Spirit Airlines working to ‘get back on track’ after several flight cancellations at MYR

Published: Aug. 2, 2021 at 1:05 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2021 at 6:21 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – It’s been a frustrating few days for many Spirit Airlines customers after the airline was forced to cancel flights during the busy summer travel season.

The ‘no-frills’ carrier canceled five flights set to arrive at the Myrtle Beach International Airport on Monday. According to information from MYR, those flights were set to originate from Pittsburgh, Fort Lauderdale, Detroit, Cleveland, and Newark.

One Spirit Airlines flight set to depart MYR for Detroit was also canceled.

FlightAware reports Spirit Airlines has canceled 247 flights nationwide Monday, with 86 more flights delayed. Just one day prior, on Sunday, the airline canceled 165 flights and delayed another 342.

The cancellations and delays forced some people to sleep at MYR.

“Never in a million years would I have imagined that I would be stuck at an airport, displaced, sleeping wherever I could find a spot,” Sheree Campbell said.

Campbell’s flight to Kansas City got canceled, meaning she had to book a new flight on a different airline, forcing her to wait around for 22 hours total.

The situation didn’t sit well with some of the people affected.

“Makes me feel like I don’t want to ride Spirit again. Makes me feel like I can’t trust them,” Marilyn Glover said.

Spirit Airlines released the following statement to WMBF News:

We’re working around the clock to get back on track in the wake of some travel disruptions over the weekend due to a series of weather and operational challenges. We needed to make proactive cancellations to some flights across the network, but the majority of flights are still scheduled as planned.

We understand how frustrating it is for our Guests when plans change unexpectedly, and we’re working to find solutions. We ask Guests to actively monitor their emails and flight status before heading to the airport.

As a team, we strive every day to get our Guests where they need to go on time. Our focus will continue to be on taking care of our Guests.

Myrtle Beach International Airport released this statement:

The Myrtle Beach International Airport team is aware of the delays and cancellations of some Spirit Airlines flights at MYR due to airline operational challenges and weather. We empathize with affected passengers and are committed to assisting Spirit as they work to resume normal operations at MYR. Passengers are strongly encouraged to monitor their flight status prior to arriving at the airport and to contact the airline directly to resolve any flight schedule issues.

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