About 200 Allegiant Airlines passengers heading home from a summer weekend in Las Vegas found themselves stranded — for several days — when the airline grounded their flight to Oklahoma City due to mechanical issues.
The next Allegiant flight from Vegas to Oklahoma City was the following Thursday — and passengers were informed that this would be the flight they’d be rebooked on. Some opted to book other flights on other carriers (on their own dime) or on other Allegiant flights to cities close to Oklahoma City. But others had no choice but to spend extra few days in Vegas with $300 in compensation for food and lodging (and were left to pay out of pocket for anything beyond that).
In these very frustrating situations, you may have some help from your credit card. But only if it provides the right coverage. If you ever get stranded, here’s what to know.