'60 Minutes' Report - Allegiant Air - Flying Under the Radar With Its High Record of In-Flight Breakdowns

April 16, 2018

Steve Croft investigates Allegiant Air https://www.allegiantair.com/ , a discount carrier known more for it's ultra-low fares than its high record of in-flight breakdowns.



Allegiant Air defends safety record after '60 Minutes' report

Allegiant Air was on the defensive Monday after a scathing report on CBS’ 60 Minutes that blasted the airline’s safety record after reviewing 100 mechanical problems from January 2016 to October 2017.

Allegiant had three times as many mechanical problems with flights as six competing airlines during a year of reports filed with the Federal Aviation Administration, which 60 Minutes obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request.

Bart Jansen, USA TODAY

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/04/16/allegiant-air-defends-safety-record-after-60-minutes-report/519892002/ Bart Jansen, USA TODAY