FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE/AP) – Pilots with Allegiant Air have agreed to call off a strike that was planned for Thursday and representatives with Fort Wayne International Airport say all flights scheduled throughout the weekend are still a go. See the FWA Flight Tracker here.
Strike plans were scrapped after a federal court issued a temporary restraining order blocking pilots from their planned strike. Pilots with the airline are upset over a change in crew scheduling procedures, a rollback in a disability program and other benefits.
The Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air had gone to court to block the strike, which would have grounded 250 flights and affected 33,000 customers. The union agreed to comply with the court’s decision, according to the Associated Press, and Allegiant said all flights nationwide are expected to operate normally on Thursday, which is one of Allegiant’s busiest travel days.
Allegiant is one of the most profitable airlines in the world, taking vacationers from smaller U.S. cities to warm destinations like Phoenix, Las Vegas and the Florida cities of Orlando and Tampa.