Vacations are a great time to relax, reconnect and have a blast with the family. But from flights to hotels and activities, it can feel pretty daunting to plan the whole trip. Take a deep breath, and follow our steps to plan a flawless family getaway with Allegiant!
SET A BUDGET
We know that you work hard year-round to save for that vacation. Be sure to set aside how much you want to spend before you start exploring. It’s easier to stick to your budget if you commit to it before you start planning all the things. Only allot what you’re comfortable with – you’d be surprised how much you can save on a trip!
The trick to saving more is to plan earlier. Pretty much everything costs less the earlier you book, so plan as far in advance as you can.
WHEN WILL YOU TRAVEL?
Start by deciding when you want to take that trip. Summer getaway to the beach? Winter vacation to escape the cold? Deciding when you will go will help you decide where you will go. You want to keep weather in mind when traveling.
WHERE ARE YOU HEADED?
Location, location, location! Which destination do you want to visit? Check out Allegiant’s route map to see where we fly. From beach destinations like Fort Myers, FL and San Diego, to entertainment hot spots like Las Vegas and Orlando, FL, we’ve got you covered. Find the city that speaks to you, and see if we fly there from your hometown airport.
SMALLER SIZE, GREATER CONVENIENCE
Sick of long lines at security and full parking lots? We love the convenience of smaller airports, and you and the kids will too. Look for Allegiant flights from your local airport. We fly to and from lots of smaller, hometown airports to help you avoid the bustle of busy hubs. Chances are, we’re in an airport near you!
Allegiant offers fully unbundled airfare, so you only pay for what you really want. We’re all about unbundling, but when it comes to your full vacation package, bundle up to save. You can book your flights, hotel, rental car and attraction tickets all in one place – at Allegiant.com – to get some really sweet deals.
SHARE THE BAGGAGE
Flying with the whole family? Chances are, you don’t need one suitcase per person. Combine your stuff into two checked bags instead of four carry-ons, for example, for extra savings and convenience. Be sure to add your bags during booking to save the most.
ADD-ON PEACE OF MIND
We understand that things change, especially with kids. So we offer Trip Flex – add Trip Flex to your itinerary, and you can make a change to your trip without paying a change fee. Save yourself the stress of wondering “what-if,” and insure that you have a great trip. See more on Trip Flex here.
PACK SNACKS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Keep the family entertained by charging up those devices and loading them ahead of time with the kids’ favorite movies. Be sure to bring plenty of headphones. Bring along your own snacks, or let us serve you. We offer snacks and drinks for purchase on board.
MAP YOUR DAYS
It’s always fun to wander around a new city to explore, but when you add the kiddos into the equation it can be tougher to be spontaneous. Have a plan, or at least a general idea, of what you’d like to do each day. Keep in mind that it can be as simple as ‘hang out by the pool’ or ‘visit a mini golf course.’ Having a better idea of what you want your days to look like helps prevent the stress of keeping everyone entertained.
Allegiant flies from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) with nonstop service to:
- Orlando, Florida
- Tampa / St. Pete, Florida
- Destin / Fort Walton Beach, Florida
- Las Vegas
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Memphis, Tennessee
Ready to book your family vacation? Visit allegiant.com to get started today!