- Updated Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Frontier Airlines has completely unbundled its economy fare, which means customers must pay a fee for carry-on bags in addition to checked bags and seat assignments.
The new policy is in effect for travel booked on and after April 28.
Customers are allowed to bring aboard one personal item for free (handbag, purse, pocketbook, backpack, briefcase or laptop), but an additional carry-on will cost $25 at the time of initial travel purchase at Frontier’s website or the airline’s call center.
Paying for a carry-on at airport check-in will cost $35; at the gate, $50.
Frontier’s Ascent and Summit level members of its EarlyReturns loyalty program will continue to receive a free carry-on bag and two free checked bags.
A few items can be carried on for free in addition to one personal item, including canes, portable oxygen, child safety seats, diaper bags and prayer rugs.
By unbundling, Frontier said its lowest fares have been reduced by an average of 12% on nonstop routes.
Customers still have the option to purchase a Classic Plus fare, which includes a refundable ticket, no change fees, a seat with extra legroom, one checked bag and one carry-on.