An annoying trend continues: The latest member of the Rising Fees Club is ultra-discounter Allegiant Air.
Change Fee Rises to $150 Round-trip
The Las Vegas-based carrier is raising its change fee – the penalty you pay to cancel a flight or make any changes to a ticket – from $50 to $75 - or $150 round-trip. Until recently, that’s what the old boys network of airlines had been charging until American, Delta, United and US Airways all raised their change fees – to an even $200.
Shorter Cancelation Period
There are more changes in stores for Allegiant flyers, though. The airline has had a fairly generous policy that allowed changes to be made to flights right up until 24 hours before departure, but beginning this fall, no changes will be allowed during the entire week before departure unless you pay the change fee – or pay for the airline’s Tripflex travel insurance.
Both these changes go into effect Oct. 30.
Singing a Different Song
Would those passenger stuck on Allegiant earlier this week still be singing “I Believe I Can Fly” had they known about this? Or would we be more likely to hear something along the lines of Imagine Dragon’s “Radioactive“?