Frontier Airlines Baggage Fees & How to Avoid the Charges

Frontier Airlines is known for its cheap ticket costs. But, what is the catch? Here are some ways you can avoid unexpected charges while you travel.
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Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a cheap paid for ticket, right? If you’re a frequent flyer of Frontier Airlines, then you’d know they have some ridiculously low cost ticket options for you to choose from… but what’s the catch really? 

As much as I love to save a buck or two, I’m always weary of anything that just sounds too good to be true. Most airlines do have the baggage fees included in your ticket cost, but with Frontier Airlines, you’d have to pay everything separately – including any luggage you bring along with you. 

Why fly with Frontier Airlines?

One great thing about this airline is that their tickets are super affordable, for just about anybody (especially for short flights). The trick is really knowing how to easily avoid any charges you’d accumulate while you travel. 

But, if you’re someone who likes to avoid the hassle and would like to just comfortably pay the cost of a checked in baggage and carry-on, then I’d always recommend making payment while you book your ticket (fees do increase the longer you wait). It’s worth noting that baggage charges aren’t inclusive with a round trip. You’d have to pay double if your trip is not a one-way kind. 

However, if you’d like to snuggle in a great deal, and save some money while at it, here are some ways you can avoid those unexpected charges while you fly. 

Carry-on Allowance Policy

Before going into the important details you don’t want to miss out on, you might want to take a look at the carry-on guidelines before traveling. This ensures you take the carry-on’s dimensions and weight into consideration before hand. 

Frontier Airlines allows for you to travel with one personal item for free. This might be a backpack or handbag that can be easily stowed in front of your seat. Anything more than that is considered excess, and you will be charged for it. 

That’s why if you’d like to avoid paying extra costs at the gate, you can invest in a backpack or handbag that can fit enough personal items without been too bulky. 

Assuming you pay for your carry-on while you book for the ticket, you’d pay $35 including the price of the actual ticket. If you decide to pay at the airport counter, that would be $50 while at the gate would be $60. So it’s always a good idea to opt for the first option to save some money.

Just ensure your carry-on luggage is in line with the standard size policy, and isn’t heavier than 35lbs for a standard luggage. 

Go lightweight and book wisely 

Whenever you decide to book your ticket with the airline, it’s always important to keep in mind the different options you have. While you’re booking, why not choose the option that lets you pay $0 for your seating plan

You might notice that the seats that have more leg room come with an additional cost, so choosing the standard seat would save you some money along the way. 

The same goes with reducing how much you pack a long with you. I know it can be challenging to leave some personal items behind, but if you’re planning on not paying for a carry-on, then you’d have to be creative with how much you can actually bring

Going lightweight is always a good idea, even if you pay for the carry-on luggage. The last thing you want is to pay additional costs for going overboard with your packing… trust me, it’s the worst (especially if you’re late for your flight).


You don’t have to spend a ton of money while you fly, in fact, they’re always tiny (and often overlooked) ways you can save money. While you travel, remember that considering your different options can save you a lot of costs in the long run… and so does packing light and keeping in mind the carry-on and luggage restrictions of the airline. 

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