Frontier Airlines to charge for carry-ons

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Another airline has joined the march to higher baggage fees.

Frontier Airlines is reconfiguring its fares to make it cheaper for people to fly without luggage, but more expensive for travelers with bags. Even carry-on luggage will cost extra.

For tickets purchased on or after April 28, 2014, larger carry-ons will cost economy passengers $25 at the time of travel purchase, and the price goes up if the bag is charged at check-in or at the gate. The cost of a larger carry-on is now slightly more expensive than the cost of a first checked bag. Personal items are still complimentary to bring on the plane.

By ending the all-inclusive nature of economy tickets, the Denver-based airline reduced its cheapest fares by an average of 12 percent, according to The Denver Post. This puts Frontier’s prices about 18 percent lower than its Denver rival, Southwest Airlines.

The only other airlines to charge for carry-on luggage are Spirit and Allegiant.


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