Maid of honor scrambles amid Allegiant problems

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A maid of honor is scrambling to make it to West Michigan after Allegiant suddenly canceled flights due to plane problems.

Allegiant Air is transitioning to an all-Airbus fleet. In a statement, the airline said that some of the planes weren't delivered as quickly as expected, forcing flight cancellations. A total of 44 flights had been canceled as of Thursday.

Among the cancellations is Flight 882 from St. Pete-Clearwater Airport in the Tampa Bay, Florida, area to metro Grand Rapids' Gerald R. Ford International Airport, which was scheduled to arrive Friday morning.

Terri Pete and her family had five tickets for that flight to make it to West Michigan for a wedding this weekend. Pete's daughter is the maid of honor in Brooklyn Siebers' wedding in Hudsonville Saturday.

"It's been hectic," Pete said in a phone interview with 24 Hour News 8 Thursday.

Pete received a text message from Allegiant Wednesday afternoon informing her of the cancellation. After long waits on hold with Allegiant's help line, she has yet to speak with an Allegiant employee.

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