Allegiant Air Baggage Fees & Tips To Cover The Expenses

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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

Can I Pre-pay for Baggage?

Allegiant Air does allow passengers the ability to pre-pay for luggage online or via the mobile app.

Here are the ways you can pre-pay:

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

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


What size is a carry-on bag for Allegiant Air?

A personal item is included in the price of the ticket for Allegiant Air and must not exceed a maximum size of 15″ x 16″ x 7″. A carry-on piece must not exceed 22” x 14” x 9″ and this can be purchased separately. The cost depends on when and where you purchase your carry-on, ranging from $13-$75.

How much is a carry-on bag Allegiant?

Allegiant charges passengers to bring a carry-on item. If you add this at the time of booking then you will be charged $13-$22 (depending on the route), anytime between booking and departure will be $45, at the airport ticket counter you’ll pay $50 and at the gate it’s up to $75. Allegiant does not charge for a personal item.

What is Allegiant Air baggage fee?

Allegiant Air charges for checked baggage and how much depends on when and where you purchase this. If you add 1-4 bags at the time of booking then you will pay $18-30 each depending on the route. This will cost $45 per piece anytime between booking and departure and $50 per piece at the airport.

What does Allegiant charge for overweight bags?

Allegiant charges an excess baggage fee if your bag is overweight or oversized. Standard baggage allowance is up to 18kg (40lbs) and if you bag weighs between 18-32kg (40-70lbs) then you will incur a fee of $50. If your bag weighs between 32-45.4kg (71-100lb) then you will incur a fee of $75. If your bag exceeds max linear dimensions of 80” (203cm) then you be charged $75.

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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!

  3. If my bags are overweight I know there will be a fee. Can I use cash to pay for it? Or does it have to be a credit card?

    • Catherine Luther · April 12, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Sarah,

      Allegiant Air doesn’t specify on their website if they accept cash payments for baggage fees. Many airlines only accept card payments, so we recommend you contact their Customer Service department on (702) 505-8888 to check their policy for the airport you’re departing from.

  4. Heather · April 26, 2019 · Reply

    Can you pay to check baggage at the airport with cash or do I need a credit card?

    • Hi Heather, it’s become increasingly more common for airlines to refuse cash as a form of payment at the airport. Unfortunately, this varies from airline to airline and from airport to airport, so the only way to confirm is to call Allegiant’s customer service line (1-702-505-8888 from the U.S.) and inquire with them directly.

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