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 smaller "personal item" for free. You will be charged between approximately $30-$35 (if booking in advance, up to $75 at the airport) if flying with a standard carry-on bag that goes into the overhead bins - the exact fee varies slightly depending on your specific flight route/destination.
Be sure not to exceed the personal item's size restrictions, as bringing an oversized "Personal Item" will result in a $50-$75 "Oversized Personal Item" Fee.
Be wary that baggage fees on Allegiant Air are charged "Per Segment", meaning one take-off and landing, so if you have connecting flights, you may be charged multiple times for the same bags. For 2023, Allegiant Air has increased it's regular checked bag weight allowance to the standard 50 lbs / 23 kg of most airlines, up from their previous limit which was a maximum of 40 lbs. This should make it much easier to pack a standard suitcase without getting dinged an extra $50 overweight baggage fee.
If you do plan on flying with Allegiant, it is much cheaper to pre-book and pay for your bags at the time of booking (cheapest), rather than through the Manage Reservation (more expensive) website or at the airport (most expensive).
Be sure to note that bag fees are getting more expensive for flights departing on/after August 13th 2023, which will then cost you $70 if adding a carry-on or checked suitcase to your reservation after having made your booking, and $75 if paying for it at the airport.
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Take a a look at all the information regarding flying with infants (0-2 years old) and kids on Allegiant Air:
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 8 in. x 14 in. x 18 in. (20cm x 35cm x 45cm)
If your Personal Item exceeds the allowed size, you will be charged between $50 - $75 for an "Oversize Personal Item Fee" at the gate.
You can purchase One Carry-On Bag per passenger - Prices range from $15-$45 depending on your route, if booked online ahead of time, and up to $75 if paying for your carry-on bag the airport. 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 10 in. x 16 in. x 22 in. (25 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm)
Please see Allegiant Air's 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. Allegiant Air reserves the right to further restrict the size and number of carry-on items whenever necessary.
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All checked luggage on Allegiant Air will be charged a fee to be checked-in. It is recommended to book and pay for your checked luggage ahead of time, while making your reservation, in order to save on baggage fees. The price of bringing a checked suitcase on Allegiant Air gets much more expensive when paying for your luggage at the airport.
NOTICE: For 2023 Allegiant Air has increased the checked bag weight to the standard 50 lbs / 23 kg of most airlines (previously the limit for Allegiant Air was 40 lbs / 18 kg per checked bag). If your bag weighs between 50-70lbs (18-32kg), 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 $30-50 range when paying for your luggage while making your original booking, depending on origin and destination. This price goes up to $70 when adding bags to your reservation later on, and $75 if paying for your luggage at the airport. Be sure to plan ahead and reserve your checked bags when making the initial booking, as bags added before departure but after your initial booking will already cost much more more.
You can visit the Allegiant Air Optional Fees page to view exact prices for your specific route, and to use their Baggage Fee Calculator to know exactly what to expect for your specific flight.
Airport Baggage Fees
Bag fees paid at the airport are USD $50 each way per passenger ($75 per bag starting August 16 2023). If your carry-on bag is too big and must be checked, you may be charged up to $75 for it.
Bag Prices Increasing on August 16th 2023
Allegiant Air flights departing on or after August 16th, 2023, will have higher checked baggage fees. The pre-departure bag fee (for both checked and carry-on luggage) will be $70, and the baggage fee when paying at the airport will now be $75.
Bag Weight and Size Restrictions on Allegiant Air
Checked bags must be under 50 pounds (23 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.
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Additional charges may apply for overweight bags, oversize bags, sporting equipment and/or excess baggage.
Overweight Bags: between 51 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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