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Spirit Airlines cancels Thursday flights

Spirit Airlines says it won't fly on Thursday, as a pilot strike continues.

Pilots walked out on Saturday in a dispute over pay. The airline has not flown since then.

Negotiators for the pilots union and the airline are expected to meet today, although it's not clear what the chances are that they'll make a deal.

Spirit carries roughly 16,000 passengers per day, and many of them have been stranded by the flight cancellations. Spirit says it's offering credit for future flights, or customers can get a refund if they call the airline.

Spirit is based in Miramar, Fla. It's the biggest carrier in Atlantic City, N.J., as well as Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Spirit flies from Reagan National Airport in the Washington area.

Facts about Spirit Airlines | Talks extended

-- Associated Press

By Michael Bolden  | June 15, 2010; 3:28 PM ET
Categories:  Airlines  
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what a worthless airline. they go on strike with no notice, don't offer anything to their passengers who are stuck (this is a man-made disaster, not an act of God beyond the airline's control), and they want to charge for carry-on bags?!?

Posted by: thetan | June 16, 2010 1:22 AM | Report abuse

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