It was supposed to be a special birthday celebration for Samantha O’Rourke and ten of her closest friends. They were flying from Appleton, Wisc., to Las Vegas on Allegiant Air. But it ended up being anything but special.
Here's a decision most of us will have to make the next time we fly: Should we splurge for a "premium" seat in economy class -- an aisle or a window seat -- or leave it to chance, and possibly end up in a middle seat?
Few airlines love fees more than Allegiant Air. The carrier literally charges you for anything that isn't bolted down on the aircraft. But now now you can experience that kind of gratuitous unbundling, courtesy of Allegiant, when you buy a hotel through its site.