Another airline has announced an increase in their baggage fees. This time it is the Denver-based Frontier Airlines, and it will effect passengers flying economy class who have luggage to check.
Here are highlights of a report by Mark Harden, News Director of the Denver Business Journal:
Frontier Airlines is boosting the fees it charges economy-class passengers for checked baggage unless the fees are paid at the airline’s website.
On May 1, fees charged by the Denver-based airline will rise by $5 to $10 a bag in many cases, depending on how you buy your ticket and how early you pay your baggage fees.
Frontier — the third largest carrier at Denver International Airport by passenger volume — has adopted an “a la carte” fee model, coupling low-cost tickets with individual, varying charges for luggage and services.
According to Frontier’s new fee schedule, passengers who pay for their luggage at FlyFrontier.com anytime between the initial booking and the day of travel before getting to the airport will still pay the current $20 checked-bag fee.
But fees for bags paid for via Frontier’s call centers, on a third-party website or at airport check-in will go up $5 a bag after May 1. For example, a first checked bag paid for at the airport will go from $25 to $30, and a second bag checked at the airport will cost $35 instead of $30.
The “gate check” fee for a bag carried to the gate exceeding the allowed dimensions for carry-on luggage will rise from $50 to $60.
Economy-class fees for carry-on luggage will not change: $30 paid for at FlyFrontier.com, $35 paid for by phone, $40 at the airport. (Frontier is one of a handful of airlines that charge for carry-ons bigger than a personal item, like a purse or computer bag, that can be stashed under a seat.)
Passengers with costlier “classic plus” tickets still get a free carry-on and one free checked bag.
How does Frontier’s new policy compare with other carriers also flying in and out of Denver? Well, Economy passengers in many cases to have to pay a fee for checked luggage when they fly United Airlines, however if they fly Southwest Airlines, they do not. Obviously, other factors are involved, such as the price of the ticket. Still, this new move by Frontier is seen by many consumers as just one more way they are being squeezed for extra money.
To see the complete article online, please visit the following link: http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2015/03/19/frontier-airlines-increases-some-fees-for-baggage.html