Hundreds of Spirit Airlines flights have been canceled over the past seven days, angering thousands of passengers. According to CNN, the airline says its own pilots are behind the cancellations.
Monday night, a direct result of more flight cancellations was a giant fight that broke out at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport between passengers and Spirit employees.
CNN reports, "Travelers stormed off an airplane after their flight was canceled and swarmed the ticket counter, where dozens of passengers were already waiting in line, passengers told CNN."
"Everyone was already aggravated about flight delays and the ridiculousness of standing in such a long line for hours, which Spirit Airlines did nothing to help, and then in walks these people off their flight raising a ruckus (and) cussing and screaming and they went straight to the counter," passenger Cindy Matthews Beard told CNN."
Spirit Airlines says that after their pilots' unethical actions, they will be filing lawsuits against them.
"We are shocked and saddened to see the videos of what took place at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport this evening," Spirit said in a statement following Monday night's activities. "This is a result of unlawful activity by some Spirit pilots designed to disrupt Spirit operations for our customers, by canceling multiple flights across our network. These pilots have put their quest for a new contract ahead of getting customers to their destinations and the safety of their fellow Spirit team members." Spirit added that they have filed a federal lawsuit to "protect our customers' future travel," Complex reports.
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