Traveling with Children

Age at Time
of Travel
Seating Identification
Required
Must Be
Accompanied By
15 days to up to 2 years - Lap children may fly at no charge if not occupying a seat. Contact Customer Care to add a lap child.
- May have own seat and be seated in a FAA approved car seat.
Birth certificate or other identification with birthdate Fare-paying passenger who is at least 15 years old
2 years to 14 years Must have own seat Birth certificate or other identification with birthdate Fare-paying passenger who is at least 15 years old
15 to 17 years Must have own seat Birth certificate or other identification with birthdate May fly without an adult but will not be permitted on a flight with a weather advisory.
18 years or older Must have own seat Government issued photo ID  

Booking for Children

Fare paying children with their own seats between the age of 15 days and 14 years old can be booked online with no extra fees when booking with an adult. Children ages 15 to 17 traveling alone may also be booked online with no extra fees. Children between the ages of 14 days up to 2 years old traveling as lap children can be added to your reservation by contacting Customer Care.

Age Restrictions and Lap Child

Children 14 years and younger must be accompanied by a passenger that is at least 15 years.
Allegiant does not offer unaccompanied minor services.

Children who are between 15 days old and under the age of 2 years old will not be charged if they are not occupying a seat and held in their lap for the duration of the flight by a fare-paying passenger who is at least 15 years old. These children are considered and referred to as "Lap Children." Proof of age, such as birth certificate, is required upon request.

Photo Identification

Proof of age is required upon request for all passengers. Although government issued photo identification is preferred, children under 18 years old may use other documentation that includes their birthdate such as a birth certificate. Passengers without government-issued identification may be required to undergo additional security screening.

Delays and Cancellations Due to Weather Advisories

Allegiant will not permit anyone under the age of 18 traveling without an adult on a flight with a weather advisory. When minors are denied travel, please see an agent or contact Customer Care for assistance.

Seat Allocation

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

Reserving Seats

You can reserve a seat for a nominal fee when you make your reservation or by logging in to Manage Travel at any time up until you check-in 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 plan to place your child in a car seat or other child restraint system during the flight, the may not be placed in an aisle seat or between a passenger and the aisle.

Seat Assignments When You Choose Not to Reserve a Seat

At check-in, whether online or at the airport, our system will assign you a seat from the remaining available seats on the plane. If you want to change your seat, you will have the opportunity to do so during check-in or you may log-in to Manage Travel at any time before check-in.

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

Car Seats and Other Child Restraint Systems

Because the safety of your child is important, Allegiant Air and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recommend that infants and small children who weigh under 40 pounds be secured in a FAA approved car seat or harness-type device when traveling by air.

Approved car seat style child restraint systems will have one or more of the following labels:

  • The FMVSS.213 insignia
  • Language indicating that they are certified or approved for use in motor vehicles and on aircraft
  • Language indicating they conform to all applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards

Although the width of aircraft seats varies, a car seat style child restraint system wider than 17.88 inches is unlikely to fit and provide maximum protection for your child. Backless booster seats, safety belt extensions (commonly referred to as “belly belts”) and vest or harness devices that attach to an adult are banned for use on aircraft by the FAA.

The only harness-type device approved by the FAA is the AmSafe Aviation CARES. It is designed for children weighing between 22 and 44 pounds and must include a label that says “FAA Approved in Accordance with 14CFR 21.305(d), Approved for Aircraft Use Only."

Car seats and other child restraint systems may not be placed in any aisle seat, an emergency exit row seat, or in a row directly in front of or behind an emergency exit row. Please choose a window seat for your child if you plan to place them in a car seat or other child restraint system during the flight.

Checking a Car Seat

We recommend seating your child in a car seat during flight.

If your child will not be seated in his or her car seat during the flight, you may either:

  • check the car seat as checked baggage at the time of check-in at the ticket counter and retrieve it a baggage claim upon arrival or;
  • gate check the car seat during boarding and retrieve it at the gate or passenger loading bridge upon arrival at your destination.

There is no charge for checking or gate checking a checking one car seat per fare-paying passenger.

Strollers

You may check a stroller as checked baggage at the time of check-in at the ticket counter or gate check it during boarding.

There is no charge for checking or gate checking one stroller per fare-paying passenger.

Gate checked strollers will be stowed in the cargo hold of the aircraft during the flight and delivered to the gate or passenger loading bridge upon arrival at your destination.

Diaper Bags

Each fare-paying passenger traveling with a child may travel with a diaper bag at no charge. The diaper bag will not count as the passenger’s personal item or carry-on.

Traveling With Children

Can I book a reservation online for my child traveling alone?

Children between the age of fifteen (15) years old and seventeen (17) years old can be booked online with no extra fees.

Can I still bring a carry-on bag if I also have a stroller and a purse?

Yes, each passenger may bring one carry-on bag and one personal item in addition to necessary medical and assistive devices (including strollers), one jacket or coat, a small umbrella, food for consumption en route and/or a diaper bag.   There is a fee to bring a carry-on bag which must not exceed the maximum carry-on bag size.

Can I take a stroller and car seat to the boarding gate?

Each fare-paying passenger is allowed to take a stroller or a car seat to the boarding area. The stroller or car seat can also be checked at the time of check-in. If the stroller or car seat is taken to the gate, it will be "Gate Checked". This means that it will be stowed in the cargo hold of the aircraft and can then be picked up at gate side upon reaching the aircraft's final destination.

If I have a stroller, do I have to pay for that? Can I pick it up at the gate/jetway at my destination?

There is not a fee to gate check a stroller.  Strollers will be delivered to the gate/jetway upon arrival.

What are the ages and restrictions for a Lap Child?

Children who are between fifteen (15) days old and under the age of two (2) years old will not be charged if they are not occupying a seat and accompanied by a fare-paying passenger who is fifteen (15) years of age or older. These children are considered and referred to as "Lap Children". Proof of age, such as birth certificate, is required upon request.

What are the ages and restrictions for children?

Children fourteen (14) years and younger must be accompanied by an adult fifteen (15) or older. Allegiant does not offer unaccompanied minor services.

What are the requirements for photo identification for children?

The FAA requires all passengers over two (2) years of age to sit in their own seat. Upon request, Allegiant may require a certified copy of a birth certificate as proof of age for children between fifteen (15) days and twenty-four (24) months of age. TSA requires government-issued identification for all passengers over eighteen (18) years of age. If a passenger appears to be eighteen (18) years of age, it is recommended they bring photo identification. Allegiant requires age verification for all passengers under the age of 18 who are traveling alone. Failure to provide proof of age will result in denied boarding. Photo identification must be issued by a state or national government (such as a driver license, state issued identification cards, or passport). Individuals without government-issued identification may be required to undergo additional security screening.

What is a weather advisory?

Allegiant may issue a weather advisory when weather conditions may possibly prevent your flight from landing at your planned destination because airport conditions or visibility fall below standard FAA and Company safety requirements. This means we may not be able to operate your flight or may have to fly to an alternate airport.
 
Passengers under the age of 18 will not be permitted to travel on weather advised flights if they are not travelling with an adult 18 years of age or older.

What kind of car seat or child restraint device is acceptable?

Convertible-type car seats designed for forward or backward installation in a forward-facing aircraft seat. Many of these carry the FMVSS.213 insignia and/or language indicating that they are "approved for use in motor vehicles and on aircraft." Any child restraint device manufactured between January 1, 1961 and February 25, 1985, must have the following label: "This child restraint device conforms to all applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards." Any child restraint device manufactured since February 26, 1985, must have both of the following labels: "This child restraint device conforms to all applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards" and "This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft."

What kind of harness-type devices are approved by the FAA?

At this time, the FAA has approved only the AmSafe Aviation CARES, which is appropriate for children weighing between 22 and 44 pounds. The AmSafe Aviation CARES must have a label indicating "FAA Approved in Accordance with 14CFR 21.305(d), Approved for Aircraft Use Only."

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 under 15 years of age and/or passengers with special service requests. (see exit row seating requirements)

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.