Should I Pay For Seat Assignment On Allegiant?
Here’s if you should pay for a seat assignment on allegiant, is it mandatory to pay for seat assignments on allegiant.
Peak seasons begin from May to October.
Also, Flights are often overbooked, and you may find yourself among those being dropped off for another plane.
What happens if I don’t pay for a seat assignment?
Moreover, if the plane is overbooked, your aircraft may be changed, which is inconvenient.
Is it worth paying for seat selection?
How much does seat selection cost on allegiant, do you have to sit in your selected seats.
TIP : Usually you can ask the cabin crew to change seats and they’ll very often let you change after takeoff if there are seats available.
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You may check-in for your Allegiant Airlines (G4) flight with the following options:
- Online check-in (Web check-in)
- Mobile check-in
- Ticket counter check-in at the airport
Does Allegiant Airlines (G4) have online web check-in?
Yes, you may check-in for your Allegiant Airlines (G4) flight online starting 24 hours to 60 minutes before the scheduled departure time to receive a mobile boarding pass on your mobile device or a printable boarding pass. You may use this option if:
- you have an electronic ticket and the first flight is on Allegiant Airlines (G4)
- you may access your reservation with your confirmation code or e-ticket number
- you are not a special needs passenger (for example an unaccompanied minor or traveling with a pet)
Can I check bags with the Allegiant Airlines (G4) online web check-in?: Yes, you may check bags but you must drop them at the airport baggage drop before the check-in deadline for your flight.
Can I pay bag fees with the Allegiant Airlines (G4) online web check-in?: Yes
Can I select or change my seat with the Allegiant Airlines (G4) online web check-in?: Yes
Does Allegiant Airlines (G4) offer mobile check-in?
Yes, you may check-in for your Allegiant Airlines (G4) flight with your mobile device and the Allegiant2Go app starting 24 hours before the scheduled departure time to receive a mobile boarding pass on your mobile device. You may use this option if:
- you have an electronic ticket
- you are not a special needs passenger (for example, an unaccompanied minor or traveling with a pet)
- you are departing from an airport which accepts mobile boarding passes (if not, then you may check-in and print a boarding pass at home or pay to obtain one at the airport ticket counter)
- you are not traveling with an infant (a printed boarding pass is required)
Does Allegiant Airlines (G4) offer curbside check-in? (US Carriers only)
Does allegiant airlines (g4) offer self-service kiosk check-in, does allegiant airlines (g4) offer ticket counter check-in.
Yes, you may check-in for your Allegiant Airlines (G4) flight at the airport ticket counter no later than 60 minutes before the scheduled departure time and receive a printed boarding pass.
Can I check bags at the Allegiant Airlines (G4) ticket counter check-in?: Yes
Can I pay bag fees at the Allegiant Airlines (G4) ticket counter check-in?: Yes
Can I select or change my seat at the Allegiant Airlines (G4) ticket counter check-in?: Yes
Does Allegiant Airlines (G4) charge a fee for a seat assignment?
Allegiant Airlines (G4) will charge a fee of $0 to $80.00 for selecting a seat assignment before check-in opens 24 hours before scheduled flight departure time. They are free within the 24 hours period up to the scheduled departure time.
When do I need to check-in for my Allegiant Airlines (G4) flight?
The minimum time to check-in for an Allegiant Airlines (G4) flight is:
- 60 minutes before scheduled departure time
When do I need to arrive at the airport for my Allegiant Airlines (G4) flight?
Suggested arrival time:
- 2 hours before scheduled departure time
Minimum required check-in time with carry-on baggage:
Minimum required check-in time with checked baggage:
When do I need to be at the boarding gate?
Boarding closes at the following times for Allegiant Airlines (G4) flights:
- The recommended time to be at the boarding gate is 60 minutes before scheduled departure time.
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Allegiant Air--should I pay the "seat selection" fee?
- Thread starter snackyx
- Start date May 13, 2009
- May 13, 2009
I am going to book Allegiant Air to Orlando for the first time (Sanford, actually) but notice they charge $12-$15 each way per person for seat selection. If you do not purchase this option you are assigned seats at check-in/podium before boarding. My question to those who have used this airline: Is it really necessary to purchase the seat selection? How good are they at keeping parties together at the counter? We have a party of five at this adds $150 round trip to the total cost, and it seems like it may not be necessary to pay it. Any experiences with this?
You didn't list the ages of your group. Do you mind splitting up? Take your chances and don't pay. Is it important to sit together? Include the price of assigned seats, checked luggage and transfers from Sanford to WDW in evaluating the price for airfare. Don't expect passengers who paid for seats to move to accommodate passengers who didn't pay. Assume there are a number of families that want to sit together and don't pay. Some of them will wind up together and some won't. The question isn't if many, or even most, groups wind up sitting together. The question is if you're willing to accept the possibility of being split.
Earning my ears.
I have never paid for priority boarding or seat selection with Allegiant. My party of 5 has always been together. Once we were seated 2 together and 3 on another row. I have also had people trade with my family. The last time I traveled Allegiant. My kids were 5, 8, and 11 so I was concerned. I figured we could trade with a single traveler if necessary. I did check in early at the gate so we would have a better chance of sitting together.
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Unless you would be willing to be separated, I would pay it. Yes it will probably work out, but it might not. Don't risk it if you really must sit together.
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I agree with Lewis. If you want/need the certainty, pay for it. I've flown Allegiant several times (although they've now left Lansing, MI). When DD was younger and we wanted no issues with seating, we paid for the seat selection.
If you have a preference as to where you like to sit or if is important to you to have your party sit together then I would pay for the seats. When traveling with my kids I always pay to pre-select our seats, in fact even when I am traveling solo I still choose to pay for my seat. I would hope that just because I was traveling alone I would not be expected to give up the seat I paid for to accomodate someone who chose not to pay. I guess if you are truly willing to split up then it may be worth taking a chance. If it's important to sit together or especially if your traveling with younger children IMHO it makes sense to pay. TJ
Another option is to pay to select seats for only part of your party (assuming Allegiant allows this. If, for example, your group was mom, dad, and three kids (3,6,16). You might want to ensure that the two youngest were sitting with an adult, but the 16 year old was fine on their own. So you could pay for three seats (one adult with both of the two younger kids) or four seats (one adult with each of the younger children). At check-in, you can see if there are seats by the ones you've already chosen for those without seat selection or see if there are a group of five seats all together that you can all move to. This way, if there are no groups of seats, the ones that you are worried about are covered.
where are you flying out of? I was in the process of booking flights last night from toledo to sanford for our june trip and right in the middle of my booking flights went from $59 each way per person up to $89. I'm crossing my fingers they come back down.
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- May 14, 2009
If you're only concerned about a parent sitting with young children, that is probably not much of a concern. There are two adults and two young children, so two pair of seats is not unreasonable to count on (though still not guaranteed), and the 16 year old can sit on his/her own.
disneydad74 said: where are you flying out of? I was in the process of booking flights last night from toledo to sanford for our june trip and right in the middle of my booking flights went from $59 each way per person up to $89. I'm crossing my fingers they come back down. Click to expand...
I am a superuser. got a problem with that.
We will be using Allegiant for the first time on Sunday. The good thing about them is that they don't overbook their flights so at least you all will be in the same plane together. Regarding families, when I contacted them they stated that they would not separate a child from their family and that they would always accomodate the family in regards to staying together. For this reason we do not use the assigned seat option. Never been to SFB so this will be a first for us. We fly into SFB, but thankfully we are using Southwest for our return flight and we will be departing from MCO (home sweet home LOL). At $29.00 per person to fly there was worth it so I hope that Allegiant comes to our airport (SAT) so that we can take more advantage of our AP's.
when I contacted them they stated that they would not separate a child from their family and that they would always accomodate the family in regards to staying together. Click to expand...
kaytieeldr said: It should be noted that it's less likely that fares went up that much that suddenly, and more likely that the $59 seats sold out - or that the number of seats you needed exceeded the number of $59 seats available - due to other customers booking tickets on the same flight at the same time. Click to expand...
- May 15, 2009
Brian Noble said: If the plane is full of folks who buy up all the aisle and window seats, ... Click to expand...
bicker said: I suspect that that has never happened. I do know that airlines, in general, do assure that young children don't fly alone if their parent is in the aircraft. Older children, perhaps, but not younger children. I also suspect that someone sitting at the window in the back row, by the head, would be willing to move to the exit row or the bulkhead. Click to expand...
I suspect that that has never happened. Click to expand...
If you book your Allegiant reservations without assigned seats, can you go back and purchase assigned seats at a later date if you find the flight is filling up? I know Allegiant makes a good chuck of their revenue charging for things are are free elsewhere (hence the cheap "initial" cost), so I would want to know if they are going to charge me some other "change" fees in addition to the actual cost of the seat fee, which is about $13-$14 per seats per segment. I know there is a fee if you have to rebook the flight, but this would be just purchasing the reserved seats.
- May 16, 2009
Lewisc said: I agree an airline will make sure a young child can sit next to at least one parent Click to expand...
Lewisc said: but most airlines let a child over 5 fly as an unaccompanied minor. Click to expand...
Lewisc said: Some posters are under the impression passengers who paid for seats will move, or the airline will make passengers move for older children. Click to expand...
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Allegiant Air - Seat assignment
Hey guys, I am flying with allegiant air for the first time tomorrow with my husband. We booked our tickets together and will be checking in this evening. We did not pay for reserved seats so will be risking waiting till check in.
How does Allegiant Air assign seats at check in? Is it from the bottom of the plane up? Should I check in right when it gets released or wait?
I don’t know how they assign, but we’ve flown Allegiant over 50 times. We’ve never paid to choose seats and we’ve always been seated together and always towards the back of the plane. I don’t know that it matters when you check in - I always do it as soon as possible.
No, the luggage goes in the bottom of the plane. Even tho it is a discount airline, they still let everyone sit on the same level.
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Just a thought but maybe ask on the Allegiant Facebook page - lots of people there that give feedback.
We travel with Allegiant all the time, Do not pay for priority boarding. The way they seat is disabled or needing extra help first, then priority. Next comes paid for seating, the other people are given letters A- ? they are seated last, alphabetically. We pay for exit row so we can have more leg room. Also when you come to the end of the reservation, before you click for pymt we click off on the trip flex, saves quite a bit.
Don't pay for priority boarding, no need... we do pay extra for the exit seat, just because we like the extra leg room...
Only once did we pay for priority boarding and seat selection, since then we have never paid and always have sat together both ways. We always arrive early enough and never had any problems.
No. No need to pay for either...Even if you get seated sooner, you still have to wait for the rest of us to board anyway lol. and to pay for seat selection really is a waste of money. There are plenty of empty seats, they don't overbook, and when you get to the ticket counter to get your boarding pass, just tell them you want to sit together and where you prefer to sit and there had never been a problem. I myself use the tripflex because of my hubby's job, and having to change things at the last minute it works for me and is only an extra $32 but if you don't forsee any problems you don't need the tripflex either..
I, too, buy the trip flex if purchasing far in advance. Have had issues in the past needing to change flights , and the $15 is alot cheaper than the flight change fee that is charged later. But, you are the best judge of needing that or not.
Another thing: the people that do purchase seats have a limited time to board before losing their seat assignment. So, if you are in the bar or restaurant, thinking that you will get on last minute, your seat may be taken by someone who did not prepay for the seat assignment.
And, to clarify my previous post, the couples that boarded later and had to sit apart had not prebought seats....they took their chances when they checked in, and if they were in one of the later groups of 10 to board, often only single seats were left.
I find their new system confusing, and people kinda push forward in their groups of 10, crowding the gate agent. At least with Southwest's cattle call, we all get lined up and board that way.
<<<<<<I find their new system confusing, and people kinda push forward in their groups of 10, crowding the gate agent
I wouldn't know because I will already be on the aircraft because I do spend the $10 to avoid it.
I purchase the exit row and priority and still the fare is less or about the same as other carriers from DSM. Since other carriers are not nonstop, the added fees are still a bargain.
We pay for our seats because I like sitting next to my BF on the 2 seat side. One year we did pay for PB but didn't last year and it was a nightmare with the overhead bins...had to put carryons 10 rows behind us. This year we managed to get decent prices before they climbed up so paid the extra for PB. We plan on being at the gate so we don't lose our seats as to sitting in the bar area to get a drink. We will buy a soda after going through security.
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Why You Should Never Pay To Select Seats
- Post author: Andrew D'Amours
- Post published: July 9, 2018
- Post category: Travel Tips
- Post comments: 32 Comments
Almost every airline will now try to make you cough up some cash to select specific seats, but here’s how to be seated with you travel companions for free.
Ultra Low-Cost Carriers (ULCCs) are the best thing to have happened to the airline industry, making flying so much more affordable. Most of them charge for seat selection, which allows them to offer ridiculously low flights (you can find those on our flight deals page ).
READ ALSO : How Ultra Low-Cost Carriers (ULCC) Work
In fact, most regular airlines now charge for seat selection anyways. It’s often around $10-$30 per seat per flight segment, so if you cave in and pay for that, it can add up quickly. You shouldn’t do it.
No matter which airline you’re flying on, don’t ever pay to select a seat.
By the way, you shouldn’t pay baggage fees either, you can read our article about that.
I personally flew on well above 100 flights where I was offered the privilege of choosing a seat for a fee, and I’ve never paid a single dollar for that. I think you shouldn’t either.
Why? Because there is a way to be seated with your travel companion for free, that will work 95% of the time.
1. Check-in online precisely 24 hours before your flight
Almost all airlines allow you to check-in online and print your own ticket precisely 24 hours before your flight takes off by going on their website with your confirmation number.
As soon as you buy a plane ticket, set an alarm on your cellphone for 24 hours before takeoff and go check-in at exactly that moment. That way you’ll almost surely be seated with your travel companion (for free) since you’ll be among the first to select seats.
That way you won’t have to pay and at least 9 times out of 10 you’ll be automatically seated with the person you are travelling with. Let me be clear: this works if you check-in 24 hours before your flight, not 20 hours. If you wait a few hours, everyone else will have checked-in online and you might be stuck with bad seats.
The same goes with ULCCs. Even though some won’t ever let you actually select seats (as opposed to regular airlines), at least by being the first to check-in you ensure you’re basically never separated. Only those who wait at the airport to check-in get split up… which makes sense, you are among the last to check-in, there are no other seats left by that point.
It only takes about 5 minutes to check-in, and you don’t even need a printer right then and there. You can save your boarding pass as a PDF document and print it later. You can even print it at the airport in the self-service kiosks if you don’t know anyone who owns a printer. Many airlines have apps where you can check-in and have your boarding pass on your phone, which is even simpler.
Another bonus is that if you’re travelling with a carry-on only (which you should always do), you can avoid any wait at the airport and head straight to security. That is a good enough reason to check-in online in and of itself. And even if you are an inexperienced traveler that brings checked luggage, at least you’ll be able to use the baggage drop line and avoid the wait at the check-in counter.
READ ALSO: Top 10 Behaviors to Avoid on a Plane
By the way, there is another perk. If you are among those who are scared of overbookings, you should know that after travelers with elite-status, the first passengers to be protected when airlines are looking for people to bump from a flight are the ones who have checked-in first. Another reason to do it at home early.
2. You’ll probably regret waiting until you’re at the airport
You could always try getting to the airport early, but we don’t recommend it. Why? Most people now check-in online, so if you wait until you’re at the airport, all the best seats will probably be taken and you’ll be stuck with what’s left.
On top of that, some ultra low-cost carriers charge a fee for an airport check-in in addition to the fee to select a specific seat. I couldn’t agree more with that business model: employess cost money, so why should I subsidize your inability to print your ticket at home through my own fare? You want to waste an airline employee’s time? Pay up!
3. Plan B for when it doesn’t work
In case the online check-in hasn’t given you the seats you wanted, you have a couple of options.
It can happen, even though out of 100 times in my case, it has only happened once. That time, since it was a short 3 hour flight, we just kept our separate seating. Believe it or not, we survived. It’s not the end of the world.
That’s option 1 if you’re assigned separate seats, just relax and listen to some music in your separate seats. Unless you have kids or are on a 14-hour flight to Asia, it shouldn’t be so bad. And even then, now airlines aren’t supposed to split kids from their parents at all, even when you don’t pay for seat selection.
But there’s a second option: you can always try to trade seats with someone on-board. In most cases, another passenger won’t mind switching places with you, unless you are very unlucky. Just be polite and ask a few people around, you should find someone who is willing to change… as long as you don’t offer a middle seat to someone who isn’t in a middle seat (that’s just insulting).
READ ALSO : How To Fly to Any European City At a Low Price
Finally, the last option is to simply pay up. You can easily go back and pay for seats afterwards on most airlines’ website or at the airport, so if you’re gonna pay anyways, at least give it a try before to get the seats for free. And it won’t cost more if you pay later, so try this trick first!
Don’t forget to check out our pro tip to get a full row of seats for free when travelling with someone else or how to get an empty seat next to you when flying solo (coming soon).
If you want to travel more, saving money each time is the key. By not wasting money on seat selection, especially when this free trick works so often.
Have you ever tried this trick?
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A number of very experienced travellers still take checked baggage especially if cruising!! The 24 hour rule doesn’t always work esp. if its a popular route. We collect points and use these to select seats in advance.
Unfortunately, that’s one of the worst redemptions for points in terms of value, at least for those who want to maximize them. And sure a lot of people bring checked bags, but it’s still not the way to go to be a pro flier; it’s just not 😛 To each their own, but carry-on only is still better — cruise or not. And yes it’s true the trick doesn’t work all the time as we said, but it works a lot more often than not 🙂
I flew last year to london, malta, germany and prague. All airlines wanted me to pay for seat selection. I would check in at exactly 24hrs before the flight. Alot of seats were blocked out. I got my window (over the wing seat). Imagine my surprise when i board Virgin to heathrow and half the plane was empty. People asked the FA if they could change seats. No problem they said. Im so happy i never shelled out extra money to pick a seat.
Roundtrip from JFK to LHR i had the entire row to myself.
Malta i was put in the front of the plane. Prague to LHR on BA they allowed me to change to a different row.
Travel off peak and never pay extra.
Exactly 😉 Thanks for sharing your experience !!!
I used to do the 24 hr. before flight seat booking but over the last 2years I have found that it has changed and most of the good seats and isle seats are gone
Hey Andrew, Am I ever glad I found your article. You saved me money. However I need to know if I did pay to select a seat but my flight involved two planes to get from point A to point B if the seat I selected would be the same on the second plane (same airline just with a layover) and if I would be charged for two seats.
Hi, unfortunately every flight segment is considered separately, so you would have to pay an additional extra to choose in advance for the 2nd flight as well :S
Can you sign in before 24 hours to pick a seat? I am travelling with my Yorkie. I am planning to fly with American Airlines.
Hi! Check-in only opens 24 hours before the flight (at least in North America) so any seat selection before that will incur a fee, unless you booked one of the more expensive fare classes. Not sure about the pet policy though, never did that :S
Hi. I am a single female traveler going from Ottawa to Da Nang Vietnam. In my booking it suggests I pick my seats. I need to book a isle seat for the long haul. Do you still advise me to check in 24 hours ahead to book my seats?
Hi, with many airlines if you need to be 100% sure, the only way is to pay ahead. If you can tolerate a bit of risk, usually if you check in precisely 24 hours before the flight or call the airline when checkin is open, you can be pretty sure to get what you want 🙂
Hi Andrew I have booked a flight from Ottawa to Da Nang Vietnam with CheapO Air. I went on their support page today and they told me I have to check in with each airline that I am booked with to check in. They gave me no idea regards to seat selection. I am not a frequent flyer. I am a senior. I flew once to Australia and I never had to check in with each airline. Any ideas?
Hello, yes well it depends whether or not your outbound flights are with the same airline or airlines who partner together. You’ll need to use the Booking Number / Confirmation Number / Booking Reference / Ticket Number as provided by CheapOair and use that to see your seat selection option on the airline’s website (or you can call too). If you are flying two different airlines, you’ll need to do it separately for both.
I booked my tickets to Frankfurt from Delhi through Ukraine International Airlines. In my web check-in they automatically selected my seats which I was not comfortable with. I clicked on the option of change seats and guess what I had to pay for seats I wanted in the economy class. Every one in the family said, this has never happened before that one had to pay for the seats but I had to.
Hello Arunika, yes that is quite possible with some Ultra Low-Cost Carriers and even low-cost carriers, which UIA can be considered to be. Unfortunately for those, there’s no other way but to pay to select a seat if you really want to choose. But in thoses cases it usually doesn’t hurt to wait until check-in to see if the randomly assigned seat is good enough for free.
Do u book econo seats & still get to book your seat for free within 24 hrs of your flight with Air Canada within Canada
Unless I have missed it? – What if almost all seats have been pre-booked, and the only seats available are single seats? We are due to travel to Hong Kong from London, Premium economy two persons in five weeks, and this matter is quite a worry
Premium economy might be a bit different, because indeed there are so much less of those on a plane. You could call the airline to check, you paid a hefty premium for that seat class compared to economy, so I would assume it should give you some leverage to be seated together (although I really can’t say for sure having never bought premium economy).
Worked great for us on Emirates flights to and from Africa, it was $60 per seat per sector if I remember correctly. I acted on my reminder 48hrs ahead and there was no problem even when the 2nd flight commenced outside that 48hr period. Got excellent seats in the most forward economy section – best long flight I’ve ever had(17hrs!) Reading the small print of Air New Zealand it seems they will refund the selection fee on flights to and from the USA. Don’t know why this is, but investigation brought me to this site!
Thanks for the advice. I haven’t flown in some time, and I didn’t realize they now charge for seat selection – ridiculous!
Not really. Some people really don’t care where they sit, by taking the convenience of choosing a seat out of the price, it makes the ticket cheaper for those who want less options. So yes, they now charge for seat selection… but they also sometimes charge $247CAD for a roundtrip flight from Montreal or Toronto to Europe, which is pretty insane 😛
it works — Mr Fly must be working in the airline industry —
Thanks John! We do fly a lot so we pick up a few tricks and share them with you guys! Thanks for reading 🙂
Nice try Andrew’s second account.
Haha… I can guarantee I don’t have any time to waste creating fake accounts, don’t worry.
When you are searching a flight you need to fill the first page on the second they ask you to make reservation of the seats. You can ‘t go to the tirth page to pay when you not fill the second page. So you need to order your seats firrst mostly on a crazy price.. Daniel Belgium
Hello Daniel, I’ve bought many flights and never seen one where you HAVE to select a seat (and I’ve been on 44 different airlines), I’m pretty sure that’s not the case. They usually have a button that says “skip this step”, “choose later” and it’s often a bit hidden because they want people to fall for it and pay up. Although I guess it’s possible that a smaller airline has a dishonest policy like you describe, which airline was it?
I have also flown well over 100 thousand miles the last year and a half. And no, this isn’t a good idea for people that want to sit together. Anyone reading this shouldn’t go fo this.
Well, we’ll just agree to disagree haha 😛
Lmao this isn’t true and will not work, terrible advice to save a couple dollars. It may work an anecdotally but that’s it. You can only have seats together if everyone else on the plane hasn’t already taking up the majority of rows by selecting their own seats with friends or family. And at some airlines, if you do this, you will not be assigned a seat at all, until boarding, and you’ll be put in whatever seats are left, sprinkled all over the cabin.
I’ve flown over 200 flights in the past few years. Always check-in online 24 hours before the flight, happened like only once that I wasn’t sitting with my travel companions. It’s not anecdotal, you’ll get first selection of seats by being the first to check-in (apart from those who paid money to choose). Of course if you don’t check in online and wait at the airport, then you’ll get split up for sure yes!
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Should I pay for a seat assignment on allegiant?
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Should i pay for seat assignment on allegiant?
All you have to do now is pay the difference at checkout. It’s up to you to make the decision. All Allegiant flights have comfortable, assigned leather seats.
You can choose your seat at the time of reservation for a small fee, guaranteeing your comfort and location on board your flight.
How much does it cost to book a seat on Allegiant?
Depending on which row you choose, the cost of a seat on Allegiant Air ranges between 7 and 21 US dollars. It costs as little as 7 US dollars if you choose to buy a seat in the back row.
A front-row seat, on the other hand, can cost up to 21 dollars if purchased.
Is it worthwhile to pay for a seat selection?
In fact, the majority of regular airlines now charge for seat selection. It’s usually around $10-$30 per seat for each flight segment, so if you give in and pay for it, the cost can quickly add up.
It’s not something you should do. Never pay to choose a seat, regardless of which airline you’re flying on.
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What are the best Allegiant seats?
The 12th and 14th row seats are regarded as the best.
Is it possible to sit in an allegiant seat?
“Verified Review | Excellent Seat Comfort” – “comfortable seat indeed.” This seat was comfortable and had plenty of room because I am 6′ 6″. It was our first time watching Allegiant, and we’re huge fans!
Is it possible that Allegiant Air seats recline?
The majority of Allegiant planes have about 90% standard seating and 10% extra leg room. The Boeing 757 has standard seating for about 70% and extra legroom for 30%. In addition, there is no recline in the allegiant seats.
How can I avoid having to pay for a seat selection?
Simply scroll to the bottom of the seat selection page, and look for the text that says “skip seat selection for now” to avoid this fee. If you click that link, you’ll be able to choose a seat from the list of seats available when you check-in 24 hours before departure.
Why do I have to pay for a flight ticket?
Due to the low initial fare, low-cost carriers frequently justify the lack of an allocated seat. These carriers can keep unallocated seats for a reasonable ticket price by charging a premium for choice. Many passengers are now having to pay extra for reserved seats on services that were previously free.
Why do I have to pay for my seat selection?
On top of airfare, the big three charge passengers a fee to reserve “preferred” seats, which are defined as such for their cabin location. “Airlines have implemented a heat map in the seat selection process based on which seats are the most popular, and they see it as an opportunity to charge more,” he explained.
Is it true that Allegiant Air Seats are small?
Is it true that allegiant air seats are smaller? The typical Allegiant Air seat’s size is similar to what you’d expect on Spirit Airlines.
They’re 17 inches wide and have 31 inches of legroom (seat pitch). Allegiant Air seats are less expensive than Delta, United, or American Airlines.
What happens if you don’t take a seat?
You will receive a seat at check-in or the departure gate of the other airline if we cannot pre-assign your seat. If you purchased a seat with United, the other airline will most likely be unable to assign it to you in advance.
Is it possible to choose a seat on the plane?
Most airline websites and booking engines allow you to select a seat when you buy your ticket, or you can return to your reservation after you’ve made your initial purchase and choose a seat later. This process is usually free, but some airlines have additional fees for advance seats.
How do you get on a plane together without having to pay?
8 Ways to Get Seats on Your Next Flight Paid extra for seat assignments. Choose a family-friendly airline that waives seating fees.
Purchase EarlyBird Check-In on Southwest Airlines, or book online directly with the airline. Combine your reservations or book them together. Take a look at the odds.
On Allegiant Air, can I bring my own snacks?
1. Bring Your Own Snacks – Snacks and beverages are charged separately. Due to TSA regulations, you cannot carry your own beverages unless they are less than 3 ounces. We, on the other hand, carried our own snacks from home without a problem.
How do I avoid paying for Allegiant Air?
Passengers can check in online and bring a printed paper boarding pass to the airport or use the Allegiant mobile boarding pass to avoid this charge. Please note that optional services or package-related fees, such as hotel resort fees and rental car surcharges, are not included in airfare prices.
What if you don’t get a seat on JetBlue?
What happens if I don’t get a JetBlue seat? If you don’t choose a seat online, when you check in, you’ll be assigned one automatically.
What are the worst plane seats?
On a plane, where are the Worst Seats? According to David Duff, Content Specialist at SeatGuru, the worst seats are usually “in the last row of the plane.”
Is it better to have a window seat or an aisle seat?
17 Feb Is Window or Aisle the Better Seat? The aisle seat is more popular among frequent airline passengers, according to statistics. Passengers who prefer aisle seats argue that they are better because they have easy access to restrooms, some extra legroom, and are the first to exit the plane.
In flight, what is a free seat?
There are some seats available for free web check-in at a specific time period before departure, as well as for a specific aircraft type, according to IndiGo. The seats would be assigned for free when the customer checks in at the airport,” IndiGo said in a statement.
Which airlines are obstructing middle-class seats?
Until the spring, Delta is the only major airline that will block middle seats on all domestic flights. It has led the way in promoting health-care policies and has provided some of the industry’s most generous change and cancellation policies.
What if you don’t get a seat on American Airlines?
If you’re unable to select seats when booking, please return closer to departure or we’ll give you a seat when you check in. To allow our airport personnel to accommodate passenger needs, American Airlines holds some seats until the day of departure.
Is there a crash at Allegiant Air?
According to “60 Minutes,” Allegiant has reported at least 60 unscheduled landings and 47 in-flight emergencies over the last two years.
Is there a bathroom on an Allegiant plane?
They do have a bathroom, so if you know you’ll be out for more than a few hours, drink all of the water you can.
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Can you upgrade on Allegiant Air?
Let's face it: You didn't book with Allegiant Air expecting a free upgrade. You bought an Allegiant Air ticket because you wanted to travel without spending much money.
Allegiant doesn't offer a first class section or premium seating comparable to Spirit's Big Front Seat . There is no Allegiant upgrade list, and you won't even be able to recline your seat.
Your best bet for snagging more comfort on Allegiant Air is to fork over some money to select a seat with a few extra inches of legroom. Here's what you need to know about buying an upgraded seat on Allegiant Air.
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Buy an Allegiant upgrade with Legroom + seating
Allegiant has two sections of the plane where you can get a bit more legroom. A standard seat on Allegiant has about 30 inches of pitch (one measure of legroom on planes), while a Legroom + seat should have at least 34 inches of pitch.
Four extra inches of legroom may not sound like much, but that will put you comfortably between the standard Southwest Airlines pitch and United Airlines' Economy Plus pitch.
You'll typically find Legroom + seats in the first row and exit rows of Allegiant aircraft.
During the Allegiant Air booking process, you can pay to select a seat assignment (since Allegiant doesn't include a seat choice with its basic fare). Seat assignments start at around $10 and go up as high as $40 per segment. In most cases, you can expect to spend between $30 and $35 per segment to upgrade to a Legroom + seat.
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Buy a bundle for an Allegiant upgrade to Legroom + seating
Bundles are a concept you'll quickly become familiar with if you fly discount carriers regularly. Since pretty much everything on a discount carrier is sold separately for an additional cost, bundles are one of the only ways to save money on extras.
If you bring a carry-on or checked bag when you travel — two things that will cost you extra on Allegiant — purchasing a bundle may provide a virtually free Allegiant upgrade to Legroom + seating. That's especially true if you need flexibility in your travel plans since Allegiant includes its Trip Flex product in both the Allegiant bonus and total bundles.
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You may not find yourself on the Allegiant upgrade list for a swanky first class seat, but at least you can't do much damage to your wallet buying a Legroom + seat.
Unfortunately, Allegiant is one of the few airlines in the U.S. not covered by the airline fee credits offered by select Amex cards , so you will be stuck paying for that extra legroom seat if you choose to splurge.
Don't worry, though. You can drown your sorrows in one of those umbrella drinks on your vacation from all that money you saved by flying Allegiant. After a long flight on Allegiant, your knees will appreciate being able to stretch out on a lounge chair.
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How to Fly Allegiant Airlines
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Don’t live near a major metropolis? No problem. Allegiant Airlines fills the void with cheap nonstop flights from small towns to leisure destinations throughout the U.S. The discount carrier has started to expand in larger markets as well, but there are a few things you should know before booking a flight with Allegiant.
Tips for Traveling on Allegiant Airlines
From understanding all of Allegiant’s extra fees to what you should expect when flying this ultra-low-cost carrier, here’s everything you need to know about Allegiant Airlines.
What to Know Before You Book with Allegiant Airlines
Allegiant Airlines operates with an ultra-low-cost model, which means the initial price you see for an Allegiant flight only includes basic transportation and a small personal item onboard. There are extra fees for everything else like carry-on bags , checked bags, choosing a specific seat, and drinks/snacks onboard. When flying Allegiant, it’s best to expect a simple flight without all of the bells and whistles.
Of course, it can be quite difficult to avoid baggage fees when flying Allegiant Airlines . The base ticket price only includes a small personal item up to 16” x 15” x 7”, which equates to a small backpack, large purse, or any item that can fit underneath the seat in front of you. Larger carry-on bags can be purchased for a fee, which varies according to the route you’re flying.
Unlike Spirit and Frontier , the two larger ultra-low-cost carriers in the U.S., Allegiant charges a lower fee for carry-on bags than it does for checked luggage. Carry-on bag fees start between $15-$25 each way and checked bag fees start at $20-$35 each way, when purchased during the initial booking. Bag fees are higher if purchased after booking or at the airport.
Most of the major U.S. carriers also charge extra seat selection fees for the lowest priced tickets, but since Allegiant’s baggage policy is more limited than the traditional carriers, it’s best to always compare the total costs to make sure you’re actually getting a deal by flying Allegiant Airlines.
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When and where does allegiant airlines fly.
Allegiant Airlines has a very erratic flight schedule. Most routes are seasonal and are only flown twice per week. This model makes it possible for Allegiant to fly nonstop from many smaller cities across the U.S. to leisure destinations such as Las Vegas (LAS) , Nashville (BNA) , Los Angeles (LAX) , Austin (AUS) , and Florida. In Florida, Allegiant flies to some secondary airports such as Orlando-Sanford (SFB) , St. Petersburg (PIE) , Punta Gorda (PGD) , Ft. Walton Beach (VPS) , and Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) . Allegiant has begun to add flights from some larger markets in the north such as Boston (BOS) , Chicago (MDW) , and Newark (EWR) , but still primarily flies from small market cities that otherwise don’t have nonstop service other than regional connections to the major airlines’ hub cities. For a complete look at its route network, check out the Allegiant Airlines route map .
Due to the fact that Allegiant’s flight schedule is very limited, it can be a risky endeavor for travelers with tight travel plans. In worst-case scenarios, when flights get canceled, it can sometimes be a few days before there is another available flight. This is still a rare occasion, but passengers should be aware of this possibility when booking a flight with Allegiant and have a backup plan in case things take a turn for the worst.
A few backup ideas are to book Southwest flights with points, which can be redeposited into your account should your Allegiant flight take off without any delays. If you don’t have points, Southwest flights paid with money can also be canceled for free up to 10 minutes prior to departure and a credit will be valid for one year from the date of purchase. Using Southwest as a backup is a great plan, but it also means keeping track of your reservations to make sure you don’t lose any funds and may require you to fly Southwest at some point within the year.
Rental cars can be a last-resort backup plan if the distance isn’t too far and checking to see if Allegiant may be able to re-route you to/from nearby airports could be the best option during irregular operations. Freebird is a unique service that offers a sort of flight disruption insurance that rebooks you on other airlines in case of long delays or cancellations, for a fee paid in advance. Unfortunately, Allegiant Airlines does not have interline agreements with other carriers and usually won’t rebook passengers on other carriers.
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How to Book a Flight with Allegiant Airlines
Allegiant is one of the few airlines that actually charges a fee to book flights online . For this reason, you may be able to save money by booking your flight at the airport counter. This can be extremely inconvenient due to Allegiant’s limited flight schedules. Ticket counters at the airport may only be open for a few hours on a couple days each week.
Nevertheless, if the airport ticketing hours work with your schedule, you can save Allegiant’s $18 each way ($36 roundtrip) “Electronic Carrier Usage Charge” for every passenger. The savings add up with multiple passengers, but make sure to factor in the hassle of trekking to the airport and paying for parking when considering this option. Also, tickets booked at the airport will not receive Allegiant’s “roundtrip discount” it offers customers who purchase a roundtrip flight on its website and passengers will be subject to after booking bag fees, which are slightly higher than the fees charged during online booking.
When booking online, Allegiant flights are usually slightly cheaper on its own website than on third-party booking sites. This is especially true when purchasing roundtrip flights, since most flights will receive the “roundtrip discount” (usually between $10-$25) when booking a roundtrip flight on allegiantair.com.
After choosing from/to cities, the departure date and return date calendars will populate which days of the week Allegiant flies that particular route. On the following page, you can view fares on a flexible date calendar by clicking on the “Rate Calendar” button. This is the best way to find a cheap flight on Allegiant, because schedules can change each month.
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Extra fees on allegiant airlines during the booking process.
The next step in the booking process is where Allegiant begins asking if you’d like to add extras for an additional cost. Bundles can be purchased if you’d like to purchase multiple extras at a discounted rate over purchasing individually. The “Bonus” bundle includes a full-size carry-on bag, seat selection, and Trip Flex, which allows one free itinerary change or cancellation without an extra change fee. The “Total” bundle includes everything from the Bonus bundle plus a checked bag and priority boarding. If you don’t want to pay any extra or just want to add something à la carte, simply choose the Basic option and click “Continue”.
Allegiant will then try to sell hotels, car rentals, and other travel products. You may find that it is sometimes worthwhile to bundle a hotel with your airfare if you find the hotel you’re looking for is offered, but you can usually find a cheaper option somewhere else when booking separately. To avoid any extra add-ons to your airfare purchase, simply scroll to the bottom and click the small text that reads “No thanks. I don’t need a hotel package deal for this trip.” Do the same for car rentals and then you’ll then be asked to enter traveler information.
After entering your information, you’ll be asked to choose seats for your flight. Allegiant does not make it clear on the seat map that there is a charge for choosing a specific seat so be careful if you don’t want to pay any extra. If you do click on a seat, a pop-up will appear with the price and star-rated comfort level. To avoid paying any extra fees, do not choose any seats and just click the “Continue” button on the bottom of this page. A pop-up will appear that will try to convince you to pay extra for seat selection, but if you just click “Yes, continue” on the pop-up, seats will be assigned for free during check-in.
The next step is an important one. Bag fees are much higher at the airport and are even more expensive if you decide to add them online at a later time. You’ll get the best price for bags if you add them during this step in the online booking process. Make sure to add any necessary carry-on or checked bags for your trip here. If you’re traveling with just the included personal item , just scroll to the bottom and click “Continue” without choosing any bags.
Finally, you’ll reach the payment screen, where it first asks if you’d like to purchase Trip Flex. This is a relatively cheap way to purchase a flexible ticket compared to major airlines, but if you’re looking to keep your flight as cheap as possible and don’t think you’ll be changing plans, just choose to decline, double-check all of the charges, and scroll down to enter your credit card information.
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Check-In for an Allegiant Airlines Flight
Make sure to print your boarding pass at home or download the free mobile app for a paperless boarding pass in advance to avoid an extra boarding pass fee. Online check-in is available starting 24 hours before and up to 45 minutes prior to departure. If you wait to check-in with an agent at the airport, it’ll cost $5 per boarding pass for them to print it out at the airport check-in counter.
When checking in online, double-check that you have paid for all the bags you plan to take. If you need to add any more luggage, do it at this step to avoid higher fees at the airport. The system may also ask if you’d like to pay to choose a seat, but there will be an option to just take a random seat assignment for free.
The Allegiant Airlines Inflight Experience
Most of Allegiant’s aircraft have a meager 29 inches of seat pitch, which is similar to its budget airline counterparts and an inch or two less than the average pitch on the legacy carriers. It does offer some Legroom+ seats with up to 4 inches of extra legroom. Don’t expect to lean back on an Allegiant flight as none of its seats recline. Though, this can be a blessing given the tight seat pitch since no one will be able to invade your precious little space.
All in-flight beverages and snacks cost extra so bring a water bottle to fill up at the airport before boarding or be prepared to pay a fee for your favorite drink onboard. Allegiant Airlines no longer flies the old MD-80 aircraft, which once made up the majority of its fleet. It now flies an all-Airbus fleet and the newer aircraft have resulted in a more comfortable experience onboard.
While one shouldn’t have high expectations when flying this no-frills carrier, Allegiant Airlines is a great option to get a cheap nonstop flight that may not be offered by any other carrier. Even after adding some fees, you’ll often find Allegiant flights to be a cheaper option compared to other carriers flying from larger airports. Its limited schedule may be prohibitive in some cases, but for flexible travelers looking for a deal, make sure to compare Allegiant Airlines’ low fares in your flight search.
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Question: When Do Allegiant Air Fares Go Down
According to the FAQ on their website, Allegiant announces their upcoming schedule six to nine months in advance, making this the cheapest time to buy. If you know your trip dates that far in advance, you can already find $29 flights for both departing and arrival options.
Does Allegiant drop prices last minute?
Just like Vegas hotel rates that start cheap way out, go up in price, then decrease at the last minute to try to fill every room, Allegiant sometimes does the same. They will drop their fares the last two weeks before departure to fill the plane.
Do flight prices go down on Tuesday?
When do flight prices drop during the week? According to our data: Tuesday. It seems most airlines launch their discounts on Monday nights, so you can pick up the best prices on Tuesday mornings. Typically, you’ll save somewhere between 15 and 25 percent.
Do flight prices go down as it gets closer?
Plane tickets usually don’t get cheaper closer to the departure date. Flights tend to be the most inexpensive when you book between four months and three weeks before your departure date. According to the CheapAir.com 2019 Annual Airfare Study, you can expect rates to go up after that period.
What time do flight prices drop on Tuesday?
Do flight prices go down on Tuesday? In simpler words, Tuesdays at approximately 3 pm eastern time, Many U.S. airlines start airfare sales late Monday or early Tuesday on their websites; the competition then matches these newly reduced prices, and the process is usually completed by Tuesday afternoon.
Will Allegiant refund if prices go down?
Will Allegiant Refund if Price Drops? Yes, a credit voucher good for future travel will be issued for qualifying changes/cancellations made within 48 hours of booking. For bookings made without Trip Flex, any changes must be made at least 7 days prior to scheduled departure.
How often do Allegiant Air prices change?
Allegiant tends to increase prices with every ten seats that are sold, and they do so in raising the price in $5-$10 increments. Unless you book extremely close to the departure date, or you choose a highly-desired flight date (think holidays, special events), flights can usually still be found in the $50-$80 range.
What day is the flight cheapest?
4. Cheapest Days to Fly Cheap days: In the U.S., Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday are usually cheapest. Expensive days: Fridays and Sundays usually cost more, especially in the U.S. Cheap times of day: Fly when most people don’t want to, such as dawn, overnight or flights during the lunch or dinner hour.
Does Allegiant Air do price adjustments?
Best Price Guarantee For new bookings starting September 25, 2017, if you find a lower total price on your vacation package (air/hotel, air/car, or air/hotel/car) on another booking website within 48 hours of your initial Allegiant booking, Allegiant will issue you a dollar-off voucher* for 100% of the difference.
Why is Tuesday the cheapest to book flights?
According to the internet, the best day of the week to buy flights is a Tuesday. Apparently, this is due to airlines announcing deals on Monday evenings. By Tuesday at noon, other airlines are trying to match those deals. So Tuesday afternoons are the best time to hunt for reduced airfare.
Why are flights so expensive right now 2021 march?
Why are flights so expensive right now in 2021? The airlines have undergone unprecedented losses due to many routes being suspended and passengers refusing to travel. The airports are showcasing jaw dropping statistics for both international flights and domestic flights.
How do you tell if a flight price will go down?
If the price is high and your flight is pretty empty, you can choose to wait a week or two to see if prices decrease. Consult resources like Kayak’s fare chart and Bing’s price predictor to see if your flight’s price is likely to go down. Put a fare alert on a few different airlines.
Do flights get more expensive the more you look?
The Truth About Whether Airlines Jack Up Prices If You Keep Searching the Same Flight. However, airlines say prices change not because of a consumer’s search history on a website, or their cookies, but because of inventory updates or glitches on the website, FareCompare’s Rick Seaney said in an email.
Do flight prices go down on Fridays?
Prices usually rise again by Friday, so purchasing between Tuesday and Thursday is your best bet. Still, demand ultimately determines airfares. The fewer seats an airline has left on a flight, the more expensive those available seats will be.
Is Sunday a good day to book a flight?
According to the report, the best day of the week to book a cheap flight is Sunday for both domestic and international flights. In fact, you can save about 15% by booking a domestic ticket on Sunday instead of Monday. The savings jump to more than 20% if you book an international ticket on Sunday instead of Friday.
Can I bring my own snacks on Allegiant Air?
1. Bring Your Own Snacks – Allegiant charges for snacks and beverages. It is not possible to carry on your own beverages due to TSA guidelines unless they are less than 3 oz. However we carried on our own snacks that we brought from home with no concern.
What is Allegiant Air doing about Covid?
As part of the online/mobile check-in process, customers must complete a health acknowledgement certifying that: The customer will wear a face covering at all times while traveling. No household member has exhibited COVID-19-related symptoms. The customer will not travel if he/she has a fever.
What days of the week does Allegiant fly?
Allegiant Air is historically a non-Tuesday airline Leisure travelers mainly fly from Thursdays to Mondays, and a lot of them like to fly home on a Sunday, which is why Allegiant is flying plenty on Sundays.
Should I pay for seat assignment on Allegiant?
You will just need to pay for the difference during checkout. The choice is yours. All Allegiant flights feature comfortable, assigned leather seats. For a nominal fee, you can select your seat at the time of reservation, guaranteeing your comfort and location onboard your flight.
Does a backpack count as a personal item Allegiant?
Is a backpack considered a personal item for Allegiant Air? Yes, each passenger may bring one carry-on bag and one personal item that can be a small backpack,a purse or a briefcase . But the backpack must not exceed exterior dimensions of 7 in.
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YES, If you are traveling with a POC or medical device that you intend to use during flight, plan to be seated in a window seat. You may sit in the middle or aisle seat, only if the other seats in your row are unoccupied.
NO, if you are traveling with a medical device that you do not intend to use on board, you can stow your device and there are no seating restrictions, although all passengers seated in an exit row must meet exit row seating criteria.
We’re sorry, but bundles are non-refundable. Also, changes in travel dates or your destination may result in an additional charge for one or more items in the bundle.
You can add additional baggage or upgrade your seat, but you won’t have the option to add, decline or change items in a bundle.
Yes, you can add bags later during the booking process. Additional baggage fees will apply.
No. Bundles can only be purchased at the time of the original booking, and you will not have the ability to change your bundle once you’ve booked your trip.
Federal Regulations require that all passengers seated in an exit row meet the following requirements:
- Is an adult, at least 15 years of age or older.
- Is able to clearly read, speak and give instructions in English.
- Is willing and able to assist the crew in the case of an emergency.
- Is physically able to open an exit door, to lift and stow a 50 lb. window exit, and to quickly activate the evacuation slide and help others off of it.
- Is not directly responsible for any other passenger on board.
- Is not traveling with a cane, wheelchair, crutches, or assistive device.
- Does not require a seat belt extension due to the hazard of entanglement.
- Is able to see well enough to perform the listed duties without the assistance of visual aids. (Eyeglasses and contacts are okay.)
- Is free from injury or any condition that might cause harm if called upon to perform one or more of the listed duties.
- Is not traveling with a pet or service animal.
Yes, you’ll see which seats apply to your bundle in the seat map, but you’ll also have the option to upgrade your seat. You will just need to pay for the difference during checkout.
Beginning May 7, 2025, the Department of Homeland Security will require travelers to have a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the U.S. REAL ID-compliant cards are marked with a star at the top of the card. Learn more here .
The choice is yours.
All Allegiant flights feature comfortable, assigned leather seats. For a nominal fee, you can select your seat at the time of reservation, guaranteeing your comfort and location onboard your flight. If you're traveling with a companion, ensure you sit together. If you qualify, you can even book an exit row with increased leg room. For passengers who choose not to pre-purchase a seat assignment at the time of booking:
- When you check in for your flight, (whether online or at the airport), you will be assigned a seat by our system at no cost.
- If you check in online, you will be able to view your assigned seats and upgrade if desired.
- You can change or purchase seats on an existing reservation by visiting Manage Travel or downloading the Allegiant App for iPhone or Android .
- Seat assignments cannot be changed at the airport or once a boarding pass has been printed.
Yes. All passengers must check in prior to scheduled flight departure.
Advanced check in is available 24 hours prior to, and up until forty-five minutes before scheduled flight departure. (We’ll send an email 24 hours before take-off to remind you!)
Plan to bring a printed paper boarding pass with you to the airport or use the free and paperless Allegiant mobile app . (Don’t forget to bring your government-issued ID as well.)
There are 3 ways to check in for your flight: mobile, online, or at the airport.
Mobile Check-In via the Allegiant App (FREE): Download the latest version of the free Allegiant App for iPhone and Android to check in using your mobile phone for convenient, paperless boarding passes. You’ll have the chance to double check your seat assignments and bag reservations during mobile check in starting 24 hour before departure. It's easy!
Online Check-In (FREE): You can check in online starting 24 hours before your flight by visiting Online Check-In . Be sure to verify your seat assignments and bag reservations before you print your paper boarding pass(es).
At Airport Boarding Pass Print Out ($5 per Boarding Pass): Remember, there is a $5 fee per boarding pass to have an agent print a boarding pass at the airport. Some passengers may be required to check in at the airport ticket counter, in which case the fee will be waived. Airport check in closes forty-five minutes before flight time.
Verify your Seat Assignments and Bag Reservations in advance: If you did not purchase reserved seats, seats will be automatically assigned by our system during check in starting 24 hour before departure and ending forty-five minutes before departure.
During advanced check in (mobile and online), you will be prompted to verify your bag reservations and seat assignments. You can easily make changes as long as alternate seats are available and as long as you haven’t already printed or downloaded your boarding pass(es).
Visit Manage Travel to reserve assigned seats and pre pay for your bag reservations before the online check-in window opens at 24 hour prior to departure.
At the airport:
Please arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled flight departure. Plan to be completely checked in, through airport security and at the departure boarding gate at least one hour before your flight.
All passengers over the age of 18 must present an acceptable form of identification such as a driver’s license or passport. Click here for the TSA’s latest list of acceptable forms of ID.
Minors traveling alone may be requested to present their birth certificate or other identification with birthdate as proof of age.
If you have your boarding pass, have paid for your carry-on bag reservation, and are not traveling with checked luggage , proceed through TSA airport security to your boarding gate.
For passengers checking luggage , checked bags must be brought to the airport ticket counter or bag drop at least one hour (and no greater than two hours) before flight departure.
If you need an agent to print your boarding pass, locate the Allegiant airline ticket counter and present your confirmation number and a government-issued photo ID such as a driver's license or passport (click here for the TSA’s latest list of acceptable forms of ID) . A small fee will apply.
No, there is not a need to confirm your reservation prior to departure.
All passengers must Check In and get a boarding pass prior to flight departure.
How to check in for your flight and get a boarding pass:
At Airport Boarding Pass Print Out ($5 per Boarding Pass): Remember, there is a $5 fee per boarding pass to have an agent print a boarding pass at the airport. Some passengers may be required to check in at the airport ticket counter, in which case the fee will be waived. Airport check in closes forty-five minutes before flight time.
Allegiant is a leisure airline equipped with an all-coach configuration. For your comfort, on select flights, Allegiant Extra and Legroom+ seating options are available for purchase.
- Notify an agent at the ticket counter or at the gate that you are traveling with an FAA approved POC or other medical device at least 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure.
- Prior to boarding, an Allegiant agent will verify the POC or other medical device to ensure safe stowage onboard the aircraft. Medical devices travel free of charge, if they are self-contained and not comingled with personal items.
- Although pre-boarding is not required, we strongly recommend passengers pre-board to allow extra time to safely stow your device.
Log into Manage Travel or downloading the Allegiant App for iPhone or Android . From there, you can add a seat, add a bag or upgrade to Priority Access.
For your convenience, advanced check-in is available online and via the Allegiant mobile starting 24 hours before scheduled flight departure .
During check in, you will be able to confirm your seat assignment(s) and baggage selections.
Check in (whether online, mobile, or at the airport) closes 45 minutes prior to departure . Checked baggage must be dropped off at the airline ticket counter at least 1 hour, and no more than 2 hours, before departure.
Please plan to be completely checked in, through airport security, and in the departure boarding gate area one hour before departure time.
Remember, wait times at airport security may vary. All passengers should plan to arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before scheduled flight departure.
Changes in travel dates or your destination may result in an additional charge for one or more items in the bundle.
Passengers who have not purchased a seat assignment -- "Not assigned" -- will be assigned a seat by our system at no cost upon check-in. You can view your assigned seats during online check-in starting 24 hours before flight departure.
The availability of seats together cannot be guaranteed and seat assignments cannot be changed at airport check-in. If you would like to change or purchase reserved seats, simply log in to Manage Travel or the Allegiant App for iPhone or Android to select seats before you check-in online or get to the airport. Once your boarding pass has been printed, you cannot make changes.
Bundles are packages of popular services frequently purchased together by other passengers like yourself. By choosing a bundle, you’ll not only benefit from a simpler booking process, but you’ll also save money with the bundled discount. Of course, you still have the option to select services a la carte by choosing the basic package and adding services individually.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires photo identification for all passengers over the age of 18, as well as for all passengers under the age of 18 who are traveling alone. This photo identification must be issued by a state or national government (such as a driver's license or passport). Failure to provide proof of age will result in denied boarding. For more information, please visit the TSA website .
Allegiant recommends arriving at the airport at least two (2) hours prior to scheduled flight departure. Please plan accordingly so that you are checked in for your flight, through airport security, and at the boarding gate at least one hour before scheduled flight departure. Passengers with checked baggage must check in at the the airport ticket counter at least forty-five minutes before flight departure.
We created each bundle by combining the services often chosen by passengers like yourself. In addition to a simpler booking process, you’ll also save money by purchasing a bundle than if you were to buy each service individually.
If you want to ensure that your party is seated together, we do recommend reserving seats in advance. While we will do our best to accommodate families, the availability of seats together cannot be guaranteed.
How to reserve seats: You can reserve a seat for a nominal fee when you make your reservation or by visiting Manage Travel or downloading the Allegiant App for iPhone or Android at any time up until you print or download your boarding passes for your flight. Due to FAA safety regulations exit row seating is not available to families with children under 15 years of age and/or passengers with special service requests. (see exit row seating requirements )
If you choose not to reserve a seat: At check in, whether online , via the Allegiant App for iPhone and Android , or at the airport, our system will assign you a seat from the remaining available seats on the plane. Online check-in is available starting 24 hour before flight departure. It's easy. When you check-in online, you can view your assigned seats. If you want to change your seat, simply visit Manage Travel and reserve a different seat for your flight.
Please be sure to verify your seat assignments in advance of checking in . Once you have downloaded or printed a boarding pass or checked in at the airport, your seat assignment cannot be changed.
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Airlines always seem to have one more trick up their sleeves for adding fees to the cost of airfare. Anyone who has flown in the past few years knows that some airlines now charge for basics, like carry-on bags and a printed boarding ticket. Yet one sneaky charge is often ignored by even savvy travelers: seat selection fees.
On the surface, there’s nothing complicated about these fees. Some airlines will let you select a specific seat for a markup on the base cost of your ticket. However, the way the fees are presented is often misleading, making it seem like you must select a seat and pay the accompanying fee.
A seat selection chart from Frontier Airlines.
This approach, in which companies add fees throughout the checkout process, is called “drip pricing” by experts. And research indicates that it's an effective sales tactic, both for confusing customers and driving up overall prices.
But here’s the thing: You almost never have to pay these fees. Here’s how to avoid — or at least minimize — these pesky fees.
Ways to avoid seat selection fees
Skip seat selection altogether.
Though it might sound scary, there's one weird trick airlines don’t want you to know: You don’t have to select a seat. On most airlines, you'll get assigned a seat at check-in or at the gate if you don’t already have one.
Some airlines make it seem like you must (or at least should) select a seat during checkout. Frontier Airlines even has a graphic interstitial page telling you why selecting a seat is such a great option.
Don’t fall for it. You can always skip seat selection and save the money, but do keep a few things in mind:
Skipping seat selection doesn’t mean you won’t get a seat on the flight.
You might get stuck in the middle seat if you don’t pay for one.
Even if seat selection is free, you might want to skip it if only lousy seats are available (see the "upgrade hack” below).
Pick an airline with lower seat fees
Part of what’s so confusing about these fees is how inconsistently the industry is applying them. Unlike change and cancellation fees, which most U.S. airlines recently abolished, many airlines seem to be increasing the upcharge on selecting seats.
But some are charging much more than others.
According to an analysis of airline fees by NerdWallet, Alaska and Hawaiian Airlines charge the least for seat selection, while Frontier and Spirit Airlines charge the most.
Airlines with modest seat fees (less than $10 each leg):
Airlines with high seat fees ($15-plus each leg):
Southwest Airlines doesn’t technically charge for nor allow seat selection in the same way as other airlines, so it's excluded from this data. But you won’t get charged a seat selection fee on Southwest during checkout, so it’s also a good option.
Roll the dice with an upgrade hack
As a regular, non-frequent flyer, it’s hard to get your seat upgraded these days. Yet skipping seat selection sometimes offers the opportunity to get bumped into premium seating.
Here’s how it works. Airlines now offer a “premium economy” fare or similar. Sometimes, all of the good seats — including the exit rows — are considered premium. The airlines try to charge extra for these seats, but if nobody takes them and the flight is full, they have to assign them to somebody.
Specifically, airlines will assign these empty, better seats to those passengers who haven't selected a seat. So if you put yourself in this pool, you have a chance of scoring an even better seat than those who paid extra for advance seat selection.
Of course, there’s a potential downside: You could very well get stuck in a middle seat in the back of the plane rather than getting upgraded. But if you notice that your flight is full and not many passengers have upgraded to the good main cabin seats, skipping seat selection altogether can be an expert-level travel move.
» Learn more: How families can get seats together on a plane
Don’t pay for advance seat selection
Airlines are playing the same game. They want to show the lowest fares possible on search results, then upsell you during checkout. This drip-pricing tactic is a pain for passengers . Charging for seat selection is one way airlines try to make a buck at the last minute.
Know your options and avoid their trickery. Skip seat selection altogether or fly an airline with limited seat fees, like Alaska, Hawaiian or JetBlue. Each charges little or nothing for choosing a seat. Worst case, you’ll end up in the middle seat. Best case, you’ll get a seat with extra legroom.
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Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Allegiant Air is a leisure-focused airline with the goal of getting people to warm locations where they can relax.
It has a fairly limited route network compared to larger carriers, flying to mostly smaller and lesser-used airports within the U.S. and Puerto Rico — but it does cover ~117 destinations at least a couple of times per week.
Allegiant is what is known as an ultra-low-cost carrier , meaning it prices its tickets as low as possible and then charges passengers for absolutely everything else. The fares may be well under $50 one-way, but by the time you are done, your flight could cost significantly more.
Want water or soda on board? You will pay for that. Want to have a seat assigned before check-in? That can cost up to $80 for premium seat locations on longer flights. Need to take a carry-on bag? That will run you up to another $75 for your flight .
As you can see, costs can really add up . As with any ultra-low-cost carrier, it is important to look at the total cost of travel before you purchase, not just the low fare.
The nice part about this pricing model is that you never have to pay for something you don’t need. If you don’t care where you sit, are just taking a small backpack for a weekend trip, and don’t need any food or drink while on board, you truly can fly for a really low price.
Once you’ve taken a look at the overall cost and decided to fly with Allegiant Air, you want to be prepared for your flight. That starts with boarding.
Rather than being one of the confused passengers wandering around the gate area not knowing where to go, you should take a few minutes now to learn how boarding with Allegiant works . Let’s take a quick look at the details of its boarding process.
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Priority boarding, military boarding, family boarding, boarding notes, how to build up your allegiant air allway rewards points, final thoughts.
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Allegiant Air Boarding Zones
Allegiant Air begins the boarding process with 4 named zones. Once those are all taken care of, it moves on with 6 numbered zones of general boarding.
For general boarding, passengers are placed into zones based on whether they have a carry-on bag or not and what row they are seated in.
Passengers without bags needing to go in the overhead bins are boarded first, from back to front of the plane. Then passengers who need to stow bags are boarded, again from back to front.
Even if you choose not to purchase a seat assignment in advance, you will be placed in a specific seat when you check in for your flight. Once your seat and row are assigned, you will be placed in the corresponding boarding zone.
Here’s an overview of exactly who gets to board with each group on Allegiant :
- Anyone needing additional time or assistance; the boarding process may be paused to give this first group a little extra time to get situated before resuming with the next group
- Passengers who have purchased Priority Access
- Allegiant World Mastercard® holders
- Active military personnel and their dependents
- Passengers boarding with car seats and strollers
- Passengers seated in the exit rows
- Passengers without carry-on bags seated in rows 25 to 40
- Passengers without carry-on bags seated in rows 1 to 24
- Passengers with carry-on bags seated in rows 25 to 40
- Passengers with carry-on bags seated in rows 10 to 24
- Passengers with carry-on bags seated in rows 1 to 9
If you want to sit together with the people you are traveling with on your flight, you should pay to select seats ahead of time. Allegiant Air makes no guarantees that your party will be able to be seated together if you wait until check-in to get free seat assignments.
Unlike Frontier, which gives passengers who have purchased carry-on bags priority boarding, Allegiant boards passengers with carry-on bags in the last 3 groups . This is a great example of why you should be familiar with the boarding procedures for the airline you are flying!
In this case, the 2 airlines are both low-cost carriers, but they do the exact opposite when boarding passengers with carry-on bags.
Hot Tip: Like Spirit Airlines, Allegiant Air will charge you to have an agent at the airport print your boarding pass. For Allegiant, the fee is a little lower at $5 for each pass. To avoid paying this, either check in and print your boarding pass at home or use the Allegiant app to check in and pull up your boarding pass on your smartphone.
We include this section here since we’re all about using points for travel, and we have sections on how to earn points for each airline in our boarding procedures series.
However, when it comes right down to it, Allway Rewards points aren’t really something you want to go out of your way to collect .
On redemption, the points are only worth a single penny each — there is no way to get a higher value out of them. Also, they can only be redeemed for a discount on Allegiant flights or other travel booked through Allegiant’s travel partners.
If you fly with Allegiant regularly, its Allegiant World card might be worth getting, but more for the flight benefits than the points earning.
The Allegiant World Mastercard earns 3x points on Allegiant purchases and 2x points on dining — but at the fixed 1-cent redemption level, you’d be better off putting your spending on one of the many cash-back cards that earn the same or more.
There are also several cards that reward generously for dining and purchases at restaurants, which in our opinion offer a far superior option than Allegiant’s card.
As we mentioned, the Allegiant World card does come with a couple of useful benefits if you fly on a lot of Allegiant flights. All cardholders get complimentary priority boarding, and if you show your card on the flight, you get 1 free beverage.
But with an annual fee of $59, you would have to take a whole lot of flights to make holding the card worth it (though it would theoretically be possible to use these benefits to your advantage and come out ahead).
Bottom Line: Although it is possible to earn 2x Allway Rewards points on your dining purchases with the Allegiant World card, it will never be your best option for spending. The points you earn can only be redeemed for a fixed penny per point for travel booked through Allegiant. Because of that, even a 2% cash-back card would be a better option due to the added flexibility.
As an ultra-low-cost carrier that focuses on leisure travel, Allegiant Air is sure to have plenty of passengers who are not regulars when it comes to air travel. Those people may be less familiar with check-in, going through airport security, and certainly with boarding the airplane.
By learning the details of the Allegiant boarding procedures ahead of time, you can be sure that you won’t add to the airport confusion — and who knows, you might even be able to point someone else in the right direction.
Being comfortable with the process from the moment you get to the gate will start your travel day off right and make your whole trip a little bit better. Next time you fly with Allegiant Air, you’ll be ready to go!
The information regarding the Allegiant World Mastercard® was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.
Frequently asked questions
How many boarding zones are there on allegiant.
Allegiant Air uses 6 boarding zones in the general boarding process for its flights. In addition, it has 4 groups that are allowed to board prior to the beginning of general boarding.
Are Allegiant flights assigned seating?
Yes, Allegiant Air uses assigned seating for all of its flights. If you would like to reserve a specific seat ahead of time, you will need to pay a fee to do so. If you do not want to pay to reserve a seat, one will be randomly assigned to you when you check in for your flight.
Who has pre-boarding on Allegiant?
Anyone needing additional time or assistance for getting onto the plane can pre-board on Allegiant Air flights. The boarding process may be paused to give this first group a little extra time to get situated before resuming with the next group.
Who has priority boarding on Allegiant?
Passengers who have purchased Priority Access and passengers who hold an Allegiant World card are eligible to board the aircraft when priority boarding is called.
Can military board early on Allegiant?
Yes, active military personnel and their dependents are allowed to board after priority boarding and before family boarding on all Allegiant flights.
When can families board on Allegiant?
On Allegiant Air flights, families who are boarding with car seats or strollers are allowed to board right after active military members and their dependents and before the start of general boarding.
Who is in zone 1 on Allegiant?
Boarding zone 1 on Allegiant Air includes all passengers who are seated in the exit rows.
Who is in zone 2 on Allegiant?
Boarding zone 2 on Allegiant Air includes passengers seated in rows 25 to 40 who do not have a carry-on bag that needs to be stored in the overhead bins.
Who is in zone 3 on Allegiant?
Boarding zone 3 on Allegiant Air includes passengers seated in rows 1 to 24 who do not have a carry-on bag that needs to be stored in the overhead bins.
Who is in zone 4 on Allegiant?
Boarding zone 4 on Allegiant Air includes passengers seated in rows 25 to 40 who need to stow a carry-on bag in the overhead bins.
Who is in zone 5 on Allegiant?
Boarding zone 5 on Allegiant Air includes passengers seated in rows 10 to 24 who need to stow a carry-on bag in the overhead bins.
Who is in zone 6 on Allegiant?
Boarding zone 6 on Allegiant Air includes passengers seated in rows 1 to 9 who need to stow a carry-on bag in the overhead bins.
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Very very helpful articles on boarding zone. Thank you
So glad you’re finding them useful, Mike. Thank you for the feedback!
Two questions: I couldn’t figure out how to select a seat. Are the blue areas taken seats and the x seats available? Once I decide on a seat how do I reserve it? Also, how do I get information on how to board without waiting in the long line?
I flew Allegiant for the first time and had no problem, other than standing in line with my carry on being rather heavy. Being 75 made it difficult. Thank you
With Allegiant, the blue seats are available for selection and seats marked with an “x” are not. To select one, simply click to modify your flight, select seat selection, then click on the seat you’d like and confirm your changes. Depending on your booking, you may be charged extra for seat selection.
If you have difficulties waiting in line, you may be able to board in the pre-boarding group with Allegiant. Do keep in mind that we do not represent Allegiant Airlines so for further assistance you should contact their customer service team directly.
Thanks for reading!
I bought my ticket but failed to get my confirmation number, how do I get this number?
You will need to contact the Allegiant customer service team directly, their phone number is 1-702-505-8888.
Which seat on the plane is “F”? Is it a window seat?
Yes, seat F is a window seat.
I have an Allegiant MasterCard, which I use for everything. One of the benefits is Priority boarding. It’s been great! Sometimes, they will say Priority paid customers first and then cardholders. Is this accurate? I pay an annual fee for my card, and think Priority should be one umbrella. Also, should military really be AFTER priority?
Those with priority boarding should be boarding at the same time, regardless if they’ve purchased it or receive it as a benefit for being a cardholder. So that is quite strange if they are actively separating the two.
I purchased an Allegiant Extra seat which includes priority boarding. I printed out my boarding pass and it has zone 6 for boarding. Why is that?
I’m not sure why that would be if you’ve purchased priority boarding. I suggest you contact the Allegiant customer service team as it seems like they might need to make a correction to your ticket.
What about a medical device such as an oxygen contcentrator that needs to be with the person at all times?
Are you asking how an oxygen concentrator might impact your boarding position? Or are you asking about baggage allowance?
I’ve been flying allegiant airlines maybe 4 to 6 times a year between Newburgh, New York, and Clearwater Saint Pete in Florida and I’ve never had a problem with them. I’m very happy with them. As a matter of fact, I’m flying him next week from Saint Pete to Newburgh on Sunday.
I am traveling one way with 3 children. The app keeps telling me I have to check in with an airport attendant. I did not purchase seats for us, but did priority access. Now I cannot get through and have been on hold for one hour already.
When I go on-line for my boarding pass, will a copy of it be sent to my e-mail address?
Yes, you can have your boarding pass sent to your email. Safe travels!
I purchased my ticket with the Allegiant MasterCard, does the priority boarding also mean checking your luggage at the airport where they have a designated line for priority boarding?
The priority boarding benefit only applies to when you are boarding the plane.
Hello, I purchased two tickets for a flight with Allegiant. One ticket has the carry on while the other ticket doesn’t. Does this mean we will be split up when boarding? This will be my wifes first time flying and I am wondering if she will have to board at a different time then me or will they just board us at the same time since the seats are together? Thanks!
It is likely you will be able to board together.
We fly out tomorrow. I did not purchase priority boarding or have their credit card but my boarding pass says Priority Boarding. Why would this be?
That is hard to say! If you ask the gate agent they might be able to tell you how that happened. Safe travels!
I think things may have changed. we have carry on and row 16 and board with zone 2.
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No-frills Allegiant Air adds tickets with frills (for a fee)
Discounter Allegiant Air, trying to make ticket buying less cumbersome and boost fee revenue, has quietly added tickets that come with frills.
The Las Vegas-based airline, known for bargain fares and a lineup of a la carte fees for seat assignments, carry-on bags and other things most travelers consider a necessity, now offers three options to travelers shopping for plane tickets.
The fees haven't gone anywhere, but the airline is packaging them together, at a discount, in two of the new ticket categories.
It's called bundling and is already done by Allegiant competitors Spirit and Frontier .
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Allegiant's new bundles , introduced in mid-October: Allegiant Bonus and Allegiant Total.
The airline's bare bones fare, which used to be the only option and comes with just one personal item that fits underneath the seat, is now called Allegiant Basic. Travelers selecting this still have the option of adding extras as they always have. Allegiant says about 30% of its passengers buy a ticket and no extras.
Here's what you get when you buy a bundle on Allegiant Air
Allegiant Bonus comes with a seat assignment, notably in the back half of the plane, and a carry-on bag or checked bag depending on the flight and route.
The pricier Allegiant Total comes with a seat anywhere on the plane, a checked bag and a carry-on bag, priority boarding and the airline's TripFlex, which allows a one-time flight change or cancellation without the usual $150 change fee.
Prices, perks and the discount will vary by route and even season, according to Drew Wells, the airline's vice president of planning and revenue.
He said the airline is still tinkering with the new bundles, especially Allegiant Bonus, to gauge customer reaction.
For a round trip Indianapolis-Las Vegas flight in mid-January, Allegiant was offering these fare options online Tuesday: $180 for Allegiant Basic, $246 for Allegiant Bonus and $337.98 for Allegiant Total. The airline cited savings of 10% and 37%, respectively, for the bundles versus buying those items separately.
For a round-trip ticket between Rockford, Illinois, outside Chicago, and Mesa, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix, in March, travelers shopping Tuesday found these options: $218 for Allegiant Basic, $347 for Allegiant Bonus and $383.98 for Allegiant Total. Allegiant Bonus included a checked bag rather than a carry-on bag on this flight and, unlike the Indianapolis-Las Vegas example, TripFlex. The bundle savings over a la carte pricing, according to Allegiant: 28% for Allegiant Bonus and 38% for Allegiant Total.
Wells said Allegiant developed the bundles with two goals: make booking online easier and boost its ancillary revenue per passenger by an additional $1 to $1.25 as travelers are enticed by discounts for extras they didn't previously want to pay for, such as priority boarding. The airline currently collects about $50 per passenger in air-related fees.
"With our customers, there's a price point that they're ready to pay for various products,'' Wells said.
Anyone who has booked a ticket on Allegiant, Spirit and Frontier knows it can be a long, maddening process as you wade through all the a la carte options and pop-ups warning you that if you don't buy them, you won't have as nice a flight as if you did. It's no different when shopping for a basic economy ticket on major airlines , when you have to practically pledge that you understand you're buying a cheap ticket with few, if any, frills.
It's too early to say whether the bundles are working as designed, but Wells said early trends are encouraging.
"When we're able to find the right bundle for the right customer, ... customers are happy to take that and kind of streamline their booking experience,'' he said.
Should you buy Allegiant's new bundle of perks when booking a ticket?
It depends on your travel style and the discounts. If you're already paying for a seat assignment and a bag, as Wells says many passengers do, the savings in the Allegiant Bonus bundle will probably save you a little money over purchasing them separately.
As with Spirit and Frontier, travelers will need to do the math to make sure they are getting a deal and aren't paying for things they don't want, like two bags (one checked, one carry-on) in the case of Allegiant Total.
No matter the discounts, Allegiant knows that a core group of its customers won't buy anything but Allegiant Basic. The airline's CEO, Maury Gallagher, has said about one in three Allegiant passengers buys a ticket and no extras.
"If you weren't interested in ancillaries before, I think it's very unlikely that receiving a discount on multiple products is going to be the right mix for you,'' Wells said.
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If you are a person who loves to have a comfortable flight whenever you travel and love to select your seat by own self, then this article is a must-read for you. So stay tuned to get all the relevant information.
Everything you need to know about seat assignments on Allegiant Air:
- It makes a significant impact on our travel if we get a seat of your choice. Of course, we never know how things turn out to be, but for the same, we need to make a booking on a priority basis as the best time to book a flight is to do it between 30 to 90 days from the actual departure of the flight.
- When we happen to book the seats between the appropriate period, we can select a seat on the aircraft, and the charges depend upon the airline with which we are flying.
The seat selection process at Allegiant Air: Explained
There is a difference between the times when we select a seat and when the seat is assigned to us. As per the allegiant air seat selection process, when booking a flight on the web portal of Allegiant airlines, we can select a seat if it is available on the aircraft that we have chosen for our flight. It happens when you choose your flight after entering all details into the web portal and get a chance to proceed with the process.
The seat assignment process at Allegiant Airlines: Explained
If you happen to book the last-minute flights for wanna getaway tickets at the airport, then the airline assigns you a seat on its own, which you have to accept. If you are uncomfortable with the seat given to you, you can pay for the seat you wish to have and buy it. The cost may vary from a window seat to a seat having extra legroom space.
What is the approximate cost of selecting a seat at Allegiant Air?
As per the allegiant air seat assignments, you have to pay a considerable amount to select a seat but not for an assigned one. The approximate cost of choosing a seat or buying one at Allegiant Airlines varies from 7 US dollars to 21 US Dollars. It entirely depends upon the row in which you select your seat. The front rows are comparatively costlier than the back ones.
Is it a payable option to pay for the seat assignment on Allegiant Air?
The airlines may allot you a seat anytime, either at the time of making the booking via the help of the web portal of Allegiant airlines or checking in at the airport. The case goes exceptional when you are unhappy with the seat that has been assigned to you and want to change it to buy another one. Long story short, there are no allegiant air seat selection fees as per the norms issued by the Airlines.
It is always the best option to book a flight ticket in the most appropriate period so that you do not make the airlines assign a seat to you, and you can choose one for yourself as per your comfort and ease. Therefore, it is everything that you need to know about seat selection and the seat assignment policies issued by Allegiant Airlines.
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How to Check Your Seats on an Allegiant Flight
Allegiant Air focuses on offering flights at reduced rates, but free seating selection is not part of the bargain. You can reserve your seat at the time of booking for a fee or wait until check-in and allow Allegiant to choose a seat for you. If you're traveling with a friend or a group, preselecting your seats is recommended if you wish to sit together. When you opt for seat reservations, you gain the added benefit of checking in online for your flight and making seating changes.
Visit Allegiant Air online (allegiantair.com) 24 hours to 45 minutes before your scheduled flight. Move your mouse over the "My Allegiant" tab at the top of the page.
Access the online tool by providing your name, address, email and other required information. Choose a log-in name and password.
Log in with your name and password. Click on the tab that reads, "Check In." Enter your reservation information. Review the seating chart to find your seat assignment. If you selected your seat assignment during the ticket purchase process, verify that you have the requested seat. If your seating says, "Not Assigned," you need to complete the check-in process to receive your seat assignment.
Print your boarding pass and take it to the airport. Allegiant Air recommends guests arrive two hours before the flight is scheduled to leave. This will give you enough time to check your bags and pass through security.
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Allegiant Air Baggage Fees & Policy [2023 Update]
About base ticket fare, Allegiant Airlines comes out to be quite affordable. But their baggage costs pack quite a punch and so you may lose all the advantages of that low ticket fare if you didn’t pack carefully. To inform you of all the baggage policies of Allegiant, here are the Allegiant Air baggage fees and policy (2023 update).
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Allegiant Carry-On Allowance
The carry-on rules Allegiant Air dictates that you can take 1 personal item and 1 carry-on bag with you on board the flight. However, you should note that Allegiant is one of those few airlines that charge for carry-on bags. Also, Allegiant is arguably the only airline that allows oversize personal items .
To be fair, Allegiant offers a lot on board their planes despite the fee. On Allegiant Airlines flights, each passenger may bring one carry-on bag and one personal item in addition to necessary medical and assistive devices (including strollers), one jacket or coat, a small umbrella, food for consumption en route, and/or a diaper bag.
Allegiant Personal Items
- Allowance: 1 per passenger (n/a to infants)
- Maximum size : 7” × 15” × 16” (17.8 cm x 38.1 cm x 40.6 cm) including all handles, wheels, pockets or decorations protruding from the item.
- Maximum weight: unspecified, but you have to be able to carry it yourself
- Male or female purse
- Laptop computer
- Camera case
- Small backpack
- Portable electronic devices of similar or smaller size to the items listed above
- The personal item in Allegiant flights must be placed in the space underneath the seat in front of you.
- FREE if it is within the size restriction
- $50 to $75 if it is over the size restriction
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Allegiant Air Carry-on Bags
You should note that as per Allegiant baggage fees policy, the fees for carry-on bags increase as you get closer to your flight. That means you can save best when purchasing your bags online while booking.
Worth mentioning is Allegiant Air baggage fees are non-refundable . Additionally, If you’re flying with Allegiant Air and have a connecting flight, be careful because they charge baggage fees for each takeoff and landing. So, you may end up paying more than once for the same bags
- Allowance: 1 per passenger (n/a for infants)
- Maximum size : 9” × 14” × 22” (22.9 cm x 35.6 cm x 55.9 cm) including all handles, wheels, pockets, or decorations protruding from the item.
- Maximum weight: unspecified, but you have to be able to carry it yourself
- Example: Small suitcase, roller bags, etc.
- The carry-on bag in Allegiant flights must be placed in the overhead bin.
- If the overhead bin is full, the bag will have to be checked and collected later from the baggage claim at the arrival airport.
- At Booking : $18 – $30 , depending upon the flight route
- After booking, or Pre-Departure : $45
- At the airport ticket counter: $50
- At the Gate : $75
Allegiant Air Additional Items
Other than your personal item and carry-on bag, you can also take one of the following items free of cost on board. These Allegiant extra allowed items include:
- Food items for immediate consumption
- Mobility aids or assistive devices, such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, strollers, etc.
- One box or bag of duty-free merchandise
- A coat or jacket
- An umbrella
- One item of reading material
- A diaper bag for infants
Allegiant Check-in Baggage Allowance
Allegiant baggage weight, size, and allowance .
- Maximum size : 80 linear inches (203 cm) in total dimensions (length + width + height)
- Maximum weight : 40 lbs. (18 kg)
- Each passenger is allowed up to 4 checked bags at Allegiant Air.
If you bring bigger, heavier, or more bags than the restriction given above, you will be charged some excess luggage fees at Allegiant Air.
Allegiant Air Fees – Checked Baggage
As you get closer to your flight to buy your luggage, the checked bag fees at Allegiant gets costlier. The following are the Allegiant checked baggage fees structure depending upon your baggage checking time:
- At the booking: $18 to $41 for each bag up to the fourth bag, depending upon the flight route
- Pre-departure: $45 for each bag up to the fourth bag
- At the airport ticket counter or gate check: $50 for each bag up to the fourth bag
Please note that Allegiant excess baggage charges apply above these fees. As you notice, the checked bag prices at Allegiant Air will increase as you wait longer to check the bags.
Allegiant Air Fees – Additional Baggage
At Allegiant Air, checked bags are restricted to 80 inches (203 cm) in total dimensions (length + width + height) in size, and 40 pounds (18 kg) in weight. If your bags are larger or heavier than that, you will have to pay additional fees for excess luggage at Allegiant.
Allegiant oversize bag fee
- Size: above 80 inches or 203.2 centimeters
- Cost: extra $75
Allegiant overweight bag fee
- 40 to 70 pounds (18.2 to 31.8 kg)
- 71 to 100 pounds (32.2 to 45.4 kg)
- Cost: $50 in the 1 st case, $75 in the 2 nd case
- Luggage that is heavier than 100 pounds is not allowed on Allegiant Air flights. You have to book freight for that.
Allegiant Air Baggage Policy in a Nutshell
Allegiant Air Restricted & Prohibited Items Policy
Allegiant Air follows the TSA regulations strictly for items that you can or cannot bring on board. Advising you to follow the FAA Pack Safe guide , Allegiant will urge you to maintain a “ When in doubt, leave it out ” policy for restricted items at Allegiant Air flights.
Around the same, the following is the basic idea about Allegiant Air restricted and prohibited items rules that you must follow.
FAQs About Allegiant Baggage Fees
1. what does allegiant charge for baggage .
- Personal Item: Free if within 7” × 15” × 16”
- Carry-on: $18 – $75
- Checked bags: $18 – $50
2. Does Allegiant charge for carry-on bags?
Yes. Depending on the flight route and the time you are paying for your carry-on, you may have to pay from $18 to $75 for each Allegiant carry-on bag.
3. How strict is Allegiant Air with carry-on bags ?
As carry-on bags are not free at Allegiant Air, they are very strict with their carry-on bag policy. All Allegiant Air carry-on bags must be:
- Less than 9” × 14” × 22” in size
- Able to carry in hand
- Able to fit in the overhead bin
4. How strict is Allegiant with baggage weight ?
Allegiant Air baggage weight restrictions are stricter than other airlines. The maximum checked bag weight at Allegiant is 40 pounds (18 kg) only. Above that, for each Allegiant overweight bag, you will have to pay $50 (up to 70 lbs.) or $75 (up to 100 lbs.) extra, above the standard Allegiant checked baggage fee.
5. Should I pay for a seat assignment on Allegiant?
It depends on how picky you are with your airplane seats. Generally, all Allegiant Air seats are good enough for most people, except that you may feel slightly cramped in the back rows . Anyway, if you do choose to select a seat at the time of booking, you may need to pay some extra charges that may go as high as $80, depending on season, route, and class.
6. Is a backpack considered a carry-on on Allegiant flights?
Yes , if it is less than the Allegiant Air carry-on size restriction ( 9” × 14” × 22” ). Further, if your backpack is smaller than 7” × 15” × 16” everything considered, then it may also be considered as a free personal item at Allegiant flights.
7. Can you bring snacks to Allegiant Air?
Yes . Food for immediate consumption is listed as an Allegiant Air additional item, and it is not counted as a personal item or carry-on , as long it’s packed properly for travel. Be sure to be reasonable with the quantity, though.
8. Does Allegiant require a mask?
Yes , at this time of the pandemic, a proper face covering from above the nose to under the chin is mandatory for all Allegiant crew and passengers at all times in the flight. Face masks with breathing valves are not allowed.
9. Is it cheaper to book Allegiant at the airport?
Yes and no, depending on the amount of luggage you are hauling. You can save as much as $13 per ticket if you book an Allegiant flight at the airport but may lose out quite a few times more than that since Allegiant baggage fees increase exponentially as you get closer to your flight.
10. Are drinks free on Allegiant?
No . Consumables are not covered in your Allegiant flight ticket, just like your bags. You have to purchase them extra.
11. Do you get free bags on Allegiant?
If you’re flying with Allegiant Air, you’re permitted to bring one personal item with you on board the flight at no extra cost , provided that the item’s dimensions do not exceed 7 inches in height, 15 inches in width, and 16 inches in length .
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Here's if you should pay for a seat assignment on allegiant Yes. Paying for a seat assignment on Allegiant is beneficial. Getting a seat selection for you is ideal to avoid frustrations in case the system assigns you a bad one. Moreover, Allegiant offers cheap domestic flights.
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When the seat selection screen appears on Allegiant's website, it doesn't even indicate that there are fees associated with choosing a seat. However, if you do click on a certain seat, a pop-up will appear telling you the price and you'll have to confirm that you agree.
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Another option is to pay to select seats for only part of your party (assuming Allegiant allows this. If, for example, your group was mom, dad, and three kids (3,6,16). You might want to ensure that the two youngest were sitting with an adult, but the 16 year old was fine on their own.
Allegiant Air - Seat assignment . Hey guys, I am flying with allegiant air for the first time tomorrow with my husband. We booked our tickets together and will be checking in this evening. We did not pay for reserved seats so will be risking waiting till check in.
with allegiantair i never pay the extra $10 for seat selection or exit row; with that said, you have to remember if you don't pay for priority seating then you cannot sit near the front half of the airplane. there is a certain row on the aircraft that is the boundary. in other words, if you don't pay extra $, then you need to sit at the back of …
In fact, most regular airlines now charge for seat selection anyways. It's often around $10-$30 per seat per flight segment, so if you cave in and pay for that, it can add up quickly. You shouldn't do it. No matter which airline you're flying on, don't ever pay to select a seat. By the way, you shouldn't pay baggage fees either, you ...
Written by: rosekim Sometimes customers need to select a seat for their journey with extra facilities. Therefore to select the seat, customers often ask should I pay for a seat assignment on allegiant to make their trip memorable. Passengers need to understand the important points regarding the seat assignment, which is mentioned below:
Should i pay for seat assignment on allegiant? Uncategorized All you have to do now is pay the difference at checkout. It's up to you to make the decision. All Allegiant flights have comfortable, assigned leather seats. You can choose your seat at the time of reservation for a small fee, guaranteeing your comfort and location on board your flight.
Seat Assignments The choice is yours. All Allegiant flights feature comfortable, assigned leather seats. For a nominal fee, you can select your seat at the time of reservation, guaranteeing your comfort and location onboard your flight. If you're traveling with a companion, ensure you sit together.
ALLEGIANTAIR.COM During the Allegiant Air booking process, you can pay to select a seat assignment (since Allegiant doesn't include a seat choice with its basic fare). Seat assignments start at around $10 and go up as high as $40 per segment. In most cases, you can expect to spend between $30 and $35 per segment to upgrade to a Legroom + seat.
The system may also ask if you'd like to pay to choose a seat, but there will be an option to just take a random seat assignment for free. The Allegiant Airlines Inflight Experience. Most of Allegiant's aircraft have a meager 29 inches of seat pitch, which is similar to its budget airline counterparts and an inch or two less than the ...
Should I pay for seat assignment on Allegiant? You will just need to pay for the difference during checkout. The choice is yours. All Allegiant flights feature comfortable, assigned leather seats. For a nominal fee, you can select your seat at the time of reservation, guaranteeing your comfort and location onboard your flight. ...
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As per the allegiant air seat assignments, you have to pay a considerable amount to select a seat but not for an assigned one. The approximate cost of choosing a seat or buying one at Allegiant Airlines varies from 7 US dollars to 21 US Dollars. It entirely depends upon the row in which you select your seat.
Step 3. Log in with your name and password. Click on the tab that reads, "Check In." Enter your reservation information. Review the seating chart to find your seat assignment. If you selected your seat assignment during the ticket purchase process, verify that you have the requested seat. If your seating says, "Not Assigned," you need to ...
Above that, for each Allegiant overweight bag, you will have to pay $50 (up to 70 lbs.) or $75 (up to 100 lbs.) extra, above the standard Allegiant checked baggage fee. 5. Should I pay for a seat assignment on Allegiant? It depends on how picky you are with your airplane seats.