Allegiant Air has more fees than most airlines

The Associated Press
June 28, 2013

Part of Allegiant Air's success is the fees it charges for all sorts of extras. They quickly add up: passengers paid an average $83 in fees roundtrip. Here is a sampling of some of the airline's fees.

— Booking a ticket on the Internet: $20

— Booking on the phone: $50

— Paying with a credit card instead of a debit card: $8

— Advance seat assignments: $5-75 each way, depending on route.

— Placing a bag in the overhead bin: $10-$25 each way if prepaid, depending on route and $50-$75 if purchased at the airport.

— Checking luggage: $30-$70 if prepaid, depending on route and $100-$150 if purchased at the airport.

— Bottle of water onboard: $2.

— Fruit and cheese plate: $5.

— Beer: $5.

— Early boarding: $5.

— Bringing a pet in the cabin: $200, per person.