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Spirit Airlines Fort Lauderdale Terminal – Hundreds of travelers in Broward County and beyond were stranded Monday after Spirit Airlines canceled more than 250 flights across the country.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport reported 79 flight cancellations Monday, including 68 involving Spirit Airlines, according to flight tracking service FlightAware.com. Spirit, the busiest airline at the airport on Sunday, accounted for 34 of the 37 cancellations.
Spirit Airlines Fort Lauderdale Terminal
On Monday afternoon, a large number of travelers camped out on the floor near the Spirit Terminal. Some families spent time playing cards and relaxing on the floor. Others angrily clashed with Spirit workers over the continued delays and cancellations.
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The exact cause of the problem remained unclear. Airline analysts said the reasons could be financial, personnel or technology issues. The culprit was thought to be fuel prices.
Spirit spokesman Field Sutton said: “We are working around the clock to get some journeys back on track due to weather and a number of operational challenges over the weekend. We have had to proactively cancel some flights on the network, but most flights are still running as scheduled. “
Levi Oliver, 13, and Agnes Oliver, 16, lie on the ground in Terminal 4 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after their Spirit Airlines flight was canceled. They are going to fly to Cancun with their parents and they arrived at the airport at 6 am and waited for more than 6 hours.
Marissa Kingham, who spent two days trying unsuccessfully to bring her 15-year-old son back home from Philadelphia, was none too relieved. After visiting family friends, he was supposed to return to Fort Lauderdale Sunday night, but his flight was canceled.
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She rescheduled her flight Monday night, but because it was Spirit’s last flight back to Fort Lauderdale, she was worried she might be left alone at an airport 1,000 miles away.
“It’s scary because they canceled so many things today,” Kingham said. “I don’t know what to do at this point. Do I hope the ghost keeps flying? I don’t know.”
Orlando International Airport had a similar problem: On Monday, the airport had 62 cancellations, including 56 Spirit flights. On Sunday, Spirit accounted for 36 of the 60 cancellations, more than any other airline.
“The question of why this is happening is the combination of afternoon storms and thunderstorms. airline staff reduced by COVID not only here but across the country; And you have a huge increase in travel,” said Orlando Airport spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell. “It’s all a perfect storm.”
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Travelers who landed at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International said they were stuck at the airport for hours as Spirit officials said flights were delayed until 5 p.m. Some travelers reported that the delay was affecting flights in and out of airports in other states.
After spending the weekend in Miami, 21-year-old James Rodriguez and his younger brother and two cousins were on their way home to Atlanta when their Spirit flight was canceled.
They arrived at the airport around 7:00 a.m. Monday for their 9 a.m. flight only to find that the plane had canceled. The airline offered to reschedule the Aug. 4 flight, but in the end, they decided to rent a car and fly home to Atlanta.
At 1:30 p.m., the crew sat away from the crowd and enjoyed free meals with vouchers offered by the airline. Rodriguez’s point? “Don’t fly Ghost. Spend the extra $50 on American Airlines.”
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Hector Quinones and his wife were scheduled to fly from Tampa to San Juan, Puerto Rico on a connecting flight in Fort Lauderdale. They were supposed to take off at 9:00 p.m., but the flight was delayed, along with two additional flights at the same Spirit terminal.
At one point, a representative of the Miramar-based airline told the crowd that one of the flights had been delayed because a flight attendant was waiting, Quinones said. However, they canceled the flight at 1 a.m., prompting angry reactions from many passengers because of the weather, Quinones said. Two other flights were canceled soon after.
Passengers will check-in and wait at the Spirit Airlines ticket office in Terminal 4 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport reported 59 flight cancellations Monday, including 55 by Spirit Airlines, according to flight tracking service FlightAware.com. Spirit accounted for 34 of the 37 cancellations at the airport on Sunday.
He said the Spirit staff didn’t even help at the ticket office and they “started to have a really nasty attitude”.
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“Update, almost 7 hours in line here. I’m tired, hungry, hot and finally nearing the front. @SpiritAirlines No explanation for what’s going on,” Aisha Becerra tweeted.
“@SpiritAirlines canceled a rebooked fll>dtw flight for me from Spirit yesterday. Our connecting flight was also cancelled. Got a hotel after a second canceled flight last night, 30+ hours on the floor was long enough. We want to go home,” tweeted another Twitter user. I took a gamble. Spirit’s fares were so cheap they equated to economy class and non-stop first class seats. Unfortunately, it didn’t pay off. .Maybe it was the destination, maybe it was the time of day, but the flight was not pleasant.
John and I made it close and arrived at LAX an hour before departure. LAX seemed to get progressively busier throughout the evening, but 8pm was early enough to avoid serious congestion.
Thanks to PreCheck, we cleared Terminal 5 security in under two minutes. I am thankful that Spirit is now participating in the Preview.
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I had dinner with my family before I left, but John was hungry. He asked what we would get on the plane and was surprised to hear that we had to pay for the water as well. While she ordered dinner, I bought two bottles of water. If you brought your own bottles (which we had to), note that LAX now has hydration stations in each terminal that make it easy to refill water bottles.
Boarding started at 20:25 as indicated on our boarding pass. John’s meal took quite a while so I didn’t get on board at first.
Note that no one has enforced the hand luggage limit. Some went with several carry-on bags and the gate staff didn’t stop anyone. It didn’t matter what the FA put in the overhead bins once they were on board.
Spirit 310 Los Angeles (LAX) – Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) Wednesday, September 27 Departure: 21:10 Arrival: 5:08+1 Duration: 4 hours, 58 minutes Aircraft: Airbus A320 Seat: 2B (Large Front Seat) Spirit Airlines Large Front seat
Fort Lauderdale Airport (fll)
The first two rows of our A320 aircraft featured “Big Front Seats” similar to premium domestic seats on airlines such as Alaska, American, Delta and United. Almost…
The seat is “pre-reclined” and is not adjustable. So while it’s still a wider (20″ wider) and more comfortable seat than economy class, it’s not a true business class seat.
Legroom is decent (36 inches) and if this review was just about the seats, I’d say the Ghost is a great value. There is no electrical outlet inside the seat.
I was a little hesitant when I started photographing the cabin, but the FA was pleasant. I told one that I hadn’t flown a Spirit in 14 years, and he said, “Oh. Well, welcome back.”
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The gate closed 20 minutes early…an incredibly efficient plane. After a safety briefing, we quickly descended and took off at 9:14 a.m., one minute before our scheduled departure time.
In the air, the FAs quickly started serving, offering snacks and drinks. Almost everyone around me bought something. Credit and debit cards are accepted, while cash is not accepted. Here is the menu:
I wasn’t hungry, but I ordered a bag of mixed nuts for $4. Or at least mixed nuts in my opinion.
The mix was mostly raisins, pretzels, and sesame sticks, but there were bits of almonds and cashews in there as well.
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Spirit does not have IFE or Wi-Fi. The only entertainment came in the form of an in-flight brawl.
I don’t want to repeat myself here, but the row after row of loud parties and the stench of marijuana made it hard to sleep. I would say I only slept about 30 minutes during the flight.
About 30 minutes before landing, all the lights were on and the FA started his credit card spiel. Sign up for the “blind” Spirit Airlines credit card onboard and earn an additional 2,500 miles. FA goes through the credit card application twice. Very annoying.
We landed at FLL 30 minutes early and arrived at the gate. Unfortunately, our jet bridge was damaged. After 20 minutes of deliberation, everyone was ordered to take their seats and we moved to the next door.
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My question is, was my flight unique, or was it normal for Spirit Airlines? I’m glad I tried it, but I’m not in a rush to try it again.
Last time I flew Spirit