Quantcast
Transport Airlines

Frontier Unveils New Fare Options in Transition to Becoming Ultra Low-Cost Carrier

Skift Take

Frontier is hoping to become the nicer of the U.S. ultra-cost carriers by giving flyers the opportunity to pay for the amenities they want or choose a fare that includes them all.

— Samantha Shankman

Frontier Airlines is lowering its fares, but passengers will have to pay fees for any extras beyond a seat on the plane.

Starting Monday, the Denver-based airline is cutting economy prices by an average of about 12 percent.

Passengers will get to bring one item that fits under the seat, but will have to pay extra to either put a bag in the overhead bin or check a bag. They’ll also have to pay extra to select a seat in advance or to get a drink or food.

Passengers who want everything included can still buy a more expensive “classic plus” ticket.

The Denver Post reports Frontier’s new bare-bones fares are about 18 percent lower than rival Southwest Airlines.

Copyright (2014) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

More Stories Below ▼
Labor Day Travelers Can Expect Lowest Gas Prices in a Decade
The State of Travel Media 2015
Trend Report

The State of Travel Media 2015

Marriott Removes Ad Making Fun of Travel Agents
A Marketer’s Cheat Sheet to Creating Engaging Content for Travelers

A Marketer’s Cheat Sheet to Creating Engaging Content for Travelers

Cuba People-to-People Tours Are Nearing the End of Their Lifespan
Free Report: What Millennials Want in Meetings