Soon to be overheard on Frontier flights across the Western U.S.: “That’s a beautiful antler rack, fellow passenger. Nine-pointer?”
“Yeah, and the airline charged me $100 to put it in the overhead!”
Yep, Frontier announced this weekend that it will increase its carry-on fee for antlers (yes—antlers) from $75 to $100. Whether or not this unusual fee was meant to distract people from the simultaneous announcement of a more conventional charge ($25 for a second checked bag) is difficult to say, but it seems likely. Both fees go into effect June 10.
Either way, Frontier’s passengers will now be charged $25 each way for a second checked bag, and $100 for each rack of antlers carried aboard. Frontier is presently in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, so these fees shouldn’t come as a surprise—even the antler charge, considering Frontier serves a number of popular hunting destinations out West.
Frontier was one of the few remaining low-cost carriers (LCCs) without a second-checked-bag fee, but joins JetBlue, AirTran, and Virgin America as LCCs that assess the charge (AirTran charges $10, JetBlue $20, and Virgin $25). All of the legacy lines have implemented a similar policy. So, with Southwest and Alaska comprising the dwindling low-cost holdouts, how long until free second checked bags are a relic of the past?
We hand-pick everything we recommend and select items through testing and reviews. Some products are sent to us free of charge with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions and do not accept compensation to review products. All items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time of publication. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.
Top Fares From
Today's Top Travel Deals
Brought to you by ShermansTravel
Peru: 7-Night Lima, Puerto Maldonado &...
Wisconsin Dells Water Park Resort w/Meals,...
Athens to Rome: Luxe, 7-Night Mediterranean...
Regent Seven Seas Cruisescruise $9699+