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Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:21 pm

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I was surprised to see the MD-80 count drop. Was another parked:

https://www.airfleets.net/exploit/production-md80.htm


N863GA and N886GA were recently retired. Count is now down to 18 MD80s total, and that count should be final until the end of the month, when they will all be retired.
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Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:34 pm

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So BLV-VPS goes up to 9x a week this summer. Saturday night the inbound gets in at 9 pm and the outbound Sunday morning is at 6 am. For some reason I didn't think G4 did overnights, but I guess they do now?


I'm not sure where you are seeing a 6AM departure out of BLV? Looking at the month of June, the earliest weekend departure I see is 9AM. If you mean a 6AM departure out of VPS, VPS is a base and would not considered an overnight. Tell me the date you see the 6AM departure, and I'll do some more digging as it would be news to us crew members if BLV was an overnight.
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Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:20 pm

cbphoto wrote:
lightsaber wrote:
I was surprised to see the MD-80 count drop. Was another parked:

https://www.airfleets.net/exploit/production-md80.htm


N863GA and N886GA were recently retired. Count is now down to 18 MD80s total, and that count should be final until the end of the month, when they will all be retired.

Thank you. I just missed on of those retiring. I won't claim to know by registration which one, just the count
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Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:05 am

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Jshank83 wrote:
So BLV-VPS goes up to 9x a week this summer. Saturday night the inbound gets in at 9 pm and the outbound Sunday morning is at 6 am. For some reason I didn't think G4 did overnights, but I guess they do now?


I'm not sure where you are seeing a 6AM departure out of BLV? Looking at the month of June, the earliest weekend departure I see is 9AM. If you mean a 6AM departure out of VPS, VPS is a base and would not considered an overnight. Tell me the date you see the 6AM departure, and I'll do some more digging as it would be news to us crew members if BLV was an overnight.


Ohh you are right I must have had it backwards.

Saturday it gets in after 9 and Sunday it leaves at 8:23 am but there is just a late turn Saturday night and early turn sunday morning. So no overnights. Thanks for catching that.
 
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Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:21 am

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I was surprised to see the MD-80 count drop. Was another parked:

https://www.airfleets.net/exploit/production-md80.htm


The entire fleet is slated to be removed from service by the 21st; T-10 days.

(I believe I posted a thread about this last month with the exact dates and cited source)
EDIT: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1406047&p=20780889#p20780889
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Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:51 am

The last MD flight on November 28, LAS-FAT-LAS, still has seats available for sale.
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Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:42 am

Blimpie wrote:
lightsaber wrote:
I was surprised to see the MD-80 count drop. Was another parked:

https://www.airfleets.net/exploit/production-md80.htm


The entire fleet is slated to be removed from service by the 21st; T-10 days.

(I believe I posted a thread about this last month with the exact dates and cited source)
EDIT: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1406047&p=20780889#p20780889



That is incorrect. Last full day of service is November 26th, with the heritage flight happening on the 28th.
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Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:17 am

A319 N320NV (former G-EZIP) ferried from STN-BGR-BQN today. 34 x A319 on property now at Allegiant.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N320NV
 
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A319 N320NV (former G-EZIP) ferried from STN-BGR-BQN today. 34 x A319 on property now at Allegiant.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N320NV

As you mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the fleet plan released with the Q3 earnings report was for 32 A319s and 44 A320s at year end.
http://ir.allegiantair.com/news-releases/news-release-details/allegiant-travel-company-third-quarter-2018-financial-results

It looks like they have been able to shift a few aircraft arrivals from early 2019 into this year.
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Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:43 pm

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jgcotter wrote:
A319 N320NV (former G-EZIP) ferried from STN-BGR-BQN today. 34 x A319 on property now at Allegiant.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N320NV

As you mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the fleet plan released with the Q3 earnings report was for 32 A319s and 44 A320s at year end.
http://ir.allegiantair.com/news-releases/news-release-details/allegiant-travel-company-third-quarter-2018-financial-results

It looks like they have been able to shift a few aircraft arrivals from early 2019 into this year.

Yes, true, and N322NV has just been assigned to the former G-EZIS on 11/15, so that should ferry from QLA soon, bringing the count to 35 x A319 on property.
 
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Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:48 pm

jgcotter wrote:
FATFlyer wrote:
jgcotter wrote:
A319 N320NV (former G-EZIP) ferried from STN-BGR-BQN today. 34 x A319 on property now at Allegiant.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N320NV

As you mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the fleet plan released with the Q3 earnings report was for 32 A319s and 44 A320s at year end.
http://ir.allegiantair.com/news-releases/news-release-details/allegiant-travel-company-third-quarter-2018-financial-results

It looks like they have been able to shift a few aircraft arrivals from early 2019 into this year.

Yes, true, and N322NV has just been assigned to the former G-EZIS on 11/15, so that should ferry from QLA soon, bringing the count to 35 x A319 on property.

The year end fleet number is going to be at least 3 extra aircraft (about 5% or so) higher than they issued in guidance.

They already have the 44 A320s for this year (assuming no others) but these extra A319s are interesting.

Some aircraft had earlier in the year been pushed to 2019 arrivals due to problems. I wonder if they cleared that bottleneck or if these are aircraft originally for 2019 that became available quicker.
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Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:31 pm

Courtesy: Aviation Pros

Allegiant Airlines Retires MD-80 Aircraft After Nearly 13 Years At Toledo Express Airport

https://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12437264/allegiant-airlines-retires-md-80-aircraft-after-nearly-13-years-at-toledo-express-airport
 
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Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:04 pm

KarlB737 wrote:
Courtesy: Aviation Pros

Allegiant Airlines Retires MD-80 Aircraft After Nearly 13 Years At Toledo Express Airport

https://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12437264/allegiant-airlines-retires-md-80-aircraft-after-nearly-13-years-at-toledo-express-airport


Significant because it’s one of Allegiants oldest routes that has almost always been an MD-80 exclusive even since the addition of the Airbus.
 
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Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:49 am

A319 N322NV (former G-EZIS) ferried from STN-BGR-BQN today, but diverted into PSM, the former Pease AFB. 35 x A319 on property now at Allegiant.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N322NV
 
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Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:53 pm

jgcotter wrote:
A319 N322NV (former G-EZIS) ferried from STN-BGR-BQN today, but diverted into PSM, the former Pease AFB. 35 x A319 on property now at Allegiant.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N322NV

Update: N322NV is en route from PSM to BQN.
 
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Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:31 pm

Northwest1988 wrote:
KarlB737 wrote:
Courtesy: Aviation Pros

Allegiant Airlines Retires MD-80 Aircraft After Nearly 13 Years At Toledo Express Airport

https://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12437264/allegiant-airlines-retires-md-80-aircraft-after-nearly-13-years-at-toledo-express-airport


Significant because it’s one of Allegiants oldest routes that has almost always been an MD-80 exclusive even since the addition of the Airbus.


It was the 12th city to be added from the Orlando Sanford base in spring 2006.
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Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:50 pm

I know it's not Avation related but Allegiant is opening up family entertainment centers.

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Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:42 pm

jgcotter wrote:
jgcotter wrote:
A319 N322NV (former G-EZIS) ferried from STN-BGR-BQN today, but diverted into PSM, the former Pease AFB. 35 x A319 on property now at Allegiant.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N322NV

Update: N322NV is en route from PSM to BQN.

These extra A319s facinate me. I'd love to know the terms. Allegiant has A320 delays as they are willing to buy A320s that other airlines won't buy (due to maintenance risk) for the right price. I wonder , more than I should, about the deal on the A319s. I'm well aware that they compete with scrap yards in the bidding. :)

The advantage of low utilization is there is down time to tune up aircraft. Yes, I know A319 utilization is much higher than MD-80 utilization. That is the advantage of the predictive maintenance and much lower variable costs.

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Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:22 pm

stlgph wrote:
Northwest1988 wrote:
KarlB737 wrote:
Courtesy: Aviation Pros
Allegiant Airlines Retires MD-80 Aircraft After Nearly 13 Years At Toledo Express Airport
https://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12437264/allegiant-airlines-retires-md-80-aircraft-after-nearly-13-years-at-toledo-express-airport

Significant because it’s one of Allegiants oldest routes that has almost always been an MD-80 exclusive even since the addition of the Airbus.

It was the 12th city to be added from the Orlando Sanford base in spring 2006.

TOL-SFB first flight was December 15, 2005, not spring 2006.
http://www.orlandosanfordairport.com/documents/press_releases/toledo1.pdf

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I know it's not Avation related but Allegiant is opening up family entertainment centers.

That has not been publicized much outside the local markets yet, they want to test the concept first. Called G4 Complete Entertainment (G4CE), it is a new venture with laser tag, games, miniature golf, escape rooms, etc.
http://www.gog4ce.com/

The first G4CE in Clearfield, Utah (a few miles south of OGD) is finishing construction and hiring, it should open soon. Pictures and more info for Clearfield on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/g4ceclearfield/
Warren, Michigan and Fort Wayne, Indiana are the next 2 scheduled locations.

G4CE is an interesting move. Sunseeker Resort I understand, that is a vertical integration move with their customer base. But G4CE is a little further afield. Unless they plan tie-ins with the new Allegiant credit card and other brand offerings I don't quite understand the G4CE move yet.
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Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:31 pm

G4CE is simply an expansion of the portfolio. If you can tie it in great, if not, so be it.
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Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:41 pm

I should have posted this earlier. Here is the investor presentation about Allegiant's G4CE.
http://293t43av9kl2t94vk1oqtnzf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/G4CE-Investor-Relations_09132018.pdf
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FATFlyer wrote:
That has not been publicized much outside the local markets yet, they want to test the concept first. Called G4 Complete Entertainment (G4CE), it is a new venture with laser tag, games, miniature golf, escape rooms, etc.
http://www.gog4ce.com/

The first G4CE in Clearfield, Utah (a few miles south of OGD) is finishing construction and hiring, it should open soon. Pictures and more info for Clearfield on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/g4ceclearfield/
Warren, Michigan and Fort Wayne, Indiana are the next 2 scheduled locations.

G4CE is an interesting move. Sunseeker Resort I understand, that is a vertical integration move with their customer base. But G4CE is a little further afield. Unless they plan tie-ins with the new Allegiant credit card and other brand offerings I don't quite understand the G4CE move yet.


As I'm from FWA, I understand why G4 chose us as a test market for G4CE.

First off, they know the market. G4 has served FWA since early 2007, and in addition, some locals also fly G4 out of IND for options not available at FWA. There's brand loyalty here.

Second, competition or lack thereof. Only one such "complete entertainment" center operates in Fort Wayne today, so it's an underserved market. Sound familiar to those following the Allegiant business model?

Third, and most importantly: Fort Wayne is a common test market. Just take a look at our malls: P.F. Chang's made Fort Wayne their test market for a new prototype design recently, H&M made Fort Wayne one of their first two stores in Indiana, and FYE successfully tested a transition from music/movies to pop culture that was quickly taken national. Even as far back as 1981, Fort Wayne was one of the first six homes for mall mainstay Express (still here to this day despite a 2006-2010 hiatus). Consumer products are tested here, too. The largest franchisee agency for Subway is based in Fort Wayne (FWA is also a client), and Subway often tries new menu items that are often taken national in the agency's backyard.

Last is Allegiant's goal with G4CE. The goal is to eventually upsell the G4CE customer, a staycation user, to more profitable vacations. As such, the Allegiant credit card will be pushed and G4CE will be a triple point category.
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:07 pm

Here is a pic of possibly the last Allegiant MD-80 landing in GSP. Went out yesterday to see it and it didn’t disappoint!

https://flightaware.com/photos/view/708 ... ate/page/1
 
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:47 pm

With LGB voting to take away B6 13 unused slots I wonder if they will be interested in getting back into airport?
With the Airbus fleet it now gives them greater efficiencies and range to add a plethora of new non daily markets to LGB.

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Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:09 pm

FWAERJ wrote:
FATFlyer wrote:
That has not been publicized much outside the local markets yet, they want to test the concept first. Called G4 Complete Entertainment (G4CE), it is a new venture with laser tag, games, miniature golf, escape rooms, etc.
http://www.gog4ce.com/

The first G4CE in Clearfield, Utah (a few miles south of OGD) is finishing construction and hiring, it should open soon. Pictures and more info for Clearfield on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/g4ceclearfield/
Warren, Michigan and Fort Wayne, Indiana are the next 2 scheduled locations.

G4CE is an interesting move. Sunseeker Resort I understand, that is a vertical integration move with their customer base. But G4CE is a little further afield. Unless they plan tie-ins with the new Allegiant credit card and other brand offerings I don't quite understand the G4CE move yet.


As I'm from FWA, I understand why G4 chose us as a test market for G4CE.

First off, they know the market. G4 has served FWA since early 2007, and in addition, some locals also fly G4 out of IND for options not available at FWA. There's brand loyalty here.

Second, competition or lack thereof. Only one such "complete entertainment" center operates in Fort Wayne today, so it's an underserved market. Sound familiar to those following the Allegiant business model?

Third, and most importantly: Fort Wayne is a common test market. Just take a look at our malls: P.F. Chang's made Fort Wayne their test market for a new prototype design recently, H&M made Fort Wayne one of their first two stores in Indiana, and FYE successfully tested a transition from music/movies to pop culture that was quickly taken national. Even as far back as 1981, Fort Wayne was one of the first six homes for mall mainstay Express (still here to this day despite a 2006-2010 hiatus). Consumer products are tested here, too. The largest franchisee agency for Subway is based in Fort Wayne (FWA is also a client), and Subway often tries new menu items that are often taken national in the agency's backyard.

Last is Allegiant's goal with G4CE. The goal is to eventually upsell the G4CE customer, a staycation user, to more profitable vacations. As such, the Allegiant credit card will be pushed and G4CE will be a triple point category.



Being a test market isn't exactly a sign of crowning achievement. It means that you're so far detached from where the action is that you can come in and do new products and try new things and not have your crowd of regulars raising a bitch fit.

The location went here first became a former supermarket went out of business, also not exactly a big huge sign of a crowning achievement, but the infrastructure is there and the location fits right into their business model needs. Indiana is also known as a friendly business climate for small business, cutting down on a lot of b.s. to get permits, permission, and not being overly regulated, but good for them on getting some new and exciting in the area. When I'm in the area next, I'll have to swing by and wreck the hell out of myself.
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:01 pm

I wonder why Allegiant hasn't tried USVI like St Thomas? I would think they could use it as a test market for the Caribbean?

Maybe build or buy a resort for the Sunseeker resorts?

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Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:33 am

Some updates for the final batch of MD-80s:

First, N415NV and N417NV are being ferried from SFB to LAS on 11/27. One of these will be the aircraft chosen for the final LAS-FAT-LAS MD-80 flight on 11/28. Most likely 415.

N415NV is a 1989 build, N417NV is a 1992 build. Both former SAS MD-83s.


As for the others, they will be retired in the following order:
11/26:
N402NV to BHM

11/27:
N881GA to BHM
N883GA to BHM

11/28:
N887GA to BHM
N864GA to BHM

11/29:
N424NV to BHM
N426NV to BHM

12/03:
N418NV to BHM
N429NV to BHM

12/04:
N877GA to BHM
N414NV to BHM

12/05:
N866GA to BHM
N423NV to BHM

12/06:
N420NV to BHM
N415NV to BHM**

12/07:
N417NV to BHM**

This leaves just N878GA and N419NV remaining, which I assume we will have dates for shortly.

** One of these two aircraft will operate the final passenger MD-80 flight for Allegiant Air out of LAS, before being ferried back to SFB, and then BHM for retirement.
 
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Aloha717200 wrote:
Some updates for the final batch of MD-80s:

First, N415NV and N417NV are being ferried from SFB to LAS on 11/27. One of these will be the aircraft chosen for the final LAS-FAT-LAS MD-80 flight on 11/28. Most likely 415.

N415NV is a 1989 build, N417NV is a 1992 build. Both former SAS MD-83s.


As for the others, they will be retired in the following order:
11/26:
N402NV to BHM

11/27:
N881GA to BHM
N883GA to BHM

11/28:
N887GA to BHM
N864GA to BHM

11/29:
N424NV to BHM
N426NV to BHM

12/03:
N418NV to BHM
N429NV to BHM

12/04:
N877GA to BHM
N414NV to BHM

12/05:
N866GA to BHM
N423NV to BHM

12/06:
N420NV to BHM
N415NV to BHM**

12/07:
N417NV to BHM**

This leaves just N878GA and N419NV remaining, which I assume we will have dates for shortly.

** One of these two aircraft will operate the final passenger MD-80 flight for Allegiant Air out of LAS, before being ferried back to SFB, and then BHM for retirement.


Here's N415NV departing PIE on 11/15/18. It came in on a crew ferry and was heading out to SFB. Probably the last time a G4 MD will ever leave PIE.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/149499120@N05/44193256670/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/149499120@N05/46009079151/
 
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:56 am

Are you sure these are going to BHM? This makes no sense.
 
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:21 am

too bad they don't serve BHM. They could have offered some extra season service :)
 
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:15 am

I wonder if it’s supposed to be BYH.
 
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Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:03 pm

Stewart Industries opened a new storage/repair facility at BHM this year to go along with its Roswell facility. Stewart took over the old Kaiser complex next to the BHM terminal.
http://www.siiair.com/images/BBJStewartArticle.pdf
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n471wn wrote:
Are you sure these are going to BHM? This makes no sense.


Definitely BHM. I was surprised too, but that's where they're going. Not BYH.
 
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FATFlyer wrote:
Stewart Industries opened a new storage/repair facility at BHM this year to go along with its Roswell facility. Stewart took over the old Kaiser complex next to the BHM terminal.
http://www.siiair.com/images/BBJStewartArticle.pdf



Thank you for this. I am certain this is exactly why the MDs are headed to BHM. :)
 
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Aloha717200 wrote:
n471wn wrote:
Are you sure these are going to BHM? This makes no sense.


Definitely BHM. I was surprised too, but that's where they're going. Not BYH.



Cool! Kind of neat seeing them retire to someplace new like that.
 
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Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:47 pm

Does anyone know what the last scheduled flight is out of SFB? Has it happened yet?
 
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Does anyone know what the last scheduled flight is out of SFB? Has it happened yet?

There are scheduled MD flights tomorrow but that’s as far forward as I can see.
 
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Aloha717200 wrote:
Some updates for the final batch of MD-80s:

First, N415NV and N417NV are being ferried from SFB to LAS on 11/27. One of these will be the aircraft chosen for the final LAS-FAT-LAS MD-80 flight on 11/28. Most likely 415.

N415NV is a 1989 build, N417NV is a 1992 build. Both former SAS MD-83s.


As for the others, they will be retired in the following order:
11/26:
N402NV to BHM

11/27:
N881GA to BHM
N883GA to BHM

11/28:
N887GA to BHM
N864GA to BHM

11/29:
N424NV to BHM
N426NV to BHM

12/03:
N418NV to BHM
N429NV to BHM

12/04:
N877GA to BHM
N414NV to BHM

12/05:
N866GA to BHM
N423NV to BHM

12/06:
N420NV to BHM
N415NV to BHM**

12/07:
N417NV to BHM**

This leaves just N878GA and N419NV remaining, which I assume we will have dates for shortly.

** One of these two aircraft will operate the final passenger MD-80 flight for Allegiant Air out of LAS, before being ferried back to SFB, and then BHM for retirement.


This is a fascinating burn down schedule. A Monday through Thursday schedule.... I guess the weekend has more traffic? ;) So just over two weeks to go... Wow.

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Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:25 am

Northwest1988 wrote:
Does anyone know what the last scheduled flight is out of SFB? Has it happened yet?


The final bookable scheduled G4 MD-80 departure out of SFB occurs tomorrow, 11/26 SFB-ORF flight 2126 N877GA, departure 8:25PM EST. Return flight 2127 ORF-SFB arrives 11:00PM EST. From that point on, the only G4 MD-80 departures out of SFB will be ferry flights. Two to Las Vegas for the final flight from LAS-FAT-LAS. Both of those will return to SFB afterwards. 16 total MD-80s will be ferried from SFB-BHM, including the final two Las Vegas birds. Two MD-80s have an unknown fate: 419NV and 878GA.

For Las Vegas, the final MD-80 flight occurs Wednesday, Nov 28. Flight 2 departs LAS at 12:05pm, landing in FAT at 1:12pm. Return Flight 3 departs FAT at 1:57PM, and arrives in LAS at 3:03PM. All times local.

And that's it for scheduled service for G4 MD-80s.

Here's a handy countdown timer for the final departure out of LAS:
https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/g ... nt=cursive

And the final arrival to LAS: :)
https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/g ... nt=cursive
 
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Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:49 am

I wonder if there will be any fanfare in SFB after the last scheduled flight? It would seem fitting to have some sort of celebration down there.
 
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Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:29 pm

Northwest1988 wrote:
I wonder if there will be any fanfare in SFB after the last scheduled flight? It would seem fitting to have some sort of celebration down there.


There will be a small going away party for the 80s tomorrow morning before they send the two of them to Vegas for the heritage flight.
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Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:35 pm

MD-83 N878GA ferried from MSY to BHM a few minutes ago.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N878GA
 
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Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:28 pm

jgcotter wrote:
MD-83 N878GA ferried from MSY to BHM a few minutes ago.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N878GA


Awww....that one was supposed to fly a rescue flight yesterday MSY-USA-MSY and it had a mx issue and a second rescue was sent from VPS instead. Sad it didn't get the one last revenue trip in before being retired.
 
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Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:24 pm

Someone was eager to retire the MD-80 on Allegiant's Wiki page.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegiant ... rent_fleet
 
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Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:42 pm

jgcotter wrote:
MD-83 N878GA ferried from MSY to BHM a few minutes ago.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N878GA


That leaves only 419NV unaccounted for. Thanks for the update. I assume we will know about 419 very soon.
 
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Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:44 pm

Couldn’t get a tail number but on my way home there was a G4 MD-80 departing MDT for SFB.
Shortly thereafter, the airports FB page announced with a picture of the plane at the gate it was the last MD flight for Harrisburg on G4.
 
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Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:10 am

Looks like N424NV that went tech in Fargo yesterday is now ferrying FAR-BHM.
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Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:23 am

Update:

G4 had a few tail swaps today, as a result the retirement schedule, and the final tail number for the final flight, have changed:


Final revenue SFB flight: 11/26/18

N426NV AAY 2126 SFB-ORF 18:45-20:35
N426NV AAY 2127 ORF-SFB 21:43-23:48 (In air as of this posting)


Final revenue LAS flight: 11/28/18.

N414NV AAY 2 LAS-FAT 12:05-13:12
N414NV AAY 3 FAT-LAS 13:57-15:03

Interestingly, I don't see a ferry flight for 414 from SFB to LAS. 415 and 417 are still slated for SFB-LAS ferry flights on the 27th. I guess we will see what happens there.

One thing of significance: If N414NV ends up being the aircraft for the actual final flight, this will be quite interesting for aviation fans here, as this is a former Midway Airlines bird, one of only two that were still operating from the former carrier until recently! This aircraft, a 1989-built MD-88, has served with Midway, Air Aruba, Southeast Airlines, Efata Papua Airlines, Midwest Airlines, and finally Allegiant Air. What a history!!! :)

Updated retirement schedule:

11/26:
N878GA retirement MSY-BHM
N424GA retirement FAR-BHM (In air at time of this posting, landing 11:23PM CST)

11/27:
N415NV ferry flight SFB-LAS
N417NV ferry flight SFB-LAS
N881GA retirement SFB-BHM
N883GA retirement SFB-BHM

11/28:
N414NV heritage flight LAS-FAT-LAS
N887GA retirement SFB-BHM
N864GA retirement SFB-BHM

11/29:
N402NV retirement SFB-BHM
N426NV retirement SFB-BHM

12/03:
N418NV retirement SFB-BHM
N429NV retirement SFB-BHM

12/04:
N877GA retirement SFB-BHM
N414NV retirement SFB-BHM* (unknown when plane will be ferried from LAS back to SFB for this flight)

12/05:
N866GA retirement SFB-BHM
N423NV retirement SFB-BHM

12/06:
N420NV retirement SFB-BHM
N415NV retirement SFB-BHM* (unknown when plane will be ferried from LAS back to SFB for this flight)

12/07:
N417NV retirement SFB-BHM* (unknown when plane will be ferried from LAS back to SFB for this flight)


All of this is subject to change as G4 shuffles things around.
 
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Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:01 am

Aloha717200 wrote:
Update:

G4 had a few tail swaps today, as a result the retirement schedule, and the final tail number for the final flight, have changed:


Final revenue SFB flight: 11/26/18

N426NV AAY 2126 SFB-ORF 18:45-20:35
N426NV AAY 2127 ORF-SFB 21:43-23:48 (In air as of this posting)


Final revenue LAS flight: 11/28/18.

N414NV AAY 2 LAS-FAT 12:05-13:12
N414NV AAY 3 FAT-LAS 13:57-15:03

Interestingly, I don't see a ferry flight for 414 from SFB to LAS. 415 and 417 are still slated for SFB-LAS ferry flights on the 27th. I guess we will see what happens there.

One thing of significance: If N414NV ends up being the aircraft for the actual final flight, this will be quite interesting for aviation fans here, as this is a former Midway Airlines bird, one of only two that were still operating from the former carrier until recently! This aircraft, a 1989-built MD-88, has served with Midway, Air Aruba, Southeast Airlines, Efata Papua Airlines, Midwest Airlines, and finally Allegiant Air. What a history!!! :)

Updated retirement schedule:

11/26:
N878GA retirement MSY-BHM
N424GA retirement FAR-BHM (In air at time of this posting, landing 11:23PM CST)

11/27:
N415NV ferry flight SFB-LAS
N417NV ferry flight SFB-LAS
N881GA retirement SFB-BHM
N883GA retirement SFB-BHM

11/28:
N414NV heritage flight LAS-FAT-LAS
N887GA retirement SFB-BHM
N864GA retirement SFB-BHM

11/29:
N402NV retirement SFB-BHM
N426NV retirement SFB-BHM

12/03:
N418NV retirement SFB-BHM
N429NV retirement SFB-BHM

12/04:
N877GA retirement SFB-BHM
N414NV retirement SFB-BHM* (unknown when plane will be ferried from LAS back to SFB for this flight)

12/05:
N866GA retirement SFB-BHM
N423NV retirement SFB-BHM

12/06:
N420NV retirement SFB-BHM
N415NV retirement SFB-BHM* (unknown when plane will be ferried from LAS back to SFB for this flight)

12/07:
N417NV retirement SFB-BHM* (unknown when plane will be ferried from LAS back to SFB for this flight)


All of this is subject to change as G4 shuffles things around.


Based on some of those later retirement dates in December, it’s entirely possible we may still see an 80 being subbed in for an Airbus after the heritage flight. It will be interesting to see if that happens.
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Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:10 am

Why fly more than 1 MD-80 out to LAS for the Heritage flight? Is it just a form of redundancy in case of a maintenance issue?

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