Allegiant passengers from the Valley stranded in Florida


It’s not likely Donna Bobeck will fly Allegiant Air again.

The Girard woman said she and her husband, Walter Bobeck, have been stranded in Punta Gorda, Fla., since Thursday, when their first flight back to Youngstown was canceled for “operational need.” It was rescheduled for Friday, but, again, was canceled, along with several others — this time because of “the weather in Punta Gorda,” according to Allegiant Air’s website.

After Friday’s flight was canceled, airline representatives distributed a letter to “passengers for whom the canceled segment is a return flight,” explaining they’d “waive change fees and fare difference for passengers who wish to reschedule their flight to any other flight in Allegiant’s network within the next two weeks,” and if they elected not to reschedule on Allegiant, they’d “receive a refund of the unused airfare on their Allegiant itinerary.”

Bobeck said the most frustrating part of the entire situation is that the airline has offered virtually no assistance to its passengers.

Peggy Scott of Warren is in a similar situation.

Both women estimated they've spent about $1,000 to get home.

Allegiant could not be reached for comment.

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