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Allegiant offers free flights to family of Las Vegas shooting victims

Updated October 2, 2017 - 6:10 pm

Allegiant Air is providing free flights to family members of people who were fatally shot or wounded during the mass shooting at Mandalay Bay, an airline spokeswoman said Monday.

Passengers who want assistance should send an email to communications@allegiantair.com.

Additionally, the Las Vegas-based ultra-low cost carrier will not charge extra fees to Las Vegas travelers wanting to change their flight plans this week, Allegiant spokeswoman Hilarie Grey said. Allegiant is also reaching out to travelers staying at Mandalay Bay and nearby hotels to assist with booking elsewhere.

About 30 people who fled the Route 91 festival ran to Allegiant’s on-site office at McCarran International Airport, where they received clothing, food and water, Grey said.

“Las Vegas is Allegiant’s hometown, and on this tragic day we are heartbroken but gratified to see the world rally around our community with so much support and love,” the air carrier posted on its Facebook page.

Contact Art Marroquin at amarroquin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0336. Follow @AMarroquin_LV on Twitter.

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