Allegiant Air Baggage Fees & Tips To Cover The Expenses

Allegiant baggage fees

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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)

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.

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

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  1. Cheryl Simmons · November 15, 2018 · Reply

    Is the above picture stating that even if my carry on is the right size, if the handle comes at the top (with the suitcase vertical) it will cost me extra money?

    • Hi Cheryl, we’re not quite sure what you’re asking – the featured image is simply an image for the purpose of getting the point across that this is an article about baggage fees.

      That being said, when measuring your case, the dimensions include all wheels and handles, with the handle in the collapsed position. It’s very likely Allegiant will make you fit your bag in their sizer before considering it a carry-on that will fit so I would either call them directly to inquire or air on the side of caution. Hope this helps.

  2. stephanie mccance · December 12, 2018 · Reply

    Is there any way to change that you want to have a checked bag when you already selected carry on when you booked the flight?

    • Hi Stephanie, have you tried logging in on and accessing your flight confirmation that way? I can’t confirm with 100% certainty but there may be a way to add baggage from that angle. (You may have to create an account if you haven’t already…)

      Otherwise, we suggest contacting Allegiant’s Customer Service directly at 1 (702) 505-8888. Hope this helps!

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