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| Punta Gorda to Raleigh. Never Again. One way ticket to RDU. Purchased on a Monday, flight on Friday (only flight of the day at 6am), 95 bucks, good deal! First time flyer with Allegiant Air. Arrive in lobby, no self check in kiosks. Go to counter to confirm reservation email / confirmation code. Speak with nice lady, she says “Yes, I have you here, you’ve completed your self check in online, however you will require a boarding pass.” She further explains that the Allegiant app would be able to provide that in the future. Ready? Hard copy of the eticket boarding pass? 5 bucks. Make it through TSA, awaiting zone to be called when I hear announcement in gate area “Those of you carrying any carry on’s will be checked on your ticket to confirm you are allowed to carry a bag on our airline.” A standard size carry on to be placed in the overhead bin the day of travel at the airport of your departure, 50 bucks, but wait, there’s more! So a standard size carry on 14 x 9 x 22. A checked bag the day of travel at the airport of your departure, 50 bucks, not weighing more than 40 lbs and a maximum size of 80 linear inches (H + W + D). A 40 lb bag vs a light 15 pound bag, literally dropping off before the TSA screening vs carrying onto the plane is the same cost. Well as I’m one of the last several people to board the plane, spot several empty seats. As to not be a jerk to the 2 people that are seated and to make them get up and move, so I can grab a window seat, I say “That’s alright, no worries, I’ll just hop in a seat over here.” No, I’m told not until we are in the air, only when the seatbelt sign has been turned off by a stern flight attendant.” Lady from NY that is seated next to me says, we would have chosen different seats elsewhere, but it would’ve been an extra 40 bucks (20 each) to choose. At this point I’m doing the math in my head and am just glad the plane is leaving on time and we’re in the air. So I go to the iPad and begin to watch some mindless Netflix. 45 minutes later, our snack / drink service comes around. Dehydrated from the early coffee and altitude, I ask for cup of ice water. “We have bottles for 2.00.” Oh, well then how about a ginger ale on ice? “Yes sir, that will also be 2.00” Ah, I see, no thanks, what about a bag of pretzels or nuts then? “Yes sir, 4.00”. I just laughed at that point and said, I’ll just wait until we land. Talk about a nickel and dime airline. Unbelievable. Worst experience I’ve ever encountered. The worst part as a consumer, make your policies known in large font on your home page before people decide to purchase “A good deal airfare ticket.” Wait, better not, your customer purchases would probably rapidly drop and your company would lose millions. What a racket. Never again Allegiant. Never again.