Spirit Airlines pilots strike, stranding thousands

Jeanne Cook, right, Tammy Ruben, center, and Bradley Cook, left, all of Sarasota, Fla., sit on the floor at the Spirit Airlines counter as their vacation flight to Nassau was canceled at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Friday, June 11, 2010. Talks were extended past a midnight deadline, but the pilots announced the walkout at 5:30 a.m. EDT. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

June 13, 2010 4:21:35 AM PDT
A strike by Spirit Airlines pilots has shut down the discount carrier, stranding thousands of travelers.