Allegiant Air Hit With String of Delays, Cancellations


Travelers of Allegiant Air, which operates twice-a-week air service between Boise and Las Vegas, have been grounded by a string of delays or cancellations for a full week.

Problems began to escalate Sept. 16 during an emergency evacuation which revealed a compliance issue, triggering an immediate inspection and overhaul of emergency exit slides. Allegiant decided to ground the majority of its fleet of MD-80 aircraft.

Flights were canceled Sept. 20, 21, 22 and again on Sept. 23. Other flights were postponed or delayed.

According to a company statement, "it is unknown how long the disruption in flight schedules will last." Allegiant has since reached out to other carriers to assist in operating its schedule. "Allegiant expects delays and reschedules to continue, but is working around-the-clock to reaccommodate and update passengers," said the statement.

Meanwhile, Allegiant is offering $100 vouchers for flights delayed less than four hours, $150 for flights delayed four to six hours, $200 vouchers for flights delayed six or more hours and a full refund and $200 for rescheduled flights.