Airline ribs Blagojevich with 'seat-selling sale'

AP News
Posted: Dec 09, 2011 9:49 AM
Airline ribs Blagojevich with 'seat-selling sale'

He's been a pitchman for pistachios and a contestant on "Celebrity Apprentice." Now, ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has become the unwitting face of a discount airline's fare sale.

A day after Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison on corruption charges, Spirit Airlines announced $14 one-way fares from Chicago to seven cities.

It tells customers to buy now or risk missing a "seat-selling" sale.

Blagojevich was caught on tape trying to sell or trade the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama.

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Spirit also notes that customers "don't have to live in the Big House" to buy fares. Blagojevich was barred after his second trial from leaving northern Illinois without a judge's permission. He's scheduled to report to prison Feb. 16.