Allegiant adds bigger seats to some of its Bellingham flights

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 2, 2014 

For people seeking a little more leg room and a more comfortable seat on Allegiant flights, that option is now available in Bellingham.

Allegiant has put several larger chairs, known as "Giant Seats," in each of its Boeing 757 aircraft. Bellingham is one of a handful of markets to get the seats, which are available on flights to Hawaii and select flights to Las Vegas, according to a company press release.

Allegiant installed the first of the new seats as part of compliance with changes to Federal Aviation Administration crew rest rules, which have minimum seat requirements for crews resting in the passenger cabin.

The cost will vary depending on the length of the flight, but will sell for about $50 to $90 extra one way, said Justin Ralenkotter, a public relations specialist for Allegiant.

The six seats will be in the first row and mid-cabin emergency exit row of the planes. They will have up to six inches more leg room than a standard Allegiant seat.

Reach DAVE GALLAGHER at dave.gallagher@bellinghamherald.com or call 715-2269.

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