ALLEGIANT AIR FINED FOR KEEPING PLANES TOO HOT
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.