Photo: Allegiant press release
Allegiant celebrated Teacher Appreciation Day today by giving away two round-trip tickets to every teacher and support staff member at Helen Herr Elementary School in Las Vegas.
Allegiant worked with Clark County School District personnel to plan a surprise evacuation drill at the local elementary school, after which airline representatives surprised more than 70 unsuspecting teachers, administrators and support staff with free airfare. The tickets can be used on Allegiant’s network, which flies to more than 100 cities across the country, including more than 50 destinations from McCarran International Airport (LAS). The airfare giveaway is part of Allegiant’s “$1 Million Summer” promotion, through which the company is giving away $1 million dollars of airfare by the end of the summer.
“Allegiant recognizes the integral role that teachers and school staff play in our community, and we want to honor their hard work this Teacher Appreciation Day,” said Jude Bricker, chief operating officer at Allegiant. “The goal of our $1 Million Summer promotion is to inspire people to travel for the things in life that matter most, and we’re happy to provide airfare to every staff member at Helen Herr Elementary School. We hope the teachers know how much we appreciate all they do and are able to take some much needed vacation time this year, courtesy of Allegiant.”
“This was a great surprise for all of the staff here,” said Kristofer Huffman, principal of Helen Herr Elementary School. “I think it means a lot to the staff who work day in and day out and give up so much of their time on the weekends. We tell them we appreciate them all the time, but for them to hear from other people in the community that they’re appreciated, I think that means a lot to them.”
Allegiant announced the “$1 Million Summer” promotion in March with plans to work closely with partners in the communities they serve to identify travelers in need of complimentary travel. Allegiant is confident the campaign will provide groups and individuals travel opportunities they may not otherwise be able to take. To date, the company has executed a number of large scale giveaways including providing free airfare for the first 22 travelers on each of the 22 newest routes and, most recently, refunding more than 900 travelers on six separate flights for Tax Day. For ongoing information and updates on this exciting promotion, travelers are encouraged to follow Allegiant and #MillionDollarSummer on social media.
Allegiant’s innovative business model has allowed it to grow from one plane and one route to offering access to low-cost flights in over 100 cities nationwide, more than any other domestic low-cost carrier. Allegiant passengers can enjoy unique savings by bundling their air, hotel, car and even activity and attraction reservations together for less.