Spirit Airlines Major Meltdown

Spirit Airlines cancelled 60% of all flights to “reboot” after a meltdown. This past Sunday, Spirit Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights causing riots.


As of Wednesday, Spirit Airlines cancelled more than 50% of flights in an effort to “reboot” its operations after a wave of disruptions that started over the weekend due to a mix of bad weather, staffing shortages and technology problems.

As of 5:00pm ET, Spirit Airlines has canceled 277 flights today, representing 36% of its schedule according to FlightAware data. 159 flights have been delayed, representing 20% of its schedule.


These flight cancellations brought big riots along with it. The riots got so bad that Spirit Airlines agents were told to FLEE to safety. This can be represented by a quote from a news article down below.

A tweet suggests the situation in San Juan, Puerto Rico is spiraling out of control, with passengers rioting, flights ordered to divert, crew members told to change out of uniform, and ground staff huddling behind locked doors.


At this time Spirit Airlines is working around the clock to get back on track however this will take lots of time…

“We’re working around the clock to get back on track in the wake of some travel disruptions over the weekend due to a series of weather and operational challenges.

“We needed to make proactive cancellations to some flights across the network, but the majority of flights are still scheduled as planned.”


Sources

Spirit Airlines: Riots Break Out As Agents Told To Flee For Safety (unitedafa.org)

Spirit Airlines cancels half its flights to ‘reboot’ operation (cnbc.com)

Hundreds more Spirit Airlines flights canceled as travel nightmare continues (local10.com)

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moral of the story: avoid ULCC carriers

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You pay for the low fare and the low-quality experience and service that accompanies it. (Why I don’t fly ULCCs, Southwest is much more tolerable)

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Spirit’s at it again.

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I heard that AA is having lots of flight cancelation issues too for some reason 🤷‍♂️

Very interesting, I wonder what the cause is

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“Lack of crew”

Heard that pilots were not happy with their contract and decided to dip.
(Don’t quote me on this)

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My friend is part of one of them and is currently stuck in Orlando. He had his flight cancelled 2 days ago and is still stuck at the time I type this. His family ended up spending an extra $800 to stay 2 more nights and another few hundred for plane tickets on American. Best of all, Spirit refused to assist any of it.

My respect for them has dropped now lol, I used to fly them to ORD all the time to see my grandparents but i’s much rather fly SW to MDW now.

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I also had a friend stuck in MCO that had to rebook without a refund. Rather tough situation to be in indeed.

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pretty much what happened was Spirits IT department wasn’t expanding with the company, their server had multiple shut downs and those gate agents listed above had quit their jobs on the spot and joined in on the “riots” which was just arguments. Not only has this caused issues but their crew schedulers are messing up also, lots of crews are timing out so this is causing delays also, not to mention afternoon showers in Florida.

-source: Spirit’s MEC chairmen

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This is totally false. And spreads false information.

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It’s a joke cmon

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yeah…. gate agents should of handled that one… but their system was probably down so they couldn’t do anything

Southwest flies LAS-ORD

Anyways, I hope when spirit finally gets their stuff together, that they issue a refund to every passenger that had a cancelled (or excessively delayed) flight.

See this is why spirit airlines is America’s worst airline

America’s worst? i don’t think so

WONDERFUL.

This is my flight here at 7 pm.

Luckily it hasn’t been canceled. I am really lucky.

@RyMan what you tryna say?

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That spirt might not be the best but I do not to be mean but I had a really bad experience on spirit airlines anyways glad ur flight did not get canceled

Yeah I don’t like Spirit either lol. Just what my dad booked.

I would have preferred Southwest or American but beggars can’t be choosers 😂

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True that!

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