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Frontier Airlines Adds New Fees for Carry-on Bags and Drinks (Poll)

submitted on May 2, 2013 by HouTex in "Stores / Merchants"
Frontier Airlines announced they would charge new fees for summer customers who buy "basic fare" tickets through 3rd party sites like Hotwire or Orbitz. Eeek
So if you try to get the best price on your summer travel fares, you'll be penalized $25-$100 for carry on bags that fit in the overhead bin. That's $25 when you pay in advance or $100 at the gate, starting June 1 for travel on or after July 11.

The airline will also begin charging $1.99 for coffee, tea, soda and juice on all flights, with free coffee refills.
The airline said that all tickets purchased on will include a free carry-on.

“With this change, we are ensuring that our most loyal customers – Ascent and Summit level members of EarlyReturns, those who book Economy, Classic and Classic Plus tickets, including all customers who book through, will have more space onboard the aircraft for their carry-on bags,” Frontier CEO David Siegel said in the airline’s announcement.

Charging more for customers who book through Expedia and Orbitz, for example, is an effective way to force consumers to book directly with the airline.
One more thing. If you buy your basic fare from a third party, you’ll earn less miles in Frontier’s frequent-flier program than you do today. The airline is changing its current one-point-for-every-two miles traveled structure to one where you'll get one mile for every four flown.

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    Posted by roxytang on May 3, 2013 [reply] 0 0
    I've never flown with Frontier Airlines, and it's a pretty safe bet that I never will. Holy nickel and diming.

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