Airlines Behaving Badly


USA Today – Lines are longer than usual. Hundreds of flights have been delayed or canceled during the past week. By Monday, frustrations boiled over for Spirit Airlines passengers in Fort Lauderdale.

Police were called to quell fights that had broken out there between upset fliers and beleaguered airline employees. Videos posted by passengers showed a chaotic scene, with authorities doing their best to separate fighting fliers.

The Monday evening incident erupted after Spirit Airlines abruptly canceled nine different flights, according to CBS News. But problems had been building at the carrier for the past week, with CNN saying nearly 300 Spirit flights have been canceled during that period.

I feel for these fliers, I really do. They’re just like the rest of us, trying to get from Point A to Point B as cheap as possible. All airlines basically suck, so who cares if you lose a little leg room or the free half can of Diet Coke on Spirit?

But I’d be lying if I told you wasn’t laughing at Spirt Airlines today.


You know how I know Spirit really is the worst? Even the pilots employed by Spirit hate Spirit.

Spirit Airlines filed a suit Monday against its pilot union… In its suit, Spirit accused the union of being “engaged in a pervasive illegal work slowdown that has caused approximately 300 flight cancellations and has disrupted the travel plans of over 20,000 customers.”

Spirit suggested the effort was an attempt by the union to affect contract negotiations.

If there’s any justice in this world, it’d be nice to see Spirit get hit with a billion dollars worth of change fees for the 20,000 customers they’ve screwed.

Will that be cash or check, Spirit?


PS – As always, I really just want this airline’s stock to take a dump so I can get a $40 flight to California next month. Is that too much to ask for?

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