Spirit Airlines Secret Service Scandal Sale: Cartagena Tickets For $19.80

on April 19 2012 11:17 PM
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Spirit Airlines has jumped at the opportunity of using the recent Secret Service prostitution scandal as a marketing gimmick to sell cheap tickets to Cartagena, Colombia.

The budget airline has released a new advertisement with the tag line, More Bang for Your Buck. The majority of the ad is taken up by a large picture of a Secret Service agent surrounded by skimpily glad women in pink underwear. Flights to Columbia are advertised starting at $19.80.

The ad pokes fun at the recent Secret Service sex scandal that involved members of the U.S Secret Service being caught with prostitutes while on duty in Colombia.

An exclusive ABC report revealed that the members involved has pre-planned the encounter, reportedly reserving a place at the Hotel Caribe before going to the Pley Club brothel and using the services of about 20 escorts.

During this time, an argument broke out between the escorts and agents over payment. Comments from a 24-year-old escort involved in the encounter were published in the New York Times. The woman argues that one of the secret service members said he would give her $800 for the night but only ended up paying her $30.

Identification

Two Secret Service members involved in the scandal were identified on Thursday, ABC News reports.

David Randall Chaney, 48, a supervisor in the Secret Service's international programs division, was the agent pushed to retire Wednesday,The Washington Post reported.

The Washington Post also identified Greg Stokes, an assistant special agent in charge of the K-9 division.

A third agent, who has not been publicly identified, will be resigning, following the scandal.

More resignations are expected in coming weeks as a further eight Secret Service agents are being investigated, some having to take lie detector tests.

This is not the first time Spirit Airlines has used public scandals to publicize their flight deal.

In May last year, the airline released at advert that poked fun at Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger split. Fares so low, you can take the whole family... including that half brother you just met, the tag line read taking a punch at Schwarzennefer's love child

The airline has also mocked the likes of Tiger Woods, Charlie Sheen,Blagojevich and former Congressman Anthony Weinerin their ads, the Huffington Post reported.

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