Spirit Airlines resumes flights

Myrtle Beach, SC - By Jennifer Grove - bio | email

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - After nearly a week of canceled flights, Spirit Airlines has resumed full service.

The news comes on the heels of an announcement that the airline was able to strike a deal with its pilots who had been on strike since Saturday.

The airline operated a limited number of flights on Thursday.  On Friday they began flying to all of its destinations in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

In Myrtle Beach, the news was music to the ears of passengers holding Friday flight tickets.

"It feels great," Nina Adams said.  "[It's] wonderful to go back home."

However, when the first part of Adams' trip was canceled because of the strike, she says she was singing a different tune.

"Of course, you wait all year for a particular vacation and when your ticket is no longer valid it's frustrating, but you can't yell at the people on the other end," Adams explained.

In an attempt to reach out to disgruntled customers left stranded during the strike, the company is offering discounts and free air miles until midnight on Friday.

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