Spirit Airlines May Resume Flights Friday Discount carrier Spirit Airlines reached a deal with its pilots, who walked off the job last weekend because of a pay dispute. It's the first pilot strike in 5 years, and it completely grounded the Florida-based airline. About 16,000 passengers normally fly Spirit each day.
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Spirit Airlines May Resume Flights Friday

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DEBORAH AMOS, Host:

NPR's business news starts with Spirit Airlines back in the air.

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AMOS: Spirit Airlines may resume flights tomorrow. This discount carrier reached a deal with its pilots who walked off the job last weekend because of a pay dispute.

STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

It's the first pilot strike in five years, and it completely grounded the airline, which is based in Florida. About 16,000 passengers normally fly Spirit every day.

AMOS: The company CEO has apologized to customers who were stranded. Many had to pay hundreds of dollars extra to buy tickets on other airlines.

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