I suppose other major airlines couldn’t make the same claim about a functional website. There simply aren’t that many functions at spiritairlines.com, so perhaps it’s actually credible.
So they claim to have passed the “Affordable Fare Act” — “If you like your low fares, you can keep your low fares!”
And though Spirit does often have low fares, there are definitely no subsidies (or cross-subsidies), only ancillary fees.
When the Anthony Weiner sexting story first broke two years ago, Spirit ran an Anthony Weiner sale. And a More Bang for Your Buck sale on flights to Cartagena when secret service agents were revealed to have frequented prostitutes there.
Back in 2010 they invited customers to check out the (suntan) oil on the beaches that they fly to… during the BP oil spill. (At the time I was just thankful they hadn’t advertised ‘a flood of low fares to New Orleans’ after Hurricane Katrina.)
And their most famous ad has to be their “MILF Sale” (Many Islands, Low Fares)… and in keeping with the ‘theme’ they ran a TV commercial, “Think that’s low? Spirit Airlines fares are even lower!”
I don’t want to fly Spirit, and with 90 day expiration I don’t even collect their miles, but the 13 year old boy in me sure loves their ads.
However, I think health care policy is a bit too grown up for them.
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