Boz
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April 15th, 2018 at 4:45:03 PM permalink
Just watched a great report on the problems with this low cost airline on CBS. Personally would have never flown them before this report just from previous articles I read, but this takes it to an entirely different level.

I hope Babs can add to this but there are serious problems with the FAA and how they are dealing with this airline. Also changes in the FAA with enforcement to compliance is risking passenger safety.

I also did not know the CEO of Allegiant was involved in the management of Value Jet. One can only hope the worst never happens and an accident doesnít happen but with the amount of incidents with Allegiant has on record, itís not worth saving a few dollars.

Worth watching if you fly or considered flying Allegiant as many do to Vegas looking for cheap flights.
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April 15th, 2018 at 4:54:47 PM permalink
I saw this as well. It was a scathing news article about Allegiant. I've flown with them on several occasions, and unfortunately, this article didn't surprise me in the least. I try to avoid Allegiant whenever possible. It will be interesting to hear Allegiant's response to this, I don't think they can ignore it. I'd also be interested how this may impact their sales. I'm guessing it may make a small difference in the short term, but in the long term, not much will change, unless something catastrophic happens.
ams288
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April 15th, 2018 at 5:10:29 PM permalink
Does 60 Minutes post their videos online? I'd like to see this.
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Boz
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April 15th, 2018 at 5:15:03 PM permalink
Quote: ams288

Does 60 Minutes post their videos online? I'd like to see this.



They do put them On Demand with Comcast the next day. Not sure about online or other cable providers. I hope you find it, well worth the viewing time.
DRich
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April 15th, 2018 at 5:19:23 PM permalink
I'm a gambler, I will fly any airline if it is cheap enough. I actually have a flight on Allegiant scheduled in two weeks.
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April 15th, 2018 at 5:31:07 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I'm a gambler, I will fly any airline if it is cheap enough. I actually have a flight on Allegiant scheduled in two weeks.

Might want to read this first:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/allegiant-air-the-budget-airline-flying-under-the-radar/

I think the video is there too.
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billryan
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April 15th, 2018 at 6:02:00 PM permalink
I'm amazed how much safety people will sacrifice to save a few dollars on a flight.
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DRich
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April 15th, 2018 at 6:06:31 PM permalink
Quote: JohnnyQ

Might want to read this first:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/allegiant-air-the-budget-airline-flying-under-the-radar/

I think the video is there too.



Thank you.

I just look at how many flights they have had and how many fatalities (0). BTW, I admit I am a proponent of them and have flown them about 30 times already. I figure I save at least $100 every time I fly them and I am cheap. So far I have probably saved $3,000 by using them.
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DRich
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April 15th, 2018 at 6:07:55 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

I'm amazed how much safety people will sacrifice to save a few dollars on a flight.



Guilty!

I am a nihilist so safety is a very small concern for me.
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ams288
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April 15th, 2018 at 6:31:19 PM permalink
I just watched it. Yikes.

That FAA guy they interviewed seems super shady.
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