Spirit Airlines Operational Issues Update

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 3, 2021) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, representing 4,500 Spirit Flight Attendants, released the following statement on Spirit Airlines operational issues:

"Our union is continuing to work around the clock to seek relief for Flight Attendants and we're doing all that we can to address the entire operational breakdown.

"This morning, there was another IT outage that led to the crew schedulers not being able to access the crew scheduling system for over an hour—meaning management was unable to make any scheduling changes or modifications.

"Spirit management has begun treating this irregular operations (IROP) as a hurricane recovery and strategically canceled flights around the system with the possibility of a system reset.

"A call between AFA, ALPA, Spirit CEO Ted Christie, and COO John Bendoritis has been scheduled for this afternoon. AFA is providing a set of recommendations to the airline to keep everyone safe, protected, and restore the operation. We will continue to work with the airline on this and provide support to Flight Attendants." 


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