This was no mere plane problem, this was due to a strike by the pilots flying this cheap discount airline. The students on spring break who turn Ft. Lauderdale into a war zone continued their violent behavior when told, their planes were not flying. This led to a violent riot and a number of the students arrested. This sort of chaos is how things run these days: everything is stunted or crushed or out of control.
Spirit Airlines flight cancelled in Fort Myers – 7:30am update – YouTube: This video is a news story explaining what is going on as is this video:
When looking at US news I saw nothing, but when I went to overseas news, there it was, a headline story at the Daily Mail in London: Spirit Airlines customers clash at Fort Lauderdale airport.
Airline spokesman Paul Berry said in a statement: ‘We are shocked and saddened to see the videos of what took place at Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport this evening.
‘This is a result of unlawful labor activity by some Spirit pilots designed to disrupt Spirit operations for our customers, by canceling multiple flights across our network.
So, this is a wildcat strike?
‘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.
‘It is for this reason, Spirit has filed suit in Federal Court to protect our customers’ future travel.’
Yes, it has to go to court.
The pilots association responded with a statement, saying: ‘The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l and the Spirit pilot group it represents are not engaged in a job action.
So what caused the cancellations? Did something else happen and the airlines are blaming the pilots?
‘Rather, ALPA and the Spirit pilots are continuing to do everything possible to help restore the company’s operations, which have experienced significant problems over the past several days.
‘While we will continue these efforts, we will actively defend the association, its officers and its member pilots against the unwarranted and counterproductive legal action brought this evening by Spirit Airlines.’
These super low cost airlines are very sensitive to hikes in fuel prices and prices have gone up a bit in the last month so perhaps this is a confluence of events?
The other story here is how the young black female students reacted to all this: they went loudly insane with rage. We see this all over the place these days. Once the schools decided to not have any realistic discipline, things are rapidly falling to pieces due to out of control young people. Every little thing is an excuse to riot.