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Allegiant 2.0? Yahoo

Discussion in 'Latest Airline News' started by Lord Leighton, Nov 26, 2018.

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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    ... wonder how the maintenance will be at the resort?? Would hate to hear someone falling down the stairs because of a defective handrail or the elevator falling because of defective brakes.
     
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    Or a 'Baby Ruth' in all the 'pewls'.
     
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    They need to spend that $500 million in some serious plane maintenance and take care of other serious issues that Allegiant currently seems to have. But it’s more fun to spend that $500 million on a resort.
     
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    This is not the first time this strategy has been envisioned. Back in 1985 United Airlines' parent company UAL headed by Richard Ferris bought out Hilton Hotels and Hertz Rent a Car in an effort to create a "synergy" in the travel business having the traveler seamlessly fly on a United plane, rent a Hertz car and stay at a Hilton hotel without ever leaving the umbrella of the "Allegis" Corporation which UAL was renamed at the time. I worked for Hertz at the time after we were sold by GE after it's takeover of RCA our parent company who sold us to Allegis. The name itself was mocked on Wall Street as United Airlines Check In Counters sprung up at Hertz Rent A Car locations and Hertz Rent A Car locations at Hilton Hotels where some remain to this day. The whole clusterf__k never panned out and by 1988 the Board of Directors of "Allegis" canned Ferris and changed the name back to UAL, Inc, sold Hertz to the Ford Motor Company and spun off Hilton to an investment group. Now keep in mind this was United Airlines a major legacy carrier who had some management missteps and came back to focus on its core business, being an airline. Allegiant (strange how close that is to Allegis the failed UAL rename) is looking to diversify and create a travel synergy. it should take care of it's housekeeping issues first like their maintenance debacles before trying to build hotels and resorts where heaven forbid their crack hotel maintenance crews will forget to tighten the bolts on that balcony railing on the 12th floor and have Daddy fall into the pool with mom and the kids watch in horror. If they start diverting money from the airline into the "Resort" concept this might actually be a good thing. No airline has ever been successful with this even Pan Am with the Intercontinental Hotel brand and TWA with Hilton International all ended selling off the hotels. So this may signal the beginning of the end for Allegiant where it takes on so much debt it would have to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and making Allegiant part of history. One could only hope.
     
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