I’m So Glad Spirit Airlines Exists, Even if I Don’t Want to Fly Them

Via Matthew, they’re running a “More Bang or Your Buck” sale to Cartagena, Colombia. Upfront payment is required.

They are also running a “GSA Sale” with “scandal-free fares” because “you don’t have to spend lavishly to travel in style.” Oh, and GSA stands for “Great Savings Always.” Heh.

This of course is the airline that ran an Anthony Weiner sale and invited customers to check out the (suntan) oil on their beaches after the Gulf oil spill.

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  1. They could at least offer 2X miles to Cartagena heheh sheesh. Thanks for the chuckle Ben!

  2. Gary, great promos and 100% agree with your view of Spirit.

    I appropriately misread Sean’s comment as “terms of carnage”.

  3. Would be funnier if the sale were $30 — what the Secret Service officer allegedly offered to pay

  4. The 3 biggest jokes Spirit has ever put out:

    1-Charging extra for 1st carry-on bag.

    2-Charging extra for fuel on top of their lowest fares.

    3-Having a ff program whose miles expire in 6 months.

    I live out of DCA and frequent FLL. Spirit would be the natural choice. Some neighbors use it and say it’s “ok”. I know Spirit is getting huge and flies a lot internationally. I can’t bring myself to.

    Now this airline is a great merger prospect for US !

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