Flight attendants protest at Las Vegas airport on Friday

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) — Spirit Airlines flight attendants staged a protest outside Harry Reid International Airport on Friday to urge the company to “organize the operation.”

There are over 700 Spirit flight attendants based in Las Vegas, and with a busy summer season fast approaching, these flight attendants are sounding the alarm before things get worse.

According to the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, the airline cannot recover quickly from massive cancellations and delays due to the current staff shortage.

The association said Spirit’s flight attendants had the burden of picking up the pieces.

While FOX5 spoke with frustrated travelers about ongoing flight delays and cancellations, flight attendants tell us they’re just as frustrated.

“Empty promises to do better from Spirit management will no longer suffice, we are not alone anymore, Spirit flight attendants show up for work every day, only to be fucked up by the management without a plan when the weather gets bad. And management needs to plan and run an operation that matches our current staffing levels and be reliable for passengers and crew,” said Jasmine Lopez, a flight attendant from Spirit Airlines.

FOX5 contacted Spirit who provided the following:

The Las Vegas protest follows two other attempts to alert management to its “empty promises”. Flight attendants also picketed Orlando, Florida and Dallas, Texas last week.

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