Spirit Airlines shoulda seen it coming — a group of angry passengers escalated their rage into a full-on brawl that included cops following the airline’s cancellation of 11 flights at a Florida airport. The incident went down Monday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport where a damn near riot unfolded after passengers started yelling and pounding on the counter.

Attempts by security to calm the masses failed before cops stepped in … only for cops to then get dragged into the melee. At least 3 people were reportedly arrested.

Spirit — which also had 26 flights delayed — is in the middle of a union dispute with the Airline Pilots Association and its pilots, who refused to fly out of protest.

A spokesman for Spirit tells us, “We are shocked and saddened to see the videos of what took place at Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. This is a result of unlawful labor activity by some Spirit pilots designed to disrupt Spirit operations for our customers, by canceling multiple flights across our network.”