They've lasted pretty good so far. I don't see that changing.
Founded in Fresno, they've run the FAT
flights since about 1998 or 99, longer than anyone else has ever lasted on the route. FAT
was the only route G4
kept when they filed Bankruptcy in 2000.
CEO Maurice Gallagher was one of the 4 founders of what became AirTran, he also was in Sr. Mgmt at other airlines. He and some of the others involved at Allegiant have a history of successfully competing against larger airlines. So they may surprise you.
There are also some things in the planning stages at Allegiant for the next year that intrigue me. No comment now because I don't know what they are going to decide but it could lead to an even stronger airline.
The one that surprises me is UAX on FAT
still growning, and I have a lot of UA
miles. Adding a 4th flight Brasilia to compete against jets is interesting. Most people I know don't book UAX on the route unless they want to earn or use UA
miles because of the turboprops. But I have heard UA
/UAX is using Fresno to reroute passengers who miss flights between LAS
and both LAX
. So it may have something to do with that.