Sunday, February 17, 2008

Discount Flying is Terrifi....Wait, What?

David's mom was turning sixty forty so we thought we we head on up using Allegiant Airlines. $29 one way. TWENTY NINE. Can't beat that with a stick. We figured by the time you add the tons of taxes & fees we'd still be at $40 one-way, or $80 round-trip per person. Sweet!

Memo to Me: DON'T BOOK ON-LINE!

Allegiant charged us a $39 convenience fee, for conveniently being able to use on-line rather than go to the airport, I suppose.

Then....the web site asks me to choose seats. Every time I clicked a seat...it added $11. Per Seat. Each Way. I could not get around it. Every time I tried to click through, it told me I had not completed the page. Another $88 added. Then there were bag fees. I had to check in Isabel's car seat - $10.00. and I checked a large bag for us - another $10.00. We could have done carry-on only, but I was really not in the mood to drag four small carry-on's, plus my purse and Jake's backpack and Isabel's backpack. WAY too much to keep track of.

By the time it was all said & done, we spent around $140 each round trip instead of $80.00 each. It's still cheap, and much better than driving 9 hours up there! But seriously, nickel & dime much?

2 comments:

Kellis said...

That's crap. A seat fee?!?!?

Kaaren said...

I know!! When David's mom booked, she did it at the airport and was not charged that, nor the "convenience" fee.