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Hoax Bomb Threat On Board Las Vegas Flight

A man was arrested on Saturday for making an alleged bomb threat whilst onboard a Spirit Airlines flights destined for Las Vegas. The flight continued to McCarran International Airport where the aircraft was searched and passengers evacuated and screened. The threat proved to be a hoax.

Allegiant Flies Old Planes…But They’re Full of Passengers!

Allegiant Air flies cheap, dull MD-80 planes but they manage to fill them up and fly from underserved airports to popular destinations. Photo: Allegiant Air

Allegiant Air flies cheap, dull MD-80 planes but they manage to fill them up and fly from underserved airports to popular destinations. Photo: Allegiant Air

With all of the doom and gloom in the airline business, it was refreshing to read in last week’s Wall St. Journal about an airline that is making money, thank you very much. Not only is Allegiant, a unit of Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co. making money but their planes are flying 90 percent full. The story detailed just how this can be in an era when everyone, big or small, is squawking about profits and imposing fees. Heck, Ryanair even floated a trial balloon about charging to use the toilets on planes this week!

But Allegiant has announced 25 new routes since August, and they’ve focused on smaller, unserved cities that have demand, but have been abandoned by larger carriers. Elmira, NY; Peoria, IL; Fargo, ND; Bellingham WA; you get the idea…plenty of need for plane travel to places like Las Vegas, St. Petersburg FL and Phoenix, but nobody else is offering it.

Part of Allegiant’s low costs are due to its unimpressive fleet. They own, not lease, 41 slightly used MD-80 airplanes, these cost a whopping $4 million each, compared with dozens of millions for a new Airbus or a Boeing 737.  And these cheap planes only depart when nearly all 150 seats are full. Many routes are served just two or four times a week, not every day as you’d see with a legacy carrier.

There are those who are skeptical about the upstart, including Mark Roberts of Off Wall Street consulting. He told the Journal that “  if leisure travel drops, and fuel goes up, these guys are toast.”

But for now, if you live in Kalispel Montana, or Elmira and want to jet to Vegas, well Allegiant just might be the way to go.

Park and Save at Advantage Rent a Car in Las Vegas Nevada

If you are traveling out of McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, you’ll want to leave your car at Advantage Rent a Car. Get the lowest daily rate when you reserve your airport parking in advance. Why not save money? Then you’ll have more money to spend on your family vacation or business trip.

You’ll be very pleased with the friendly and professional service at Advantage Rent a Car. They are open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Travel during the holiday time with no worries that the airport parking facility will be closed when you come to pick up your car. Your car is always safe and secure when you leave it at Advantage Rent a Car. Best of all, you are less than a mile from the airport. You know you’ll get your flight on time with Advantage Rent a Car’s complimentary airport shuttle buses. The airport shuttle buses run on demand – so they are available exactly when you need them.

Listen to what one satisfied Advantage Rent a Car customer had to say, “I actually chose the location because of the free friendly shuttle bus that took you to the airport so fast.” We know you’ll agree – there are many advantages to choosing Advantage Rent a Car!