PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A low cost airline called Allegiant Air kicked off their first day in Pittsburgh Wednesday; and would-be travelers turned out in the tackiest tourist outfits imaginable, in hopes of winning one of three free flights for two.

“This is a brand new city for us,” said airline publicist Laura Billiter. “And we’re launching three new routes today: Punta Gorda, Florida, Jacksonville, and Tampa Bay. And we’re having a free flight giveaway, for the people who come here with their bags packed and ready to fly.”

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Beach balls and Bermuda shorts belied the frigid weather just outside the door.

“After all, it’s a chance to make yourself a horse’s patootie at the same time and have fun, and maybe win,” one woman said.

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“That’s what I’m looking for, Frisbee at the beach,” added a man from Aliquippa.

Each pair of winners received $600 gift cards for hotel accommodations, for three nights in in the Sunshine State.

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