User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


31° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Business

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Allegiant Ends Sioux Falls To LA Flights

August 10, 2012, 10:01 PM by Don Jorgensen

Allegiant Ends Sioux Falls To LA Flights
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Low cost air carriers like Allegiant Air have saved a lot of you hundreds perhaps thousands of dollars ever since it started flying out of Sioux Falls.

Now, Allegiant is going to stop flying to LA at the end of the month.

Mary Philippe is a supervisor of a foreign exchange program.   Over the years she has used Allegiant Air to fly to LA, but soon she won't have that option anymore.

"It's really a shame we're not going to have that direct flight for LA," Philippe said.

Philippe also likes to fly Allegiant to other places with the foreign exchange students.

"I take them to Orlando, so that's real nice way rather than travel with 30 kids and having to stop off, so I hope we never lose that or Las Vegas," Philippe said.

She's not alone, several other air travelers we talked with have some of the same concerns that low cost carriers like Allegiant Air will be ending even more flights.

"Unfortunately it takes away one of our options that we had for flights to the west coast," AAA Travel agent Kay Parrott said.

Parrott says people like flying Allegiant because they can save both money and time with a direct flight.  And even though Allegiant is ending its flights from Sioux Falls to LA to free up space at LAX, she's doesn't foresee any other flights ending.

"I don't think the low cost carriers are going to go away by any stretch of the imagination, I think they are here to stay," Parrot said.

She just hopes Allegiant will reconsider. 

"My thought is hopefully Allegiant will maybe look into an alternate airport out there at locations like Orange County or Onterio, something like that that's not a huge busy airport that they might have a little better availability for flight slots," Parrott said.

Parrott says people can still find pretty good deals to Los Angeles that are comparable to Allegiant's costs after you figure in some of the fees Allegiant has tacked on recently. But they won't be direct flights.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View business

You may also like

National Attention For Sioux Falls Bakery

12/15/2014 9:56 AM

A Sioux Falls bakery is getting more national recognition.  CH Patisserie has been named one of the top 75 bakeries in the nation by The Daily Me...

Full Story
Cliff Hangers Gallery Closes; Customers Want Items Back

12/15/2014 10:10 PM

For more than two decades, Cliff Hangers Gallery has been a fixture in Sioux Falls.  A couple of years ago, the business moved from Park Ridge Ga...

Full Story | Watch
What Will Cost More/Less In 2015

12/16/2014 1:36 PM

Industry experts say gasoline prices will continue to fall in 2015, but other prices are expected to rise.

Full Story
Denny Sanford To Donate $25 Million For Scholarship Program

12/16/2014 4:30 PM

Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford is donating $25 million to South Dakota for a scholarship program for the state's technical schools.&nbs...

Full Story
Denny Sanford's Multi-Million Solution To Worker Shortage

12/16/2014 10:04 PM

Sanford's money provides half of the funds for a $50 million scholarship program at the state's technical schools to train workers to fill job...

Full Story | Watch


Events