Allegiant joins Spirit in carry-on fees for overhead bins – USATODAY

An Allegiant MD-87 rolls for departure from Cleveland in January. Photo: John English - OPShots Contributor

Starting Wednesday, Allegiant Air is charging passengers up to $35 to stow carry-on bags in its overhead storage bins.  Allegiant’s new policy, which doesn’t apply to tickets booked before Wednesday, means passengers cannot avoid paying the airline a fee for their bags unless all their belongings can fit into a small “personal item” bag that can fit under the seat in front of them.Allegiant charges a fee for checked luggage: $35 if done at the airport or $15 to $30 if the fee is paid online, depending on the route.The Las Vegas-based airline is the second U.S. carrier to charge fliers for carry-on bags that have to be stored in bins during flights.Florida-based Spirit Airlines began charging passengers up to $45 for carry-ons last year. The new charge sparked protests from passengers’ rights advocates and threats of action from Congress.

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