ALLEGIANT AIR FINED FOR KEEP­ING PLANES TOO HOT

USA TODAY Weekend Extra - - MONEY -

Dis­counter Allegiant Air has been fined $225,000 by the U.S. Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion for mak­ing pas­sen­gers sweat dur­ing tar­mac de­lays in 2016 and 2017. Reg­u­la­tors found the Las Ve­gas-based air­line “failed to pro­vide pas­sen­gers a com­fort­able cabin tem­per­a­ture” on 10 flights. Seven were in Las Ve­gas, where tem­per­a­tures rou­tinely stay above 100 de­grees through­out sum­mer. Allegiant said that high out­door tem­per­a­tures made cabin cool­ing dif­fi­cult de­spite its ef­forts and that it made what it be­lieved to be “sen­si­ble de­ci­sions” given the sit­u­a­tion.

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