Spirit Airlines strike is looming
There is still no deal signed yet between low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines and its pilots as the threat of a strike looms. Disgruntled workers could walk off the job Saturday morning if a new contract is not signed.
Pilots are demanding that the airline known for pre-reclined seats and carry-on baggage fees fork over more cash. The union wants a new contract that would provide pilots with salaries similar to competitors JetBlue and AirTran.
The pilots insist that their demands are not outrageous and they are not looking to put Spirit in a financial funk over the pay increase. Although Spirit said earlier this week that they would continue to fly their 150 flights as normal through the strike, the airline is not currently selling tickets for this weekend.
Source: Associated Press