Airline Gets Into Cain's 9-9-9 Spirit

Spirit Airlines is piggybacking on Herman Cain's tax plan. i

Spirit Airlines is piggybacking on Herman Cain's tax plan.

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Spirit Airlines is piggybacking on Herman Cain's tax plan.

Spirit Airlines is piggybacking on Herman Cain's tax plan.

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Spirit Airlines knows a useful marketing gimmick when it sees one. Inspired by Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain and frontrunner, the airlines is running a 9-9-9 promotion.

It's offering what it's calling its 9-9-9 vacation plan. The airline has one-way fares starting as low as $9 one way from Las Vegas to Southern California cities like San Diego and Los Angeles. Of course, there's an asterisk behind that fare that points potential customers to the all-important conditions. (You knew there'd be some, didn't you?)

From the ad:

"Let's get real... America can't wait until 2012, you need a vacation now! With our 9-9-9 Vacation Plan, we have real solutions to reduce spending with fares from just $9* each way, based on roundtrip purchase."

Apparently marketing is marketing, whether it's for pizza, an airline or politics.

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