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User currently offlineG4resagent From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 300 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1758 times:

Just curious as to what all the a.netters think about Allegiant. I love working for them, they are a great airline.

Also, when it comes time to upgrade the fleet, what do you think Allegiant will go after?

Thanks in advance!

G4ResAgent

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User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2473 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1669 times:
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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.



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User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5081 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1583 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.



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User currently offlineMfricke From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1578 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.


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User currently offlineJeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 604 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

Hmmm....I'm thinking 737-800s with winglets. Outside shot at A320s with winglets. Not sure when but soon. The Mad Dogs would probably migrate to the east coast operation.

User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1533 times:

I've never actually flown G4, but my friend tells me great service, on time performance is excellent, etc. and great loads from MFE!


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User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5822 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

What I like is that someone finally found a business plan that works with mainline aircraft at smaller cities.

Yes it is not daily. Yes it is only leisure travel to places like Vegas and Orlando. Yes it doesn't have the free amenities. Yes you cannot connect anywhere.

BUT G4 is an airline that thought outside the traditional models, keeps a close eye on markets working or not working and on their costs, and in turn has been profitable.

It gives me hope the US industry may find some new creative ways to offer service and be profitable.



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User currently offlineAirwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1497 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.  Smile

Airwave  eyebrow 



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User currently offlineG4resagent From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

Quoting MFEFlyer (Reply 5):
but my friend tells me great service

Thats what we love to hear!  Smile


User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

Quoting G4resagent (Reply 8):
Thats what we love to hear

Can't wait to fly myself! (hopefully MFE-SFB)



Valley Approach.....
User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4423 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1465 times:
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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.

User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5081 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1462 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?



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User currently offlineCloudy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1453 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.

User currently offlineJeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 604 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1450 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.

User currently offlineJacks757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

Got to see the MD-83 in SMF today. We dont get to see them that often. It was a charter, SMF-IFP. Love the noise those engines make!

User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2057 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

SO Jeb94 are you hinting that the 737-800 longhorn ( that what it looks like with winglets) may find its way to G4 soon?

It sure would be nice to see.



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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4423 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1400 times:
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Quoting F9Animal (Reply 11):
I heard LAS is expanding the D gates.

Yeah, last I heard construction should start this summer so it will be a little while before they are done.


User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5822 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

Quoting Cloudy (Reply 12):
I thought(correct me if I'm wrong) that their business model depends on low aircraft utilization, especially measured weekly.

I think the aircraft utilization rate is pretty good (not as high as many but not real low), it is the frequency of flights at stations that is low.

Quoting Cloudy (Reply 12):
If this is so, they will probably stay with older model planes because of the lower capital cost.

Except they also have to look ahead to fuel costs. With a low fare model they can't afford to allow fuel costs to get out of control. So there is talk of a need for a more efficient aircraft.



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5930 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1350 times:
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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.


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1243 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



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User currently offlineJeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 604 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

All I can say is stay tuned Sunking737. This airline has taken on the same style of life as the city of Las Vegas. The only thing that can be constantly predicted is change.

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