Allegiant Airlines, also known Allegiant Air, is a low-cost airline operator in United States, headquartered in Las Vegas. The airline operates to more than 70 destinations in America, mostly to small cities that have limited passenger airline service. In fact, in some places it is the only passenger airline that operates. Since it is a low-cost carrier, the airline operates many methods to cut cost. However, they offer good services as well to passengers who travel via this airline. Before flying with this airline, be sure to see their website about any updated regulations they have come up with.
Passengers are recommended to check-in two hours before the departure time. Airline desks at the airport close about 45 minutes before departure. The carry-on baggage that you have with you must be able to fit under your seat or the overhead compartment. The size specified for hand baggage is 9 x 16 x 19 inches. $4 is charged by the airline for every bag; each bag must weigh less than 50 lbs and four bags are permitted per passenger. Bags having excess weight are charged extra.
As mentioned earlier, the airline does several things to cut cost being a low-cost carrier. The airline does not operate flights to and from the destinations daily, but on some days of a week. You will have to make your travel plans according to the schedule, if you are traveling by this airline. Amenities like pillow, beverage, different types of food and beverages etc, are available for purchase on the flight. Passengers are allowed to carry pets in cabin for $50 each way.
Allegiant Air’s fleet consists of planes of different types having an average age of 20.6 years and equipped with economy seating arrangements. The fleet consists of:
• Boeing 757-200
• McDonnell Douglas MD-81
• McDonnell Douglas MD-8
• McDonnell Douglas MD-83
• McDonnell Douglas MD-87
• McDonnell Douglas MD-88
Allegiant Airlines has received many awards and recognition for their services. In August 2010, the airline received Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Diamond Award of Excellence. Aviation Week ranked the airline as the ‘Top Performing Low-Cost Carrier’ and it has also entered the list of 25 under the Fortune 100 Fastest Growing Companies category.