UPDATE: Allegiant Air Pulls Planes for Inspection; Two Flights from Palm Springs Affected
UPDATE: Two Allegiant flights at Palm Springs International Airport have been rescheduled...
KMIR6 News reached out to Allegant and received this response:
At this time, it is unknown how long the disruption in flight schedule will last. Allegiant has activated additional call center staff, and Allegiant will be contacting affected travelers directly. Customers may also sign up for flight alerts for individual flights at https://www2.allegiantair.com/flight-status or call 702-505-8888.
Local flights impacted:
9/20 PSP-BLI- 211-1 Rescheduled
9/20 MLI-PSP- 210-1 Rescheduled
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Allegiant Airlines has taken 30 of its 52 MD-80 aircraft out of service to inspect emergency slides, days after passengers and crew members slid to the tarmac to escape one of its planes in Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas-based airline posted a notice saying an unspecified number of flights would be delayed, rescheduled or canceled during the next several days.
Company spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler said Friday that Monday's evacuation following reports of smoke in the cabin triggered a maintenance review that found unspecified problems.
No injuries were reported in the evacuation at McCarran International Airport. The 144 passengers and six crew members were bound for Peoria, Ill.
KMIR6 News reached out to Allegiant about flights from Palm Springs International...they sent us this information: