We’ve never been shy about voicing our dislike for Spirit Airlines. We’ve just never been thrilled with their nickel and diming for every little thing; it’s not our style. Don’t get me wrong – we know that lots of people out there LOVE Spirit. We’re just not one of them.
But when they do something right, we’ll give them credit where credit is due.
As per their April 15th press release, Spirit has been working with various U.S. embassies and local governments in the Caribbean and Latin America to bring home U.S. citizens who’ve been stuck in countries such as Colombia, Panama, Haiti, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, and Honduras.
These countries all have had U.S. citizens who wound up stuck in those respective countries when they closed their doors and stopped international flights due to coronavirus.
The airline, which is based out of South Florida, has flown eight repatriation flights so far, with another half dozen planned in the upcoming week.
|Bogota (BOG) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL)||Thur. April 2|
|Bogota (BOG) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL)||Mon. April 6|
|Medellin (MDE) – Cartagena (CTG) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL)||Mon. April 6|
|Cali (CLO) – Bogota (BOG) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL)||Thur. April 9|
|Panama City (PTY) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL)||Sat. April 11|
|Port-au-Prince (PAP) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL)||Sat. April 11|
|Aruba (AUA) – Cartagena (CTG) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL)||Wed. April 15|
|Bogota (BOG) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL)||Wed. April 15|
|Cali (CLO) – Medellin (MDE) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL)||Thur. April 16|
|Santo Domingo (SDQ) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL)||Thur. April 16|
|Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – San Pedro Sula (SAP) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL)||Sat. April 18|
|Medellin (MDE) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL)||Tue. April 21|
|Bogota (BOG) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL)||Wed. April 22|
|Cali (CLO) – Cartagena (CTG) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL)||Thur. April 23|
The airline has been following the health and safety guidelines from the CDC, and have had every middle seat blocked off to assist with social distancing. They also have remained in close contact with authorities to continue to ensure safety for the guests and team members.
“We have been looking for ways to bring our Guests home ever since international travel restrictions started being implemented,” said Ted Christie, President and CEO of Spirit Airlines. “Our company is made up of Team Members who care deeply about doing whatever we can to help. I sincerely thank our Spirit Family, our airport partners and our government officials for working with us to reunite people around the Americas with their families.”
OK Spirit, you definitely get our thumbs up for this. Keep up the good work!
#stayhealthy #stayathome #washyourhands
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