Written on: 22/03/2011
We learned at check-in at 5:30 AM that our flight south that was scheduled to leave at 7 AM would be delayed. It left 3-1/2 hours late at 10:30 AM. Coming back north 3 weeks later we were told 40 minutes before the plane was scheduled to leave that there would be a delay. Our plane hadn't arrived from Tennessee yet, and in fact it hadn't even taken off from Tennessee yet. The plane left Sanford 2-1/2 hours late after it sat on the tarmac for 1 hour after boarding. When we got to Allentown we were told that our luggage would be 30 to 45 minutes late because they couldn't get the plane's baggage door opened. While we were waiting for the luggage I had spoken to several people and it appears that for the past 3 weeks every 7 AM Sunday flight from Allentown to Sanford was 3 to 5 hours late because the flights scheduled to arrive in the early evening on Saturday were late getting in, and the pilots had to have a minimum rest time. Allegiant knew 12 hours ahead of time that the flights were going to be delayed at least 3 hours, but didn't call anyone I had spoken to. Overall, we were relieved that we made it without crashing. I suspect they won't be in business too much longer.