Pilots union asks judge to deny Allegiant’s request to block strike
The union representing Allegiant’s pilots asked a federal judge to toss out the Las Vegas-based airline’s request to block a strike, union representatives said Tuesday.

The Airline Professionals Association Local 1224 and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division filed a motion to dismiss Allegiant’s complaint, arguing that the federal court lacks jurisdiction over the dispute.

The move comes after roughly 95.5 percent of the pilots represented by Teamsters Local 1224 voted in support of a strike amid allegations that Allegiant had stalled efforts to update its scheduling system.

The dispute centers on how Allegiant schedules its pilots through an in-house system based on the carrier’s “must-fly” days, which require all pilots at a particular base airport to fly regardless of their seniority with the company.