By the time snow falls in Rochester again, you will be able to fly to Ft. Lauderdale Florida for as low as $75 (including taxes) each way. This October, discount airline Allegiant Air will begin offering flights from Rochester to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. During its first month of operations, flights range from $75 to $99 dollars each way. The airline offers only direct routes, allowing you to travel to Florida in just about 3 hours flat. Allegiant Air aims to make leisure travel affordable and convenient, specifically targeting routes between smaller cities. What’s even better, unlike most airlines, Allegiant vows to never overbook a seat, so you won’t ever be stuck at an airport due to overbooking.
So what’s the catch?
It's cheaper if you don’t mind splitting up your group:
There is an extra fee charged for requesting specific seats. However, unlike other discount airlines (Southwest, Ryanair, etc.) you are automatically assigned a seat even if you don’t pay to select them yourself. This prevents the dreaded cattle herding at the gate, with passengers frantically searching for an open seat.
You may want to pack light:
There is an additional fee for all baggage except your personal item. This means that anything more than a purse/briefcase/laptop case is going to cost you an additional fee.
You need to be flexible:
Flights don’t go out every day - the new route from Rochester flies on average two times a week. This can make it difficult if you have limited time constraints, as your flight schedule is really dependent on what dates are available. But keep in mind that Allegiant Air offers all one-way flights (meaning it isn’t costing you anymore per flight to book one-way rather than round trip), so you still may be able to save money by using the airline on even one leg of your trip.
You can’t plan too far in advance:
Flights are posted roughly 6 months in advance, so you can’t book any early than this. But some of the last minute deals are too good to pass up for even a long weekend away!
So feel free to browse the flight options online, or give us a call and we can do the work for you! We are happy to plan a winter getaway for you this year, no matter how big or small!
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