Frontier Airlines will begin charging a fee for carry-on bags to passengers who buy discount tickets on the airline through all external booking channels, including third-party booking sites. This change will take effect this summer, according to Frontier Airlines, which says it will announce later this spring the start date for its new policy.

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Beginning Monday, August 6, American Airlines customers who purchase the new Baggage Delivery Service can bypass the airport baggage claim upon arrival and have their bags delivered to their office, home, hotel or wherever else their final destination may be.

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The new protections will require airlines to reimburse passengers for bag fees if their bags are lost, as well as providing consumers involuntarily bumped from flights with greater compensation. The new protections also expand the current ban on lengthy tarmac delays to foreign carriers and force airlines to disclose hidden fees.

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Frontier Airlines has put into effect new fee reductions and policy changes effective for tickets purchased on or after April 13. It is also launching Frontier Express as a brand to be used for all Frontier flights operated by Embraer ERJ-135 and ERJ-145 regional jets and Bombardier Q400 turboprops.

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The Consumer Travel Alliance has released an analysis showing that hidden fees charged by airlines on popular U.S. domestic routes can increase the base cost of an airline ticket by an average of 54 per cent for a typical traveler with two checked bags and extra legroom, or by an average of 26 per cent for a comparable one-bag traveler.

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Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air have improved their baggage-service guarantee to customers checking bags so that passengers can expect to retrieve their luggage five minutes sooner than previously guaranteed. However, the airlines have increased their fee for a first checked bag by $5, to $20.

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Alaska Air Group sister carriers Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are reducing most of their service fees, effective for travel on or after June 16 for tickets purchased beginning May 1. However, they are joining the ranks of U.S. airlines which have done away with free same-day standby service for most customers.

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Effective for all bookings made on or after February 12 for travel on or after March 1, Virgin America has increased its per-bag fee for all checked items by $5, to $25. Previously, the airline’s fee was $20 for these checked items.

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Virgin Atlantic Airways has amended its checked baggage policy to introduce a “piece system” across its network from November 25 for all tickets booked after that date.

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Continental Airlines is charging $50 for a second checked bag for passengers traveling between Europe and the United States, including U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, on lower-yield economy-class tickets.

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From September 14, American Airlines will charge $50 for a second checked bag for lower-yield Economy Class customers traveling between locations in Europe, India and the United States, including U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Virgin America has increased its checked-baggage fees for travel starting on or after September 10.

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American Airlines is increasing its charges for checking a first or second bag.

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