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Allegiant Grounds Planes to Inspect Exit Slides

SPRINGFILD, Mo. -- Allegiant announced in a press release on Friday that it has discovered a compliance issue, which requires an immediate inspection and overhaul of many emergency exit slides in its MD80 fleet.
SPRINGFILD, Mo. -- Allegiant announced in a press release on Friday that it has discovered a compliance issue, which requires an immediate inspection and overhaul of many emergency exit slides in its MD80 fleet. 


The company has already begun the inspections and expects to complete the process by the end of September.


 MD80 aircraft will be placed back in service as soon as possible.  


The press release states that Allegiant has verified a number of slides are compliant and has returned 18 MD80 aircraft into service, leaving as many as 32 out of service, causing Allegiant to delay, reschedule or cancel a number of flights over the next several days.

At the time of the release, it is unknown how long the disruption in flight schedule will last. Allegiant expects delays and reschedules to continue, but is working around-the-clock to re-accommodate and update passengers.

Allegiant customers may sign up for flight alerts for individual flights at this website or call 702-505-8888.

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

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