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.