Chaos at Florida airport after Spirit flights canceled

Skirmishes involving irate passengers have broken out at a Florida airport following the cancellation of multiple Spirit Airlines flights. "The airport tries to work with our airline partner to work with our passengers".

Problems began last month with cellphone video capturing a passenger being dragged off a United Airlines flight. The airline horror stories keep rolling in.

Spirit Airlines struggled Tuesday to return operations at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to normal after the carrier obtained a court order against its pilots to end a week-long slowdown that disrupted the travels of 20,000 customers.

And, as CNN points out, union leaders appeared to anticipate that legal action, telling members in a public letter Friday that they "are not sending any "coded" or hidden messages" that pilots should refuse shifts.

"We are shocked and saddened to see the videos of what took place at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport this evening".

"We believe this is the result of intimidation tactics by a limited number of our pilots affecting the behavior of the larger group", Berry said.

Following the cancellations, a fight erupted near the Spirit counter in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Capt. Stuart Morrison, chairman of the Spirit unit of ALPA, said in a statement, pilots "are not prepared to embark on the fool's errand of accepting substandard pay and retirement based on the unenforceable hypothesis that the Company may grow more quickly".

Passengers were livid that nine flights had been canceled, leaving 500 stuck in Ft.

"They said we could fly out the next day in the morning", he recalled.

He said after he and his family landed in Detroit, they endured three more cancellations.

"There were several people there that were upset", Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Gina Carter told ABC News.

Details from the police report say the suspects were "screaming at airline employees who were attempting to assist customers", and were "threatening bodily harm to employees and challenged them to come outside to fight". Three were detained and charged with disorderly conduct, WSVN reported. "I've never been on a trip like this in my life", she said.

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