Broward County cops were called in to keep the peace but ultimately ended up taking multiple passengers into custody after brawls broke out.
The New York Daily News reported a number of the would-be passengers had planned to attend a graduation ceremony on Tuesday but now would miss the event.
Spirit appeared to resume normal service Tuesday morning from FLL.
All hell broke loose at a South Florida airport Monday after Spirit Airlines abruptly cancelled nine flights, leaving irate customers in the lurch.
“This is a result of unlawful labour activity by some Spirit pilots designed to disrupt Spirit operations for our customers, by cancelling multiple flights across our network,” airline spokesman Paul Berry told CBS News.
Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) were terminated without explanation, causing the rage level to rise among customers inside the terminal. Spirit flights out of Ft.
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“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.”
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Police grappled with unruly passengers who entered into multiple punch-ups that witnesses caught on video and posted online.
Spirit Airlines blamed the delays and cancellations on a contract dispute with its pilots, who the airline says aren’t showing up for work.
The Airline Pilots Association claims its members are not engaged in job action.
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Fights broke out at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International after Spirit Airlines abruptly cancelled nine flights.