JetBlue ups offer for Spirit Airlines as shareholder vote on Frontier bid approaches
LaGuardia International Airport Terminal A for JetBlue and Spirit Airlines in New York. JetBlue Airways again increased its offer for Spirit Airlines as a shareholder vote for the discounter's deal to merge with Frontier Airlines is just days away. Frontier sweetened its offer on Friday and Spirit's CEO told CNBC then that Spirit's board still found that to be a superior bid. Spirit shares were up 5% in afterhours trading on the news, while JetBlue's were up less than 1% and Frontier's were up 1%. Spirit and Frontier shares fell sharply in regular trading.cnbc.com
Airline merger: Frontier sweetens offer for Spirit Airlines
Frontier Airlines on Friday added more cash and a larger breakup fee to its offer to buy Spirit Airlines, and the Spirit board repeated its preference for Frontier over a rival bid by JetBlue Airways. The Denver-based airline also raised the amount it would pay Miramar, Florida-based Spirit if antitrust regulators stop the deal — from $250 million to $350 million — matching JetBlue's proposed breakup fee. Spirit said that, given the sweetened terms, its board reiterated its unanimous recommendation that shareholders approve the Frontier offer at a special meeting next Thursday.news.yahoo.com
Oklahoma lawmakers pass new anti-abortion law ahead of potential SCOTUS ruling
Oklahoma's state legislature has passed an anti-abortion law that would be the most restrictive law in the nation. The legislation prohibits abortion at any point in pregnancy, except to save a woman's life or in cases of rape or incest reported to police. CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford reports.news.yahoo.com
JetBlue makes offer for Spirit Airlines, could spark bid war
JetBlue Airways has offered to buy Spirit Airlines for about $3.6 billion and break up a plan for Spirit to merge with rival budget carrier Frontier Airlines. Spirit said Tuesday that its board will evaluate the JetBlue bid and decide what's best for its shareholders. JetBlue offered $33 per share in cash, which would be about 40% higher than Frontier would pay for Spirit under terms of a deal announced in February.news.yahoo.com
Spirit Airlines shares spike 20% on report JetBlue has made bid to buy airline
Spirit Airlines planes on the tarmac at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on February 07, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Shares of Spirit Airlines surged more than 22% on Tuesday after a report that JetBlue Airways has made a bid for the budget carrier. Trading in Spirit was halted before the market close. JetBlue's bid, reported by The New York Times, comes less than two months after Spirit and budget rival Frontier Airlines agreed to combine. JetBlue, Spirit and Frontier didn't immediately comment to CNBC.cnbc.com
I flew Spirit across the US for $35 after it canceled thousands of flights in August. I wouldn't hesitate to do it again but it wasn't without risks.
My ticket may have only cost around $35 but the low fares can sometimes be too cheap to be true, as thousands of Spirit flyers found over the summer.news.yahoo.com
Michigan woman charged for allegedly attacking Muslim woman on airplane on 9/11
ROMULUS, MI – A Michigan woman is facing three misdemeanor charges, including ethnic intimidation, related to an alleged altercation with a Black Muslim woman on an airplane on Sept. 11, authorities announced. RELATED: Muslim woman punched on airplane on 9/11 after landing in MichiganFarr is was arraigned Friday morning, Sept 17, in 34th District Court on charges of ethnic intimidation, 2-year high misdemeanor; assault and battery; and disorderly person, both 93-day misdemeanors. The incident occurred around 6:25 p.m. on Saturday, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, on a Spirit Airlines flight that had landed at Detroit Metro Airport. Her probable cause hearing is scheduled for Sept. 29 in 34th District Court before Judge Lisa Martin. The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations advocated for hate crime charges against Farr.mlive.com
Roseville woman charged for racial slurs, knocking phone out of passenger’s hand on Spirit flight
A Roseville woman has been charged with yelling racial slurs at another passenger on a Spirit flight and knocking that person’s phone out of their hand when they tried to record the altercation, officials said.
2 people charged in Spirit Airlines bag dispute at Detroit Metro Airport
ROMULUS, Mich. – A man and woman arrested following a bag dispute at the Detroit Metro Airport were arraigned Tuesday. Jameel Murphy and Raymonique Williams, both of Detroit, pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault, assault and battery, and disturbing the peace. PREVIOUS: 2 Spirit agents hurt, passengers arrested after bag dispute in Detroit, airline saysAccording to Spirit Airlines, the incident happened Sunday while the passengers were trying to board flight 646 from Detroit to Atlanta. The dispute was over the size of a carry-on bag. One employee was taken to the hospital and another employee, who has hired an attorney, also received medical attention.
Nightside Report Jan. 18, 2021: Spirit Airlines says 2 agents injured, passengers arrested after bag dispute in Detroit, What to know about the COVID-19 variant in Michigan
2 Spirit agents hurt, passengers arrested after bag dispute in Detroit, airline saysDETROIT – Two Spirit agents were injured, two passengers were arrested and another was cited this weekend following a bag dispute at Detroit Metro Airport, the airline says. According to Spirit Airlines, “three passengers attacked our agents without provocation.”The incident happened Sunday while the passengers were trying to board flight 646 from Detroit to Atlanta, according to Spirit. When the agents asked the passengers to verify that their carry-on bags were appropriate sizes before boarding, the passengers became combative, according to airline officials. A man and woman died in a Detroit house fire on Tracey Street that happened Monday afternoon, the Detroit Fire Department confirmed. and was identified in a Washtenaw County woman who had recently traveled to the U.K. That’s where the variant originated.
2 Spirit agents hurt, passengers arrested after bag dispute in Detroit, airline says
ROMULUS, Mich. – Two Spirit agents were injured, two passengers were arrested and another was cited this weekend following a bag dispute at Detroit Metro Airport, the airline says. According to Spirit Airlines, “three passengers attacked our agents without provocation.”The incident happened Sunday while the passengers were trying to board flight 646 from Detroit to Atlanta, according to Spirit. When the agents asked the passengers to verify that their carry-on bags were appropriate sizes before boarding, the passengers became combative, according to airline officials. The agents tried to defuse the situation but were “physically assaulted” as they closed a door to stop the passengers from boarding, Spirit officials said. One of the agents was taken to a nearby hospital after the incident, airline officials said.
Spirit warns of layoffs; aid for contractors being examined
Separately, key members of Congress said they are investigating aviation contractors that took federal payroll aid and then laid off thousands of workers. Airlines and airline contractors who received cash from a $32 billion pool of federal payroll aid agreed not to lay off workers until Oct. 1. Airline labor unions are lobbying Congress for six more months of federal aid. Some contractors who received money laid off workers anyway, according to three Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives. At Spirit, the pilots union said it was notified Wednesday that 806 pilots could be furloughed, or terminated with rehiring rights.
‘Why aren’t you doing anything?’ -- Flight to Michigan makes emergency landing after bloody fight
DETROIT – A Macomb County woman said she was in shock when a fight broke out as she was flying back home Thursday. “We were in shock, really. A passenger said other passengers were being too loud when he was trying to sleep and he was beaten bloody. The Macomb County woman said she was shocked that the flight was packed after Spirit told her they would distance passengers due to coronovirus concerns. Local 4 reached out to Spirit about what took place on the flight, but the company has not yet responded.
‘Why aren’t you doing anything?’ -- Flight to Michigan makes emergency landing after bloody fight
‘Why aren’t you doing anything?’ -- Flight to Michigan makes emergency landing after bloody fightPublished: May 2, 2020, 11:13 pmShe and her children returned home from a family commitment in Los Angeles, but that wasn’t the worst part of the trip -- a large brawl broke out on board.
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Spirit Airlines passengers have a surprise bat passenger
Several Spirit Airlines passengers filmed cell phone videos of a mysterious animal -- which they initially thought might be a bird, but ended up being a bat -- flapping around the cabin. Passengers on a recent Spirit Airlines flight from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Newark, New Jersey, did not have the same luxury. According to a rep from Spirit, animal control came on board to take the bat after the plane landed safely and customers were able to deplane. "The aircraft was disinfected and searched as a precaution," the Spirit Airlines representative told CNN. In 2017, a woman gave birth on board a Spirit flight from Fort Lauderdale to Dallas.
Toddler Tumbles Onto Baggage Conveyor Belt and Takes Wild Ride at Atlanta Airport
A toddler broke his hand after clambering onto a luggage belt and taking a tumbling trip into the bowels of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The 2-year-old's frantic mother said she had been printing out a Spirit Airlines boarding pass when her child, Lorenzo, ran off and bolted behind an unstaffed ticket counter, then flung himself on the moving conveyor belt. I hope he's OK. I hope he's just enjoying the ride.''' Two employees enter the frame of the video just as the toddler slips from view, pointing and trying to see where the child went.