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People 'Hit the Ceiling' During Turbulence on Allegiant Flight

4 hospitalized after flight lands in Florida

(Newser) - "Severe turbulence" while landing led to two passengers and two crew members on an Allegiant Air flight being hospitalized Wednesday in Florida. Describing what she saw happen to one flight attendant, a passenger tells WTSP , "Literally, she flew up in the air, like Matrix is the only way...

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The Points Guy crowns Delta as king

(Newser) - The Points Guy website is out with its annual ranking of US airlines, and Delta comes out on top by a rather comfortable margin. The top-10 ranking takes into account all the factors you'd expect—on-time flights, cancellations, general reliability, cost, scheduling, frequent-flier perks, and more. Here are the...

This Airline Is the Best of All Major US Carriers

'WSJ' puts Delta at the top of its annual list, JetBlue at the bottom

(Newser) - Between industrywide woes , unruly passengers , and sharing a name with a coronavirus variant, one could say the pandemic has not been kind to Delta Air Lines. Now, a bit of good news has come Delta's way, as it takes the top spot in the Wall Street Journal's annual...

He Asked Crew Member to Wear a Mask. He Got Booted

Allegiant Air says passenger was 'disruptive' during preflight safety briefing

(Newser) - An Allegiant Air passenger was booted off a flight this week over a face mask dispute—but he wasn't the one not complying with the airline's policy. In the incident on a Monday flight from Punta Gorda, Fla., to Portsmouth, NH, the passenger reportedly told a flight attendant...

Report Raises Safety Questions About Allegiant Air

'60 Minutes' reports on maintenance issues, mid-air breakdowns

(Newser) - In the summer of 2015, Allegiant Air had a number of in-flight breakdowns—on one day in particular, there were five such problems. Between the beginning of 2016 and the end of October 2017, a 60 Minutes investigation uncovered more than 100 serious mechanical incidents the airline experienced: from hydraulic...

Vegas-Based Airline Is Helping Out Hometown

Allegiant offering free flights to families of shooting victims

(Newser) - As bullets rained down on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, some 30 people escaped to Allegiant Air's office at McCarran International Airport. There, airline officials gave them food, water, clothes, and helped them get in touch with loved ones, report KSNV and the Las Vegas Review-Journal . Now, Allegiant...

Sisters Trying to Visit Dying Father Kicked Off Flight

'The most inhumane, deplorable thing I've ever seen any human being do'

(Newser) - Two sisters say their father died without them by his side because they were kicked off an Allegiant Air flight Monday in Florida, WKMG reports. Trisha Baker and Debbie Hartman were waiting for takeoff when Baker received a text about their father, who was in hospice in North Carolina. The...

Couple: Son's Peanut Allergy Got Us Booted From Flight

And now they're getting hate mail about it

(Newser) - Kyson and Sara Dana were just trying to make sure their son, Theo, would be safe as they flew from Provo, Utah, back home to Oakland, California, on Monday. They approached a flight attendant on their Allegiant Air flight to mention that the toddler has a peanut allergy. They just...

'Unreal' Turbulence Leaves Fliers 'Covered in Blood'

3 passengers, 4 crew members hospitalized

(Newser) - Passengers on an Allegiant Airlines flight to Pittsburgh Thursday afternoon had hopefully just enjoyed a relaxing vacation in the Dominican Republic, because the trip home from Punta Cana International Airport proved, well, stressful. Three passengers and four flight attendants had to be hospitalized after "severe turbulence," which caused...

Mom: As Son With Allergies Is Taken Off Plane, Cruel Clapping

Flight was delayed 90 minutes

(Newser) - The bucket list trip was all about making memories—just not the kind a Phoenix family is now stuck with. Terminal cancer patient George Alvarado brought his wife, Christina Fabian, and 7-year-old son, Giovanni, to Bellingham, Wash., to visit family. But when they boarded an Allegiant Airlines flight back to...

Plane Almost Runs Out of Gas After Airport Closure

Pilot tells air traffic controller: 'I don't have 20 minutes'

(Newser) - 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. The Allegiant plane with 144 passengers landed safely last Thursday at Hector International Airport in Fargo, ND, after a flight from Las Vegas....

Allegiant Air's Own Pilots Question Its Safety

Airline says union letter is 'an effort to manipulate the public'

(Newser) - Allegiant Air is battling allegations that it takes a shoddy approach to safety—from its own pilots. The union representing Allegiant's pilots says the low-budget, high-fee airline doesn't just cut costs, but also corners when it comes to safety and maintenance. In a letter to the airline's...

Airlines Scored $22.1B in Add-on Fees Last Year

66% surge in just 2 years

(Newser) - Airlines are raking in enormous piles of cash from add-ons and fees. Last year in the US, the top six airlines made $12.4 billion in revenue for things other than the cost of a ticket, such as checking bags, re-booking penalties, WiFi connections, and selling frequent flier miles to...

Airline to Charge $35 for Carry-Ons

Allegiant follows lead of Spirit Airlines

(Newser) - Uh oh, travelers, this might be turning into a trend. Starting tomorrow, Allegiant Air will begin charging passengers up to $35 for their carry-on bags, MSNBC reports. Passengers can bring one carry-on aboard for free, but only if it can fit under the seat in front of them, the president...

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New Airlines Fly on a Wing and $10

New Airlines Fly on a Wing and $10

Bargain-basement US carriers prepare to rock the industry

(Newser) - Frequent fliers will soon be reminiscing about the small luxuries a $200 airline ticket bought: like free Diet Coke. A new wave of start-up airlines is selling ultra-affordable flights as low as $10. But prepare to plunk down for seat assignments, checked baggage—and even peanuts.

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