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Spirit Airlines Canceled Hundreds Of Flights And It Resulted In A Riot

By Mark Pygas

Fists started flying at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Monday evening after Spirit Airlines canceled dozens of flights. Witnesses recorded passengers fighting each other and the Broward County deputies who were called in to calm the situation down. 

#spiritairlines right now 😳 this shit is wild, canceled flights

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According to the Associated Press, the budget airline is currently in a labor dispute with the Air Line Pilots Association, the union that represents their pilots. Spirit Airlines filed a lawsuit saying that the union has organized a slowdown, while the union told CBS News that Spirit pilots weren't engaged in any job action with the airline and that Spirit's operations "have experienced significant problems over the past several days."