There’s been a lot of talk about how consolidation will mean the end of the airline strike in the US. After all, these airlines are now so big that a strike at any one of them would be a severely crippling blow to the economy were it to happen. But … Read the post
Allegiant has a habit of announcing a bunch of new routes all at one time, and last week was no exception. The airline rolled out 15 new routes and 5 new cities with another one coming this week. If you don’t live in one of those cities, it would have … Read the post
Investigation: Allegiant has low prices, high complaints – Cincinnati Enquirer
You probably won’t be surprised to know that Allegiant gets a lot of complaints, but since the airline is new in Cincinnati, the local paper dug in to see why that was happening, and I was asked to comment.
I had a lot of great feedback on last week’s post about the aircraft registrations of the big four airlines in the US. Now, we’re going to look at most of the rest. Below you’ll find a discussion about the regionals and low cost cost carriers flying around the … Read the post
Allegiant Air now charging $5 for check-in at airport – KPCC 89.3
I was asked to talk about why Allegiant now charged $5 to print a boarding pass at the airport and if others would follow.
In the Trenches: A Big-Company Structure for a Small Business – Intuit Small Business Blog
Cranky Concierge isn’t a big business, but it might be some day. So I’m thinking about how that should work from a structural perspective.
When you think of Allegiant, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Ultra low costs? A fee for everything? Nationwide advertising powerhouse? Wait, that third one… maybe not. But it’s actually happening. Allegiant has decided to roll out a nationwide ad campaign, and I’m sort of confused as … Read the post
Allegiant’s start of service in Hawai’i has been anything but smooth sailing. There have been repeated operational issues with the airline’s 757s and that has left some very unhappy travelers stranded. But that issue is a side note compared to the bigger question of whether Allegiant’s model would even work … Read the post
The only thing I’d heard surrounding Allegiant’s Hawai’i flying recently was regarding mechanical problems impacting half the 757 fleet. That caused a bunch of cancellations but it didn’t indicate anything about how well or how poorly the flights were performing from a revenue perspective. Now we know, however, that … Read the post
It turns out United isn’t the only airline suffering from poor on time performance these days. Spirit hasn’t had more than 70 percent of flights arrive on time since April while Allegiant seems to be in the same boat. That’s not good. Why haven’t you heard about this? Because it … Read the post