Spirit Airlines Pilots Strike

Spirit Airlines pilots are on strike, and the company has canceled all of its Saturday flights.

Talks were extended past a midnight deadline, but the pilots announced the walkout on a hot line message at 5:30 a.m. EDT.

The company confirmed the strike and announced it was canceling its Saturday flights on its website.

A spokeswoman for the airline did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Spirit pilots have said their pay lags that of competitors.

Privately-held Spirit runs roughly 150 flights a day, making it much smaller than major carriers like Delta.

Still, the walkout and cancellations were likely to affect thousands of travelers.

The airline is based in Miramar, Fla.

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  • by Ted Striker on Jun 12, 2010 at 10:09 PM
    I think it was a smart move to cancel all flights Saturday. Flight attendants would do in a pinch (Elaine Dickinson, Nancy Pryor) but it's safer with a real pilot.

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