Allegiant, widely known as a popular low-cost airline, has never had a traditional loyalty program for flyers. While you could earn points by holding its co-branded credit card, travelers were unable to earn points from perhaps the most obvious way to do so — actually flying.
But now that will change with the launch of Allways Rewards, Allegiant’s brand new frequent flyer program. Here is a quick overview of how the program is structured, along with how you will be able to earn and redeem points with the airline going forward.
How the Allegiant Allways Rewards Program Works
If you’re usually frustrated by the complicated nature of many airline frequent flyer programs, you can rest assured that the Allegiant Allways Rewards program is a far cry from those. In fact, the program is designed to be incredibly straightforward for travelers.
After signing up for the Allways Rewards program at allegiant.com, you will earn 1x point per $1 on any purchase with Allegiant (including flights, bags, seat selection, vacation packages, etc.), and 2x points per $1 if the total transaction amount is $500 or more.
Further, the person who is purchasing the entire itinerary will receive all the points for the purchase. Meaning if you were to spend $650 on round-trip tickets for you, your spouse, and 2 children, you would receive 1,300 points for the purchase.
There are more benefits to anticipate — according to its press release, Allegiant states that later in 2021, members can look forward to receiving a 5% discount on airfare purchased at allegiant.com. This discount, coupled with the loyalty program, should be able to provide a sizeable discount to Allegiant flyers.
What Are Allegiant Rewards Worth?
Allegiant has created its Allways Rewards program to effectively function as a rebate program, with each point being worth a fixed 1 cent that you can redeem towards anything that Allegiant offers. Members will also have the ability to combine Allways Rewards points with vouchers or promo codes they have.
So when making a purchase of less than $500, you’re effectively earning 1% back towards a future Allegiant purchase, and for purchases over $500, you’re earning 2% back.
Points are available for use 72 hours after traveling with Allegiant, and you won’t be subject to blackout dates, usage fees, or minimum requirements for redemption. However, your points will expire after 24 months of inactivity.
Given that many Allegiant flyers value simplicity and getting from point A to point B for as cheap as possible, the Allegiant Allways Rewards program seem to be a perfect fit for Allegiant flyers. From top to bottom, the program is easy to understand, both in terms of how to earn points and the discount those points will provide on future flights when you’re ready to redeem!