Southern storm doesn’t worry local Allegiant passengers

VIENNA, Ohio (WYTV) – Local travelers are not worried about flying south to Myrtle Beach, even with tropical storm Hermine quickly approaching.

Early Friday morning, people started lining up at the Allegiant Air counter at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

Several passengers seemed extremely calm about the flight to South Carolina, including Mike Greene, who said he wasn’t nervous at all.

Others were just at the airport to send family off.

“We think they’re going to be safe. We’ve contacted our nephew and he says the weather there is still fine,” Linda Goss said.

Greene said the storm won’t really affect the plane.

“It shakes a little bit more, that’s about it. Big plane like that, the bigger they are, the more stable they are.”

Allegiant put Goss’ fears to rest.

“We’ve called, and called, and called. We feel confident that they know they can fly and it shouldn’t be a problem.”

Leah Macri just came back from Florida, and said the weather there is ugly.

“It was raining so hard. Like, driving to the airport…you couldn’t even see in front of you,” she said. “Hopefully it clears up for them. It was getting pretty rough when we were leaving but yeah, we were happy to get out.”

She hopes to never fly in weather like that again.

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