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Frontier Airlines adds more fees, shifts to ultra-low-fare model

With the addition of new passenger fees, Denver-based Frontier Airlines took another step Monday in its shift toward refocusing itself as an ultra-low-cost carrier. Starting Monday, Frontier began to charge passengers from $20 to $50 to carry on a bag and $3 to $15 to preselect a seat. In the past, Frontier waived both fees for economy fliers who booked through Flyfrontier.com. Now, all economy fliers pay the fee. For more than a year, Frontier has been moving toward the business honed by Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Airlines, both of which charge for carry-on bags and dozens of other services. The shift gained pace last year when Indigo Partners bought Frontier from Republic...

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