June 22, 2024

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Frontier Airlines is eliminating change fees and introducing 4 new fare classes

Frontier Airlines is eliminating change fees and introducing 4 new fare classes

The airline currently charges up to $99 for flight changes.

Frontier Airlines announced that it has eliminated change fees on some tickets, as part of its efforts to attract more travelers.

The changes, which took effect on May 17, are aimed at simplifying the ticket purchasing process.

The Denver-based airline, known for its cheap fares, had previously charged for additional services such as seat assignment and carry-on luggage, similar to rivals Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Air.

Frontier now offers packages that bundle these extras, including early boarding. Most customers are expected to choose these new bundled options, although some fares will still offer a la carte options.

“Today marks the beginning of a new era for Frontier – one characterized by transparency in our pricing, no change fees and the lowest overall price,” Barry Biffle, CEO of Frontier Airlines, said. He said in the official press release.

“This is the ‘new frontier’ and we’re committed to offering more than the lowest prices – we offer the best prices for all the options you want and the customer support you need, when you need it. No gimmicks, just really low prices,” the statement continued: “Prices and good customer service.” .

The new “economy” package, which includes a carry-on bag and seat assignment, will start at $30 more than the base fare.

The “premium” package, which offers these perks plus early boarding, will cost an additional $50. For an additional $100, the Business package will provide travelers with two checked bags and a front-row seat with extra legroom.

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The move follows a final rule issued by the US Department of Transportation last month, which requires airlines to disclose all fees, including those charged for checked and carry-on baggage. The Department of Transportation estimates that this change will save travelers more than half a billion dollars annually.