Regular fare now only includes oneself and whatever fits under seat
Flyers, the airlines have finally slapped a price tag on the overhead bin: that is if you’re one of the more than 8 million passengers who fly Frontier Airlines each year.
Frontier revealed a new fee structure Monday that will mean many flyers have to pay more for a number of perks and services, including up to $50 for placing a bag in the overhead bin. For economy-class tickets purchased on or after April 28, passengers who book online will have to pay either $20 (for frequent flyers) or $25 (for everyone else) to use that overhead bin, $35 if they buy during check-in at the airport (even if it’s at the self-service kiosk) and a whopping $50 if they wait to check-in after they get to the gate. (Already, flyers who booked on travel booking sites like Orbitz and Expedia had to pay for carry-on bags in the overhead bin.) Flyers will also need to pay between $15 and $75 for checked bags.
That fee joins a host of others that Frontier is unleashing, including: $3 for reserving a seat in advance if you do it while booking online and $8 if you check-in at the airport; $5 to $15 more to get a seat in the front half of the plane; and $15 to $50 for more legroom or the exit row (passengers on connecting flights must pay twice).