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Some Allegiant Air flights delayed, canceled

CREATED Sep 20, 2013

(AP) -- Allegiant Air says it's delaying and canceling some flights over the next several days while it inspects the evacuation slides on its planes.

The airline isn't saying how many flights will be affected.

Allegiant said Friday that up to 30 McDonnell-Douglas MD-80 planes will be removed from service so that crews can inspect the slides and make sure they comply with federal safety rules. A spokeswoman said the airline would provide more details later in the day.

The airline specializes in flying leisure travelers from secondary airports to vacation destinations such as Las Vegas and Orlando, Fla.

It's owned by Allegiant Travel Co.  The Las Vegas-based parent company's shares slipped 81 cents to $102.18 in midday trading.

The following information was provided by the airline:

After Monday's aircraft evacuation in Las Vegas, Allegiant decided to review their entire MD80 fleet.  

There are now 14 planes that are compliant and back in service. There are 15 remaining that need service.

There are 18 flights canceled. There are 16 flights rescheduled tomorrow. Two flights have been completely canceled and Allegiant is booking these passengers onto other airlines.

Passenger compensation is as follows:

Hours late    Credit for future flight 
2+                  $100  
4+                  $150
6+                  $200
Canceled    Full refund on flight plus $200 credit