Spirit Airlines Pilot Strike Strands Thousands

Florida-based discounter cancels all flights
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 12, 2010 5:13 PM CDT
Striking Spirit Airlines pilots picket at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida Saturday.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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(Newser) – Spirit Airlines is canceling all of its flights tomorrow after its pilots went on strike. Pilots walked out this morning in a pay dispute with the Florida-based discount airline. The strike has already stranded thousands of travelers. Spirit says it is refunding tickets and trying to get passengers onto flights on other carriers. Spirit carries about 16,000 passengers a day, many of them between the Eastern US and the Caribbean and Latin America.

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