Allegiant flight to St. Pete-Clearwater delayed 9 hours, had maintenance issue

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An Allegiant Air flight departing Omaha, Nebraska for St. Pete-Clearwater on Friday was delayed because of a maintenance issue. The plane was scheduled to leave Omaha at 12:04 p.m. EST but was initally delayed because of weather in Florida, an Allegiant Air spokesperson said.

The flight was further delayed because of a maintenance issue, the spokesperson added. The airline needed a replacement, and the passengers did not leave Omaha until 9:27 p.m. EST.

Passengers were given refreshments at the gate and meal vouchers, the spokesperson said. In addition, passengers received $75 vouchers for future travel.

Multiple Allegiant planes have made emergency landings at the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport this summer. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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