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Spirit Airlines Turns Anthony Weiner’s Sexting Scandal into a Sale, Again

Excerpt from The Hill

Jul 24, 2013 1:34 pm

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This is the second time Spirit customers are getting a sale thanks to Weiner’s bad habits. Spirit; however, has a knack for turning political gaffes into marketing successes.

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Spirit Airlines releases its second Anthony Weiner online ad. Screenshot / Spirit Airlines


Seeking to capitalize on controversy surrounding New York City mayoral candidate and former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D), Spirit Airlines is offering passengers sales on flights titled “the Weiner Rises Again.”

Spirit sent an email to passengers referencing the pseudonym Weiner allegedly used for sending the message, Carlos Danger. “Spirit gets two thumbs up for the latest presentation of ‘The Weiner Rises Again,’” the airline wrote to its passengers.

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