Optional Services & Fees - Allegiant Air

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The rest of the airlines fall into three camps: (1) The airlines that let you reserve an in-cabin place for your pet on-line (highlighted below), at the same time that you make your own reservation (Continental and Virgin America); (2) The airlines that don’t have a phone booking fee, or that waive your phone booking fee, so you can call and make your own reservation, adding your dog at the same time, without incurring a financial penalty (Allegiant, Frontier, JetBlue and Sun Country); and (3) all the rest of the airlines, which don’t waive the phone booking fee. Please note that every other major U.S. airline, aside from Southwest and U.S. Air, guarantees that your in-cabin pet will fly with you, once she’s attached to your reservation.
in Washington on Monday, when their 7-year-old son had an allergic reaction to a service dog aboard the aircraft, operated by Allegiant Air.
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Passionate debate on the topic was ignited recently involving a 7-year-old boy who boarded an Allegiant Air flight in Bellingham, Wash., with his parents only to discover that he was allergic when seated near a service dog. The episode caused a 90-minute flight delay before the family was asked to deplane (making matters worse, some passengers reportedly cheered and the family wasn’t able to get home for two days). a boy and his parents who were asked to leave their Allegiant Air flight after the boy developed an allergic reaction to a dog, a service animal.
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IN CABIN TRAVEL: FLY WITH A SMALL DOG OR CAT
If your dog or cat meets the requirements listed in to travel in-cabin, you will need an approved . You must notify Allegiant Air that you are traveling with a pet. Reservations cannot be made online.

CHECKED BAGGAGE OR CARGO TRAVEL: FLY WITH A LARGER DOG OR CAT OR OTHER ANIMAL
Allegiant Air does not provide checked baggage or cargo services.



HEALTH CERTIFICATE
Many airlines require a indicating that the pet is healthy enough for travel, is free of diseases communicable to humans and has been properly vaccinated, especially when traveling in the cargo section of the aircraft. This has been the worst travel experience! Our flight scheduled out of New Orleans March 3 was canceled 45 minutes prior to departure with little to no communication from staff leaving passengers providing mixed and confusing information to one another. Allegiant staffers have been so rude and insulting to say the least. We tried calling customer service but the phone lines never gave us a live person. We were insulted by the airline's offer of $8 dollar meal vouchers for a full 24 hrs. (Which several vendors would not honor. Lucky Dogs was our declining vendor.) You can't purchase water & peanuts on airlines for $8. The inconvenience cost me nearly $200 in round-trip transportation to and from my hotel to the airport. Additional fees to park my car at Allegiant's parking lot. Hundreds more in food and miscellaneous unexpected purchases. Christina Alvarado and her husband, who's fighting stage 4 esophageal cancer, were heading home to Arizona after visiting family in Washington on Monday, when their 7-year-old son had an allergic reaction to a service dog aboard the aircraft, operated by Allegiant Air. The flight was delayed while the crew corresponded with a doctor, and then decided to remove the family from the flight. But that's not what made Alvarado upset — she was hurt when other passengers applauded as the family left. My husband flies Allegiant about four times a year from Phoenix to Montana and so far, no major delays or cancellations. I flew first time last month, no issues. I had a 7″ deep laptop case and managed to fit a tiny purse in it plus several shirts, shorts and undergarments, plus a tablet! I might buy a seat assignment for my return flight so I can exit faster lol. No frills, but when you can get a round-trip ticket for $120, hey, no complaints here! I bought trip flex and used it when I decided to stay in Montana longer. BE AWARE… if you need to use Trip Flex on your return flight leg, you CAN’T change your reservation online. You will have to call and wait on hold a long time. I waited about 35 minutes on hold, and then another 10 minutes on hold for the agent to get the flight changed. Its too bad their system can’t accomplish this online, but hey, its a discount airline. The insurance is cheap and worth it if you think you might need it. I always buy it for my husband due to his last minute work changes. Oh, and use their cell phone app for checking in… it was buggy in early 2014 for us once, but no problems since then. And if it is, just check in online and print your boarding pass. Also on my flight last month there were about four dogs flying… one was even wearing his own twin saddle bags for personal storage items, too funny! (brush, dog bones, snacks?? Haha). Didn’t hear from any of these furry companions during the flight. One final thing… the plane has two seats one side, three on the other. I had the aisle seat in the row of three seats. Which seemed good until I wanted to control the air vents and light. Hmmm, my controls are over the middle seat so had to ask the gentleman next to me to do it. Not sure if other airplanes have this setup because until this flight I always flew Southwest and always picked the window seat.