Allegiant Air announced on Monday that it would start charging passengers $35 for carry-on luggage by Wednesday. According to AirlineReporter.com, the bag fee will go live on the airline's website at midnight Tuesday.
Tiny Allegiant Air thrives on low costs, high fees
An Allegiant Air jetliner flys by the Luxor Resort & Casino after taking off from McCarran International Airportm in Las Vegas. David Becker / Associated PressSkift Take: Safety and "cheap at any cost"
THINK TWICE: ALLEGIANT AIR While Allegiant Air flies to more than 100 destinations, it has only 85 planes, as many routes are seasonal and not serviced daily. The leisure airline routes passengers through 19 "focus cities" located primarily in California and Florida, with other major hubs in Nevada and Arizona. This hub-and-spoke model can cost travelers, because Allegiant charges fees per flight segment, so the charges could apply more than once if the itinerary includes layovers.
8. Allegiant Air Carry-on fee: $10 and up 1st Checked baggage fee: $18 and up 2nd Checked baggage fee: $18 and up Extra baggage fee: $18 and up each In addition to charging fees for all baggage, except a small personal item like a purse, Allegiant charges fees for an impressive array of a la carte services. You might pay anywhere from $0 to $80 to choose your seat ahead of time, $4 to $12 to board the plane before other passengers, $100 to... More...