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Burger King Is Giving Free Impossible Whoppers to Delayed Travelers This Holiday Season

All you need to do is suffer the fate of a delayed flight.

There's no place like home for the holidays. There's also no hassle quite like getting there. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, in December 2018, there were an eye-popping 108,000 delayed domestic flights in the United States. And that's to say nothing of the slush, the suitcases, and the lengthy security lines that all plague year-end travel.

It's no secret that flying during the holidays is the worst.

Well, this year, Burger King wants to change that—at least a little bit. Like a fast-food version of Santa Claus, the company is gifting free Impossible Whoppers to bleary-eyed travelers everywhere. To get yours, you only need to suffer from a delayed flight (which, let's be real, is pretty common this time of year).

Here's how it works:

  1. Download the Burger King app, which is available for both iOS and Android.
  2. When (not if) you see that your flight is delayed, enter the itinerary info (including airline and flight number).
  3. You'll get a digital coupon for a free Impossible Whopper, redeemable at any participating BK.

The campaign comes with a catchy name, "Delay Your Way," and runs today, December 18th, through Monday, December 30th.

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If you haven't tried one yet, the Impossible Whopper is nearly identical to the original Whopper—except it's made with Impossible Foods' popular plant-based patties instead of real meat. The fast-food staple announced a plan to "test" the Impossible Whopper in St. Louis locations last April, where it quickly sold like hotcakes and earned a spot on Burger King's nationwide menu in early August. (If you're curious about how it tastes, read our hands-on review of the thing.)

So, as you overpack suitcases this week and cross your fingers for an on-time take-off this weekend, just remember that even if you do get stuck at the gate, there's a silver lining: A plant-based, flame-grilled silver lining.

And, with any luck, there will be a BK in your terminal.

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Kaley Roberts
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