The Las Vegas-based airline, Allegiant Air (allegiantair.com)operates an all-jet charter and scheduled airline service. As of 2014, Allegiant Airlines, owned by Allegiant Travel, flies to 99 cities nonstop within the United States, including Phoenix, Los Angeles and many locales in Florida like Orlando, Punta Gorda and Sanford. Allegiant sells vacation packages including airfare, accommodations, car rentals and activities.
Most of the Allegiant’s fleet is made up of McDonnell Douglas MD 80s, MD 83s and MD 85s, each with 166 seats and a range of 1,600 nautical miles. A nautical mile is longer than a land-based mile, measuring 6,076 feet and 5,280 feet, respectively. All seats in these aircrafts are coach, which is applicable to all of Allegiant’s planes.
Because of the smaller size of many of these planes, passengers are able to enjoy more comforts throughout their journey. Things like full flight attendant service, extra legroom and extra space for your carry-on bags all contribute to making your round trip that much easier.
Boeing and Airbus
Allegiant Air’s current fleet operates multiple Boeing 757s and the new Boeing 737 max aircraft. These larger planes have a range of 2,700 nautical miles and carry 215 passengers. The airline also operates an Airbus fleet of three Airbus A319s and seven Airbus A320s. With these larger Airbus a320-200 models, air travel with Allegiant flights make are more accessible than ever. The A319 has a range of 2,300 nautical miles and has 156 seats. The A320 has 177 seats and can cover up to 2,000 nautical miles without refueling.
As a disclaimer, to save on cost and maintain their position as a low-cost airline, many of Allegiant Air’s planes are a bit older. They are bought second hand from other airlines like Delta or American American Airlines, and the average age of a typical plane is anywhere from 15 to 30 years old.