Allegiant Air is an American low-cost airline. It is one of those airlines that offers cheap base fares, but dings you on the baggage. Be aware that you are allowed only a single "personal item" for free, so you will be charged if flying with a carry-on bag that goes into the overhead bins.
Be wary that baggage fees on Allegiant Air are charged "Per Segment", meaning one take-off and landing, so you have connecting flights, you will be charged multiple times for the same bags. When booking checked bags, please note that the weight limit is set at 40lbs per bag, rather than the standard 50lbs per bag set by other airlines, so be mindful when packing.
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Allegiant Airlines charges a fee between $10-$30 for bringing on board a piece of carry-on baggage, depending on the origin and destination of your flight. If purchased at the airport, you will be charged $35 for the privilege.
Maximum 1 piece of carry-on can be purchased, with maximum dimensions 9x14x22 inches (23x36x56cm). It is not allowed to weigh any more than 25lbs/11kg.
In addition to the carry-on bag, you can bring a "personal item" for free, such as a purse, briefcase, or small backpack. This free item is quite small, with maximum dimensions of 7x15x16in, and must be kept by your feet.
Be wary of packing too much as carry-on, as Allegiant Air is quite strict when it comes to measuring and weighing your bags, and will charge additional fees if it is oversize/overweight.+ Show Full Policy
There is a fee to bring a checked bag or a carry-on bag. You can choose how you want to bring your luggage - either as checked baggage, a carry-on or both.
In accordance with FAA/TSA Security Directives, each passenger is limited to 2 articles in the cabin: one (1) personal item and one (1) carry-on bag.
Every passenger can bring One Free Personal Item
Your Personal Item (like a purse, briefcase, or a small backpack) must be stored completely underneath the seat in front of you.
Maximum dimensions are 7 x 15 x 16 inches (17.8 x 38.1 x 40.6 centimeters)
You can purchase One Carry-On Bag per passenger - Prices range from $10-$75 depending on your route. It is cheapest to purchase the allowance ahead of time, during the time of booking, as prices at the airport are higher.
Your one Carry-on Bag (such as a roll-aboard or garment bag) must fit in the overhead bin.
Maximum size is 9 x 14 x 22 inches (22.9 x 35.6 x 55.9 centimeters)
Please see Optional Services and Fees for route-specific baggage charges. Fees are expressed per bag, per segment (which is defined as one take-off and one landing) and are non-refundable, unless the bag is lost or your itinerary qualifies for cancellation without penalty. Carrier reserves the right to further restrict the size and number of carry-on items whenever necessary.
All checked luggage on Allegiant Air must be paid for, there is no free baggage allowance with Allegiant Air. Your first two bags will cost about $35 each, depending on the origin and destination of your flight. Additional bags can cost up to $50 each when paying online, or even more if they are not pre-booked and you are paying for them at the airport.
Keep in mind that Allegiant Air has a lower weight limit for its bags, allowing only 40lbs (18kg) per bag, as opposed to the standard 23kg/50lbs for most airlines. Be careful when packing if you are flying with Allegiant Air!+ Show Full Policy
All checked baggage on Allegiant Air will be charged a fee to be checked it. It is recommended to book ahead of time (while making your reservation) in order to save on the higher fee that would otherwise by charged at the airport.
NOTICE: Allegiant Air has a very low 40lbs/18kg checked bag limit, as opposed to the standard 23kg/50lbs of other airlines. If your bag weighs between 40-50lbs (18-23kg), you will be charged an additional $50 fee. The bag dimensions are limited to a maximum of 80 linear inches.
Your checked bag fee on Allegiant is typically in the $20-30 range when reserving at booking, depending on origin and destination, $45 at pre-departure, or $50 at the airport. Make sure you plan ahead and book your books during the initial booking, as bags added before departure but after your initial booking will cost more.
You can visit the Allegiant Air Optional Fees page to view exact prices for your specific route.
Airport Bag Fees
Bag fees paid at the airport are USD 50 each way per passenger.
Bag Weight and Size Restrictions on Allegiant Air
Checked bags must be under 40 pounds (18 kilos) and under 80 linear inches (203 centimeters) in height + width + depth. Additional charges may apply for overweight bags, oversize bags, sporting equipment and/or excess baggage.
A segment consists of one takeoff and one landing.
Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?
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Overweight bags will be charged beginning at 40 lbs (18kg), with a cost of $50/bag if below 70lbs/32kg. If weighing between 71-100lbs (32-45 kg), this will cost $75/bag.
Please note that this is a charge per segment, so if you have a connecting flight, you may be forced to pay this fee for each segment of your trip.
Oversize/Excess carry-on bags will also be charged a fee of $35.+ Show Full Policy
Additional charges may apply for overweight bags, oversize bags, sporting equipment and/or excess baggage.
Overweight Bags: between 41 and 70 pounds (18.6-31.8 kilos) = $ 50.00 USD additional per segment
Overweight Bags: between 71 and 100 pounds (32.2-45.4 kilos) = $ 75.00 USD additional per segment
Oversized Checked Bag: height + width + depth ( H + W + D) in excess of 80 linear inches (203.2 cm) = $ 75.00 USD additional per segment
A segment consists of one takeoff and one landing.
Allegiant is a leisure airline and does not transport cargo.
All baggage must accompany a paying passenger on the flight. No baggage over 100 lbs is accepted.
Allegiant allows firearms to be transported using the following guidelines:
All customers must declare their firearm at time of check-in.
Firearms and ammunition cannot be carried on-board the aircraft and are accepted in checked baggage only.
All firearms must be unloaded.
Firearms must be unloaded and encased in a locked, hard-sided container and must be able to withstand normal baggage handling without damaging the firearm or other baggage.
Rifle (unloaded and encased in a locked, hard-sided container acceptable to Carrier for withstanding normal checked baggage handling without sustaining damage to the firearm);
Shotgun (unloaded and encased in a locked, hard-sided container acceptable to Carrier for withstanding normal checked baggage handling without sustaining damage to the firearm);
Handgun (unloaded and encased in a locked, hard-sided container acceptable to Carrier for withstanding normal checked baggage handling without sustaining damage to the firearm);
Small-arms ammunition intended for sport or hunting are accepted only if carried in a locked, hard-sided checked bag.
Ammunition must be in the manufacturer's original container, or equivalent fiber, wood, or metal container specifically designed to carry ammunition. This carrier must provide sufficient cartridge separation.
The following are per person limitations on ammunition:
- No more than three hundred (300) rounds of pistol (rim fire) ammunition.
- No more than one hundred twenty (120) rounds of rifle (center fire) ammunition.
- No more than one hundred fifty (150) shotgun shells.
- The total gross weight of the ammunition cannot exceed eleven (11) pounds per passenger.
- One locked, hard-sided handgun case (with only 1 unloaded handgun inside) will be accepted for each paying passenger.
- One locked, hard-sided shotgun case (with maximum 2 unloaded shotguns inside) will be accepted for each paying passenger.
- One locked, hard-sided rifle case (with maximum 2 unloaded rifles inside) will be accepted for each paying passenger.
Other items allowed in addition to baggage
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
One item of reading material
A diaper bag
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