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Allegiant to charge fee for printing boarding passes

Allegiant Airlines announced that it is charging $5 each time an agent needs to print a boarding pass at the airport.

Here’s a link to an article in USA Today giving the details. According to the article, Allegiant officials say mobile scanning technology has gotten to the point that most passengers can go paperless or download the ticket from home.

I’ve seen this article in a few places, and many were defending it as a cost-saver. That’s certainly the reputation Allegiant Airlines has, using a variety of ways to add fees in order to offer lower ticket prices.