Fasten your seatbelts. A new low in promotional advertising is making news at Spirit Airlines, which is flying high on the Secret Service prostitution scandal. The airline is offering one-way flights to Cartagena, Colombia and other destinations for $19.80. As if. Maybe that price is for the pet cicada that has to fly in your carry-on. The promo is as tacky as the ultra low-cost airline, which has the dubious distinction of vying with AT&T for most customer complaints.
The headline on the promo, "More Bang for Your Buck," is an in-your-face reference, replete with scantily clad babes, to the Secret Service agents who gave themselves a green light to book services from the red light district of Cartagena. Their sins went beyond lust and adultery. They were charged $800 by the women and said they would only pay $30. That's a number Spirit Airlines would understand, but not the legal prostitutes of Columbia.
But wait, there's more! To capitalize on the Government Services Administration (GSA) scandal, Spirit has another $19.80 special. All you party animals can take a trip to Vegas on Spirit, which calls their GSA promotion, "great savings always."