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Continued: Allegiant Air thrives on routes other airlines ignore: small cities to sunny vacation spots

  • Article by: SCOTT MAYEROWITZ , AP Airlines Writer
  • Last update: June 28, 2013 - 10:45 AM

The bigger problem is if a mechanical issue forces a plane to be grounded. Given its limited schedule and packed planes, there usually isn't another flight to book passengers on. Instead, they are left waiting six hours while a new plane is flown in.

Sometimes flights are postponed to the next day. In one extreme situation in March, more than 1,700 passengers flying to and from Hawaii saw multi-day delays, including one flight that was 52 hours late.

That's a lot of time to kill at an airport bar.

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Scott Mayerowitz can be reached at http://twitter.com/GlobeTrotScott.

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