Allegiant Air to charge fee to stow carry-on bags in overhead bins

2012-04-03T12:30:00Z 2012-04-03T13:24:48Z Allegiant Air to charge fee to stow carry-on bags in overhead binsThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 03, 2012 12:30 pm  • 

DALLAS – Allegiant Air will charge passengers $35 to carry their own bag on board the plane and stow it in an overhead bin.

The change starts with flights booked on Wednesday, said spokesman Brian Davis. Passengers who pay online when they book travel will pay less, but the price hasn’t been set, he said.

Each passenger will be allowed to carry one smaller bag – such as a purse or briefcase that fits under a seat – for free.

Allegiant touts low fares but, like many airlines, charges extra for services such as early boarding and checking bags.

From Missoula and Billings, Allegiant ferries travelers to Los Angeles; Oakland, Calif.; Las Vegas; and Mesa, Ariz. From Kalispell, the airline serves Oakland and Las Vegas.

Allegiant carries less than 4 percent of the traffic of United or Delta.

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