Spirit Airlines has been in a state of chaos for the last few days, and it’s not just because of their latest fare sale. The airline is currently facing backlash after telling employees to hide from passengers on board flights.
Spirit Airlines is telling its employees to hide from passengers for safety. The airline’s CEO has said that employees should not be seen by passengers, and should stay away from the windows. Read more in detail here: airline news.
Spirit Airlines tells employees to hide from passengers in case of a meltdown.
on August 2, 2021 by Gary Leff
After canceling a comparable (though somewhat bigger) number of flights on Sunday, Spirit Airlines cancelled almost a third of its flights on Monday. I’ve been hearing about passenger revolts all day, particularly in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but also in Philadelphia. Some of the films’ language was obviously inappropriate for blogging.
Employees have just departed in certain instances. What we’re learning now is that they may have done it to defend themselves from rioting passengers. It also seems that the airline instructed them to remove their uniforms so that they wouldn’t be assaulted by stranded passengers.
Meanwhile, I’m waiting for a Spirit flight at SJU San Juan Airport, which has been delayed since 11 a.m. and has now been canceled 12 hours later. pic.twitter.com/fB1jZAkGFM
August 2, 2021 — Christopher Slocum (@ChrisSlocum RN)
Passengers were forced to fend for themselves in their aftermath.
When #spiritairlines abandons you in Puerto Rico with no staff in sight, holding your baggage and cash hostage.
We were stranded overnight with no clothing or necessities for our three and one-year-olds, and we’re still looking for answers and flights. #Spirit #nonsensical photo twitter.com/jzKqf9Yuhn
August 2, 2021 — Tito Arias (@2touchTito)
There have been rumors of a work action, but no strikes or union communications have been recorded. Some of the issues may be caused by a shortage of schedulers at the airline, according to aviation monitor JonNYC, while others have suggested the job action is coming from elsewhere inside the business.
This seems to be (one of the main) factors to the current collapse.
August 2, 2021 — ”*° JonNYC °*” (@xJonNYC)
Passengers were left with little assistance, regardless of the reason. Spirit Airlines, of course, has no arrangements with other airlines to transfer customers to their aircraft. It may be tough to persuade big airlines to do this at times, but Spirit is unable to do it (other than by purchasing a new ticket, which they will not do).
This is located at MCO. During a PANDEMIC, flights are canceled and passengers are forced to wait at sweltering airports. The phone line is unanswered, and there is only one person available to help with CANCELLED FLIGHTS!! @SpiritAirlines, DO YOUR JOB! pic.twitter.com/kwMwk4eun2
August 2, 2021 — Aysha Becerra (@love ur self130)
Spirit Airlines allegedly ordered workers to leave – and change out of uniform – due to the escalation of the situation.
IROPs have been a problem with every airline. This is not acceptable. It’s more than a tenth of a tenth of a ten I never expected to read the phrase “urged to change out of uniform.” I realize that traveling may be stressful, but this is not acceptable. #Bekind Flight FAM, be safe. pic.twitter.com/Cp8IV8VzQq
August 2, 2021 — Matt (@Mattrix8733)
Spirit Airlines claims that
Following some travel delays over the weekend due to a combination of weather and operational issues, we’re working around the clock to get back on track.
Some flights throughout the network had to be cancelled ahead of time, but the bulk of planes are continuing on schedule.
Spirit has worked hard in recent years to enhance the dependability of its operations. Other airlines, like Delta, Southwest, and American, have also had major meltdowns in recent months. Over the past several days, American’s dependability has been hampered by severe weather and a shortage of available workers. However, it seems that flying with Spirit is currently worse than flying with other airlines.
(Image courtesy of Live and Let’s Fly)