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Allegiant Air Strands Hawaii Passengers (AGAIN!)

Allegiant Air Strands Hawaii Passengers (AGAIN!)

Old Mar 10, 13, 8:13 pm
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Allegiant Air Strands Hawaii Passengers (AGAIN!)

Looks like Allegiant is doing it again:

"Mechanical problems left hundreds of Allegiant Air customers bound for California stranded at Honolulu Airport Saturday and Friday...."

[Rest of story here: http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/b...t_airport.html]

In reviewing their website, it looks like three fights were re-scheduled twice creating 72 hour delays:

Flight 1063-1 from Boise, ID to Honolulu, HI originally scheduled to depart Boise at 11:45 am on March 10, 2013 will be operated as Flight 1063-1 on March 11, 2013 departing from Boise at 11:45am, arriving in Honolulu at 2:05 pm.

Flight 1066-1 from Honolulu, HI to Phoenix/Mesa, AZ originally scheduled to depart Honolulu, HI at 1:20 pm on March 10, 2013 will be operated as Flight 1066-1 on March 11, 2013 departing from Honolulu at 8:00 am, arriving in Phoenix/Mesa, AZ at 5:00 pm.

Flight 1571-1 from Honolulu, HI to Las Vegas, NV originally scheduled to depart Honolulu, HI at 10:00AM on March 10, 2013 will be operated as Flight 1571-1 on March 11, 2013 departing from Honolulu, HI at 5:50 pm, arriving in Las Vegas, NV at 2:35 am.

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Old Mar 11, 13, 1:31 pm
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but at least the flight was cheap!
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Old Mar 11, 13, 2:10 pm
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Flying around used 757s and MD80s, what do you expect.
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Old Mar 11, 13, 6:25 pm
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There is delay and there is crazy

I get it cheap and used planes = possible delay.

Three days for the people transiting between HNL and BOI is crazy talk.

I have my first flight Friday on ALGT's new service, LAS-HNL, I'll post a trip report.
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Was wonderin' how G4 was going to handle ops with ETOPS...
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Old Mar 12, 13, 5:17 pm
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The good news is that if you've got to be stranded away from home, what better place to be stranded?
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Old Mar 18, 13, 10:09 am
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Allegiant Air Trip Report LAS-HNL

757-200 - N901LV
DEP 6:45PM
$149 O/W (base fare)

Check-in was efficient, normally the morning and afternoon Allegiant flights cause a mob at the ticket counter, but this flight was late enough in the evening to miss the rush. Note that Allegiant weighs bags very carefully, so don't try to get away with more than a 40 LB checked bag, the fee for 41 LBS is steep. The agent was pleasant, the only thing that struck me as odd was a banner for the airlines sign, I thought a hub airline might get a little more permanent signage. I proceeded to the D gates, note that Allegiant does also sell First Class TSA access as an option.

The flight began boarding at approximately 6:05P, Allegiant boards by zones and the first groups to board are those that paid for "priority boarding." I didn't pay for this service or for a carry on bag, but did pay $23 for row four seating and $70 r/t for my checked luggage. The gate agent Carrie was very abrupt and rude, shouting the rules about using overhead bins, and the need to board quickly to depart early. I don't usually do well with screamers like Carrie.

Once onboard I took my assigned seat 4A, the seats are Recardo non-reclining slim line seats without lower seat back pockets, rather a hard plastic magazine holder on the top of the seat. The seats were well worn, not new like I would've thought since Allegiant just entered the Hawaii market, and the pitch couldn't have been more than 30".

We took off with no problems even though the flight was 100% full and began our 7 hour and 5 min flight, much longer than schedule due to strong headwinds. The flight attendants were very junior and behaved like they were working at a fast food resturaunt, I mean how hard is it to memorize or practice the safety briefing? During the flight the beverage and snack cart came through four times, which was nice. Items range from soda and bottled water $2, to beer and cocktails $5-$7, and for food they have snack packs $5 and sandwiches $6. I had a bottled water, Sutter Home Chardonnay, Deli Snack pack, and turkey pretzel roll sandwich. Everything was as expected for a BOB program, I could tell the sandwich had been previously frozen. The cabin layout is limited, the front galley lavatory was monopolized by the crew and they even locked it to ensure no passengers used it, leaving three mid-cabin lavatory's for the 217+ passengers. The lavs were not serviced in LAS from the inbound HNL flight, and they were FULL of T.P. Gross. And just when you think bathroom soap can't get any cheaper, Allegiant is up to the challenge of watering down cleanser. Unsanitary. Also they had four pilots and they were constantly rotating out of the cockpit, very unusual rotation, and very very young looking crew.

We landed in HNL without incident and the bags took at least 45 minutes. Overall I wouldn't recommend Allegiant, when the price is all said and done it matches Hawaiian, Allegiant just reminds me of another USAirways but a lot less organized.
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