Frontier Airlines is eliminating its ticket change fee for some passengers but raising it for others.
The budget airline touted its new zero-change fee policy on Twitter Monday.
The policy applies to travelers who make changes at least 60 days before their flight. The previous fee was $49 for those who made changes between 60 and 90 days before their flight. The airline already eliminated the fee for changes made at least 90 days in advance in a bid to boost advance bookings last year.
What Frontier didn’t advertise: the fee for passengers who make changes between 14 and 60 days before their flight is actually increasing to $79 from $49. (Travelers who bought tickets before Sept. 13 will still pay $49.)
Frontier’s fee for last-minute ticket changes – those made less than two weeks before departure – remains at $119.
NEW! $0 CHANGE FEES
Ever worry your plans will change after you book? Well, now if you change your flight 60 or more days in advance you will pay $0 in change fees!
Learn more here: https://t.co/tPlKFK2bv5pic.twitter.com/kFMqbbUazu
Even with the increase, Frontier spokesman Zach Kramer said the airline’s change fee policy is among the best – if not the best – in the industry.
“We’re still ahead of the other guys,” he said.
The change fees, which are significantly lower than the $200+ charged by most major airlines except Southwest, are per person per ticket.
And as with ticket changes on every airline, including Southwest, travelers will have to pay any fare difference. That cost can be significant for travelers who snagged a bargain in advance, as fares generally increase sharply as the travel date nears.
- Two Yellowstone Park Visitors Charged for Being Too Close to Old Faithful GeyserTwo men who walked up to the Old Faithful attraction have been charged with trespassing. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has more.Veuer
- How Gen Z is taking over travelHere are a few changes Gen Z will have on travel as we know it. Buzz 60’s Elitsa Bizios reports.Buzz60
- Inside the biggest water park in the worldIf you’re looking for a water park, Germany likely doesn’t come to mind.Travel + Leisure
Source: Read Full Article