Spirit Airlines Blasted for Election Day Special Ad
Spirit Airlines is coming under fire today for an e-mail they sent that reads “Romney Wins” in honor of Election Day airfare specials. The advertisement reads. “And so do [sic] Obama and you with these incredibly low fares!” The ad then asks customers to “Celebrate your candidate’s win with a vacation or quick getaway,” and offers $29.80 one way tickets across the country.
The e-mail has since sparked outrage from people online crying foul. “I think this was uncalled for,” commented a reader. “I just unsubscribed from their e-mail list and sent their head of communications an e-mail letting them know they’d lost a customer with this stupid bid for buzz,” added another. The ploy to get Spirit subscribers to read the e-mail may have been a clever marketing tool, however. Today, the airline carrier announced that it will be charging up to $100 for carry-on bags.
Are you offended by Spirit’s “Romney Wins” ad? –danielle canada