"One of the best ways to get attention for your cause as an airline pilot, is to talk about issues that might threaten safety and how the pilots are the only ones that are there protect you and how they need to be compensated as professionals", said Weinkrantz.
They did send several written statements in response to the 60 Minutes story.
Gust went on to say, "Allegiant complies with all FAA requirements and participates in numerous voluntary safety programs to ensure we operate at the highest possible standard".
It's unclear who employee Allegiant is referring to.
If 60 Minutes had been interested in current information, they would have reported that today, according to just-released Department of Transportation data, Allegiant is a leader in reliability, with the second-lowest cancelation rate among all U.S. airlines.
Allen says he's "deeply offended" by CBS' report and calls it "slanderous".
Those incidents include aborted takeoffs, flight control malfunctions and midair engine failures.
On its social media feed, Allegiant answered those who tweeted they were anxious by asking them to send a private message.
Some passengers, however, are concerned by the "60 Minutes" report.
When asked whether he had any concerns about the safety of taking Allegiant, Cantwell said, "Absolutely no concerns".
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"It was my first time (on Allegiant) and it's the last", she said.
Capt. John Cox, a nationally recognized aviation expert and former commercial pilot said "60 minutes" was being objective in their reporting.
Users on social media were shocked by the report. Since that time, the FAA said it has conducted ongoing evaluations of Allegiant's safety compliance, as it does with all airlines, and has not identified any significant problems.
Allegiant Air, which is owned by Allegiant Travel Company, was not immediately available for comment. None of those incidents led to enforcement action from the FAA. It continues, "To suggest that Allegiant would engage in the practice of asking team members to violate company and regulatory obligations is offensive and defamatory".
In an earlier statement, the FAA said that Allegiant's reported incident rate has trended downward in recent years.
Kinzer's wrongful termination case will be heard in Clark County District Court in May.
And former Allegiant pilot Capt. Jason Kinzer went public for the first time with Contact 13 in November, 2015 after he was sacked for evacuating passengers during an incident when smoke was coming out of one of his engines.
Allegiant is known for low-priced, no-frill flights.
Allegiant executives termed the FAA's 2016 findings "minor" and hailed the report as evidence of the airline's safety.
Major issues with a popular low cost airline were exposed in a 60 Minutes report, Sunday.
"Allegiant's team members safely operate thousands of flights each week, which will transport more than 14 million passengers this year". That expansion, airport officials say, is to handle the more than 2.6 million passengers, a almost three-fold increase from 901,862 passengers in 2012, at the fast-growing air facility.