Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by I4Favre, Apr 14, 2018.
just read that Allegiant Air will be on 60 minutes concerning their aging fleet.
It's about time!
Got it set up on the PVR for tomorrow. Glad to be flying WestJet next trip
A quick check of the cable guide shows it airing tomorrow.
Great. Looking at flights to Vegas with them right now. Hmmmmm..........
I just booked a July flight with them. No other options. Takeoff is when my gambling begins.
It's not going to matter in the long run. Just look at United. All of those people that got angry at them and "boycotted" them for the way they conducted themselves with the dragging, the animals dying, the wardrobe thing and vowed never to fly them again. Yet the second that they were $10 cheaper than a competitor or the schedule was slightly more convenient than American, Delta or Southwest, they booked immediately
Wait 24 hours and there's a good chance it will be cheaper.
Allegiant flies to a lot cities the major airlines do not fly to. People in those cities may not have any other choice than to use Allegiant. So, a story on 60 Minutes may mean nothing to them. If your choices are limited, you have use what is available.
I agree. It's like when the closest grocer is 15 minutes away, you settle for rummaging through garbage cans.
Is this overkill by 60 minutes? No matter whether or not fleets are aging, aircraft safety is better than it's ever been. Ain't worried one bit about my next Allegiant flight.
You can still fly commercial on a DC3 in North America. https://milesquest.boardingarea.com/2011/12/26/buffalo-airways-dc3-dc-3-service-north-america/ Haven't heard of any Allegiant planes falling out of the sky recently. Just sayin'
It’s only a matter of time til an Allegiant flight crashes killing hundreds. If this story helps put them out of business to prevent this from happening, it will be a good thing
So, I should put you down as a cautious "maybe" on the DC3 then? Just kidding.
I will fly Allegiant because it's about all we can get, and I have never had a problem.? Saluk, why would you even say anything so ridiculous? A plane crash isn't anything to joke about.
The time has come for the DC-9 series and its progeny, the MD-8X and "Boeing" 717 to be retired.
Honestly, I don't know how Allegiant can run old planes as a bargain carrier. Spirit and Frontier can run so cheap because their planes get incredible fuel economy -- well over 100 passenger miles per gallon. The days of the aircraft being the most expensive part of running an airline are over. They lose so much on fuel prices, getting new planes should be a no-brainer.
The article states that they are in the process of doing that exact thing, upgrading the fleet. SOMEBODY has to have the oldest fleet, but they seem to be addressing the issue, just not as quickly as some might like.
I expect this to be a fair and balanced report, noting many accomplishments and painting Allegiant Air in a glowing light.
60 Minutes is known for that, right?
I'm still waiting for 60 Minutes to update their report on Audi's runaway 5000 series car, or Toyota's runaway Prius problem. Any day now.
Allegiant's business model is based on serving areas that have no other airlines. Small regional airports in desperate towns who charge nearly nothing to operators. I was watching some YouTube videos of Allegiant takeoffs from some of the podunk airports they operate from and the country bumpkins were cheering as the plane took off because they had never flown before.
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