Passengers on an Allegiant Airlines flight say they were stuck on the hot plane for hours with no air conditioning or water. One woman passed out and two others suffered medical problems after they were stuck on two different planes on a Las Vegas tarmac.
On a cell phone video, you can see a woman passed out in the aisle on the flight from Las Vegas to Phoenix. The passenger who took the video says they waited an hour and a half with no air conditioning and no water on the first aircraft. Then they were all placed onto another plane for two more hours with no air conditioning or water.
She says three people suffered medical problems.
"40 minutes turned into an hour. It was extremely hot. We were asking flight attendants what was going on with the air. Everyone was really concerned about the heat," said Francine Gutierrez.
"One of the passengers started getting a bloody nose from the heat so she rushed to the bathroom. Followed by her was another passenger that was starting to vomit," added Gutierrez. "A third passenger passed out in the middle of the aisle. Everyone was kind of frantic."
"The woman that passed out, we actually had to find water in our luggage, in our carryons, so everyone was scrambling through our purses to see if they had extra water bottles."
After nearly an hour and a half on the disabled plane, passengers then boarded a second Allegiant plane to Phoenix to find, yet again, no water, no A/C, and more sitting on the tarmac.
Gutierrez says that led to tears and anger from travelers.
"There were a lot of people yelling and expressing they wanted to be off the plane immediately," she said.
It wasn't until 3:45 p.m., says Gutierrez, that the flight finally left Las Vegas -- where the high on Saturday was 112.
"The pilots are constantly going through a maintenance checklist and an issue came up that they would not have boarded the airplane obviously if they were aware of this issue ahead of time, but when it did come to their attention, the safety of their passengers is their first priority," Allegiant Airlines spokesman Brian Davis said.
Allegiant says the air conditioning is connected to the engine and does not kick in while the plane is taxiing on the tarmac.
The airline is now offering vouchers worth $50 to $100 for passengers who were inconvenienced.
"As far as I'm concerned I would rather have my money back. I don't plan on flying Allegiant ever again because of that experience," said Gutierrez.
There has been no public apology from Allegiant's CEO.
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