Articles tagged “allegiant air”

Complications of Getting Catering to the Plane — Airline Innovation Report

Complications of Getting Catering to the Plane — Airline Innovation Report

Brian Sumers, Skift

Are you upset some airlines charge $3 for a soda? There's a reason prices are higher than at a convenience store. It's not easy or cheap to get provisions onto an aircraft.

14 hours ago

Allegiant Air Will Enter the Hotel and Condo Business With Massive Florida Property

Allegiant Air Will Enter the Hotel and Condo Business With Massive Florida Property

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

At least one high-profile Allegiant Air executive left the airline recently in part because he didn't want it to divest from its core mission of flying passengers, multiple sources have told Skift. But the project is happening anyway. We'll see if Allegiant has more success than other airlines that have entered the hotel business.

3 months ago

Low-Cost Spirit and Allegiant Struggle to Fly On Time

Low-Cost Spirit and Allegiant Struggle to Fly On Time

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Allegiant and Spirit are giving the absurd excuse that an airline can't be both low-cost and on-time. Wrong. In Europe, budget carrier Ryanair tops the rankings for on-time performance.

4 months ago

Airline Passengers Aren’t Always Guaranteed a Cool Cabin on the Ground

Airline Passengers Aren’t Always Guaranteed a Cool Cabin on the Ground

Thomas Peipert, Associated Press

People love to criticize airlines. Is it possible some aircraft are too hot during boarding? Of course. But this is not a major issue, and surely there doesn't need to be a federal law to govern airline cabin temperatures. Let's count on airlines to do the right thing.

4 months ago

A Top Allegiant Air Executive Resigns, Effective Immediately

A Top Allegiant Air Executive Resigns, Effective Immediately

Brian Sumers, Skift

We get that there's always turnover in the executive ranks. But lots of top talent has left Allegiant in the past few years. We're curious about why.

6 months ago

For the First Time, Allegiant Air Learns What It’s Like to Configure a New Airplane

For the First Time, Allegiant Air Learns What It’s Like to Configure a New Airplane

Brian Sumers, Skift

Did you know how much effort went into designing a plane's cabin? Skift got the scoop from Allegiant Air, which will take its first new airplane from Airbus later this month.

7 months ago

Low-Cost Carrier Allegiant Air Is Interested in Getting Into the Hotel Business

Low-Cost Carrier Allegiant Air Is Interested in Getting Into the Hotel Business

Brian Sumers, Skift

Most airlines prefer to focus on their core business — transporting passengers. But Allegiant executives have always thought outside-the-box, and historically that has been good for investors. Perhaps the airline is considering a new way to increase revenues?

7 months ago

Here’s Why Many Airlines Feel They Need to Raise Fares

Here’s Why Many Airlines Feel They Need to Raise Fares

Brian Sumers, Skift

The era of deep airline discounts is far from over. But with U.S. carriers having some revenue problems, expect airlines to try to do what they can to raise ticket prices and earn more from ancillary fees. Investors are demanding it.

1 year ago

Allegiant Air May Revert to Its Roots and Sell More Vacation Packages

Allegiant Air May Revert to Its Roots and Sell More Vacation Packages

Brian Sumers, Skift

Allegiant has been busy with other matters in recent years, but the airline should once again focus on selling vacation packages. The margins on hotel rooms, rental cars and attraction tickets are usually much higher than margins on airfares.

1 year ago

Why United, American and Delta Fear Ultra Low Cost Competition, Explained

Why United, American and Delta Fear Ultra Low Cost Competition, Explained

Brian Sumers , Skift

American, United, and Delta are all introducing no-frills fares to try to thwart Frontier, Allegiant, and Spirit. It might work, or it might not. But it's worth a shot. The Big 3 do not want any of the discount airlines to grow to be as large and powerful as Ryanair.

1 year ago

Allegiant Air and the FAA Agree the Airline Is Dealing With Its Safety Issues

Allegiant Air and the FAA Agree the Airline Is Dealing With Its Safety Issues

David Koenig, Associated Press

Whether it's the FAA or its own pilots, Allegiant has had trouble avoiding perception that it has safety issues.

1 year ago

Allegiant Air Banking on New Credit Card Deal to Reveal More About Its Flyers

Allegiant Air Banking on New Credit Card Deal to Reveal More About Its Flyers

Brian Sumers, Skift

Allegiant Air knows less about its most loyal customers than it would like. Its new co-branded credit card could help change that. But will anyone apply for it?

1 year ago