Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Spirit Airlines ad that pokes fun of the Gulf oil sparks rage!

Always at the forefront of controversy, Spirit Airlines is offering travelers discounts to locales unaffected by the BP oil spill such as Cancun, Puerto Rico, Atlantic City and Fort Lauderdale with a new campaign called Best Protection.  The tagline?  "Check out the oil on our beaches."

(a screen shot of the ad that had people worked up)
The ads are promoting a 50-dollar discount on travel to the carrier's coastal destinations: Cancun; Mexico; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Atlantic City.

However, the ads have prompted an angry response on Twitter, with people calling the campaign "tasteless" and "offensive".   I can't find the ad on their site anymore, perhaps the pressure of the public has ripped it down.   Still want to book with Spirit?   Click here:

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