Allegiant question

146guy

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For you allegiant guys that are based in Sanford, is commuting even an option for you. I did a quick search on passrider.com and it appears that Sanford doesn't have ANY airline traffic except Allegiant. I have an interview coming up and am worried about being based out there and not being able to commute.

Also, any new rumors on growth?

thanks for the info!
 

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I know a few pilots who commute to Sanford... just not sure the jumpseating route they take to get there.

As for growth, what they just told me in the interview was 26 more newhires this year, and new bases possible in Milwaukee and Atlantic City or Gulfport or Tunica.

Not sure on the a/c delivery specifics, but they're getting MD80's as fast as they can (as long as they're in good condition). SAS isn't giving up any more, so they're getting some from Aeromexico and JetsGo. Futher on down the road there's talk of another fleet type... perhaps Boeing, but that's definitely down the road a ways.

That's what I've been able to gather beeing on the outside peering in. Jeff H will be able to tell you more specifics, as will other current AAY guys.
 

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SFB Commute

I commute BWI - SFB and it is easy (as commutes go!). WN and FL are great! It depends where you live!???

Most commute in to MCO and make the drive to SFB, about 35 minutes. The company reimburses the parking in MCO, there is no charge for parking at SFB.

Some pilots commute from the outstations, but it doesn't always work. As AAY adds more cities out of SFB it will become easier to commute out to SFB. AAY may add some other crew domiciles on the East Coast.

We do mostly turns at AAY and a crash pad in domicile is a must. If you live in base, the QOL if 100% better, home every night, etc.
 

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Jeff Helgeson said:
I commute BWI - SFB and it is easy (as commutes go!). WN and FL are great! It depends where you live!???

Most commute in to MCO and make the drive to SFB, about 35 minutes. The company reimburses the parking in MCO, there is no charge for parking at SFB.

Some pilots commute from the outstations, but it doesn't always work. As AAY adds more cities out of SFB it will become easier to commute out to SFB. AAY may add some other crew domiciles on the East Coast.

We do mostly turns at AAY and a crash pad in domicile is a must. If you live in base, the QOL if 100% better, home every night, etc.
What are the routes of our SFB? Are you expecting much expansion there?
 

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Go to the website

On Your Six said:
What are the routes of our SFB? Are you expecting much expansion there?
www.allegiantair.com

You can click on the link for all of our routes and times. Allegiant takes unlimited Jumpseaters, both Pilots and F/As and I believe dispatchers with a valid airline ID (121, 135).

SFB: MSN (0800), PIA (0940), DSM (1440), LAN (1545).

We will be adding SGF and a few others over the next few months. I don't think they are going to paint it green, but they may send 'em to Moline! It seems I am flying to a lot of destinations I used to fly the DC9 to in a former life! All the hot spots for sure.
 

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You guys seem to have 4 or more aircraft parked in LAS at any given time. Do you have that many spares or are you guys (on demand charter). Thanks
 

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Wow... you guys got big. Thats about what AirTran's route map (in terms of size and scope) looked like in 1998.

Maybe Allegient will be the next big LCC.
 

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121 scheduled out of LAS for the most part

meanstreak said:
You guys seem to have 4 or more aircraft parked in LAS at any given time. Do you have that many spares or are you guys (on demand charter). Thanks
The planes sit in Vegas because AAY does turns and few over nights at out stations. Those planes mostly fly 121 scheduled. Although we do a lot of charter work for Harrah's, but that is also scheduled in advance. AAY flys the most during March Madness, flying the teams around. I prefer the scheduled stuff myself.
 

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Hey Jeff, what's with this Milwaukee rumor??? Flying in for the "friday fish fry" and some brats???
 

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They will be selling Slotts Beer on board

Jetjockey said:
Hey Jeff, what's with this Milwaukee rumor??? Flying in for the "friday fish fry" and some brats???
I think it will be flying to Mexico for Apple.

So, are Laverns "Ls" really getting bigger?
 

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Links to AAY expanded service

Subject: Allegiant Air in the News


Boston Globe, United States - 1 hour ago
PORTSMOUTH, NH --Low-cost airline Allegiant Air is beginning non-stop flights between Pease International Airport and Orlando, Fla. The service begins Oct. ...


Airline Announces New Service At Pease
WMUR Channel.com, NH - 6 hours ago
PORTSMOUTH, NH -- Low-cost airline Allegiant Air is beginning nonstop flights between New Hampshire's Pease International Airport and Orlando, Florida. ...

Allegiant Air to Double Flights in South Bend
Inside INdiana Business (press release), IN - Aug 24, 2005
Allegiant Air says due to strong demand it will double flights from South Bend Regional Airport to Las Vegas. The low-cost airline ...

New Florida service from Stewart begins in October; Vegas could be ...
Mid-Hudson News, NY - Aug 24, 2005
Other airlines have come and gone with service from Stewart Airport at Newburgh to Florida destinations. Las Vegas-based Allegiant ...

Allegiant Air to be Stewart's newest
Times Herald-Record, NY - Aug 24, 2005
By Tim Logan. Those were the words airport and local officials used yesterday to introduce Allegiant Air, Stewart Airport's newest low-cost carrier. ...


Allegiant Air brings Florida service to northeast with flights ...
Mid-Hudson News, NY - Aug 23, 2005
Other airlines have come and gone with service from Stewart Airport at Newburgh to Florida destinations. Las Vegas-based Allegiant ...

Stewart Airport plans to add new service
WSTM-TV, NY - Aug 23, 2005
NEW WINDSOR, NY Stewart International Airport in the Hudson Valley plans to announce a new airline service today. The Poughkeepsie ...

Stewart introducing new service to Florida
Times Herald-Record, NY - Aug 22, 2005
By Tim Logan. Two sources close to the situation say the airline will be Allegiant Air, a Las Vegas-based discounter that's been ...


New airline coming to Stewart
Poughkeepsie Journal, NY - Aug 22, 2005
By Craig Wolf. All signs are that it's Allegiant Air, a Las Vegas-based low-fare carrier that will serve Orlando-Sanford International
 

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Hey, Jeff, hows it hanging!!?

Heard MKE and Tunica MS for Apple, probably as a TDY for the LAS crews or anybody lucky enough to be jr. We're dropping SPS, just announced, not enough bookings. Enjoy SFB for me will you, I never liked the jungle much...
Brian
 

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MKE will be for Apple, but Tunica is going to be for Harrah's. (at least that's what MD said)

Plenty of people are looking forward to both, so I don't think anyone who doesn't want to be there will be going.

28 more new hires this year not including the 11 that just started.
 

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TDY is good

B

I flew the Apple TDY out of STL. The hotel is covered, no commuter car needed and per diem 24/7 with some high time months with heavy crew. MX has a car you can borrow to run to the store, etc.

The JS should be easier ti MKE with the agreements. I am going to hang in SFB, but MV is going to MKE for the duration.

Thanks for all the nice work in LAS!

JH
 

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Theres no posting for First Officers on the website...are you guys still accepting resumes..and what do ya got to do to get hired???
 

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Hey Jeff,

I'm real interested in Allegiant and was wondering if you had any more info on commuting, i.e. how many days do you actually have at home/what airline you commute on? Also, if you get based in LAS initially can a pilot transfer bases when seniority holds it? I live on Long Island, NY and i'm strongly considering sending my resume' to you guys. Unfortunately I don't know anyone from within, what chances does a guy with no internal recs have?
Sorry for all the questions but you seemed like the guy to ask since you commute from the NE. Any info you have would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Jeff (thats not a typo, my name is also Jeff and I worked for Eagle) Indy Air too until their demise..
 

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