Spirit Airline pilots strike

ATLANTA – Spirit Airlines has canceled all flights through Thursday because of a pilots strike.

Spirit Airlines, which serves Atlanta, said it “is processing future flight credits for customers for the full amount of their unflown flight purchase, and is also giving them a $100 future flight credit.” The airline also said it is doing what it can to resolve the strike.

“Spirit Airlines is continuing to work with our pilot union to reach a fair and equitable agreement that ensures the long-term stability of the company, and allows us to continue offering you the ultra low fares you have come to know and love,” the airline said in a statement.

However, airline passenger advocacy group FlyersRights.org said it has received complaints from passengers who have been stranded because of the strike.

“Despite its claims and promises, Spirit appears to have no intention to care for its customers in light of the strike and has no plan in place to address stranded passengers across the globe – who are now forced to fend for themselves,” FlyersRights.org Executive Director Kate Hanni said in a news release. “Tickets issued by Spirit are without value on other airlines and Spirit is depriving passengers of information on how they will care for them thereby perpetrating a global fraud upon its customers.”

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