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Frontier adds passenger fees

Frontier adds passenger fees

With new passenger fees, 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 $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 Now, all economy fliers pay the fee.

For more than a year, the Denver carrier has been moving toward the business model 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 Airways...

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