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Spirit Airlines’ ‘Romney Wins’ Email Sparks Anger on Twitter

November 9, 2012
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Spirit Airlines is at it again. Early Tuesday, well ahead of official election results, the airline sent an email to subscribers with the subject line, "Romney Wins!" Opening the email revealed Spirit's newest airfare sale, geared towards the presidential election. "Romney Wins. And So Do Obama and You With These Incredibly Low Fares," read the email, which offered sale fares starting at $29.80 one way. Reaction on Twitter to the faux election results and airfare sale triggered negative comments, however....

 

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