It came down to the Turks and Caicos or Costa Rica, but the 150 passengers aboard flight 603 from Boston to Phoenix all had to agree on their free destination. It was all part of a social experiment to see if the passengers could do what Congress can’t…”Reach Across the Aisle” working together and compromising. Passengers were given red and blue voting paddles as well as a list of domestic and international destinations to choose from. The first decision was whether to stay domestic or head international, while the final vote was for the destination itself – the Turks and Caicos islands or Costa Rica. Passengers were even able to come up to the front of the plane and use the mic to get others to change their minds. In the end, everyone on the flight received a free ticket! “If people compromise and work together, all parties can win.”
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From the capital to the campaign trail, political partisanship and a contentious election make disagreement feel like the new normal. It is clear that the country is divided. Or is it? Can compromises be made for the greater good? See what happens when unsuspecting JetBlue customers are tasked with putting aside personal differences to reach across the aisle.
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