At least three people have been arrested after violence erupted following at least nine Spirit Airlines flight cancellations at Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida. The Spirit Airlines ticket counters were said to be swarmed by distraught customers who’ve been waiting two to three hours in an attempt to learn why they had been stranded at the airport.
The airline, known for its uber cheap air fares, is said to be currently in a contract dispute with its pilot union. The pilots of the airline are currently arguing for better contracts, which they say are currently below industry standards. Spirit Airlines officially filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against the ALPA in the South District of Florida.
Approximately 300 flights have been canceled since the beginning of May which has led to the disruption, according to the lawsuit filed. It also claims eighty-one flights were canceled on Sunday and twenty-eight more were canceled Tuesday morning.
You can see the lawsuit filed as well as a video of the chaos below.