Frontier Airlines changes fee structure for carry-on bags, checked bags, seat assignments

'Unbundled' product to allow for options

DENVER, Colo. - Frontier Airlines is changing how it charges for extra items like carry-on bags, checked bags and seat assignments.

Starting today, the extra items for an economy fare are "unbundled," meaning passengers may purchase just the extras they want.

"With an unbundled product, customers can save even more by choosing to pay for only the products that they want, allowing them to customize their flight experience for each and every flight," said David Siegel, CEO of Frontier Airlines.

Passengers will still be able to purchase a Classic Plus fare, that includes a fully refundable ticket, no change fees, extra leg room, one free-checked bag, and one free carry-on bag.

Frontier said the changes are only for passengers buying their tickets on April 28 and beyond. There are no charges for passengers who purchased their tickets prior to April 28.

Frontier made two other announcements today. It is lowering the cost of its cheapest economy fares by an average of 12 percent on every nonstop route it flies.

Officials said the airline is also creating what it calls a travel savings club. Join the Discount Den and get $5 off your carry-on and first checked bag as well as other special deals via email.

Members of Frontier's frequent flyer program, EarlyReturns, will be enrolled automatically and you must be a member of EarlyReturns to join the Discount Den.


Membership is free until June 30, 2015, then the memberships will go on sale, Frontier said. Learn more at FlyFrontier.com/DiscountDen.

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