Seating, Checking-In & Boarding

Seating, Checking-In & Boarding

Are there reasons to purchase additional seating?
Yes. Our mission and responsibility per our Contract of Carriage is to provide safe and comfortable air transportation for each and every customer. Passengers wishing to secure a musical item, a child restraint device for an infant, etc., must purchase an additional ticket. Please visit our Customer of Size FAQ section for information regarding seating requirements.
Do I need to buy a seat or will I be assigned a seat?

The choice is yours. 

All Allegiant flights feature comfortable, assigned leather seats. For a nominal fee, you can select your seat at the time of reservation, guaranteeing your comfort and location onboard your flight. If you're traveling with a companion, ensure you sit together. If you qualify, you can even book an exit row with increased leg room. For passengers who choose not to pre-purchase a seat assignment at the time of booking:

  • When you check in for your flight, (whether online or at the airport), you will be assigned a seat by our system at no cost.
  • If you check in online, you will be able to view your assigned seats and upgrade if desired.
  • You can change or purchase seats on an existing reservation by visiting Manage Travel or downloading the Allegiant2Go App for iPhone or Android.
  • Seat assignments cannot be changed at the airport or once a boarding pass has been printed.
Do I need to confirm my reservation 24 hours prior to departure?

No. You are not expected to confirm your flight. We do, however, encourage you to check in online starting 24 hours before and up to 60 minutes prior to flight departure. That way, you can verify your itinerary, reserve your checked and carry-on bags, view your seat assignments and print a boarding pass.

Does Allegiant have seat assignments?

Passengers may make seat selections and pre-purchase seat assignments for a nominal fee in advance of travel. The best way to ensure that passengers will be able to sit together is to pre-purchase a seat assignment.

For passengers who choose not to pre-purchase a seat assignment at the time of booking:

  • When you check in for your flight, (whether online or at the airport), you will be assigned a seat by our system.
  • If you check in online, you will be able to view your assigned seats and upgrade if desired.
  • You can change or purchase seats on an existing reservation by logging in to Manage Travel up to 60 minutes before flight departure and as long as a boarding pass has not been printed for that reservation.
  • Seat assignments cannot be changed at the airport.
Does Allegiant offer first-class seating?
No. Allegiant is a leisure airline equipped with an all-coach configuration.
How do I check in for my flight?

Please arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled flight departure.
Plan to be completely checked in, through airport security and at the departure boarding gate at least one hour before your flight.

There are three ways to check in for your flight: online, mobile (available at select airports) or at the airport.

Online check-in:
You can check in online starting 24 hours before your flight by visiting Check-in.

Verify your seat assigments and bag reservations then print your boarding pass. It's easy!

Mobile via the Allegiant2Go App:
Passengers can download the Allegiant2Go App for iPhone and Android and check in using a mobile phone. This option is available at select airports.

Checked baggage must be brought to the airport ticket counter at least one hour (and no greater than four hours) before flight departure.

Otherwise, proceed through TSA airport security to the boarding gate.

Please note: Not all passengers can check in online. Some passengers (like passengers with pets or special needs) may be required to check in at the airport ticket counter.

At the airport:
Locate the Allegiant airline ticket counter and present your confirmation number and a government-issued photo ID such as a driver's license or passport.

All passengers over the age of 18 must present a photo ID.

Minors traveling alone may be requested to present their birth certificate or other identification with birthdate.

Passengers must be checked in at the ticket counter at least one hour before flight departure.

Checked baggage must be brought to the airport ticket counter at least one hour before flight departure.

Seat assignments at time of check in:
If you did not pre-purchase reserved seats, your seats will be assigned by our system during check in.

You can change your seats, reserve bags online, and upgrade to priority boarding before you print your boarding pass by visiting Manage Travel or downloading the Allegiant2Go App for iPhone or Android.

Once you arrive at the airport or print a boarding pass, changes cannot be made to your itinerary.
(Seats cannot be changed at the airport and baggage fees are higher at the airport, so please verify your seats and bags in advance.)

Check-in cut off times:
Passengers must check in at least one hour before the scheduled flight departure.

How do I reserve a seat or add a bag to my itinerary?

Log into Manage Travel or downloading the Allegiant2Go App for iPhone or Android. From there, you can add a seat, add a bag or upgrade to Priority Boarding.

I am unable to check in online and have been instructed to check in at the airport.

Online check-in is available starting 24 hours before scheduled flight departure.
 
Most passengers should be able to check in online, however some passengers will not be able to print a boarding  pass and will be instructed to check in at the airport ticket counter.
The reason for this is usually so that we can best accommodate special service requests on a passenger itinerary (such as a pet in cabin, wheelchair, or special need) or to better seat families together.
 
Remember, even if you check in online, we recommend all passengers arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before scheduled flight departure.
Checked baggage must be brought to the airline ticket counter at least one hour before departure.
Please plan to be completely checked in, through airport security, and in the departure boarding gate area one hour before departure time.

My ticket confirmation says that my seat is "not assigned". What does this mean?

Passengers who have not purchased a seat assignment -- "Not assigned" -- will be assigned a seat by our system at no cost upon check-in. You can view your assigned seats during online check-in starting 24 hours before flight departure.

The availability of seats together cannot be guaranteed and seat assignments cannot be changed at airport check-in. If you would like to change or purchase reserved seats, simply log in to Manage Travel or the Allegiant2Go App for iPhone or Android to select seats before you check-in online or get to the airport. Once your boarding pass has been printed, you cannot make changes.

What kind of identification do I need to bring with me to the airport?

The Transportation Security Administration  (TSA) requires photo identification for all passengers over the age of 18, as well as for all passengers under the age of 18 who are traveling alone.
This photo identification must be issued by a state or national government (such as a driver's license or passport).
Failure to provide proof of age will result in denied boarding.
For more information, please visit  the TSA website.

What should I expect at the airport if I am traveling with an approved respiratory device?
  1. The passenger using qualifying respiratory device or portable oxygen concentrator must check in and arrive at the departure gate no less than one hour prior to departure.
  2. Prior to boarding, an Allegiant Customer Service Agent will verify the ventilator, respirator, CPAP machine, or POC model and physician's letter.
  3. Although pre-boarding is not required, we strongly recommend that customers using approved respiratory devices in the aircraft pre-board with the Pre-boarding Group.
What time should I arrive at the airport for my flight?

Allegiant recommends arriving at the airport at least two (2) hours prior to scheduled flight departure. 
 
Please plan accordingly so that you are checked in for your flight, through airport security, and at the boarding gate at least one hour before scheduled flight departure.
 
Passengers with checked baggage must check in at the the airport ticket counter at least one hour before flight departure.

Will my family be seated together?

If you want to ensure that your party is seated together, we do recommend reserving seats in advance. While we will do our best to accommodate families, the availability of seats together cannot be guaranteed.

How to reserve seats: You can reserve a seat for a nominal fee when you make your reservation or by visiting Manage Travel or downloading the Allegiant2Go App for iPhone or Android at any time up until you print or download your boarding passes for your flight. Due to FAA safety regulations exit row seating is not available to families with children and/or passengers with special service requests.

If you choose not to reserve a seat: At check in, whether online, via the Allegiant2Go App for iPhone and Android, or at the airport, our system will assign you a seat from the remaining available seats on the plane. Online check-in is available starting 24 hour before flight departure. It's easy. When you check-in online, you can view your assigned seats. If you want to change your seat, simply visit Manage Travel and reserve a different seat for your flight.

Please be sure to verify your seat assignments in advance of checking in. Once you have downloaded or printed a boarding pass or checked in at the airport, your seat assignment cannot be changed.