Spirit Airlines’ Web ad plays on Blagojevich

Spirit Airlines is gaining some mileage from the conviction of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

The low-cost carrier has posted an advertisement on its website promoting its $17 fares as “f-ing golden,” which refers to an FBI recording of Blagojevich calling the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama “f—ing golden.”

A federal jury on Monday convicted Blagojevich of sweeping corruption charges, including allegations that he tried to sell Obama’s old Senate seat.

Spirit ‘s ad shows a man with a heavy shock of black hair similar to Blagojevich’s famous coif. As black prison bars roll across the man’s face, the ad states: “We are guilty of selling seats, but don’t expect to serve time.”


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