Spirit Airlines will begin daily Las Vegas service from Baltimore and Philadelphia on April 25. Spirit begins operations at Philadelphia on April 4, with daily service to Dallas-Fort Worth, and opens seasonal service to Myrtle Beach on April 25.
Delta has unveiled its new amenity kit for Business Elite passengers on international flights. It features a Tumi case, eye mask, socks, shoe horn, shoe polish, comb, dental kit, tissues, antibacterial wipes, earplugs and a pen, hand lotion and lip moisturizer. (Travel Weekly, Business Traveller, 2/4/13)
Spirit Airlines Flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) will march on “informational picket lines” at four airports across the country November 19-21, as an estimated 24 million passengers travel during the busy Thanksgiving travel week. The four airports where picketing will occur are Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL), Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Atlantic City International Airport (ACY), and McCarran International Airport (LAS). In the event of a later strike, Spirit Flight Attendants would utilize AFA’s trademarked CHAOS tactics. CHAOS stands for Create Havoc Around Our System, which includes intermittent strikes called without warning to management or the traveling public. (TravelMole, 11/19/12)
Spirit Airlines has cancelled all flights until June 17 due to a pilots’ strike. The largest single carrier with a hub at the Fort Lauderdale airport, Spirit services the eastern U. S., with destinations to the Caribbean and Latin America. Its tickets are not transferable to other carriers. Cancellations are disrupting travel plans for thousands of travelers. Spirit is refunding tickets plus giving a $100 credit toward future flights. (USAToday.com, June 15)
Spirit Airlines negotiations with its pilots for a new contract have not gone well. A 30-day “cooling-off period” ends soon and the pilots say they will begin a strike Saturday at midnight if a deal is not reached before then. (Freep.com, June 9)
To protest airlines demands to hire freelance pilots, the Swedish Airline Pilots Association called a strike which began on Monday. The strike affects four domestic Swedish carriers. (USAToday.com, June 8)