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    Spirit Airlines Pilots Strike

    Feel bad for anyone flying Spirit from Tampa/Ft Lauderdale to Aruba last Saturday. Must have been many disappointed passengers.

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    yes indeed many disappointed folks......and the folks on aruba that had to get home.
    those folks had to pay BIG $$ for tickets on other airlines.
    one of our neighbors was to have been on the flight back to florida.
    they were not notified of the strike.
    they checked their flight online and it said it was "on time departing aruba"
    they got to the airport only to find their flight cancelled.
    they did get a flight out yesterday on another carrier, over $500 one way.

    strikers need to find a better way.

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    Feel bad for anyone flying Spirit from Tampa/Ft Lauderdale to Aruba last Saturday. Must have been many disappointed passengers.

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    Spirit on strike

    The airlines like to get you to the airport before they give you the bad news!!!

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    That sounds like a nightmare! I guess I rather be stuck ON the Island rather than at home.
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    Arrow Flight operations will resume June 18

    Spirit Airlines, Striking Pilots Agree on Contract
    June 16, 2010, 5:09 PM EDT Bloomberg
    http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-06-16/spirit-airlines-striking-pilots-agree-on-contract-update2-.html
    By Mary Schlangenstein

    June 16 (Bloomberg) -- Spirit Airlines Inc. and its pilots reached a tentative contract agreement that may end the first strike at a U.S. passenger airline since 2005, the union for the employees said.

    Flight operations, which have been suspended since June 12, will resume June 18, the carrier said on its website. The pilots won’t return to work until contract language and some additional details are resolved, Doug Baj, spokesman for the Air Line Pilots Association, said in an e-mail, without giving specifics.

    Pilots at the closely held carrier walked off the job after three years of negotiations failed to result in a contract. Talks resumed yesterday, and the pending accord was reached today.

    “We expect to update you later today with further news that will be positive,” Baj said.
    Misty Pinson, a spokeswoman for Miramar, Florida-based Spirit, didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail or telephone call seeking comment. The airline is owned by private equity firms Indigo Partners LLC and Oaktree Capital Management LLC.

    A strike by mechanics at Northwest Airlines Corp. in 2005 was the last major work stoppage at a U.S. passenger carrier before the Spirit walkout.

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