Troubled Flight from CVG Included in "60 Minutes" Report on Allegiant


The airline is popular in the Quad Cities, it offers nonstop, discounted flights between Moline and places like Phoenix, Orlando, Clearwater/St. Petersburg and Las Vegas.

Allegiant defended its safety and says the report by CBS News' "60 Minutes" tells a "false narrative" about the airline. An internal memo to employees, confirmed by Allegiant, said that the company is "prepared to fight back against '60 Minutes.'" Allegiant is also responding to Twitter posts by asking for private messages to "share our concerns about the story". He called the report's conclusion "reasonable", but said the airline is safe, otherwise the FAA would shut it down.

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CBS' latest episode of "60 Minutes" featured details of a seven-month-long investigation of the Las Vegas-based low-budget carrier, including an "alarming number" of issues between January 1, 2016, and October 31, 2017.

Jay Ratliff says that about two to three years ago, Allegiant made headlines for operational maintenance issues, but since then, the company has worked with the FAA to improve.

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The CBS show interviewed many passengers who experienced problems with Allegiant, including five people who spoke during the 60 Minutes segment about how the airline failed them in the past.

Others commented on our Facebook post with mixed reviews. "This one-sided presentation falls far short of the responsible journalistic standards expected from reputable outlets, including '60 Minutes, '" Gust said.

Allegiant is known as a low-priced airline. He is said to be indulged in "lawsuit seeking money damage against the company". "The City of Concord is not in a position to speak to the safety practices and operations of Allegiant or other carriers, other than all airlines must meet FAA requirements". That expansion, airport officials say, is to handle the more than 2.6 million passengers, a almost three-fold increase from 901,862 passengers in 2012, at the fast-growing air facility. Our team members safely operate thousands of flights each week, which will transport more than 14 million passengers this year.

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In response to inquiries, the FAA provided a copy of a letter it sent to "60 Minutes" producers Michael Karzis and Vanessa Fica on April 11. "All we can do is we can encourage Allegiant to do what's right", he said, adding he thinks it will overcome the controversy. It also pointed to a Department of Transportation report claiming it had the second-lowest cancellation rate of any airline.