The Final Frontier: Airline Antler Fee
With the recent hubbub over airlines adding fees and surcharges for checked luggage and other options, here’s one you might...
With the recent hubbub over airlines adding fees and surcharges for checked luggage and other options, here’s one you might have missed.
Last week, Denver-based Frontier Airlines announced it is increasing—by $25— its charge for checking antlers as baggage. Now it will cost hunters a cool C-note ($100) to bring their racks from Colorado and other Western destinations the airline serves.
That the carrier already charged $75 for big game racks was news to the Newshound.
“During hunting season, people do bring antlers back in cargo,” a Frontier spokeswoman told the Denver Post.
The economy airline is currently involved in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
Other changes taking effect June 10 at Frontier include: a $25 fee for a second checked bag; a $50 fee for an unaccompanied minor, up from $40; a $75 fee for overweight and oversized bags, up from $50; and $35 for a paper ticket, an increase from $25.
Hmmm. We wonder what the total fee would be for an overweight, oversized, unaccompanied minor.
What’s next, antler charges by the point?
Guess we’d better not give them any more ideas, huh?