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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.

Union alleges Allegiant Air pilots leaving at accelerated rates

The union that represents pilots of Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air say pilots are leaving the airline at accelerated rates to work for companies that are offering higher pay and benefits.

The Airline Professionals Association Teamsters Local 1224, based in Wilmington, Ohio, is surveying pilots that have left the airline to confirm their belief that they’re leaving to work for companies with better and safer operations, working conditions and better schedules.

"Pilot attrition accelerates at Allegiant Air as labor issues heat up"
gnomes national news service, September 23, 2014

WILMINGTON, Ohio, Sept. 23, 2014 /NEWS.GNOM.ES/ — Pilot attrition is accelerating at Allegiant Air as pilots, even senior captains with many years invested, have been leaving in increasing numbers for companies luring them with better and safer operations, better working conditions, better schedules and increased compensation and benefits packages.

Allegiant drops flights between Hawaii and Bellingham
The Bellingham Herald, September 8, 2014

BELLINGHAM — Allegiant Air has decided to stop offering flights between Hawaii and Bellingham. Allegiant recently came out with its winter schedule, listing Las Vegas and Los Angeles as the only airports offering regular service to Honolulu. Several other airports in the western half of the U.S. will have seasonal Allegiant service to Hawaii, but Bellingham was not on the list.

Allegiant Air begins charging customers to print boarding pass
WTXL, September 4, 2014

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (WTXL) -- At a point when flyers may have believed there was nothing else to be charged for, Allegiant Air announced they will now begin charging passengers $5 to print a boarding pass at the airport.

Allegiant Air flight to Sanford loses cabin pressure 


Allegiant Air plane makes successful emergency return to Lansing with 166 passengers
The Republic, Columbus Indiana, August 8, 2014

LANSING, Michigan — A Florida-bound airplane has made an emergency return to Lansing because of a mechanical issue.

A Capital Regional International Airport spokeswoman says no one was injured during the incident Thursday. The Allegiant Air jet carrying 166 passengers en route to Orlando began its return to the airport about eight minutes after it left because of a compression alert. The Boeing MD-80 landed 16 minutes after takeoff.


The Boeing MD-80 landed 16 minutes after takeoff.

Extended delay tries Allegiant passengers' patience in Fresno
The Fresno Bee, August 5, 2014

Friday just wasn't a great day for Allegiant Air -- or for about 160 of its passengers in Fresno.

Allegiant Flight 517, the low-cost airline's "early" flight from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Las Vegas, was supposed to take off just before 3 p.m. But Allegiant's McDonnell Douglas MD-80 jetliner suffered from a balky weather radar unit that could not be quickly repaired.

Computer glitch blamed for Allegiant Air delays
Tampa Bay Times, July 18, 2014

A systemwide failure of Allegiant Air's computer system caused flight delays Friday. At St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, where the airline is the largest provider of flights, the system failure was reported just before 8 a.m., spokeswoman Michele Routh said. It was expected to cause a domino-effect delay in most of the 16 arriving and 16 departing flights from the airport today.

"Everybody's going to be delayed systemwide," Routh said.

Allegiant computer system restored after outage Friday
Las Vegas Fox 5, July 18, 2014

Allegiant Air said its computer system was restored Friday afternoon after an outage earlier in the day forced at least 26 flights to cancel or be rescheduled. According to the carrier, the system was restored at 1 p.m. Allegiant spokesperson Micah Lillard said the outage began about 5:30 a.m.

The technical difficulties forced Allegiant to cancel eight flights while rescheduling 18 others to Saturday. A total of 250 flights were scheduled Friday. The outage affected about 4,000 passengers.

Loss of cabin pressure diverts Allegiant flight back to HNL
KITV4 ABC, June 30, 2014

HONOLULU —An Allegiant Air flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles had to return to Honolulu International Airport due to a reported loss of cabin pressure, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Passengers: Smoke filled cabin as Missoula-bound Allegiant flight made emergency landing
Missoulian, June 15, 2014

An Allegiant Air flight traveling from Las Vegas to Missoula on Friday was diverted and forced to make an early landing in Nevada after mechanical problems with the hydraulics system.

Jessica Wheeler, a spokesperson for Allegiant, said the plane landed safely in Wendover, Nevada, early in the flight after a hydraulic warning light came on. There were no injuries to the passengers or crew.

Allegiant Air flight makes emergency landing in Portsmouth
WMUR 9, PORTSMOUTH, N.H., June 7, 2014

An Allegiant Air flight from Sanford to Bangor, Maine, had to make an emergency landing at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease Saturday morning.

The pilot was alerted to low fuel pressure in one engine on flight 736, according to an airline spokesperson. The crew decided to get on the ground as quickly as possible and made the safe landing in Portsmouth at 10:20 a.m.

Plane evacuated at Mesa airport after crew smells smoke
Six people reported minor injuries and were treated by paramedics at the airport, according to airport spokesman. AZ CENTRAL, May 19, 2014

An Allegiant Air flight bound for Wichita, Kansas, was evacuated Monday at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport after the crew noticed the smell of smoke as the plane was taxiing, airport officials said.

To the Allegiant Ticket Agent Who Assigned Me Seat 36F
Huff Post Travel, April 21, 2014

I'm sorry I complained and spoke to you in a nasty tone of voice when checking in four hours before my flight on Friday. It's just that I was a little surprised when you informed me that it would cost me $50 for the privilege of storing my carry-on bag in the overhead compartment on board Allegiant Flight 227.

Allegiant Air To Pull Out Of Rochester Airport
This marks the Las Vegas-based airline's second failed attempt to serve the Rochester market. From 2008 to 2010, it offered bargain nonstop flights to Las Vegas. POST-BULLETIN, ROCHESTER, MINN, April 11, 2014

Allegiant Air announced Tuesday it is pulling out of the Rochester International Airport and will end its weekly nonstop flights to Arizona on May 14. "We are always disappointed to end service in a market," said Eric Fletcher, Allegiant's manager of airports. "We thank the Rochester International Airport for their partnership and apologize to any travelers who are inconvenienced by this decision."

Allegiant Air will suspend MacArthur Airport service until December
Newsday, April 9, 2014

Allegiant Air, Long Island MacArthur Airport's newest airline addition, which joined the financially strapped Ronkonkoma airport in December, has announced it will suspend service during the summer and fall months.

Computer "glitch" seat assignment snafu, March 27, 2014

Allegiant Air is experiencing a computer glitch with seating assignments causing duplication of seats at time of check in.  The issue has been corrected but at this time any pre-purchased seats on today's flights 3/26/14 may not be available.  Allegiant Air is attempting to honor all pre-purchaced seat and apologize if the seat you purchased is not available.

Allegiant Air refuses to refund cost of tickets after woman's unexpected death
Fox News, March 5, 2014

It used to be that airlines would be flexible when it came to situations of life and death. But now carriers are less accommodating to travelers’ changing plans when dealing with the death of a relative.

Allegiant's takeoff from CHO confounds
The Daily Progress, February 26, 2014

Allegiant Air’s turbulent departure from the Charlottesville market has left local airport advocates grounded in frustration. The Las Vegas-based airline halted service at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport following a Sunday flight to Florida. The move was announced in January, less than 100 days after Allegiant’s first flight here from Sanford International Airport in Orlando, Fla.

“We will probably never know all the reasons that Allegiant had for ending its service to our community so quickly,” Melinda Crawford, the airport’s executive director, said in an email. “We know that our region certainly embraced their non-stop service to central Florida, which was clearly reflected in the strong ridership and advanced bookings on their flights.”

Las Vegas’s home-grown airline sees growing pains at age 15

If court-ordered to unplug Merlot, Levy said in court papers, “We would likely have no choice other than to terminate flight operations until an alternate, reliable system could be created and then approved by the (Federal Aviation Administration).”

Shortage of pilots is impacting regional airlines like Allegiant
Youngstown news,, February 22, 2014

The recent cancellation of Alle- giant Air flights to Youngstown has focused attention on the regional airline’s operational troubles and has raised concerns about future disruptions.

Mahoning Valley residents were up in arms recently when Allegiant delayed a flight from Punta Gorda, Fla., to Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. The airline said low cloud cover prevented aircraft and crews from reaching the airport. The rescheduled flight the next day was then canceled because of “operational” issues.

Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition to Launch Investigation into
Allegiant Air Maintenance Practices

Sacramento Bee, February 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition (TAMC) announced today that it will launch an investigation into reports of a disproportionate number of engine failures, air returns and declared emergencies at Allegiant Air. TAMC immediately recognized that a comprehensive investigation into the continuing maintenance failures at Allegiant is imperative after interviewing pilots at the airline.