Allegiant Air is an American low-cost airline. It is one of those airlines that offers cheap base fares, but dings you on the baggage. Be aware that you are allowed only a single "personal item" for free, so you will be charged if flying with a carry-on bag that goes into the overhead bins.
Be wary that baggage fees on Allegiant Air are charged "Per Segment", meaning one take-off and landing, so you have connecting flights, you will be charged multiple times for the same bags. When booking checked bags, please note that the weight limit is set at 40lbs per bag, rather than the standard 50lbs per bag set by other airlines, so be mindful when packing.
View the 2017 Allegiant Air Baggage Policies page for information about carry-on, checked, and excess baggage fees.
Traveling With Pets
Allegiant accepts live animals/pets (domestic cats and dogs only) in the passenger cabin of the aircraft. Pets will only be accommodated if they are in a FAA approved kennel or carrier that fits under the seat which will allow a maximum size of 9" H x 16" W x 19" D.
Soft-sided carriers are strongly recommended since pets must be comfortable while remaining in the carrier, under the seat, at all times. Pets need to be able to stand and turn inside the carrier, so the CSA/GOA will determine if there is adequate room in the carrier for any pet(s). A kennel or carrier is included in the carry-on baggage limitations.
There is a fee per one-way flight for each carrier in the cabin, with no more than two (2) pets per carrier. This fee must be paid at the time of booking the reservation. To book a reservation with a pet, please contact the Allegiant Reservation Center and use option 1 and tell the agent you are booking with a pet. The per segment Booking Fees will be waived.
Customers traveling with pet carriers may not be seated in exit rows, one row before or after an exit row or in the bulkhead seats for safety reasons since the carrier must fit under the seat. There can only be one (1) pet carrier per side, for a maximum of two (2) pet carriers per row.
Allegiant is not a cargo airline and will not accept cargo of any kind.
Fees for Our Service
Fees are per person, per segment, or both. A segment is one take-off and one landing.
Pet-in-Cabin (per person, per segment) - USD 100.00
Allegiant accepts live animals/pets (domestic cats and dogs only) in the passenger cabin of the aircraft. Fee does not apply to service animals of passengers with disabilities.
Allegiant Contract of Carriage - Animals
The Carrier will transport live animals only in the passenger cabin and will not transport animals as checked baggage. Live animals that can be carried on board include domestic dogs and cats only, and must be transported in a hard-sided or soft-sided, leak-proof carrier that can fit under a seat. Such kennel or carrier is included in the carry-on baggage limitations specified by the airline. All pet carriers may not exceed external dimensions of nine inches by sixteen inches by nineteen inches (9" X 16" x 19"). Pets need to be able to stand and turn inside the carrier, so the CSA/GOA will determine if there is adequate room in the carrier for any pet(s). There is a one-hundred dollar (USD100.00) fee for each one-way flight for a kennel or carrier treated as carry-on baggage as described. Customers with pets may not occupy an exit row or one row forward or aft of an exit row, or in the bulkhead rows. There may be 2 pet carriers per row (1 on each side) maximum. Carriers may NOT be strapped into the customer seat. Pets must remain in carrier at all times.
Carrier permits dogs and other service animals used by an individual with a disability to accompany such individual in the passenger cabin at no charge.
Carrier will accept as evidence that an animal is a service animal the presentation of identification cards, tags, or other written documentation; the presence of harnesses or markings on harnesses; or the credible verbal assurances of the individual with a disability using the animal.
Carrier will permit a service animal to accompany a qualified individual with a disability at either a bulkhead seat or a seat other than a bulkhead seat, as the individual prefers, unless the animal obstructs an aisle or other area that must remain unobstructed in order to facilitate an emergency evacuation. Service animals may not occupy a seat.
A trained service animal accompanied by a trainer will be permitted to travel aboard Carrier' s aircraft only if the animal is being delivered to the domicile of an individual with a disability who either owns or, upon delivery, will take immediate ownership of the animal for that individual's personal use. No additional charge will be assessed for carriage of a trained service animal being delivered to the domicile of the animal's owner under such circumstances.
Service animals in training will be accepted by Carrier for transport.
Emotional Support or Comfort Animals do not need to have specific training for that function. Proper documentation (no older than one year from the date of the passenger's scheduled initial flight) is required on letterhead from a mental health professional stating:
That the passenger has a mental or emotional health-related disability.
That having the animal accompany the passenger is necessary to the passenger's mental health or treatment or to assist the passenger with his or her disability.
That the individual providing the assessment of the passenger is a licensed mental health professional and the passenger is under his or her professional care.
Airline personnel will require this documentation as a condition of permitting the animal to accompany the passenger in the cabin. The purpose of this provision is to prevent abuse by passengers that do not have a medical need for an emotional support or comfort animal and to ensure that passengers who have a legitimate need for emotional support or comfort animals are permitted to travel with their service animals on the aircraft. Airlines are not permitted to require the documentation to specify the type of mental health disability, e.g., panic attacks.
Customers with Disabilities
When booking a reservation online or over the phone, a special request can be made for the passenger who is requesting special assistance. Also, please feel free to contact the Allegiant Reservations Center and request the assistance to be added to the reservation.
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