"Doesn't affect me a bit."
tgramuh: The carryon bag fee they reference is only if you book through a third party like Expedia or Orbitz. Just go directly to the airline's site to book and there's no fee.
Funk Brothers: If you want to become an ULCC then you should have a crayon fee if you want to bring bags onto the plane. Frontier is just following the same path Spirit is doing and some people just want to travel that way.
Dafatone: This is an outrage! Flying is only cheaper than it's ever been!
Andromeda: Why is paying for a drink a big deal? I've been doing that on budget airlines in Europe for years, and do recall US Airways used to do the same years ago.The carryon bag fee is ridiculous though of course, even shiatty Ryanair doesn't do that- in Europe you're only allowed to carry on one bag though, not "one bag and a personal item" which means bag and backpack.
moothemagiccow: Dafatone: This is an outrage! Flying is only cheaper than it's ever been!That's the point. Everyone's turning included services into fees so they can drop their prices, because that's the one factor people choose when booking a flight, thanks to the rise of expedia et al.
moothemagiccow: Dafatone: This is an outrage! Flying is only cheaper than it's ever been!
aedude01: moothemagiccow: Dafatone: This is an outrage! Flying is only cheaper than it's ever been!My outrage comes not from them wanting to charge for soda but that it's a monopoly. You don't have the option to bring a soda with you from home for your flight (stupid TSA rules). So you either pay $3.00 once you're past security or $2.00 in the air. It's a racket.
Gaumond: I kinda feel the same way. I forget what EasyJet charges but I wouldn't pay 2 bucks for a CAN of soda or crappy airline coffee, but than again I rarely drink soda. If I want a soda that badly I'll buy one in the airport before, wait until after.
VTGremlin: THE CARRY-ON BAG FEE ONLY APPLIES IF YOU BOOK THROUGH A 3RD PARTY SITE LIKE ORBITZ OR EXPEDIA. AND YOU'RE PROBABLY FAT, SO YOU DON'T NEED A SODA. DRINK WATER.I swear, I'm reasonably certain half the people here subsist on paste and old crayons.
BarkingUnicorn: You forgot to mention THE CARRY-ON BAG FEE HASN'T BEEN IMPLEMENTED YET.
To The Escape Zeppelin!: My problem with Frontier is that it isn't actually a cheap airline. Their average ticket prices might be less than other airlines' averages but their cheapest tickets are no cheaper than anybody else.If you had to travel on a specific day then Frontier is ok price wise, but if you have any flexibility it's better to go with someone else.
Mi-5: Gaumond: I kinda feel the same way. I forget what EasyJet charges but I wouldn't pay 2 bucks for a CAN of soda or crappy airline coffee, but than again I rarely drink soda. If I want a soda that badly I'll buy one in the airport before, wait until after.EXACTLY. Flew Easyjet from Paris to Venice last year during my Euro vacation and they charge for EVERYTHING. 2 euros for a soda, seats don't recline, and they have a very irritating system of making you get out of the line, go to some counter to pay for a bag, and then come back in line. LIkely the last time I'll fly them.Frontier is beginning their death spiral. Amazing how all these airlines MUST charge for everything and they cry they don't make money, yet Southwest (although no longer the cheapest option but...) gives you free drinks, 2 free bags, and basically hassle free experience.I like Virgin America, though. Even though they are a little more expensive and you pay for bags, their inflight amenities trash Spirit and Frontier.Goodbye, Frontier. Perhaps you should have bought 737s instead of your Airbus fleet...perhaps you'd be a bit cheaper and would not have to resort to nickle-and--diming your customers.
Macular Degenerate: It was only a matter of time before the free inflight beverage service went away. I used to be a road warrior (200K miles a year on average) and I always felt sorry for the poor flight attendants who have to wrestle that stupid cart up and down the aisles. Then again, I only saw that on the short flights, since I was otherwise up in first class where all the booze is free and all the drinks are brought to you personally by the hottest of the hotties.Still never got to bang any of them, but...
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