LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Frustrated flight attendants from Spirit Airlines were picketing in Las Vegas over what they are calling “mass cancellations” of flights that they say are creating havoc in their lives.
The attendants were picketing at Harry Reid International Airport Friday. They held major picketing events earlier in the week in Orlando and Dallas.
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA represents the flight attendants.
In a statement released about the pickets, flight attendants said the budget airlines have had four major mass flight cancellations since August.
“With each meltdown, passengers and flight attendants are stranded, and flight attendants are left picking up the pieces and handling angry passengers while they themselves are stuck in airports overnight and oftentimes without hotel accommodations.”
The flight attendants are demanding better working conditions and say they will not be silent.
Erik Hofmeyer the director of communications with Spirit Airlines sent out a statement in response to the protest.
“We are grateful for our incredible Spirit Family, and we’re committed to finding ways to better support our Team Members and address the issues of most importance to them. We’ve been through so much together throughout the pandemic, and we are committed to making the necessary investments to build a stronger and more resilient airline for both our Team Members and Guests.”
JetBlue Airways recently made a bid to buy Spirit Airlines.