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Allegiant criticized after stranding passengers in Las Vegas

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Most Fort Wayne fliers are familiar with Allegiant Air, which is one of the airlines that service the Fort Wayne International Airport, but the airline is currently under fire for a situation brewing in Las Vegas, after they allegedly stranded about 200 passengers there.

Fox News reports passengers headed from Vegas to Oklahoma City received a last-minute email Monday, saying their flight had been canceled and another one wouldn’t arrive until Thursday. Passengers say they were offered a $300 check, which would be mailed to them in a little over a week, but that’s not enough.

An Allegiant spokeswoman says mechanical issues were to blame for the decision. If that sounds familiar, it should: a report last November said that Allegiant flights were “four times as likely” to have mechanical problems that force an emergency landing.

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1 comment

Rosey Fox July 25, 2017 at 3:25 pm

It’s been over six years since I’ve flown Allegiant since I have a family member in the flight industry and he STRONGLY encouraged me not to fly them anymore because of their mechanical failures record. I loved their direct flights, but won’t use them now.


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