Allegiant Airlines has an unbeatable fare between Memphis and Los Angeles at $51 to $85 each way June to August. Allegiant operates two nonstop flights weekly from Los Angeles LAX on Sunday and Thursday and only Sunday flights from Memphis to LAX. There are limited low fares among these limited dates, but you can get quite the deal for a one-way or round trip flight during peak summer travel season.
Allegiant Airlines Memphis – Los Angeles (nonstop flights)
$133.50 Sunday July 3 – Thursday July 14
Sometimes the fares on low cost carriers (LCC) are so much lower than the competition that it makes sense to pay exorbitant bag fees on top of the low fare and still get a great deal. Allegiant, Frontier and Spirit have constant sales and some of these offer fantastic low prices on certain routes. These are frequently the same routes I find great deals on with a legacy carrier matching or coming close to the LCC low fare. But there are no fare matches with AA, DL or UA on this route at this time.
Memphis MEM – Los Angeles LAX Sunday July 3 – Thursday July 14
- Allegiant $133.50 round trip with nonstop flights.
- United $410.70 is next lowest airline fare for one-stop flights.
Allegiant Bag Fees
Allegiant Airlines charges $36 for one carry-on and $50 for one checked bag on this LAX-MEM route. Seat assignment is around $14 each way.
I find there is plenty of space under the seat on Allegiant flights to store my backpack with computer and camera equipment as a free personal carry-on bag.