Mayhem at Fort Lauderdale airport

Social media shows furious passengers and arrests
Video and images taken on smartphones and broadcast instantly on social media have once again shown airlines causing or directing questionable behaviour in the eyes of the world.
This chaotic slice of air travel was filmed on the ground, when confusion and anger boiled over at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when nine low-cost Spirit Airlines flights were cancelled, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded.
Amid crowds around the Spirit check-in desks, passengers clashed with employees while police officers tried to keep order. Soon people were filmed screaming and cursing, a sheriff’s deputy was pushed to the ground and a number of people were charged with disorderly conduct.
Spirit Airlines, which had the highest rate of consumer complaints in 2015, blamed its pilots and a dispute with the Air Line Pilots Association International for the cancellations. As many as 300 of the budget carrier’s flights have been axed over the last week.
CNN / WFOR News / The Washington Post


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