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Airline has Blagojevich-themed ‘Slammer Sale’

Advertisement from Spirit Airlines | internet image | Sun-Times

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Updated: January 10, 2012 8:25AM



It didn’t take Spirit Airlines long to capitalize on Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence.

The Florida-based airline, which flies out of O’Hare Airport, is now offering a “Slammer Sale,” featuring $14 one-way airfares. The ads show an Illinois license plate with Abraham Lincoln in the center. Honest Abe is sporting a decidely Blago-like hairstyle.

The ads announce: “You don’t have to live in the big house for these fares” and “hurry . . . you don’t want to get convicted for missing this seat-selling sale.”



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