Spirit Pilots Strike Strands Thousands

Turns out that Spirit Airlines could not keep flying in spite of a strike by pilots. The airline has stranded thousands of people this weekend and is refunding fares, the Associated Press reports.

As if a refund fixes the problem when you’re stuck far from home.

I just had an unpleasant experience with a flight diversion that I thought was handled poorly by American Airlines. But I had no doubt that eventually American would get me to Bradley as promised. Which it did. With Spirit, who knows?

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