>> Angry scenes showing angry travelers. But police are back in control at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport after the chaos that broke out Monday night following cancellation of at least nine Spirit Airlines flights and the delay of at least two dozen others.>> They kept announcing they were just short staffed.
They were waiting on like gate agents or flight attendants or something to come.>> Witnesses say after three and a half hours, some travelers just snapped.>> And all of the sudden one particular flight got cancelled, and a mob ensued up here at the front counter in front of everybody else who had been waiting in line.
>> We seen somebody got arrested. It was like real rowdy over there in that line. And somebody was like slamming their hand down on the counter.>> At least three people were arrested. Spirit said in a statement it was shocked and saddened by the situation. It blames the airline pilot's association.
Spirit filed a lawsuit against the association, saying the pilots are refusing to fly amid ongoing contract negotiations. The association says its pilots, quote, are not engaged in a job action. Some travelers just hope some middle ground can be found so they can get home.>> Well, I'm a unionist so I can probably sympathize in some ways, but I can understand the frustration of passengers and sometimes there's got a be a bit of leeway in what can occur.
>> Spirit says it's working to rebook passengers and get them on their way.