Chaos After Spirit Airlines Cancels Hundreds Of Additional Flights

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Spirit Airlines canceled flights across the country for the fifth day, leaving passengers stranded and stuck in hours-long lines weaving through airports nationwide. The company is blaming the cancellations on weather, a surge in summer travelers, staffing shortages and computing problems.» Subscribe to NBC News:
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Chaos After Spirit Airlines Cancels Hundreds Of Additional Flights

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37 comments

CVArts August 6, 2021 - 6:59 AM

Note to self – do not travel until 2024.

JC2971 Sol August 6, 2021 - 6:59 AM

The FAA should pull Spirit's license. Full stop. None of the low=-cost airlines should be allowed to get away with this crap. All of them should be banned the moment they screw the general public.

golden Warrior August 6, 2021 - 7:00 AM

Lost the spirit airlines

William Eichner August 6, 2021 - 7:06 AM

Yes ma'am mama always told me you get what you pay for.!

Fitz Fighters August 6, 2021 - 7:08 AM

Those stranded passengers gonna histerically unleash their ghostly spirit..

Big Picture Thinking August 6, 2021 - 7:12 AM

This is sort of like home alone but totally different.

Penny Royal August 6, 2021 - 7:12 AM

Spirit will seek bankruptcy protection and passengers won't get a full refund.

Fitz Fighters August 6, 2021 - 7:14 AM

In my country any irresponsible service providers would be scrutinized and penalized for their inefficiency. I'm guessing the similar monitoring agency doesn't exist in America. Poor thing.

Chef Pizza August 6, 2021 - 7:18 AM

I was on that airline back 7 years ago. F that never again.

Reecom98 August 6, 2021 - 7:20 AM

Spirit airline is an ultra-low-cost-carrier (ULCC) where they will charge you for just about everything they can to increase the price of your original low price ticket. You can board only with a very small backpack, purse, or briefcase; they charge for carry-on and checked in baggage. Want to chose a seat, they will charge you for the service. Want to check-in and talk with a human being at the airport; they will charge you. Want a bottle of water while on-board; they will charge you. Since it’s an ULCC, they do not have any inter-airline agreements with any other airline. If there is a mechanical issue or severe weather and they cancel the flight, no other airline will allow them to book you on their airline.

If you can travel with just the clothes you are wearing and a few pieces of extra clothing in your small backpack and are willing to sleep at the airport for a couple of nights if your flight is cancelled, then Spirit airlines might be cheaper and quicker than riding on an interstate bus.

Claude Taylor August 6, 2021 - 7:40 AM

Evil Spirit airline is the worst airline in USA history that why it call spirit it’s possessed by evil

Seraphim L August 6, 2021 - 7:44 AM

Where is those ppl going during pendamic?

ThE DuCk August 6, 2021 - 7:49 AM

The Case for Requiring Vaccination for Flying – August 5, 2021 at 5:21 pm
Juliette Kayyem: “The White House has rejected a nationwide vaccine mandate— a sweeping suggestion that the Biden administration could not easily enact if it wanted to—but a no-fly list for unvaccinated adults is an obvious step that the federal government should take. It will help limit the risk of transmission at destinations where unvaccinated people travel—and, by setting norms that restrict certain privileges to vaccinated people, will also help raise the stagnant vaccination rates that are keeping both the economy and society from fully recovering.”

“Flying is not a right, and the case for restricting it to vaccinated people is straightforward: The federal government is the sole entity that can regulate the terms and conditions of airline safety. And although air-filtration systems and mask requirements make transmission of the coronavirus unlikely during any given passenger flight, infected people can spread it when they leave the airport and take off their mask.

Neal Askme August 6, 2021 - 8:02 AM

Pay a little more people!!!! This issue is not new with this airline!!! Not doing your research is your own fault!!

zebra3stripes August 6, 2021 - 8:15 AM

Flights did not ask me for my preferred pronoun. Therefore, they deserved to be canceled.

Elizabeth Jones August 6, 2021 - 8:17 AM

sprint should go out of business.

Just Mee August 6, 2021 - 8:17 AM

Spirit? Might as well fly Acme Air

Ant Davis August 6, 2021 - 8:25 AM

It looks like they are trading while bankrupt.

Red Sable August 6, 2021 - 8:32 AM

Shoulda stayed at home..

M J August 6, 2021 - 8:44 AM

Why are people even flying? Duh

Do Vegas August 6, 2021 - 8:58 AM

Shut em Down

AthenaLolita2 August 6, 2021 - 9:00 AM

Good all they doing is spreading covid.

Hister Shellac August 6, 2021 - 9:01 AM

one more piece of straw

Biggg Dawg August 6, 2021 - 9:08 AM

Cancel Spirit Airlines

VintageToiletsRock August 6, 2021 - 9:15 AM

COVID 19 Delta Variant approves of these delays!

Byebee13 August 6, 2021 - 9:16 AM

This is why traveling was a no no this year ppl. If there is still pandemic going on with shortages in the workforce then why travel. But you get wut you pay for and everyone should of waited until things started to even out by the end of the year or wait till next year….

Traveling Infantry Veteran August 6, 2021 - 9:22 AM

You get what you pay for!!! Lmfao I hope Spirit goes down Bankrupt!!!!

Karen Baxter August 6, 2021 - 9:31 AM

It's pretty funny when U live in an entirely different country to The U.S. and U know Spirit is a dodgy airline having read all the comments over the years on this airline…….Hey, stop complaining Americans coz where we live our version of your state Governor has just put us into lockdown for the 6th time. After 18 months of COVID our state has been in lockdown, on and off, for 163 days now. Only essential stores open and forget trying to book a holiday as you can't leave the state. Spirit Airlines would do well here because they could blame the lack of flights on lockdowns.

TRS Best August 6, 2021 - 9:59 AM

Are the going out of business and just stalling until they’re ready to pull the cord?

Pa P August 6, 2021 - 10:03 AM

It's obvious the airline industry is about to burst. Demand is high and supply is low, right now looks like spirit took their money and ran.

Zxn-clapzz Z August 6, 2021 - 10:07 AM

They canceled my flight this morning

Jason Raczkowski August 6, 2021 - 10:17 AM

You get what you pay for. Spirit is crap

B PAPPAS August 6, 2021 - 10:31 AM

you need to get those stranded people on there planes !

Ranel Gallardo August 6, 2021 - 11:54 AM

Spirit Airlines is also the most racist airline

eduardo mex August 6, 2021 - 12:09 PM

Should be reimburse on hotel and food, but will they??

Junaidi Salam August 6, 2021 - 12:39 PM

at least they dont put the blame on Russia, China, Iran or North Korea hackers.

RC Rollers August 6, 2021 - 12:58 PM

But aint this around 2 so they should have known better than to book a flight with them 😂 cheap seats now gone cost your more money, aggravation, lost of hours and sleep serves you right for being cheap 🤣🤣🤣