Spirit Airlines Pokes Fun at Carlos Danger, Offers “The Weiner Rises Again” Discounts
The Weiner may be rising, but airfares are going limp…
Spirit Airlines has launched a marketing campaign that pokes fun at the online troubles of New York City mayoral candidate, Anthony Weiner. The airline somehow makes a vague connection between an offer of $24 off airfare packages and the Weiner scandal, touting a fictitious movie production known as “The Weiner Rises Again.”
Via Spirit Airlines:
Critics are raving about our latest production “The Weiner Rises Again”, but they are also raving about our latest deal to Mexico! Book a vacation package to Los Cabos or Cancun and you’ll get $24 off the flight portion of your trip when you travel from August 19, 2013 through November 21, 2013.
An e-mail ad features a hot dog dressed in mask and cape, and holding a smartphone. The star ‘weiner’ also has a Carlos Danger-worthy mustache.
The sidebar includes two faux quotes from critics:
“Best acting since Ron Mexico.”
The 3D was crazy, it’s like there was a weiner in your face.”