“Operational needs” necessitate Allegiant cancellations at Stewart

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STEWART AIRPORT – Citing “Operational
needs throughout our system,” Allegiant Air announced on Thursday
it was cancelling its flight to and from Stewart Airport on that same

In total, the airline cancelled six flights to and from St. Pete-Clearwater
International Airport in Florida.

At Stewart, flight 844 from St. Pete-Clearwater to Stewart and flight
845 from Stewart to St. Pete-Clearwater were cancelled with little notice
on Thursday.

Passengers had to scurry to make other accommodations.

Allegiant offered no other explanation for the cancellations; however,
last month the FAA proposed a $266,000 fine against the airline for failing
to include certain employees in random drug alcohol screening. It is unknown
if the cancellations are as a result of that situation or another factor.

The airline said it contacted passengers of the affected flights directly
and provided them with $200 vouchers for future travel.

Affected passengers also had change fees and fare differences waived and
if they choose not to reschedule on Allegiant, they will receive a full