Airline: Strike or no strike, Spirit will keep flying

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WASHINGTON — Spirit Airlines says it will work with other air carriers to keep flying if its pilots go on strike on Saturday.

Spirit spokeswoman Misty Pinson says the airline is partnering with other air carriers. She declined to provide details, or to say how much of its schedule it will maintain in a strike.

Spirit is negotiating a new contract with its pilots. They have said they will walk out at 12:01 a.m. Saturday if there’s no deal.

Spirit is a small, privately held carrier based in Miramar, Fla. It does much of its flying from the Eastern U.S. to the Caribbean.