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JetBlue giving away 100,000 roundtrip flights to health care heroes

JetBlue wants to help our health care heroes get away when the time is right.
In this March 16, 2017, file photo, a Jet Blue airplane at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – After all that health care workers are doing right now, they're going to need a much deserved vacation.

JetBlue wants to help our health care heroes get away when the time is right.

The airline is giving away 100,000 pairs of roundtrip flights to nominated health care workers across the country.

Friends and family can nominate a health care worker online here.

Recipients will receive two roundtrip tickets to anywhere that JetBlue flies. Recipients will only pay flight taxes and fees.

According to the contest rules, 90,000 winners will be selected from a random drawing among all the eligible entries and 10,000 pairs of flights will be donated to healthcare workers in New York City hospitals, where the company is based.

To be eligible, a person must be a "Healthcare Worker, Public Health Worker, or First Responder who are actively serving on the frontlines of the Covid-19 response," according to the rules. A full definition of "eligible" health care positions is available in the contest rules online.

And while you can't nominate yourself, the rules state you can nominate as many other people as you wish.

Nominations will close on May 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Drawings to select the vacation winners will be conducted beginning approximately May 18, 2020.

JetBlue was the first major US-based airline to announce it would be requiring customers to now wear face masks on flights. Other airlines have since followed suit.