Update: Judge puts a stop to Allegiant Air pilot strike

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UPDATE 10 p.m. -- A U.S. District Court judge approved the Allegiant Air’s request for a temporary restraining order regarding the potential strike.

The judge agreed with Allegiant that a strike would likely be illegal and would harm the company.

Allegiant expects all of its Thursday flights to operate normally.

Original story

LAS VEGAS -- Allegiant Air said Wednesday the company has reason to believe that the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224, representing Allegiant Air pilots, intends to initiate a strike.

"This irresponsible and illegal action by the Teamsters has been timed to coincide with the busy holiday travel period, and unfortunately, will likely disrupt flights and passengers in and out of all of our destinations," the company said in a media release.

The airline said all flights in the next seven days could be disrupted by the strike.

"Allegiant Air had been actively negotiating with the Teamsters through November of last year, and had hoped to continue these negotiations to avoid this disruption for our passengers," the company said. "However, instead of addressing their issues at the bargaining table, theTeamsters have resorted to heavy-handed and disruptive tactics rather than working toward a resolution."

Allegiant advised customers to check their flight status on the company website during this period of possible flight disruptions.

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