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Spirit Airlines obtains court order against pilots, moves to restore full operations

Spirit Airlines obtains court order against pilots, moves to restore full operations

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — 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. By late Tuesday afternoon there were still lines of frustrated passengers at the airport, scene of a brawl the night before involving passengers and police. The violence, which was a culmination of some 300 flight cancellations and delays since last week, went viral online and drew a public rebuke from Florida’s Senior U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
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