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Frontier says that in exchange for these new fees, it is lowering its base fare by an average of 12 percent. The new charges apply to tickets purchased on or after Monday. airlines.
Another airline is promising to change the way we fly by offering cheap base fares but then adding on a bevy of additional fees. Passengers flying Frontier Airlines will now have to pay extra to place carry on bags in the overhead bin or for advance seat assignments. carriers to charge such fees. Frontier already charges $1.99 for a soda or water on its flights, a fee it added on July 1.
That's in addition to the $15 to $25 fliers will pay for their first checked bag.
For "select" seats, which are just in the front half of the plane, Frontier will charge an extra $5 to $15 per flight, depending on when they are purchased. "Stretch" seats with an extra 5 to 7 inches of legroom including those in the exit row will cost $15 to $50 per flight segment, depending on the distance flown. Connecting passengers would have to pay each fee twice.
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"Frontier is merely copying Spirit, reflecting its investment by Indigo," said Henry Harteveldt, an airline analyst.
Passengers who Jimmy Choo Trainers Navy buy more expensive, fully refundable "Classic Plus" fares will get stretch seats for free as well as one checked back and one free carry on bag. Similar benefits will be given for free to elite members of Frontier's frequent flier program.
Frontier's fee for using the overhead bin ranges from $20 for frequent fliers who book online to $50 for those who fail to pay before getting to the gate. Most will pay $25 if they check in online; $35 if they check in at the airport. Personal items fitting under the seat remains free.
In December, a struggling Frontier was purchased by Indigo Partners LLC, a private equity firm that has revamped several near bankrupt airlines by changing their business model. One of its latest turnarounds was Spirit, based in Miramar, Fla. Just last week, Frontier named Barry L. Biffle as its new president. Biffle had spent nearly nine year working as chief marking officer of Spirit.
There is no indication that larger carriers like American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines or United Airlines are considering such fees.
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