Fight Unfair Allegiant Baggage Fees and Get Them Waived
Allegiant Air, also known simply as Allegiant, is an ultra-low-budget American airline. Allegiant charges customers baggage fees to make up for the low-cost flights. You can fight back against those bagges fees with DoNotPay, or by yourself.
Key points to know about Allegiant:
- It is the 14th largest air carrier in North America.
- It was originally known as WestJet Express when it was founded in 1997.
- In its early years, its only flights were around the Nevada/California area but now it services more than 117 airports from California to North Carolina.
Baggage fees are not uncommon. They help airlines offset the costs associated with transporting the flight's luggage. The actual cost of Allegiant baggage fees on a specific trip depends on the flight route, fare class, and frequent flier status.
Where problems usually begin is with the multitude of fees for various types, sizes, and amounts of baggage a person might need to accompany them on an Allegiant flight. Not only are they numerous, but also pricey, and many say unfair.
Here's what you need to know about Allegiant baggage fees and how to fight them.
- Allegiant allows for no carry-on baggage.
- You are charged for everything except one small personal-sized item.
- Because of this, you might find that you're spending more than you expected on a so-called low-cost airline.
Fortunately, there is an alternative to Allegiant's high-priced baggage fees. Fight back with the help of DoNotPay.
What are Allegiant's Baggage Fees?
Allegiant Air charges a fee for each type of luggage, or baggage, that a person brings onto the airplane with them. Those fees are as follows:
Carry-on Baggage Fees
Allegiant will allow you to carry on one small personal item for free, such as:
- Lunch bag
- Tote bag
Anything larger will incur a fee. The type of carry-on luggage that is typically included in the ticket price isn't the same as Allegiant. A bag with a maximum size of 9″x14″x22″ is allowable with fees ranging from $10 - $75. This could include:
- Rolling Luggage
- Duffle Bag
Checked Bags Fees
Allegiant baggage fees for checked bags depend on their weight. Those weighing up to 40lbs and measuring 80″ or less are charged between $18 - $50 depending on where the bags are going.
This table illustrates standard Allegiant fees for you.
|Item||Fee||Pro or Con?|
|A small, single carryon item like a purse or lunchbox||$0||N/A|
|Anything larger than 9”x14’x22”||Baggage fee of $18 - $50, depending on destination.||Baggage fees are an additional cost you don’t always need to pay. They are a con.|
Excess, Overweight, and Oversized Baggage Fees
No more than four checked bags per person are permitted.
- The per-bag fees for checking excess baggage on Allegiant is $18 - $50.
- Overweight baggage is any bag weighing over 40lbs.
- Checking overweight baggage on Allegiant is $50 - $75.
- These fees are charged in addition to any standard fees, excess fees, or oversized baggage fees.
- Most bags with a sum of length, width, and height of greater than 80 inches will fall into the oversized category.
- Allegiant Air's oversized baggage fee is $75. It's also charged in addition to any other standard, excess, or overweight fee.
As you see, an extra suitcase weighing 50 lbs can cost more than $125 when flying.
How to Avoid Allegiant Air Baggage Fees
Avoiding baggage fees can be easy if you plan accordingly. If you are going on a long trip and need a lot of things, you typically have three options:
- Pay the fees
- Pack light and purchase more at your destination
- Ship your luggage
All of these options can be expensive and troublesome. There is, however, a cheaper and easier option. DoNotPay can help you fight and waive fees. We’ll talk about that in a moment.
Does Allegiant Have Hidden Fees?
Allegiant's fees are not hidden. The problem is simply that no one expects them to be so high or so numerous. Frequent flyers may be familiar with tactics such as low-cost air fare and exorbitant pricing on necessities, but regular people aren't. It's the regular Joe who will be surprised out of his savings when he finds out he has to pay for everything down to his extra socks on an Allegiant flight.
Get Help With DoNotPay
DoNotPay offers a proprietary system for fighting exorbitant or otherwise unfair baggage fees. We ask a few pertinent questions and then your appeal is on its way. We take care of everything for you. Just sit back and wait for your appeal decision.
Here's how you can use DoNotPay to appeal fees:
- Search "appeal fees" on DoNotPay, choose the Fight and Waive Fees product, and select the type of fee you want to appeal.
- Select the merchant you want to appeal fees for and enter the details of your transaction, including an associated account if you have one.
- Submit your case! DoNotPay will generate the best argument for your case and make sure your fee waiver request gets sent to the merchant for processing.
Why Use DoNotPay to Appeal Allegiant Baggage Fees
DoNotPay gets results. That's the most important reason to use this service. We started life as a robot lawyer programmed to beat unlawful traffic tickets, but we now serve the public as a software program that can fight many consumer injustices.
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