Spirit Airlines Strike Update: Monday June 14
Spirit has now canceled flights through Wednesday. For stranded consumers they continue to offer a flight voucher for a future flight in the amount of your original fare plus $100. Or stranded passengers can get a full refund by calling 800-772-7117. Good luck getting through. Seriously.
The airline also clarified their offer to pilots, saying that pilots are being offered a 47% increase in pay over 5 years (once annual increases are taken into account), not just the 29% the airline had previously reported. That said, pilots are obviously not happy about something beyond the basic pay increase.
All that aside, if you’re stranded you’ve likely noticed that other airlines in many cases are charging a small fortune to get you home (note: that’s probably why you bought a ticket on Spirit to begin with). Short of renting a car, our friends at Cranky Concierge are doing everything they can to arrange new flights for anyone who calls them at 707-797-7474 (full disclosure: I have no financial tie to Cranky Concierge, but I like Brett – aka Cranky Flier – and it’s certainly times like this where his service is helpful). I’d gladly pay someone $25 not to have to wait on the phone for an hour to speak with someone from Spirit.