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Allegiant chief answer Schumer’s request

Allegiant Travel Co. Chairman and CEO Maurice Gallagher formally voiced his opposition Monday to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer’s request that carry-on bag fees be included in the up-front price of a plane ticket.

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Allegiant Airlines planning Las Vegas to Honolulu route

Culminating more than a year of planning, Allegiant Travel Co. will launch its first scheduled flight over an ocean on June 29, when it begins its Las Vegas to Honolulu route.

Authority rejects cab companies’ bid for temporary permits

With more than 200 drivers waving “No more cabs!” signs on red, white and blue paper, the Nevada Taxicab Authority on Monday rejected several companies’ requests for temporary permits to cover a major event — the second such rejection in recent weeks.

Senator joins battle over Allegiant carry-on bag fee

Allegiant Travel Co., which is already battling the U.S. Department of Transportation in court over how airfares are displayed, may face a new front.

MGM Resorts plans zip lines for south Strip

For visitors who think walking from Luxor to Excalibur is a little too, well, pedestrian, MGM Resorts International has come up its own version of rapid transit.

Smile and say hello, Reid tells TSA workers

Sen. Harry Reid, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar held a private session Wednesday with Southern Nevada leaders on ways to boost tourism.

Allegiant to charge up to $35 for carry on bag

Always seeking new ways to squeeze revenue out of passengers, Allegiant Travel Co. has decided to charge passengers as much as $35 to store a bag in an overhead bin.

Southwest hikes fares; competitors follow suit

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines Co. says it’s raising ticket prices to offset the high cost of jet fuel, and several other big airlines are following its lead.

Las Vegas visitor profile: Little more spending but cautious on gambling

The annual Visitor Profile Study shows that tourists’ spending on things besides gambling went up in 2011, continuing an upward trend that began taking shape in 2010. But the money tourists told researchers they budgeted for gambling declined when compared with 2010.

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