Arnold Palmer dons cowboy hat for airport ceremony
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Arnold Palmer dons cowboy hat for airport ceremony

Arnold Palmer sure has been doing a lot of acting of late.

First it was appearing in several of the USGA's spots for their new "While We're Young" campaign. Then on Friday, Palmer was at the airport that bears his name playing a frontier man.

Well, more specifically, a Spirit man.

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The 1960 U.S. Open champion was at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Labtrobe, Pa., on Friday to welcome the first Spirit Airlines flight in from their hub in Dallas. The airline inaugurated a non-stop route between the two airports. It will fly three times per week, with a maximum of about 100 passengers on each flight. The fares are about $60 each way.

The new flights are the latest in an expanding lineup for the regional airport, which is a long drive away from Latrobe Country Club.

Now we also know what customers should tell Spirit when their flights are delayed: While we're young.

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