Frontier Bag Fees Hiked for the Holidays

If you buy the cheapest seats on Frontier (and who among us does not?) you’re in for a surprise at Thanksgiving. And Christmas. And New Year’s. And Spring Break.

Higher baggage fees.

Frontier Bag Fees Hikes of $5-$10

Temporary bag fee hikes will be in effect on these travel dates:

  • Nov 19, 2015 through Jan 5, 2016
  • February 11, 2016 through April 4, 2016
  • June 9, 2016 through Aug 16, 2016

Frontier’s website says, “Carry On bag prices increase by $5 at booking and up to 24 hours before departure, $10 at Web Check-in, and $5 at the Airport kiosk or ticket counter; 1st Checked Bag increases by $5 at Flyfrontier.com, at booking and up to 24 hours before departure and increases by $10 at call center, web check-in, and airport ticket counter or self-service kiosk. 2nd Checked Bag prices increase by $10.”

Got that? The good news (so to speak) is bags are free on Frontier’s Classic Plus tickets, but of course they are more expensive.

And What about Spirit?

So far, Spirit Airlines has been mum but they’ve raised bag fees during holiday periods in the past, and may well do so again.

Reminder: Always compare airfare because no single airline – not even a super discounter – always has the cheapest fares.

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Updated: October 8, 2015