Bikini-Clad Pole Dancers Advertise Spirit Airlines Sale

Posted Jun 13th 2011 09:48 AMUpdated Jun 13th 2011 12:48 PM

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Bikini-Clad Pole Dancers Advertise Spirit Airlines Sale

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Spirit Airlines took to the streets of Los Angeles over the weekend, promoting a sale on flights to Las Vegas with bikini-clad pole dancers inside a glass truck. According to The Australian, the nubile promoters writhed underneath the words "Take me home for $9" and behind signs saying "I'll go both ways for $18."



Spirit is no stranger to controversy. In fact, they seem to be drinking buddies. Last week's Anthony Weiner themed sale followed sales based on Charlie Sheen's public breakdown, Tiger Woods' infidelity and the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster that left much of the Gulf Coast in economic ruin.

But the strippermobile upped the ante, exposing pedestrians (rather than people looking for a laugh online) to racy material. The marketing stunt also stands in stark contrast to the Looney Tunes promotions that cover the inside of Spirit aircraft, which prompts the disquieting question: What exactly is this airline's target demographic?

What no longer seems debatable is the airline's dim view of women.

When the company's stewardesses, supported by its pilots, protested against a series of sexist ads for DD (deep discount) and MILF (many islands low fare) specials in 2009, the airline stood its ground. Now the marketing department has somehow managed to top itself.

A spokesman for Spirit could not be reached Monday morning.

Filed Under: Air Travel, News, Weird

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Michael Mitchell

I'm tired of hearing this sexist bs. If the women don't like it, why do they go along with it? I don't see a man standing next to them holding a gun to their heads. Women do it for the MONEY so get over it, the women are not being exploited they're working. Stop making this a man vs woman thing, it's business.

June 13 2011 at 9:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
leigh0

Some people have difficulty with humor. Sheesh, it's a joke.

June 13 2011 at 7:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
melhlawaney

جميلة الحياة والانطلاق على الشواطىء والغوص فى مياه اليحار

June 13 2011 at 6:36 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
flamedpete379

It looks like FLY UNITED has got some competition, why hell I 'd go both ways for $18
with no worry's mate. Anybody up for pole position?.......anybody?......

June 13 2011 at 6:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tincup2005

There is a billboard advertising low fares to a resort in Thailand. The billboard reads:
"Cheap enough to say, Phuket I'll Go!"
Ingenious. Creative. Immoral? No. Just dastardly clever.

June 13 2011 at 6:02 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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JIM

Idiots don't know it's pronounced Poo-ket???????????

June 13 2011 at 6:43 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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Dave

Oh Jim...get the **** over yourself!

June 13 2011 at 6:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
first594

I hate that airline. The flight attendants treat people like crap. Spirit airlines is dirt and this stunt proves it!

June 13 2011 at 5:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wongtpa

It is all about the money. Sex sells, period !!!!!!!

June 13 2011 at 5:43 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
myrna

As a 50 yr. old women-it does not bother me a bit. I thought it was kind of catchy.

June 13 2011 at 5:00 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
DAVE THE MASTER

yaho

June 13 2011 at 4:54 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Kirk

So what..there are a ton of ads that are awful...Geico if the worst by far. I like seeing a woman in a bikini so the more the better.

June 13 2011 at 4:37 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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