Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) has announced new nonstop jet service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport from four cities across the nation beginning on October 2, 2015, including one city new to the Allegiant network.
New routes announced to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood include:
Portsmouth, New Hampshire – October 1, 2015
Akron-Canton, Ohio – October 2, 2015
Rochester, New York – October 9, 2015
Grand Rapids, Michigan – December 16, 2015 through April 2016
Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 N872GA (msn 53295) taxies to the runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) painted in the old 2003 livery.
Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) yesterday (June 18) was forced to cancel six flights at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) following a previous emergency landing which removed an aircraft form the available pool. According to this report by Channel 10 News, the airline admitted they did not have enough aircraft yesterday in service to handle its 283 flight schedule across its system.
The carrier is offering a $200 voucher for future travel.
Meanwhile the pilots have been threatening to strike and the carrier has gone to court to prevent any walkouts.
Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) flight 331 from Los Angeles to Boise, Idaho with McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) N423NV (msn 53008) on Friday evening (June 12) was delayed somewhat in arriving at BOI when a fuel leak developed in the auxiliary power unit while taxiing to the gate. Passengers smelled fuel and when the flight stopped at the gate, passengers opened an emergency exit over the wing and tried to exit via the wing. There were no injuries.
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Allegiant prevailed before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in its appeal of a lower court ruling which had prohibited the Company from changing the terms and conditions of employment for its pilots. The unanimous appellate court decision held that the lower court erred in finding that Allegiant had to maintain the “status quo” while it negotiates a contract with the pilots’ representative, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (Teamsters), pursuant to the Railway Labor Act (RLA).
The Teamsters was elected to represent Allegiant’s pilots in August 2012. In late 2013, the Teamsters sued the Company, claiming the Company had violated the RLA’s “status quo” requirements by allegedly making changes to established pilot work rules during the parties’ negotiations. The appellate court concluded that Allegiant has no obligation to maintain the status quo under the RLA during its negotiations with the Teamsters. It vacated the injunction and remanded the case to “permit the Teamsters and Allegiant to continue negotiating a collective bargaining agreement in conformity with the RLA and under the [National Mediation] Board’s guidance.”
“We are pleased with the Court’s ruling and look forward to directing our time and energy to the negotiating table to continue working toward a contract that will be beneficial to both our pilots and the company,” said Steve Harfst, Allegiant’s chief operating officer.
Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) N868GA (msn 49554) arrives back at the Las Vegas base.
Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) today (June 5) launches new, nonstop, seasonal flights from Tulsa to Los Angeles. The new seasonal flights will operate twice weekly through August 17, 2015 between the Tulsa International Airport (TUL) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Yesterday (June 4) the ultra low-fare carrier launched twice-weekly seasonal flights from Little Rock, Arkansas also to Los Angeles. The new seasonal flights will operate twice weekly through Auguist 16, 2015, and will fly nonstop between Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) N408NV (msn 53246) promoting the Blue Man Group show in Las Vegas arrives at LAS.
Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) on June 4 began new twice-weekly nonstop, seasonal service between Columbus (Rickenbacker) and Allegiant’s newest vacation destination, Savannah-Hilton Head. The route will operate through August 16.
In addition, the carrier on June 4 made its debut in Brownsville with the start of new twice-weekly nonstop flights to Las Vegas.
Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-111 N301NV (msn 2319) arrives at Los Angeles.