Airline 'Seat-Selling' Deal Tweaks Blago

Skip town for $14 before ex-guv does 14 years
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 9, 2011 11:48 AM CST

(Newser) – Rod Blagojevich is going to prison, and what better way to honor the former governor than by selling seats. No, not Senate seats, airline seats. Shortly after Blagojevich's sentencing, Spirit Airlines launched a "seat-selling" sale, the AP reports. Customers can escape Chicago for just $14—equivalent to the number of years Blagojevich faces behind bars. But you "don't have to live in the Big House" to score the deal, the airline says. (Read more Rod Blagojevich stories.)

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