RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Allegiant announces it has discovered a compliance issue which will require immediate reinspection of many slides in its MD80 fleet.
The Company has already begun the reinspections and expects to complete the process by the end of September. MD80 aircraft will be placed back in service as soon as possible after the slides pass reinspection. In the meantime, Allegiant will take as many as 30 MD80s out of service and delay, reschedule or cancel a number of flights over the next several days.
Here are the Reno flights affected:
Flight 430 from Las Vegas to Reno scheduled to arrive at 2:50 is canceled
Flight 431 to Las Vegas scheduled to depart at 6:35 is canceled
Flight 550 to Oakland scheduled to depart at 3:30 is canceled
Flight 551 from Oakland to Reno scheduled to arrive at 5:55 is canceled
Allegiant teams are working to accommodate all affected passengers and will offer the following compensation:
•Flights delayed less than four hours: $100 voucher for future travel
•Flights delayed 4-6 hours: $150 off voucher for future travel
•Flights delayed 6 or more hours: $200 voucher for future travel
•Reschedule flights: Full refund and $200 voucher for future travel
For passengers delayed overnight, hotel accommodations and meals will be provided. For travel and compensation questions, please call Allegiant Customer Care at 702-505-8888
At this time, it is unknown how long the disruption in flight schedule will last. Allegiant has activated additional call center staff, and Allegiant will be contacting affected travelers directly. Customers may also sign up for flight alerts for individual flights at https://www2.allegiantair.com/flight-status
or call 702-505-8888.