JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Nearly 18 hours of delays has fueled passengers frustrations on flight 5403.
The flight from Jacksonville to Pittsburgh was supposed to leave around 7:30 last night. It was then canceled because of weather. The plane was then slated to depart at 11 a.m., but was then delayed again due to what a spokesperson for the airline called a scheduling issue at the station.
It took off at 3:53 p.m. for Pittsburgh, according to the company.
A spokesperson said they provided each of the passengers a meal voucher, a hotel - if they lived more than 50 miles away - and $150 worth of Allegiant Air gift certificates.
One of the passengers, Paul Medis, had a $130 ticket to attend the U.S. Open in Oakmont, Penn. Friday. The Pittsburgh International Airport is about an hour away from the Oakmont Country Club. "People are just worn out, absolutely worn out," said Medis. "I'm going to go home. I'm not going to go on my flight."
An Allegiant Air spokesperson said that if a customer did not wish to fly on the rescheduled flight, they would be given the option to change to another flight in their network or be refunded the price of the airfare.
This isn't the first time that First Coast News has reported on significant delays and cancelations involving the airline.