount these photos over the windows (which definitely do not open in flight for a reason, MR).

Do read the full article, but we're still going to share some favorite passages:

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Where to Celebrate a Same-Sex Marriage in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington

November 7, 2012 at 11:19 AM | by | ()

After (probably) staying up late last night and biting off all of your fingernails, Election 2012 finally came to an end with the result that there won't be any packing up going on in the White House.

Here at Jaunted, we always look at the travel angle and, of course, there was a huge issue to watch: that of gay marriage. Four states— Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington—had a proposal on the ballot for the legalization of same-sex marriage. In all four states it passed and now happy couples of all sorts can say their "I dos" in each (not to mention a few others). This ultimately opens up the possibility of gay marriage travel and honeymoon travel. And voila, you have the travel angle.

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Got Election Fatigue? Five Countries for Escaping Political Ads

November 6, 2012 at 1:07 PM | by | ()

Today's the day. Election Day. By tonight, the United States will (hopefully) have a decision on who will become the next President of the United States and the mud-slinging political commercials and phone calls and junk mail will come to an end...until the next election. Still, we cannot wait for the campaigns to shut up.

If you're living in a battleground state like Ohio or Florida, then you need a vacation from the rhetoric—a real vacation. Maybe head to one of these countries that do not hold elections for their top spot:

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One More Thing to Check for on Rental Cars: Political Bumper Stickers

November 1, 2012 at 2:01 PM | by | ()

When you pick up a rental car itís always a challenge. Even if the process goes smoothly there's always some little but of stress to complicate matters. Whether it's what kind of car youíre going to get, checking for previous damages, figuring out driving routes...the list goes on. Now thereís apparently one more thing to look for when doing your rental car walk around, as youíre going to need to check the back for political bumper stickers.

We couldnít care less if you throw a bumper sticker onto the back of your personal car, but when someone else is doing so on your rental car itís a different story. Apparently thatís exactly whatís happening at one Thrifty outlet in Buffalo, New York, as renters havenít been too thrilled with seeing ďVote for the AmericanĒ bumper stickers on their cars.

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JetBlue Gives a Damn Fine Reason to Get Out and Vote

October 3, 2012 at 12:14 PM | by | ()

That is some seriously sexy graphic design right there

Are you ready for some presidential debating?! JetBlue sure is, as they've just launched a new promotion and contest called "Election Protection."

First off, go to the promo website and log in using Facebook. Declare yourself a Democrat or Republican (info which will not be shared) and choose your favorite destination from the dots on the map (pictured below). Then, after the Presidential Election on November 6, a whopping 1,006 contest entrants will win a roundtrip flight to that destination of their choice. The idea is that, should the candidate you voted for lose, you'll be heading straight out of the country. But trust that even if your candidate wins, you aren't disqualified from the contest.

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