Airline to charge for stowing carry-on bags

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WWLP)– One airline is trying a new pricing method. 22news is working for you with a look at what those price changes are and how travelers are reacting to them.

Flying can come with its fare share of hassles, “Baggage claim, when you’re waiting for your bags to come in, sometimes that can be a pain,” Tyler Newberry, from southern Georgia, told 22news.

But now one airline is looking to so-call simplify and customize their ticket prices. Frontier Airlines says, starting this week, their economy ticket will be 12 percent cheaper than it used to be, but if you want to bring a bag, carry-on or checked, that’s an extra charge ranging from 20 to 50 bucks, something light traveler John Peddersen says he’s fine with.

Peddersen, from Danbury, Connecticut said he rather have a “Cheap ticket! Only because when I travel I don’t carry much stuff at all.”

Many of the travelers 22News spoke to at Bradley International Airport Tuesday morning said a so-called cheaper ticket doesn’t make up for the extra fees they’d be charged for checked or carry on bags.

“It’s a headache. It means that I don’t know necessarily how much its going to cost for our trip before we get here if I have to pay for my carry on bag or if I have to pay for something extra for the baby,” Lauren Whittlesey, from New Hampshire, said.

Others told 22news they’re concerned that the new pricing module will become the norm.

Other additional charges 22News found on Frontier’s website include picking where you want to sit, for a cost of 3 to 15 dollars, or you can get some extra leg room for 15 to 50 dollars.

Frontier writes that prices are subject to change depending on availability.


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