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As Spirit Airlines Looks for a New Marketing Director, Let's Revisit Their Five Worst Ads

Spirit Airlines, the Miramar-based, discount airline with comically tiny seats and a habit of charging extra for every normal airline service is looking for a new marketing director. It'll be a hard pair of shoes to fill. As well as Spirit is known for its frequent delays, its gotten just as much press over the years for cheeky and tasteless ads.

Here are Spirit's top five most memorable campaigns, in no particular order of sleaziness. Let's hope that the folks at Ark Advisors, who are spearheading the search for the position, manage to keep the, uh, spirit of the company alive.

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Allie Conti was a fellow at Miami New Times and a staff writer for New Times Broward-Palm Beach, where her writing won awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. She's now the senior staff writer at Vice and a contributor to the New York Times, New York Magazine, and the Atlantic.