One place you don’t want to be: Virgin Islands airport

CanceledNotice on Spirit's Web site 

Pilots at Spirit Airlines went on strike Saturday morning.  The airline canceled all its flights for the day, potentially stranding hundreds of people at the St. Thomas airport. News reports indicated the airline told customers they were on their own to find alternate flights.

When the Inquiring Iguana tried to book a flight for Sunday, Spirit's Web site said there were no seats available, perhaps indicating more flights will not operate this weekend.

Spirit is a low-cost airline, offering occasional specials of $9 a ticket.  Pilots  say they are paid well below market salaries.  The airline reportedly offered the pilots raises of 30% which, Spirit said would allow it "to continue offering you the ultra low fares you have come to know and love."

The Iguana can only imagine the holy heck that the STT airport is today.

2 thoughts on “One place you don’t want to be: Virgin Islands airport”

  1. We flew Spirit to CA and back last year. The most uncomfortable seats in the industry. Never again. We ALMOST booked with them for a 24th departure, but a stateside Agent friend warned us of the strike. The data I’ve seen puts the pilots on par with many other small airlines. If their goal is to bankrupt them, it might actually work.

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