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A look at Allegiant's new OKC service

The beaches of Destin  will be within easy reach to Oklahoma City based travelers as Allegiant Air adds nonstop service from Will Rogers beginning Thursday.

The seasonal service is the first non-stop flight to that part of Florida from Oklahoma City. There will be two weekly flights via the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport.

That's the good news.

The other news is Allegiant is a low-cost carrier. If you travel light, these airlines are your best friend. If you over pack, or like to know where you're going to sit on the plane, or want to be among the first to board, and don't want to pay for those up-charges, you might be disappointed.

The base fares are outstanding. Round trip tickets can be had for as little as $150 according to a check of the airlines website Thursday afternoon.  But that doesn't include other fees for luggage of between $18 to $50, and the use of a credit card to book which can cost as much as $8. There are also fees associated with seat selection and priority boarding.

Allegiant is based in Nevada and has about 84 planes in its fleet.

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Matt Patterson

Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›