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Spirit Airlines Offers 'Slammer Sale'



    Spirit Airlines, the low-cost air carrier that poked fun at Rod Blagojevich's colorful language after his conviction, is back with a post-sentencing "Slammer Sale."

    "You don't have to live in the 'Big House' to take advantage of these fares starting from just $14* each way, based on round-trip purchase," reads an ad for Spirit. "But hurry ... you don't want to get convicted for missing this seat-selling sale!"
    Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in prison, the stiffest sentence given to a former Illinois governor.

    Blagojevich was convicted in June of 17 counts of corruption. Spirit Airlines responded to the news with a sale on "f-ing golden" airplane seats, $17 each way.

    The latest discounted fares, announced Thursday, must be booked by 11:59 p.m. Friday, according to Spirit's website. And unlike its first sale, these flights are available in and out of Chicago.

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