Yesterday, Allegiant announced that it would add a third aircraft type to its stable. The airline’s first A319 will be delivered in the fourth quarter of this year and Allegiant will take a total of 19 aircraft to start. I’m not surprised that Allegiant went this route, but I guess … Read the post
Will other carriers copy Allegiant and Spirit with new carry-on baggage fee? – APEX Editor’s Blog
I look at Allegiant’s carry on fee, and whether others might follow.
Way back on March 5, 2010, Allegiant announced it would purchase some used 757s so that it could go to Hawai’i. Here we are more than 2 years later and the strategy is finally, mercifully, being put into place. Flights to Honolulu begin on June 29 from one city you … Read the post
Allegiant has finally received permission to fly the 757 from the FAA. Until it gets certification to fly long overwater segments to Hawai’i (ETOPS), these airplanes will head from Vegas to McAllen (TX) and Rockford (IL). Anyone want to speculate on whether Allegiant will in fact begin Hawai’i flying … Read the post
Allegiant has quietly slipped a note into a federal filing that says it wants people to be able to pay for fuel price fluctuations after a plane ticket has already been bought. And I like it. I know, you think I’m insane for saying such a thing, but there … Read the post
Why Arguments Against Airline Foreign Ownership Are Bogus – BNET Headwinds
There are plenty of arguments against allowing foreign ownership of US airlines, but I don’t buy any of them.
How Airlines Battled Through the September Traffic Blues – BNET Headwinds
September is a four-letter … Read the post
Weak July Traffic Shows Allegiant Lost Altitude – BNET Headwinds
Allegiant saw weaker traffic numbers in July. It’s not what you expect from an airline that continues to find ways to fill more and more seats.
I was supposed to be winging my way north on my first trip on Allegiant to Bellingham this weekend for a short visit with some family. Unfortunately, a lot came up for them and they called the trip off. On most airlines, I would just have to take my losses … Read the post
oneworld Alliance Surging, Adding Airlines — and Finally Offering Customers Some Perks – BNET Headwinds
oneworld is finally surging after years of being lame and boring. Finally.
Southwest Wages a Battle for Milwaukee in… Oshkosh? – BNET Headwinds
Southwest flew into Oshkosh last weekend. Why? … Read the post