Sunday, June 13, 2010

Spirit Airlines Cancels All Flights Through Tuesday

That mess at Spirit Airlines is getting worse. Spirit just announced that it has canceled all of its flights through Tuesday.

Here's the notice on the Spirit Web site as of noon EDT:

"UPDATE as of 6/13/10 at 12:00 pm EST:
--As a result of the pilots’ decision to strike, Spirit Airlines flights are canceled for Saturday, June 12 – Tuesday, June 15, 2010."

UPDATE 11 a.m. PDT: Here's the expanded Spirit notice today.

The biggest effect of the strike is at Spirit's hub in Fort Lauderdale, which has been chaotic all weekend as stranded passengers try to make alternate arrangements. As of 9:40 a.m. Pacific time (where I am) or 12:40 p.m. EDT, the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel newspaper weirdly hadn't picked up the fact yet that flights are now canceled through Tuesday (hey, you expect a local newspaper to be working on a Sunday?) But here's their report on the way the first two days of the strike looked.


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