Thursday, March 19, 2009

Allegiant Airlines flights for Canadians: Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Reno, Phoenix, Los Angeles from Bellingham WA

Allegiant Airlines, a no- frills carrier, flies out of Bellingham, Washington to destinations like Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Oakland, Phoenix, Reno, San Diego and San Francisco.

Allegiant recently announced non-stop jet service to Los Angeles (LAX) from Bellingham International Airport beginning May 2/09. Allegiant is celebrating the new service by offering fares as low as $78* one-way to LAX.

One advantage for Vancouver BC area residents is the much lower taxes involved in flying out of Bellingham. Customers can typically save hundreds of dollars and enjoy non-stop direct flights to warm U.S. destinations all year round.

Parking at Bellingham airport is $9 US per day, and is located right next to the terminal.

Allegiant has a few unexpected fees, like a $14 "segment fee", $18 "PFC fee", $10 "security fee", $10 Priority boarding fee, $11 seat selection fee, $27 "convenience fee", and baggage fees ($30 first bag). There's no free food or beverages on board, but snacks and drinks can be purchased from the flight attendants...

Overall the service is cheap, reliable, convenient, and unlike many US flights out of Vancouver, is non-stop to the sunny tourist destinations: Bellingham to Las Vegas, Phoenix or Palm Springs takes about 2.5 hours.

For more info on deals to Las Vegas and Palm Springs through Travelocity, Expedia, Priceline and Hotwire, visit Vegas-bargains.blogspot.com .