This recent news should certainly help with increased and positive take offs and landings for at least one airline, especially with those who serve our country. It’s not often enough you see businesses offering perks for our U.S. military personnel, but for Allegiant Airlines – it’s an honor.
Specifically, it’s a new honors program by Allegiant Airlines called “Allegiant Honors”. The program is offered to members of the military, both active and retired. How cool is that?! Allegiant couldn’t have offered a program to a more deserving group of heroes, our military personnel, who have fought and continue to fight to defend our freedoms every day.
H/T Conservative Tribune:
Thanks to a new honors program, all U.S. military personnel are getting some much deserved free perks when they fly with Allegiant Airlines.
According to Task and Purpose, the “Allegiant Honors” program offers U.S. active duty, retired and reserve military members in all branches and their families everything just short of a free flight.
Allegiant Air announced the program in June 2017.
According to their website, military members and their families are allowed up to three pieces of free checked baggage and no charge for over-sized checked baggage.
Of course, competing airlines normally charge a minimum of $25 for one checked bag, so Allegiant Airlines decided to go above and beyond for America’s heroes.
Here’s some other perks you can expect from the airlines:
- One carry-on bag within Allegiant size limits free.
Free boarding pass printing at the airport.
- Free seat assignments, pending availability.
- Up to one pet in cabin free.
- Active military may board with priority boarding at no charge.
- Active military will not be charged a change or cancellation fee due to a change in orders.
In order to receive the perks, however, military members must make sure to have proper identification, including proof of U.S. military service. Likewise, dependents must show a valid Military Dependent ID card.
Why the decision to honor U.S. military members and their families in this way?
“Allegiant proudly supports our U.S. active duty military, retired military veterans, members of the National Guard, military reserve and their dependents,” the airlines said in a statement, according to KDVR.
Allegiant Airlines is a low-cost carrier based in Las Vegas. It caters to leisure travelers, preferring to fly to and from so-called secondary airports — smaller airports within reasonable driving time of major cities.
Its operating bases are at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International; Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International; Los Angeles International; McCarran International (Las Vegas); Myrtle Beach International; Oakland International; Orlando Sanford International; Palm Springs International; Palm Springs International; Phoenix-Mesa Gateway; Pittsburgh International; St. Petersburg-Clearwater International; and Punta Gorda airports. Allegiant operates in more than 110 cities.
By operating routes two or three times a week as opposed to daily flights, fewer crews are required and aircraft maintenance schedules are spread over longer periods of time, the airline says. This helps to keep costs down.
Fares can be exceptionally low because each individual can self-select everything you need and those items you don’t need you don’t have to select. This allows for an a la carte pricing model. What a great idea – the customers only pay for what they want, in other words, they are not subsidizing items of other passengers.
Kudos for Allegiant Airlines and the “Allegiant Honors” program.
Wouldn’t it be nice to see all airlines follow the same example of Allegiant Airlines by doing the same and honoring our military? It’s the least we can do to honor our heroes by giving back something special and saying ‘thank you’.
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