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Allegiant Air's problems continue with engine fire in Las Vegas

Tampa Bay Times, October 12, 2015

A California-bound Allegiant Air flight was evacuated in Las Vegas after an engine caught fire on the tarmac, the second plane fire at the airport in as many months and the latest in a string of issues for the low-fare carrier.
Allegiant Air flight 516 was preparing to take off for Fresno at McCarran International Airport on Sunday afternoon when a fire was reported in the right engine.

None of the 160 passengers and six crew members was injured. All were bused back to the terminal and passengers were put on a different plane that later departed Las Vegas.

Flying low: No-frills airlines generate high number of complaints

Cape Cod Times, October 11, 2015

When the delay on his 90-minute flight stretched past the four-hour mark, David Rankin started tweeting to Spirit Airlines as he and other passengers grew restless.

"We're looking at the plane," Rankin said by phone from a Spirit gate at the Philadelphia airport. "There are no pilots."

Rankin, an investment manager from New Jersey, swore it would be his last time on the discount airline. "My wife won't let me book a flight on Spirit next time," he said.

Union: Allegiant Air pilot fired after St. Pete-Clearwater emergency landing

Tampa Bay Times, September 25, 2015

Allegiant Air fired the pilot of a June 8 flight that made an emergency landing at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport after reports of smoke in the cabin, accusing him of trying to make the airline look bad, the pilots' union said Friday.

Allegiant officials declined to discuss the firing, which occurred in late July. But the airline told the Federal Aviation Administration in a report that mechanics could find no defect with the plane.

 Should Eastern Iowans be worried Allegiant flies older planes

The Gazette, September 13, 2015

Cedar Rapids — On an overcast summer morning, the only sunburst was the one painted on a sleek white Allegiant jet landing at The Eastern Iowa Airport.

The flight from Florida’s St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is a regular route for Allegiant Air and this plane, an MD-83 with tail number N427NV, is an old hand.

Since it was manufactured in 1986, it has logged 51,344 “airframe” hours, the FAA reports, which translates to 10,000 five-hour flights.

Allegiant flight from North Dakota to Las Vegas diverts to Utah airport over maintenance issue
Star Tribune, September 8, 2015

LAS VEGAS — An Allegiant Air flight from Bismarck, North Dakota, made an unscheduled stop about 120 miles short of its Las Vegas destination, diverting to an airport in southern Utah for what the airline described on Tuesday as a possible maintenance issue.

Crew members reported a faulty fuel gauge, an airport official at St. George Regional Airport said.

No emergency was declared, but the interrupted flight became the latest incident involving the low-cost carrier that caters to vacation travelers.

 Is Allegiant Air putting profit over passengers?


 Allegiant Air aborts flight after mishap at 138 mph
Tampa Bay Times, August 28, 2015

It was a mechanical failure of an Allegiant Air jet at one of a flight's most-vulnerable moments — takeoff. 

Allegiant Flight 436 bound for Illinois was in its takeoff roll on Aug. 17 in Las Vegas traveling 138 mph when the nose of the aircraft prematurely rose from the runway. The pilot pushed the yoke, or control column, fully forward, yet the nose continued to rise.

Travelers report Allegiant Airlines 'nightmares'
The Business Journal, August 6, 2015

Last week, a Fresno-bound jet had to return to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas with engine trouble. Witnesses reportedly saw flames and heard explosions coming from the engine. 

Website, mobile app malfunctions plague Allegiant Air
Las Vegas Review-Journal, August 5, 2015

Officials at Allegiant Air were appealing for customer patience Wednesday as the Las Vegas-based airline's website and mobile booking app malfunctioned, frustrating passengers trying to check in for flights.

Allegiant Reports July 2015 Traffic
CNN Money, August 5, 2015

Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ:ALGT) today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for July 2015.

Allegiant executives were flying plane that ran low on fuel
The Associated Press, JULY 30, 2015

Two executives with pilot licenses were flying the Allegiant Air jet that made an emergency landing at a closed airport because it nearly ran out of fuel.

Allegiant Air flight forced to make emergency landing after running low on fuel
The Sydney Morning Herald, JULY 29, 2015

North Dakota: An Allegiant Air flight ran dangerously low on fuel last week as it circled an airport in North Dakota, USA, that was actually closed. The pilot told the tower that he didn't have enough fuel to make it to a back-up airport, so he was forced to declare an emergency to clear airspace for a landing at Fargo's Hector International Airport, according to a recording of air traffic between the pilot and tower available on the website

Jetliner’s Low-on-Fuel Landing Mystery Triggers FAA Review
Bloomberg Business, JULY 28, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into why an Allegiant Airlines pilot declared a plane to be so low on fuel it needed to make an emergency landing last week in Fargo, North Dakota. The incident left FAA officials puzzling over how the Boeing Co. MD-80 could have been on empty, because jetliners must carry enough kerosene to fly well beyond their destination. Adding to the confusion: Allegiant’s flight operations center told Fargo controllers the aircraft had the necessary extra fuel, said Elizabeth Cory, an FAA spokeswoman.

FAA investigating Allegiant Air passenger jet that nearly ran out of fuel
Fox News, AP, JULY 28, 2015

Federal officials are investigating why an Allegiant Air passenger jet nearly ran out of fuel before landing at an airport that was temporarily closed to most traffic. Allegiant said Tuesday it is cooperating with the Federal Aviation Administration's investigation of the incident.

Allegiant Air pilot pleads with tower to make emergency landing
CBS News, JULY 28, 2015

NORTH DAKOTA -- An Allegiant Airlines pilot declared a fuel emergency and had to land at a North Dakota airport even though the airport was closed for the Blue Angels practicing for their weekend air show, reports CBS News' Kris Van Cleave. The pilot of Allegiant 426 can be heard arguing with the airport tower at the closed Fargo's Hector International Airport saying he doesn't have enough fuel to divert the plane. In an audio recording of the incident the tower can also be heard scolding the pilot. "Your company should have been aware of this for a number of months," the tower controller can be heard saying. "Ok, we'll follow up on that," the pilot responds.

Allegiant Air flight runs low on fuel over closed airport, makes emergency landing
Tampa Bay Times, JULY 28, 2015

An Allegiant Air flight ran dangerously low on fuel last week as it circled an airport in North Dakota that was actually closed so the Navy's Blue Angels could practice for a forthcoming air show. The pilot told the tower on Thursday that he didn't have enough fuel to make it to a back-up airport, so he was forced to declare an emergency to clear airspace for a landing at Fargo's Hector International Airport, according to a recording of air traffic between the pilot and tower available on the website

Allegiant Air flight makes emergency landing in Sanford
Maintenance issue reported
WESH, Orlando, JULY 21, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. —An Allegiant Air flight made an emergency landing Monday afternoon in Central Florida. A maintenance issue forced a plane that took off from Fort Lauderdale to touch down at Orlando-Sanford International Airport. Allegiant Air is facing new safety concerns at the same time that pilots continue voicing frustrations over mechanical problems that have plagued their aging fleet. Airline officials said the pilot made the emergency landing after smelling smoke in the cabin about 45 minutes into the flight.

Unaccompanied minors left at baggage claim after Allegiant flight issue
Bay News 9, JULY 2, 2015

It's a disturbing chain of events involving a 15-year-old girl flying alone on a nonstop flight to Bangor, Maine from the St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport. Events that left the teen literally unaccompanied in baggage claim at the airport. According to the teen's mother, Michelle Easler, she put her on the delayed flight around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, expecting her to arrive in Maine three hours later.

Allegiant plane returns to St. Pete-Clearwater after issue
My Fox Tampa Bay, JULY 1, 2015

CLEARWATER (FOX 13) - An Allegiant Airlines passenger jet had to return after taking off from St. Pete-Clearwater Airport Wednesday afternoon. Flight 2874 was headed to Bangor, Maine but looped around after developing some sort of in-flight issue. An airline spokesperson said the plane "returned to field shortly after takeoff to address a maintenance issue. No emergency was declared."

Allegiant Air passengers frustrated with unexpected flight cancellation
ABC NEWS 9, JUNE 29, 2015

Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Many Allegiant Air customers are frustrated after their Saturday evening flight to Tampa, Fla. was unexpectedly cancelled that morning. A company spokesperson says Flight 842 was cancelled because of maintenance issues on the incoming plane. 94 passengers were checked in to catch it from Syracuse.

Denise Martin, who lives in Florida, now has to drive to Elmira to catch another Allegiant flight this Thursday. She calls the entire ordeal a huge inconvenience. "I don't think I'll be flying with them anymore," Martin says. "Their prices are reasonable but they should be able to take care of their customers better than they're doing."

Allegiant flights cancelled, delayed in Orlando - Airline reports problems
WESH, NBC Orlando, JUNE 29, 2015

Frustration is building for flyers in central Florida after Allegiant Air cancelled and delayed numerous flights into and out of Orlando-Sanford International Airport Sunday night. Unspecified mechanical problems are to blame for some of the delays that are putting some passengers back by several hours.

Billings flyers stranded in Vegas after Allegiant flight canceled
KTVQ 2, Billings, JUNE 28, 2015

They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but the same may be true for some Billings visitors who recently traveled there. Billings vacationers who took a trip to the desert city last weekend got a little more time by the pool than they bargained for.

Stranded Allegiant Air Passengers – Day 2 [Video]
WIBX 950 AM, JUNE 28, 2015

Allegiant Air defends safety record amid emergency landings, cancellations
Tampa Bay Times, JUNE 26, 2015

Recent headlines described two emergency landings at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport in June; a series of flight cancellations there and at other airports that left hundreds of passengers temporarily stranded; and a labor dispute with a pilots union alleging Allegiant puts profits above safety.

Allegiant Air cancels additional flight at St. Pete-Clearwater International
Tampa Bay Times, JUNE 23, 2015

Allegiant Air's troubles continued Tuesday when it canceled a flight out of St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport due to an unspecified "maintenance issue," the airline confirmed. The Las Vegas-headquartered airline has now canceled about 14 flights arriving or departing at the airport since the emergency landing of one of its aircraft on June 17 due to a pressurization problem. That was the second Allegiant emergency landing at the airport this month.

Allegiant Air pilots have accused the carrier of using planes that
'barely pass' safety standards
USA Today Travel, JUNE 22, 2015

It’s safe to say that Allegiant Air, its passengers and flight crew haven’t had the best week. On June 9, smoke filled the cabin of a Hagerstown, Maryland-bound flight and the plane was forced to make an emergency landing. Passengers were evacuated using the plane’s emergency slides and four injuries were reported. Three days later, passengers on a Boise-bound Allegiant flight were forced to evacuate themselves onto the plane’s wing after the smell of fuel and smoke permeated the cabin. And the Allegiant Pilots Union has written a letter to the airline’s shareholders warning that these incidents – and the dozens of others that have occurred – are due to the budget carrier’s willingness to “cut corners” when it comes to safety.

More flight cancellations for Allegiant through St. Pete-Clearwater
Tampa Tribune, JUNE 21, 2015

Allegiant, St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport’s primary airline, has now canceled nine flights involving the airport in recent days, with the carrier announcing issues with three more Pinellas County routes Saturday. On Friday night, Flight 893 from Youngstown, Ohio, returned to the gate due to a mechanical issue, the airline said. Passengers were taken off the plane while maintenance personnel worked on the issue. The flight was rescheduled as Flight 5893 on Saturday, leaving Youngstown at 5 p.m. and arriving in Clearwater at 7:14 p.m.

Allegiant flight forced back to McCarran because of window issue

An Allegiant Airlines flight had to return to McCarran International Airport Friday afternoon because of a mechanical issue. Exactly what happened at 28,000 feet above the California desert with 140 passengers inside an MD-83 aircraft depends a bit on who you ask.

Issues prevent Allegiant Air flight's takeoff

An Allegiant Air flight from Youngstown, Ohio, to St. Petersburg was stuck on the ground for two hours Friday night because of issues with the aircraft, according to a passenger who contacted ABC Action News. Allegiant flight 893 was scheduled to leave Youngstown about 7:45 p.m. and arrive in St. Petersburg just after 10 p.m., according to the website

As Allegiant's Woes Continue, Executive Pay Resolution Wins Majority Support Of Public Shareholders

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shareholders of Allegiant Travel Company [NYSE: ALGT] registered strong support for more robust executive pay policies and independent board oversight at the company's annual meeting yesterday. A shareholder proposal sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters seeking to prevent unearned windfall awards being paid to executives in the event of a change of control won majority support, 56.8 percent, by public shareholders.

Allegiant Air faces labor disputes, questions as board meets
Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press, JUNE 18, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Issues continue to circle overhead for low-fare Allegiant Air as directors gathered in the profitable company's Las Vegas headquarters Thursday for a shareholder meeting. Labor disputes with pilots and flight attendants, equipment problems causing cancelled flights and concerns about the CEO's spending on pet projects have plagued the small airline owned and operated by Allegiant Travel Co.

Allegiant Air faces labor disputes, questions as board meets
Fox 5 KVVU-TV, JUNE 18, 2015 

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Issues continue to circle overhead for low-fare Allegiant Air as directors gathered in the profitable company's Las Vegas headquarters Thursday for a shareholder meeting. Labor disputes with pilots and flight attendants, equipment problems causing cancelled flights and concerns about the CEO's spending on pet projects have plagued the small airline owned and operated by Allegiant Travel Co. The airline's flight attendant union picketed in front of the headquarters Thursday.

Transport Workers Union stages protest against Allegiant

About 20 Transport Workers Union members representing flight attendants protested Thursday near Allegiant Travel Co. office in Western Las Vegas morning, saying Allegiant made record profits but falls short of industry standards when it comes to pay, work rules and benefits. “It’s a strange phenomenon when a company is making record profits, but workers are making the lowest salaries in the industry,” said Thom McDaniel, international vice president of the Transport Workers Union of America.

Allegiant Air cancels six flights after mechanical problems
2 emergency landings in June

Allegiant Airlines canceled six flights Thursday from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. The news comes after Wednesday’s emergency landing and our I-Team’s investigation into mechanical problems with their planes.

Allegiant cancels six flights at St. Pete-Clearwater airport
after latest emergency landing
Tampa Bay Times, JUNE 18, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG — Allegiant Air's summer struggles continued Thursday with several flights grounded at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, hours after the second emergency landing there this month. The six canceled flights — representing arrivals and departures — came amid a heap of negative attention on the low-cost airline, which has clashed with its pilots and was recently the subject of a damning report from an airplane mechanic's coalition. Allegiant cited "operational needs" as reason for holding back the planes, but did not elaborate.

Allegiant plane returns to PIE due to pressurization problems
Tampa Bay Times, JUNE 17, 2015

CLEARWATER — An Allegiant Air flight made an emergency landing at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport on Wednesday after pressurization problems, the second time this month an Allegiant aircraft has been forced to return to the airport. Flight 866 had been heading to Pittsburgh before landing in Clearwater at 5:07 p.m., just under an hour after taking off, according to the airline.

Pilots fear Allegiant Air is putting lives at risk
ABC Action News WFTS Tampa Bay, JUNE 17, 2015

The ongoing battle between pilots and Allegiant Airlines continues. The I-Team discovered new complaints pilots are making about mechanical safety issues with their planes.  It’s no secret the pilots and Allegiant Air have been going through a contract labor dispute.  At one point, there was even talk of a strike.  But pilots we spoke with say recent complaints are just a coincidence, and this is a serious safety issue.

Allegiant Airlines threatens to leave Mesa Gateway Airport
ABC 15, ARIZONA, JUNE 16 2015

MESA, AZ - Allegiant Airlines, the only carrier at Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport, is looking to leave the facility after what it's calling a strained relationship with the airport's administration. Brian Davis, the company's Vice President of Marketing says the airline is moving forward with plans to move to Sky Harbor, possibly by spring of 2016. Davis says Allegiant isn't going to "play chicken" with Gateway's administration.

Incredible photo shows the moment passengers were forced to escape onto the plane's WING at US airport after fumes spread through cabin when it landed
Daily, JUNE 15 2015

Passengers were forced to escape onto the wing of an Allegiant Air plane after fumes leaked into the cabin on landing. The worrying incident happened after Flight 330 had landed at Boise Airport in Idaho, U.S. from Los Angeles. Passengers on the low-cost carrier reported smoke and a smell of fuel began to spread through the cabin as the plane taxied to the gate.

Allegiant jet returns to Las Vegas after engine issue

Las Vegas Sun, JUNE 12, 2015

An Allegiant Air flight headed to Stockton, Calif., returned to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas this afternoon because of an engine issue, an airport spokeswoman said. Allegiant Flight 526 left Las Vegas about 1:10 p.m. but returned and landed safely about 2 p.m., according to a statement from Allegiant.

Allegiant Air refuses refund after man diagnosed with cancer
ACTION 9 NEWS, JUNE 11, 2015

DELTONA, Fla. — A Deltona woman called Action 9 after she felt burned by the toughest airline refund policy in the country. Six weeks before an Allegiant Air flight, Dorothy Grenier found out her husband had Stage 3 cancer and faced immediate and extensive surgery, but there was no way to escape for their annual flight to a Maine vacation.

Four injured in Allegiant Air emergency landing in Florida
UPI, By Amy R. Connolly, JUNE 9, 2015

The emergency landing comes in the wake of concerns regarding Allegiant aircraft safety. In April, the Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Association highlighted dozens of mechanical problems from September 2014 through March. "We find it disconcerting that an airline with such a small fleet has experienced such a large number of schedule disruptions due to mechanical issues," the Teamsters wrote. "It should be noted that the advanced age of an aircraft in and of itself does not make it unsafe, but aging aircraft do require more maintenance. The lack of experience, parts, tooling and training combined with the age of the fleet is creating a dangerous paradigm that could eventually lead to an accident resulting in serious injury and loss of life." 

Allegiant Air Flight to Returns to Airport Over Smoke in Cabin

Five people were injured when a plane was forced to return to a Florida airport after its crew reported smoke in the cabin. Allegiant Air Flight 864 took off heading for Hagerstown, Maryland, about 4:30 p.m. ET on Monday. The crew reported the smoke about eight minutes later and the aircraft returned to St. Pete-Clearwater International airport, the a company said in a statement.

Allegiant Air pilots union files appeal of strike ruling

The union representing pilots for Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air have filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit over a ruling that prevents the pilots from striking.

Allegiant, Teamsters fighting over executive pay
VEGAS INC, April 30, 2015 

The Teamsters union, already grappling with Allegiant Air in court over a possible pilots strike, is fighting with the carrier in the boardroom, too. The union, which owns a miniscule portion of Allegiant’s stock, is pushing back against the Las Vegas-based discount airline’s $8.5 million payout to former president and chief operating officer Andrew Levy following his resignation last fall.

Labor-management tensions still present at Allegiant
Las Vegas Review Journal, April 27, 2015

Observers who may have thought Allegiant Air’s record quarterly profits and a subsequent pay raise for pilots announced last week eased labor-management tensions at the Las Vegas-based airline were mistaken.

Allegiant Air lags in passenger satisfaction survey

VEGAS INC, April 20, 2015

U.S. airlines get some of the worst consumer reviews of any industry in America, and Las Vegas’ hometown carrier, Allegiant Air, lags below average, a new report shows.

Pilots at Allegiant Air Question Safety Standards
New York Times, April 20, 2014

For the last decade, Allegiant Air has built a thriving business buying secondhand jets and connecting small cities to leisure destinations like Las Vegas and Honolulu. By keeping costs low, offering cheap fares, and flying from places that other carriers have neglected, like Fort Wayne, Ind., or Allentown, Pa., Allegiant has grown rapidly. Today, the airline has one of the highest profit margins in the business and among the lowest costs.


Judge to rule ‘expeditiously’ in Allegiant Air-pilots dispute

Allegiant Air, its pilots and passengers holding tickets on the airline’s upcoming flights will have to wait at least another day before they’ll know whether pilots will be allowed to walk off the job in a dispute over company work rules. The airline and its pilots wrapped up three days of testimony in U.S. District Court on Thursday. At the hearing’s conclusion, Judge Andrew Gordon promised he’d “rule expeditiously, but not overnight.”

Judge extends hearing between Allegiant, pilots to next week
Review Journal, April 10, 2015

Allegiant Air pilots, threatening to strike, and company executives, hoping to block them, got their day in court Friday. Now, they’ll get at least two more next week.

What’s next for disgruntled Allegiant pilots if strike isn’t an option?
VEGAS INC, April 8, 2015

When a federal judge put the kibosh on Allegiant Air pilots’ attempted strike last week, just hours after they called it, the aviators were left in a tricky spot.

Anti-Union Allegiant CEO Lives His Worst Dream: Teamster Pilots
Forbes, April 4, 2015

Allegiant CEO Maurice Gallagher, long an outspoken opponent of airline unionization, is living his worst dream: his pilots are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Pilots Find Plenty to Hate in Allegiant's Low-Cost Business Model
Bloomberg, April 2, 2015

Pilots at the lowest of the low-cost U.S. airlines are fuming over a two-year contract struggle with Allegiant Travel they say exposes abuses of the no-frills model, including overworked, underpaid staff and lax maintenance practices. 

Allegiant Travel Pilots Ordered Not to Strike
Wall Street Journal, April 1, 2015

A federal judge ordered pilots at Allegiant Travel Co. to halt a planned strike, a last-minute court decision to prevent spiraling labor discord at the discount carrier from disrupting thousands of travelers.

Allegiant Air pilots to strike Thursday, could impact over 250 flights

April 1 (Reuters) - Pilots at Allegiant Air will strike on Thursday, potentially grounding more than 250 flights throughout the country and impacting more than 33,000 customers on that day, the Airline Professionals Association Teamsters Local 1224 said Wednesday. 

Allegiant Air’s pilots union says airline is scraping by on safety
Las Vegas Review-Journal, March 30, 2015

The union representing Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air’s pilots has turned up the heat on company management by publishing a letter to customers warning them of safety concerns they have with the airline.

Allegiant to suspend Duluth-Las Vegas flights
Duluth News Tribune, March 1, 2015

For the first time since Allegiant Air started its direct Duluth-Las Vegas service in 2006, it is suspending the twice-weekly flights.

Allegiant Air drops Lansing-to-Orlando flight
Lansing State Journal, February 26, 2015

DEWITT TWP. – Allegiant Air has dropped its Lansing-to-Orlando route, leaving the region's airport without a direct flight to Florida for the first time in several years.

Allegiant pilots to picket at Sanford airport; Teamsters: Allegiant pilots deserve fair wages, work rules and protections
Sanford Herald, February 9, 2015

In response to delayed negotiations for Allegiant Air’s pilots’ contract, pilots are planning to conduct an informational picketing session at the Orlando Sanford International Airport on Saturday, Feb. 7.


Could Duluth lose Las Vegas flights?
Duluth News Tribune, February 8, 2015

Allegiant Air ended its Duluth-Phoenix service in July. Two months later, the discount airline ended its flights between Duluth and Orlando, Fla., citing insufficient demand.

Allegiant Air won't fly Fresno to Honolulu route in 2015
Pacific Business News, February 6, 2015

Allegiant Air will not be starting up its seasonal Honolulu to Fresno, California route, leaving it with only two routes serving Hawaii.

Plane safely returns to Las Vegas after smoke alarm sounds
Associated Press, January 22, 2015 - 1:35 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Allegiant Air flight carrying 160 passengers has returned safely to Las Vegas after a smoke alarm sounded on the plane soon after takeoff.

Allegiant Air pilots vote for strike pending U.S. gov't approval
Reuters, January 16, 2015

Jan 16 (Reuters) - Pilots at Allegiant Air have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike after two years of contract talks, empowering their union to request U.S. government approval for a walkout, the union said in a release Friday.

Allegiant pilots picket for better pay, benefits
10 News, Tampa Bay, Florida, January 13, 2015

Clearwater, Florida -- Allegiant Air pilots are protesting two years of fruitless negotiations with their airline.

The pilots picketed at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport on Tuesday, saying they want better pay and benefits. They are upset talks with Allegiant have not progressed more over the past two years.

Customers Frustrated After Allegiant Air Cancels Flights
WBOY-TV, January 5, 2015

CLARKSBURG - Several flights involving Allegiant Air were canceled Sunday, including flights at North Central Regional Airport. "Frustrated and furious. Both my husband and I travel quite a bit and never have we experienced something like this," said Molly Moriarty, Allegiant Air customer.

Molly Moriarty was one of many people whose travel plans were thrown into chaos after Allegiant Air canceled several flights nationwide, due to operational issues.


Is Allegiant Travel Company Giving Up on Hawaii?
by Adam Levine-Weinberg, The Motley Fool, December 30, 2014 

A few years ago, Allegiant Travel  (NASDAQ: ALGT  ) purchased a set of six used Boeing 757 airplanes and announced big plans to use them for flights to Hawaii. The island state seemed like a natural extension of Allegiant's business model of offering budget flights and vacation packages from small cities to warm-weather leisure destinations.

Investigation: Allegiant has low prices, high complaints, November 10, 2014

Allegiant Air's dirt-cheap ticket prices to sunny destinations can come with a pricey risk: spoiling your vacation.

The Las Vegas-based carrier has the highest complaint rate of any airline flying out of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport – and second-highest among the nation's commercial airlines, an Enquirer analysis of federal data shows.

Discount carriers not worth the risk

Cincinnati, October 13, 2014

" (Oct. 10): We were scheduled to leave CVG at 1:00 pm Friday destined for Fort Myers on Allegiant Air (FL#963). We received several texts of delays, and finally boarded our flight at 5:00 p.m. We sat on the plane for over an hour, with multiple excuses, and finally deplaned at 6:15 p.m. where we were told to wait another hour. At 9:00 pm. the flight was canceled. Our options were a refund, or a flight the next day at 3:00 p.m. The refund was only on the airfare - not on the charges for baggage or seat assignments.

President resigns at Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air
VegasInc, October 1, 2014

Andrew Levy, Allegiant Air’s day-to-day operations boss and its highest-paid executive, has resigned. The Las Vegas-based discount carrier announced today that Levy, president and chief operating officer, has quit his executive posts and stepped down from the board of directors. His resignation is effective immediately, company spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler said.

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