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Airline Announces $18 Roundtrip Fares from LA to Monterey, CA

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Who the hell is Allegiant Air? Whoever they are, they are making Southwest look expensive. In the latest of airfare wars, this company is offering $18 roundtrips between Los Angeles and Monterey. And all on larger jets that seat 130-150 people--no scary puddlejumpers, according to a travel tipster. So where's the catch? They only offer flights on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and this blogger found that despite the low advertised prices, all the add-ons and convenience fees add up to quite the bill. For fun, we test booked a flight in May for 2 adults: the total price, when all was said and done, was $110.40 to $140.40, depending if you chose "priority boarding" or not. Check what you're in for before you hit that "confirm purchase button." If you do make a trip up to the beautiful area, the airport is only a few minutes away from downtown Monterey, 15 minutes from Carmel and 45 minutes from Big Sur and Santa Cruz. Check out our recent road trip to there. (Via the BlogMonterey, the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau's blog)

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