Allegiant Air Baggage Fees & Tips To Cover The Expenses [2018]

 

While Allegiant Air offers budget base ticket pricing, you’re likely to owe more than you might expect in baggage fees.  For example, Allegiant charges a fee for standard carry-on luggage, which increases the longer you wait to purchase.

It’s also important to note the max weight for a checked bag is 40lbs (compared to the general average of 50lbs) and the same time sensitive fees apply for purchasing checked baggage.

Allegiant Air’s baggage policy isn’t overly confusing, it’s just pricey.  Essentially, for the cheapest possible outcome, know the number of bags you’re planning to bring (keeping in mind the decreased weight allowance) and pay for them at your initial booking!

Allegiant Carry-On Allowance:

1 personal item: FREE
1 standard carry-on: for purchase

  • At Booking: $13 – $22 (route dependent)
  • Pre-Departure: $45
  • At the Airport (ticket counter): $50
  • At the Gate: up to $75

Size Restrictions

  • Personal: 15″ x 16″ x 7″
  • Standard: 22” x 14” x 9″

Lap Infant Carry-On Policy

  • 1 diaper bag: additional item allowed on the aircraft, in addition to the free baggage allowance

Stroller Check Policy

  • Each fare-paying passenger is allowed to take one car seat and / or stroller to the boarding gate to be checked free of charge.

Allegiant Checked Baggage Allowance:

All checked bags must adhere to a max weight of 40lb (18kg) and max linear dimensions of 80” (203cm).

At Booking
1-4 Bags: $18-$30 each (varies depending on route)

Pre-Departure
1-4 Bags: $45 each

At Airport
1-4 Bags: $50 each

Additional / Excess Baggage Fees:

Overweight Fee 40-70lb (18-32kg): $50
Overweight Fee 71-100lb (32-45.4kg): $75
Oversized Fee: $75

Credit Cards That Reimburse You For Checked Bag Fees

Allegiant Air requires you to pay for every checked bag, but you can offset that cost with one of the cards below.

Credit CardFee Reimbursement Details
Barclays Arrival® Premier World Elite MasterCard®

Barclays Arrival® Premier World Elite Mastercard®
  • Use your miles to cover any qualifying travel purchases of $100 or more, including baggage fees.
  • Earn 2X miles on every purchase made with the card.
  • Plus, EACH YEAR earn up to 25,000 loyalty bonus miles
  • Annual Fee: $150 (waived first year)
  • Rates & Fees
Chase Sapphire Reserve℠$300 travel credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases). Annual Fee: $450
Citi Prestige Card$250 air travel credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases). Annual Fee: $450

Exclusions & Waivers:

Active duty US military personnel: 1 standard carry-on bag free and 3 checked bags free (must weigh less than 99lbs & not exceed dimensions of 80 linear inches)

*Bag fee waiver applies only to baggage belonging to Active Military Personnel on the itinerary


To see more airline baggage fees and policies, click here.

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