My wife and I wanted to fly direct from Grand Rapids, Michigan to visit friends in the Palmetto-Bradenton, Florida area for a week. We heard about Allegiant offering non-stop flights to St. Pete/Clearwater airport, about 30 mins. north of where our friends live. I went on their website to book a flight and realized that buying a ticket didn’t get you on the plane. First you purchase a ticket and then you buy your seat. But wait! You have to pay for your checked bag (like most airlines, except Southwest) and if you intend to put your carry on bag in the overhead compartment, you had to pay a fee for that privilege. While the standard allowable checked bag weight is 50 lbs. for most major airlines, Allegiant limits your bag to 40 lbs. I must of overlooked that detail when I bought our tickets. We discovered the weight limit while we were in line to check our bag. We were four and a half pounds over the limit but the nice lady allowed us to slide “just this time!” (we were also over the limit coming back and they again allowed our bag to go through). I suggest you bring something to eat and drink onto the plane. Nothing is served complimentary. Credit card only, no cash. The seats are actually thinner with much less padding than other airline seating. The magazine and barf bag pockets on the back of the seat are hard plastic, not material. Oh, yes, one other thing—the seats do not recline. It was a good size plane (A 320, I think) and it appeared to be well maintained. We did save about $200 total over the large airlines. I would fly it again.