Airport chaos, flights canceled: Spirit Airlines apologizes

Irate passengers swarmed ticket counters and some started a near-riot at Fort Lauderdale’s airport after Spirit Airlines canceled nine flights, blaming the decision on pilots’ failure to show up. Hundreds were left stranded at the airlines’ Florida terminal late Monday. The chaos was the latest instance of airlines dealing with high-profile customer frustration. Problems began […]

Spirit Airlines cancellations at Fort Lauderdale airport cause chaos

Cellphone video captured the mayhem that erupted Monday night at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after hundreds of travelers became stranded. Security wrestled with unruly passengers as punches flew, leading to at least three arrests. Screams wailed through the under-construction terminal, as officers wrestled passengers to the ground. At the Spirit Airlines ticket counters, swarms […]

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Two airlines are loaning free iPads and laptops for people affected by the US electronics ban

Middle East airlines Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways are offering passengers flying to the U.S. free laptops and Apple iPads to use on flight after a recently-imposed electronics ban. Earlier this month, President Donald Trump’s administration imposed a ban on carry-on electronic devices on flights coming to the U.S. from 10 airports in Muslim-majority countries. […]