Spirit Airlines Hosting ‘Weiner Sale’ With ‘Hard’-to-Resist Deals, Limited Pun Creativity


Let’s hand it to Spirit Airlines, the budget travel company, for making a real stretch to capitalize on current events. Instead of leaving cheating website Ashley Madison all of the post-Anthony Weiner glory, Spirit connected a New York congressman to purchasing air travel with only one underwhelming pun: “The Weiner Sale: With Fares Too HARD to Resist.” There’s a photo of a hot dog, presumably because they couldn’t legally license a picture of the congressman without being harassed by his people.

Here’s the full text of the promotion, which includes no more linguistic creativity than we saw above:

The Weiner Sale with Fares Too Hard to Resist!

Fares from $9* each way, based on roundtrip purchase!

Check out our BIG Weiner Sale boasting fares just too hard to resist! This scandalous sale is no secret so get socially connected with fares from just $9* each way, based on roundtrip purchase! Hurry to book now before this sale gets hacked! Fares are exclusively for $9 Fare Club members**. Fares are listed per person and do not include alltaxes and fees. Additional baggage charges may apply.

Between the “scandalous sale,” “socially connected,” and the command to “book now before this sale gets hacked,” exactly none of these words make any sense. But $9!