“No frills Airline: you get better value and service elsewhere - review their baggage policy”
Flight from Bellingham to Las Vegas
- Round Trip
- Number of Stops:
- No stops
- Date of Flight:
- May 2011
- Seat Class:
It seems Canadians these days flying Allegiant Air from Bellingham are the same ones who are willing to line up for 15+ minutes at the gas station across the street to save $0.01/litre at the pump.
The check-in (at the front counter) was pretty good @BLI. But that's pretty much where it ends. Boarding is somewhat chaotic.
Allegiant Air does have a reputation of not being on time. What's even worse, is how they wont offer any complimentary refreshments or food when people are waiting for a late flight of more than hour or two to depart.
Allegiant rarely, if ever enforces their carryon policy. People bring in back-packs and oversize carryones because people are either too cheap or their baggage fees are too expensive. The result: not enough space for carryons to be stored in the cabin. It amazes me how people are willing to risk having their carryon checked in just because they wont pay for baggage and because the cabin is now full. This hurts those who are following the rules and conform to the baggage and carryone policies. Speaking of baggage, Allegiant Air in Bellingham is really rough on our baggage. They tossed it around very aggressively and if you review Allegiant's policy on damage to your luggage, you may be shocked.
The pitch of the seats are not bad as previously mentioned, you cannot tilt your seat and there is no place to charge any of your devices. Any blankets offered are very thin. Bathrooms are not the cleanest.
The flight attendents aren't friendly like they used to be. I've flown Allegiant about a dozen times over the last 4 years and Allegiant is not like they used to be. Dont be surprised if customers will have to start paying to use the toilet.
As Allegiant has increased their fares largely due to demand (from Canadian flyers) you can certainly see the quality suffering. Canadian customers are travelling to Bellingham in large numbers and taking advantage of the situation.
As for me, I have pretty much stopped flying Allegiant. The only time I may consider if I can snag a $15-35 fare to Bellingham. But, adding all the other crazy flight charges plus border hassle, time, the risk in you or your flight delayed, the lack of carryon baggage enforcement, I will be flying from Canada or via another US carrier...say, Alaska. Sorry Allegiant, it's be a slice but you've lost me as your customer.