MtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2122 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1297 times:
Well, I have only flown them once, IDA-LAS , 2nd day of ops in IDA last November.
I was amazed at number of folks getting off in IDA (120) and glad to see only about 75 going with me to LAS.
The flight was on time, nice, quiet, and enjoyable.
Inflight service was good, as well.
I think it is good that flight times have been changed to a midday service.
Glad to see G4 give SCK a shot. Used to live in the area 1979-80 when a carousel of carriers flew to SCK.
Would definitely fly them again.
F9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4739 posts, RR: 30 Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1211 times:
I was very unhappy with an incident that happened on a charter awhile back (mechanical). After writing a letter and getting a response the next day, I would say that I was pleased with that. Not only that, they called about 5 times (and I never returned the call either!) That speaks volumes about them.
I have grown to really like G4, and on my last visit to Vegas was happy to see their mad dogs shining in the sun!
I would think G4 would be considering more MD's, but I would like to see G4 in a 320 or 737.
Mfricke From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 266 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1206 times:
I flew Allegiant Air for the very first time one week ago today, from Ft. Collins to Las Vegas. The boarding process was very smooth, the flight departed a few minutes ahead of time, and the pilot was very generous in making in-flight announcements about our route. I didn't mind the fact that I had to pay extra to reserve my seat, in fact, it was worth it since I got priority boarding. I would not only fly Allegiant Air again, but I would definitely recommend it to others. Plus, if you live near a small airport such as Ft. Collins, it is so much easier to go through all the ground processing there than at a large major airport, such as at nearby Denver International.
Airwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1125 times:
While I haven't flown G4 yet, I'm very glad to have another (credible) airline here at ABE. Southeast, Hooters, and Pan Am III weren't exactly agreeable (or paying) tenants.
G4 is the perfect type of direct-leisure airline that many in the Lehigh Valley have been waiting for. True, they only fly 4x/week to/from SFB, but I've been lead to understand that they are filling their Mad Dogs quite regularly, which is excellent. My only real desire would be for them to also serve LAS from ABE, but seeing as their most easterly destination from their LAS base is LAN, I don't think that will be likely in the near-term.
I wish G4 all the best and hope that they don't try to grow beyond the niche they have made for themselves. Personally, I'd like for them to stick around ABE for a while.
When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.
F9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4739 posts, RR: 30 Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1090 times:
Quoting Iowaman (Reply 10): Anyone know if Allegiant is getting any more gate space by chance in LAS?? Last time I flew in from CID we got stuck in a holding pad for about 20 minutes, and sometimes check-in lines are horrendous.
I heard LAS is expanding the D gates. What is going on with the A's?
Cloudy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1081 times:
I thought(correct me if I'm wrong) that their business model depends on low aircraft utilization, especially measured weekly. If this is so, they will probably stay with older model planes because of the lower capital cost.
Jeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 588 posts, RR: 5 Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1078 times:
Allegiant can occassionally get extra gate space on a temporary bases on the D side. The A side is locked up by USAirways/Am West. Allegiant really doesn't want to go to the old A gates. More space may become available when the next wing of the D gates is built. Right now the County DOA has determined that Allegiant doesn't need another permanently assigned gate at its LAS base. Allegiant really doesn't have to hold that many flights on the pad but it does happen for many reasons.
Wedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5532 posts, RR: 5 Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 978 times:
Before moving to the Seattle from Wichita, KS, my wife and I had flown G4 several times. Each time, the service had been great! G4 is so convenient and inexpensive. It's good to see this service around.
I'm amazed how much G4 has grown since I flew them the first time. At that time, LAS-ICT was their longest haul flight with their single MD-80. It was shortly after they mothballed their DC-9-20 (darn it!).
At that time, they had one round where they gave complementary drinks and snacks. Then a second cart had stuff where you could purchase stuff like candy, chips, games and even G4 t-shirts. I have one at home. I was actually kind of upset when they got rid of the "purchase" cart the next time we flew G4. I even wrote to G4 about it. Oh well.
I could fly G4 from BLI, but SEA is much closer to where I live. So, AS is more convenient and about the same price.
Humberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4901 posts, RR: 5 Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 871 times:
Quoting Airwave (Reply 7): While I haven't flown G4 yet, I'm very glad to have another (credible) airline here at ABE. Southeast, Hooters, and Pan Am III weren't exactly agreeable (or paying) tenants.
G4 is the perfect type of direct-leisure airline that many in the Lehigh Valley have been waiting for. True, they only fly 4x/week to/from SFB, but I've been lead to understand that they are filling their Mad Dogs quite regularly, which is excellent.
The success of Allegiant seems to be partially down to them being a full scheduled carrier with their own AOC. If you look at the likes of Hooters and PanAm they were/are scheduled charters and in some cases didnt even have thir own AOC but used another airline's. The stability and scheduled status of Allegiant would appear to inspire more confidence to book with them