Passengers Give Up After 4 Aircraft Swaps

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On Wednesday, Allegiant Air had mechanical problems with 3 different aircraft. Unfortunately for the passengers headed from Orlando to Grand Rapids, it was all with the same flight.

One of those worst-case scenarios. Flight 682 initially took off and then had to return the gate for mechanical problems, the second aircraft was boarded but never left an issue was discovered, and the third aircraft of the night had problems with cabin lighting. The flight eventually left the next morning on a new aircraft. Total delay time: 16.5 hours. Not too bad all things considering it’s a small, low cost airline.

One family rebooked on a later flight the next day which also had mechanical problems decided enough was enough, renting a car to drive home to Michigan.

I’ve rented a car to get home versus waiting for the next flight, but draw the line at around 6-8 hours. What about you? At what point would make the decision to drive?

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